FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If your question is not answered here please contact us.
Why should I care about fire pit certification?
Gas appliances are no joke – especially high-performance fire pits. We’re talking about open flame in your home that your family sits around. Using a safety-certified fire pit ensures that the firepit system is designed to perform safely when idle or in use; and that your home insurance keeps you covered.
How much BTU do I need?
BTU is a measure to define the amount of energy it takes to produce a certain amount of heat. DreamcastDesign offers firepits and fire tables with gas burners capacity from 50 000 BTU to 250 000 BTU. When you decided to buy firepit, make sure to pay attention to your local area regulations first (different states and provinces will have their own restrictions for gas appliances that you need to check for a permitted installation). Firepits with a lower BTU produces less heat than a firepit or fire table with a higher BTU (ex. 250K). The higher the BTU the more energy is consumed to create heat for the people around the fire pit. This plays a big part when using the fire pit in cold weather. How much warmth you actually need depends on the individual preferences. All DreamCast fire pits have adjustable heat levels, so you can control the flame height and thus the heat output.
As a general rule if you’re operating your firepit in the summer then between 55K – 80K BTU is a comfortable range. If you’re looking to extend your season further into a nippy fall then you’ll want to explore fire pits with a higher BTU output.
Can I self-install?
DreamCast fire pits are designed to be installed by a gas professional to meet all local safety regulations.
Do you have a dealer in our area where we can see the firepits?
We do have some select dealers. Please email us your location and we’ll be happy to direct you to your nearest store. If there is no local dealer then DreamCast ships and services throughout Canada and the USA.
Are there any restrictions we should know about?
- Please check your local codes for any installation restrictions for your city and/or state for installations that will require a gas permit. DreamCast high out-put firepit systems all conform to safety regulations throughout Canada and USA. Most of our systems are also fully certified appliances.
- Overhead clearances – fire pits have restrictions to overhead clearances. Check your model to make sure you have the required distance for safe operation, and to reduce sooting on your ceiling.
- Check with your gas professional that you will have the required gas pressure to run your firepit appliance. This is especially important if you are looking at the high output units. Insufficient pressure will result in a weak flame.
How will this get delivered to me?
Dreamcast ships throughout North America. If you are in the local Vancouver area we offer a White Glove delivery service. All other areas are offered as residential curbside delivery. Visit this video for an overview of curbside delivery:
Do you provide installation?
All DreamCast firepits are supply only. They must be installed by a certified gas professional in your area.
Can this be set up for propane or natural gas? Can I switch if I change my mind?
You’re free to choose whatever option matches your needs best. All fire pits are available in either propane or natural gas, but you specify at time of order. We do not offer a conversion kits as these fire pits are certified for one or another fuel type. If you need to change from Propane to Natural Gas, ro vice versa please contact your sales rep to facilitate the change.
Do you provide service calls? How do I get assistance with troubleshooting if there’s something wrong with my firepit?
If you have any concerns with the operation of your firepit please contact us and we’ll work with you for some standard troubleshooting options. Often it’s an easy fix. If the issue is due to installation you will have to get your original installer for repair.
What is the warranty on my firepit?
Please refer to our warranty page for more information.
What is the lead-time on the order?
We have models available for quick ship within 1-2 weeks in limited colors. Standard lead times on orders is 4-8 weeks on non-stock items.
How much does the firepit weigh?
You will find the weight listed on the product page for each fire pit. The weight of a concrete fire pit, fire table or fire bowl is defined by its model. Weights start from 110lbs, and the larger models are usually made in 2 pieces for a 2 man lift and an easy carry.
Do I need a glass barrier?
We strongly recommend a glass barrier for high out put burners to keep your flame centered in your appliance. If you’re in a windy area then a glass barrier will keep your table space functional, and protect wagging tails or small hands.