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Old 08-01-2016, 04:06 PM   #1
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Propane fire pit

Has anyone used a propane fire pit to skip the hassle of bringing or buying wood for the pit provided at the campsites?
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:26 PM   #2
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Love it, love it, love it. People give you funny looks at first, until they realize there's no smoke, no ash or embers, and when you want to go to bed, you turn the valve off and it goes out. Plus, if there's an open fire ban where you're camping, you'll be the most popular site in the place with a propane campfire. Not to mention that my wife hates campfire smoke, so this is how I can get her outside. I find that I'll go through a 20# tank in 2 nights with my Big Red Campfire. Wouldn't go back to wood--cutting it, carrying it, loading it, transporting it, unloading it--not to mention all the concerns with the critters that live in wood and the dangers of transporting them (ash borer beetle, etc.)

Do it!
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Love it, love it, love it. People give you funny looks at first, until they realize there's no smoke, no ash or embers, and when you want to go to bed, you turn the valve off and it goes out. Plus, if there's an open fire ban where you're camping, you'll be the most popular site in the place with a propane campfire. Not to mention that my wife hates campfire smoke, so this is how I can get her outside. I find that I'll go through a 20# tank in 2 nights with my Big Red Campfire. Wouldn't go back to wood--cutting it, carrying it, loading it, transporting it, unloading it--not to mention all the concerns with the critters that live in wood and the dangers of transporting them (ash borer beetle, etc.)



Do it!

So a propane fire isn't considered an open flame? You mentioned a 20# tank lasted two nights. Approx how many hours total did you use it before you ran out of gas?.....
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:47 PM   #4
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I have one but I have not had the need to use it yet. I've only had it about two months. The end of this month we will be at a CG where they do not provide fire pits. You need to bring your own above ground system. I plan to bring this to that CG.

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Old 08-01-2016, 04:52 PM   #5
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I bought one last year when we were in an area with a fire ban but they allowed gas pits.

We love the convenience....
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:00 PM   #6
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THis is the one you want. Check the size and read the reviews. There are similar ones but this one as 'Auto Ignition' feature. My wife and I love it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:30 PM   #7
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Never gave a propane fire pit a second thought until you guy's mentioned it.
I have a propane BBQ that attaches to my TT with a hose that extends out from the side wall.
I guess I could attach a hose to that and run it to the fire pit. Run it off the TT tanks. Great idea. I'm in !! Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:33 PM   #8
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I use mine if it is hot outside and I want a small fire for an hour or so and under my canopy if it is raining.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:48 PM   #9
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Used mine a couple of months ago in Canada, there was a fire ban but I was good to go. I don't use it often, but it's convenient. Got it at lowes for around $100.


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Old 08-01-2016, 08:06 PM   #10
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My buddy has one, Mostly he carries his wood.

He uses it when his toy hauler is heavy or when he is in a CG that has posted no-fire conditions. I have seen it used and think it works well.

Personally I want a wood fire but think it is the best alternative when you cannot burn wood. I have the space to carry one myself, just not the cause so far. Just being cheap but willing to buy one should the plan require it.

So, plan accordingly and live with your choices, I say.

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