How large should my gas line be for my fire pit?
This is not an easy question to answer, due to the numerous variables involved. The first major item is the size of the fire pit to be installed- or BTU input requirements for the appliance. Other factors such as gas pressure, the length of run, elbows, or other hardware that may affect gas flow, and must be figured into the calculation. Also, what is commonly forgotten are other appliances connected to the gas line that will take away gas from the fire pit. We at Starfire Direct strongly recommend working with your contractor or plumber, so they can account for all the factors to ensure proper gas delivery.
How much maintenance should I expect from my fireplace?
Wood is the messiest of fireplace or stove fuel types. Propane gas fireplaces with decorative burner media eliminate ash clean up, but you still have some soot or carbon deposited from the gas being burned. Natural gas fireplaces are the cleanest and are virtually zero maintenance.