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Outdoor LP Gas Fireplace Tips

LOCATING YOUR FIREPIT:

  • Place your firepit in a location that allows you to take advantage of the best landscape views of your garden and or backyard
  • Be aware of prevailing wind conditions
  • Place your firepit at least 10-feet away from any structure or combustible surface.
  • Check your owner’s manual for recommended clearance requirements for walls, structures or buildings.
  • Place your firepit in a spot clear of hanging trees, branches, brushes, or anything else that is flammable, or overhangs
  • Place your firepit on rock, stone, concrete or bricks, never on wooden decks
  • Check with management, if you live in an apartment, to learn the requirements and fire codes for using an LP gas outdoor fireplace in your apartment complex
  • Choose a spot with good drainage
  • Locate your firepit on the southeast side of a garden as a “fire element” as part of Feng Shui design, the Taoist art and science of living in harmony with the environment

USING YOUR FIREPIT

  • Always use firepits outdoors, never in a building, garage or other enclosed area
  • Never leave the fire unattended
  • Do not allow children or animals near any outdoor fire pit
  • Use safety gloves and tongs when interacting with firepit, such as moving ceramic logs, lava rock or fire glass
  • Cooking on a gas firepit is not recommended
  • Do not burn wood in a gas firepit
  • Converting LP burning firepits to natural gas is not recommended and could void the manufacturer’s warranty
  • Check all factory connections for leaks
  • Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable liquids or vapors in the vicinity of this or any other appliance

LEAK TEST A GAS FIREPIT BEFORE OPERATING:

  • Always perform leak test before lighting the outdoor fireplace and each time the tank is connected for use
  • Do not smoke while leak testing.
  • Do not use or permit sources of ignition in the area while conducting a leak test
  • Conduct the leak test outdoors in a well-ventilated area
  • Do not use matches, lighters or a flame to check for leaks
  • Do not use an outdoor firepit until any and all leaks are corrected.

If you are unable to stop a leak, disconnect the LP gas supply. Call a gas appliance serviceman or your local LP gas supplier

LP GAS LEAK TEST PROCEDURE:

  • Turn the hand wheel of the propane tank about a third of the way
  • Apply soapy water to all connections; if a bubble appears do not use the tank

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS AND THE APPLIANCE IS NOT LIT:

  • Do not try lighting any appliance
  • Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building
  • Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone
  • Follow the gas supplier’s instructions
  • If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS AND THE APPLIANCE IS IN USE:

  • Shut off gas to appliance
  • Extinguish any open flame
  • Open lid
  • If odor continues, keep away from the appliance and immediately call your gas supplier or your fire department

LP TANK SAFETY TIPS:

  • Never store a spare tank beneath a firepit
  • Always store tanks upright
  • Never store a tank in temperatures of 125 degrees F or more
  • Secure tank upright when transporting, in a well-ventilated area of your vehicle. Drive directly to where it will be used. Do not allow tank to sit in a vehicle unattended
  • Never use or store a propane tank indoors
  • If storing firepit indoors, disconnect tank. Move tank to a secure, well-ventilated location outdoors
  • Do not try to repair a damaged tank or tank valve
  • Take a damaged tank to a qualified propane supplier for repairs or disposal
  • Ensure the tank valve handle is in the "Closed" position when the tank is not in use

For additional safety tips, refer to your owner’s manual, or visit bluerhino.com