Fire Tables

What should I consider when choosing a fire table for my outdoor space?

When choosing a fire table, consider the size of your outdoor space and the seating arrangement. You'll want a fire table that fits comfortably within your patio area, allowing for safe distances from furniture and other flammable items. Look at the BTU (British Thermal Unit) rating, which indicates the heat output; a higher BTU means more warmth. Consider the fuel type—propane is common for its portability, while natural gas requires a fixed line. Also, think about materials and design that complement your outdoor decor and the level of maintenance you're willing to undertake.

Are fire tables safe to use on wooden decks?

Fire tables can be used on wooden decks, but safety precautions must be taken. Choose a fire table designed for use on combustible surfaces, and ensure it has a proper base that prevents heat from reaching the deck. It's also important to have a sufficient clearance area above and around the fire table, as specified by the manufacturer. Always check with local fire safety regulations and consider using a protective grill mat under the fire table for added safety.

How do I maintain my fire table to ensure longevity?

To maintain your fire table, always cover it when not in use to protect it from the elements. Regularly clean the burner and check for clogs in the ports. If your fire table uses propane, inspect the tank connections and hoses for leaks using a soapy water solution. Replace any worn or damaged parts promptly. During the off-season, store the fire table in a dry, sheltered place if possible. Following the manufacturer's care instructions will help keep your fire table in good condition for years to come.