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Manual Pilot Ignition System

Manual Pilot System Ignitions

Are you concerned with lighting your fire pit? Do you want a safe and easy-to-use ignition system that doesn’t require a hard-wired electrical line or the maintenance of a battery-operated push button? Look no further than our new manual pilot ignition system for fire pits. This flame safety monitoring system is now available for all systems over 65K BTU in the high out put line of fire pits. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of this system and why it is a great investment for any homeowner.


Ease of Use

Our manual pilot ignition system makes lighting your fire pit quick and easy. This system is designed to help you be confident when lighting your Dreamcast fire pit and eliminate any hassle. Just turn the knob, light the pilot with your BBQ lighter and watch the flame safely ignite from the pilot light. You have full control over flame height. You won’t have to worry about losing your ignition key ever again. Watch our IG Reel to see how easy it is to use. 

Safety Features

Our manual pilot ignition system comes with flame safety monitoring that will shut off your gas flow in case the flame is extinguished due to rain, wind, or any other factors. This system ensures that your fire pit is always safe regardless of weather or other external factors. You can rest assured that your fire pit will always be a safe and enjoyable addition to your outdoor living space.


The manual pilot system is a cost-effective alternative to other ignition systems. It doesn’t require an additional investment for a hard-wired electrical line or the maintenance of a battery-operated push button. This system is easy to install, use and maintain. As a result, homeowners can save money in the long run by opting for the manual pilot ignition system over other options.

Versatile Design

Our manual pilot ignition system is designed to fit any DreamCast outdoor fire pit models. It’s sleek, modern design will not detract from the aesthetic of your fire pit. Whether you have a fire bowl or fire table, you can trust that our manual pilot ignition system will work it with ease. 

Read further to see system requirements.

Pilot System Site Requirements

1. Clearance

Square & Round Firepits

You will need to have 36″ from the fire pit to a permanant combustible surface. This means stationary items like a fence or shingled house wall.

Linear Firepits

For Linear models there must be 48″ room to a combustible surface. This is measured from the long side of the fire pit. The sides are 36″ to combustibles. Couches and movable furniture are not taken into consideration for the clearance requirements. 

2. Fuel

Not compatible with portable propane tanks.

Pilot systems are not compatible with portable propane devices. These are designed for fixed plumbing systems only such as large on property propane tanks, or natural gas. 

Please note that BTU output also fluctuates between fuel options. Check the manual of the model to identify how much BTU each model would provided depending on the fuel. This is because natural gas and propane burn at different temperatures.

Other Ignition Options

Using a portable propane tank or have a covered patio ? 

Then consider our battery operated push button systems or low clearance stainless steel burner options. Still featuring a lifetime warranty on burners and with a fantastic flame these are designed to operate with the low pressure available in small propane tanks.  

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Full Range of Ignition Options

Take a look at our chart to easily see the different ignition options available at DreamCast for your fire pit. So, if your unique patio layout has specific requirements there is an ignition option that will be just right for your space. View the chart in a printable format here.

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Certified Appliance

All Dreamcast high output fire pits with pilot systems are fully certified appliances, up to 250K BTU – ensuring your safety and peace of mind. This certification guarantees that our manual pilot ignition system is safe and reliable. You can trust that your fire pit meets strict safety standards, making it a smart investment for any homeowner.

ETL Mark

ETL Certification Program was developed by Intertek (the international company) to help manufacturers test their products’ quality and safety. The test usually takes place in an independent recognized laboratory that confirms the reliability and trustworthiness of the results. 

 Testing a full appliance goes beyond just a day at the lab.

  • All components of a system must meet strict standards for quality and performance.
  • Each fire pit system has been rigorously tested in all weather conditions from severe winds to heavy rain for safe operation.
  • The firepit control system itself must be safe to use.
  • Heat outputs are carefully measured and checked to enforce reliable heat performance
  • To maintain certification regular in-house testing must be conducted to ensure firepits maintain approved certification requirements
  • Our factories are visited regularly by 3rd Party Inspectors to ensure that there are no substitutions to approved critical parts and to check our operating procedures and systems.

Safety is an ongoing commitment – not just a piece of paper.

Make the Right Choice

Our new manual pilot ignition system is an excellent addition to any fire pit. With its ease of use, safety features, cost-effectiveness and certification make it a must-have for home owners. This ignition system is designed to provide a hassle-free and enjoyable outdoor experience for you and your loved ones. Experience the benefits of our manual pilot ignition system for your fire pit!

Why Concrete Fire Pits ?

Concrete is a great option when it comes to design elements like fire pits because it can be tailored to fit any space and aesthetic. It also has a timeless elegance that never goes out of style and is incredibly durable, making it perfect for high-traffic areas. Plus, since no two pieces are exactly alike, you can be sure that your home will have one-of-a-kind elements that make it stand out among other homes on the market. 

Benefits of Working with DreamCast

When you choose DreamCast for your project, you don’t just get top-quality materials; you also get access to unparalleled customer service and support. We understand how important this space is to you so we take great care to ensure every detail is perfect from start to finish. With our years of experience in the industry, we are confident in  your satisfaction with every job we complete — big or small. 


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