What is the purpose of proper Gas Fire Pit Clearance?
In today’s HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk we are going to talk about the proper gas fire pit clearance to combustible materials needed when installing a gas fire feature. A combustible is any flammable material that could be seriously damaged by the flame.
HPC looks at clearances two main ways: horizontal and overhead, as well as two BTU ranges: at or less than 200K and 201K to 400K BTU’s. Here are the following HPC Fire Inspired™ guide lines:
- Standard Burners up to 200K BTU
- Horizontal Clearance – 36″ edge of burner pan to any combustible
- Overhead Clearance – 84″ from top of fire pit enclosure to ceiling AND must have at least 2 open walls
NOTE: You must meet both of these criteria