Fireside Chats

by Montana Fire Pits

Welcome to Fireside Chats by Montana Fire Pits, the ultimate destination for outdoor living enthusiasts and design aficionados! In each episode, we embark on a journey into the world of outdoor living trends, with a particular focus on the epitome of elegance and warmth—high-end fire designs. Join us as we explore the latest and most exquisite fire pit creations, sharing insights, expert interviews, and insider tips on how t ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Covering Your Fire Pit + Fire Media

    Covering Your Fire Pit + Fire Media

    Ever wonder what is the best way to cover your gas fire pit? We go through every option to give you insight on what we recommend. Buy Covers Here: Buy Fire Media Here: Soft Cover Keeps the finish clean Great for covering fire pits with stacked up fire media over 5 inches, such as with gas logs Not considered necessary if you have a tabletop cover You may consider it for harsh winters, prolonged sunlight We recommend that you purchase your SOFT COVER after your fire pit is installed and your fire media is chosen The Advantage of Arbor Wood We at Montana Fire Pits have a favorite when it comes to covers; introducing our very own hand-made Arbor Wood Covers. They elevate a fire system to new levels in regards to aesthetics, as well as functionality. Thermally modified lumber allows natural wood to last 30+ years You can let it weather into a beautiful gray tones, or easily re-apply protective oil at anytime to enjoy the dark, rich colors Lighter and easier to carry compared to steel covers Create a very inviting and functional tabletop experience Recommended Clear Oil: Cutek Stain Extreme Covering the Burn Area Best practice is to cover at least the burn area when not in use This keeps water and debris out of the components If you consistently cover your Crossfire burner, you enjoy the peace of mind of a lifetime warranty Covering Edge to Edge Covering the entire top of the fire system is a great design option Creates a very uniform appearance Especially fitting for when your top ledge is 5″ or narrower Go ahead and make the dimensions such that the cover overhangs the edge to make handling easier (we recommend a total of 2″ larger than the total fire system when using a flat cover for this purpose) Adding Sidewalls: the Raised Cover Available with our hand-built Arbor Wood Covers When you want fire media that mounds up, such as cannonballs or logs, a cover with sidewalls might be for you Determine how high your fire media might be In rectangle fire systems, fire media tends to mound up a little less, and so we recommend 5″ sidewalls For round fire systems which tend to have higher fire media, we recommend 8″ – 10″ sidewalls Understanding Materials and Applications Steel Lowest cost option when purchased with a steel fire system Sits flush within the burn area for a perfect fit Flawless color match Disadvantage: it’s heavy, can be mildly difficult to place on the fire system Aluminum Lighter than steel Great for concrete, ready to finish kits, paver fire pits, etc… Can be powder coated or raw/brushed When ordered with a concrete system, aluminum covers will be built to fit within the burn area ledge for a flush interface Arbor Wood Beautiful and authentic Easy to handle Very low maintenance Extremely long-lasting Editor’s pick BEST fire pit cover

  • Fireside Chats Ep 3: Why Ready-to-Finish Fire Pit Kits Shine

    Fireside Chats Ep 3: Why Ready-to-Finish Fire Pit Kits Shine

    In this episode, we dive into the world of Ready-to-Finish fire pit kits! Whether you’re a Contractor or a DIY enthusiast, ready-to-finish fire pit kits offer incredible benefits. From easy assembly to customizable designs, we explore why these kits are a game-changer.

  • Planning a Backyard Improvement Project

    Planning a Backyard Improvement Project

    In this podcast episode titled "Planning a Backyard Improvement Project," we dive into the essential considerations for planning an outdoor renovation project with a fire feature as the centerpiece. We begin by emphasizing the importance of determining your design "vibe" and considering factors such as aesthetics, functionality, and theme alignment. Assessing your outdoor space and selecting the ideal location for the fire feature are crucial steps, taking into account dimensions, existing features, and safety considerations. We talk about fire ignition types including match lit, battery powered, and electronic ignition.

  • Ep 1 - The Secrets of Propane Tank Concealment

    Ep 1 - The Secrets of Propane Tank Concealment

    By far one of the most common questions we get is this… can I put a propane tank INSIDE of my fire pit or fire feature. We get it, often times you have a finished patio and you do not want to dig up concrete or hardscape to burry a gas line. Don't fret; we have some ideas for you.