We’ve had a mild winter so far in our area, but more than likely we will experience colder temperatures soon. It’s extremely important to maintain/winterize your outdoor fire feature. Consider the following tips:
1) Turn off the gas line supply to reduce the moisture that may get trapped in the line. If you have an electronic ignition, turn off the circuit via the installed wall switch or circuit breaker.
2) Clean out any debris from the pan/burner assembly to ensure the pan weep holes are clear of debris.
3) It is critical to cover the unit during the winter months. You will need to measure the outside diameter and height of the fire pit to determine the best cover for your unit. Those who have a hardcover may want to consider covering the unit, the cover and the enclosure with a vinyl cover to ensure no snow or moisture can sit on the unit for an extended period of time, as this is by far the worst damage that can be done to any outdoor fire feature.
If you still have questions, Fireplace & Bar-B-Q Center would be happy to provide additional information concerning your outdoor fire feature. We look forward to helping you with this, and with all of your fireplace needs!