Adding an HPC Fire Inspired outdoor gas burning fire pit makes a wonderful addition to every outdoor space; enhancing the warmth and ambiance for all of your gatherings with family and friends.

HPC prides itself on manufacturing safe and innovative products for all your outdoor living trends.  In this article, we’ll discuss the best safety practices for operating, maintaining and installing an outdoor gas burning fire pit. Follow these tips and you will enjoy safe gatherings for years to come.

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Read The Manual

Before using your HPC Fire Inspired outdoor gas burning fire pit, it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with our installation instructions as well as HPC’s owner’s manual and safety guidelines. The manual will provide specific information about your make and model outlining installation requirements, proper operation, and maintenance. Familiarizing yourself with these documents will help you understand how to use the fire pit safely. As an added benefit, all owner’s manuals for your HPC fire pit are made available online. See HPC’s website at

Proper Location

Selecting the right location for your fire pit is paramount to safe operation. Verify that the designated installation space of your HPC fire feature maintains proper clearances to combustibles. Make sure there are no tree limbs or shrubs growing over the fire feature. Keep any  flammable materials away from the fire feature. Adequate spacing around the fire feature will reduce the risk of accidental fires and ensure proper ventilation around the fire pit.

Perform Regular Inspections

Perform monthly regular inspections of your fire pit to check for any signs of damage or wear. Pay close attention to the gas connections, hoses, and ignition system. Keep ventilation openings clear and free of debris. Look for leaks by applying a soapy water solution to the connections and observing for bubbles. If you detect a leak, immediately turn off the gas supply and address the issue before using the fire pit again. It is highly recommended to enlist a certified gas professional to do an annual inspection verifying safe operation of all components. For more details refer to HPC’s Tech Talks which outline fall and spring maintenance recommendations.


Never leave your HPC pit unattended while it’s in use. Keep a close eye on the flames during windy conditions. Using your HPC fire pit is safe for the entire family, but ensure children and pets are supervised at all times when near the open flame. It is best to avoid wearing loose flowing clothing around your fire design; doing so will mitigate risks for material catching on the flame. Accidents can happen quickly, so it’s essential to stay vigilant and proactive to prevent them.

Use The Proper Fuel

Use only the type of fuel recommended by the manufacturer for your gas burning fire pit. Gas type can be found on HPCs model plate located below your fire pit. Do not use wood as fuel for your gas burning fire pit. Using the wrong type of fuel can pose significant safety risks and may damage the fire pit. Follow our installation and operation guidelines closely to ensure safe and efficient operation.


HPC Fire Inspired prides itself on innovative safety features, but it is always important to stay vigilant by having layers of protection. It is advised to have a fire extinguisher, bucket of sand, or garden hose nearby when using your outdoor gas burning fire pit. These tools can be valuable safety equipment allowing you to respond quickly in a critical situation.

Following the outlined safety practices ensures the integrity of every HPC Fire design. By following these best safety practices, you can ensure a delightful outdoor experience and create memorable moments for you and your loved ones.