When looking for an Outside gas fire pit for your deck or patio area, the Carter Hills gas fire pit will set you apart from others. The large rectangular design will give you a large burn area for your outside space. I will go over some of the details and give you what it will take to put them together for use and care.
Gas fire pits do not need any protection when used on wooden or composite decks like wood burners. Now let us look at the details for the Better Homes and Gardens Carter Hills Gas Fire Pit.
Outside Gas Fire Pit
Product: Carter Hills Outside Gas Fire Pit
Price when this article was written:$279.85
Where to get the best price online: Walmart.com
What you get in the box
This dark brown aluminum gas fire pit is perfect for a deck or patio area. It will give you hours of fire to sit around and entertain your guests. The liquid propane gas (tank not included) will provide you with a clean smokeless fire with a 50,000 BTUs of heat output on high. The glass beads in the stainless steel bowl and burner will give you years of use.
The Bronze colored aluminum finish will have a slatted design for the top and sides. The burn bowl cover will be a smooth finish with a built-in knob for easy removal when you want a fire.
Adjustable flame along the 38-inch burn area filled with clear glass fire rocks. The fire pit is 57 inches long, 21.25 inches wide, and 24 inches tall. With the included cover for the fire bowl, this fire pit will be a large coffee table for your patio area.
A poly cover comes with this unit for covering when not in use. Electronic ignition will get your fire pit going without much effort and is included on the control panel on the right end of one long side towards the door for the propane tank. Power will come from a 20-pound propane tank that can be changed by opening the door on one short end.
This fire pit will weigh 70 pounds without the tank and 20 pounds of fire rocks. If you have to move this item, you may want to call a couple of friends and remove the tank.
Assembly and use
Major assembly is required for this outside gas fire pit. The ends attach to the sides with screws. the top attaches to the sides and ends with bolts. The door attaches with two through screws in the hinges. The knob for the door has a nut to secure, it will twist so you can open the door.
The adjustment knob and igniter are attached to a bracket and the bracket is attached to the top. A wire and battery will need to be attached for the igniter to work. The burn bowl is secured with two screws. Add glass beads to the burn bowl.
After assembly, you will need to install a 20-pound propane tank behind the door. Attach the tank to the gas supply line for the fire pit and turn on the gas. Turn the knob on high and press the igniter for your first fire. Make sure that the Glass beads do not cover the igniter.
The burn area is 7.5 inches wide and 38 inches long. Simple soap and water should be used to clean up any spills or debris that form on this unit. Harsh chemicals will damage the finish. Do not clean the burn bowl with anything except plain water, do not want to add any chemicals to your fire.
The shipping box is 11 inches tall, 24 inches wide, and 59 inches long. The fire pit will weigh about 70 pounds without a propane tank so you can move with two people after it is assembled, just make sure the fire is out and the propane tank is removed for a lighter weight.
Pros and cons of this Outside Gas Fire Pit
- Large table when not fire is needed
- Poly cover is included
- Clear glass rocks included
- Heavy hard to move
- Slatted material can be damaged
- The Control panel is exposed to small hands
My take on this gas fire pit
My take is that this is an excellent fire pit for a wood, composite or concrete deck or patio area. Once you get past the assembly of this item, it will be easy to use and upkeep. No wood ashes to clean up and you do not have to store firewood. Just turn on the gas, hit the igniter, and adjust the flame to your desire. It is big enough to sit many guests around at one time and they can all be close to the fire pit.
The major complaint on this item is the poly cover. Several customers have stated that they would prefer to have a metal burn area cover. The poly cover cannot be used until the unit cools down is often forgotten.
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There you have my information on the Better Homes and Garden Carter Hills Outside Gas Fire Pit. You will have to determine what kind of fire pit will work best for you. This unit is a great fire pit for any deck or patio without any surface damage concerns. If you like the idea of a gas fire pit for your outdoor area, I have some other gas fire pits in this post.
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We love spending time outside around the fire at our urban home and at our lake house. Because my husband LOVES fire we have had a wood burning fire pit I can see there are advantages to this gas burning fire pit. One of the biggest would be that it burns clean and there would be little cleanup needed.
I immediately thought that it would have an underground gas feed to it but that is not the case. How many hours would a propane tank burn in this gas fire pit?
Thank you for the information.
Depending on how much to turn up the flames. On a lower setting you could get around 10 hours out of a 20 pound propane tank. Some Gas Fire Pits can be adjusted to run on a gas feed from natural gas. I have not seen a kit for this fire pit yet.
I enjoyed your site and My compliments.Since I recently installed a flagstone patio, our thoughts have been toward just what you share. We already have a wood burner though.Thanks for the nice info and I’ll take another look soon. Your doing a great job. Best Wishes for your continued success.
Nothing wrong with a wood burning fire pit. I have one at my lake house. The gas fire pits just burn cleaner and you do not have to mess with firewood or ashes.
I am having problems with this fire pit and need to know who to contact? Does better home and gardens have a number that I can call?
Sorry for the delay in the answer, you question went into the spam bin. Try to use this link for parts as Better Homes and Gardens does not take care of their own problems unless you return it to the store where you purchased it.
Would love to have a glass flame/wind guard to go around the burner area. Where can I get one?
Follow the Walmart link on the right side of my sidebar and type in firepit wind guard. You should get a big choice in sizes. This will also keep your heat from going to a bigger area of your patio, the heat will rise up above instead of radiating out to your guests.