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Fire Fountain Manifolds - One
of the newest trends in outdoor decoration is the fire fountain that
combines a water fountain with fire to create a spectacular display in
any backyard. A fire fountain combines the elements of fire and water
to create an amazing outdoor display for many different sizes and
shapes of fountains. The gas lines, similar to those used in barbecue
grills are placed below the water line of the fountain with a manifold
as close to the surface as possible. When the gas is lit it extends the
flame to the lines’ nozzles igniting the gas. This
combination has until recently only been seen in such places a Las
Vegas and is now available for homes. It operates on either natural or
LP gas with output meters provided by the gas provider.
Fire Ignition System - The
auto fire ignition system for fire fountains connects to the tube
arrangements of nearly all fire fountain configurations. Located above
the water level it allows the gas spewed by all of the nozzles to
light, making it appear that the water itself is on fire. The gas tube
size and configuration will depend on the size of the fountain and can
be modified to a custom design to bring fire to life on nearly any
Fire Module - Unlike the Fire
Fountain manifolds, the Vulcan Fire Module is for use in dry fire
features. The Vulcan is a clever way to conceal the source of your
fire. The smallest Electronic Ignition System on the market today, this
unit is perfect for small fire bowls, rock crevices, or other cylinder
shaped fire features.
sizes over 24” or requiring special bends or configuration
will be a custom design and quote pricing.
Q: How much gas pressure does it take to operate a Submersible GV Unit?
A: Submersible Units require at least 2 PSI to operate
Q: How deep should I put the manifold below the surface of the water?
A:The closer the manifold is to the surface of the water, the better
Q: How large does the supply line have to be to the manifold?
A: 7 – 12” manifolds may run off of a
¼” supply line. The gas line will never be larger
than 1 ¼” for the larger submersible units.
Q: How do I keep water out of my supply line?
A: The Submersible GV Units are designed with a vapor locking system
and an in-line check valve to ensure that no water fills the gas line,
constant gas pressure.
Q: Does the system run on natural gas?
A: Yes. Our system runs on natural gas and requires a high output meter
that will be supplied by your gas carrier at no cost to the customer.
will need to get a
high pressure regulator installed to the fire feature
with a pressure
regulated spring rated at 3 – 6 PSI.
Q: Can this system operate on propane?
A: Yes. Our system runs on propane and needs to be equipped with a high
output regulator supplied by your gas provider. It needs to be rated
least 3 PSI and up.
Q: Can this unit burn indoors?
Q: How long does the system last?
A: There is a one year warranty on the stainless steel material and the
tips. The system is very durable and is built to last.
Q: How long does it take to install?
A: Each Submersible Unit should take about 10 minutes to install.
Q: What material does the manifold consist of?
A: 316 stainless steel material.
Q: How do I manually light a Fire Fountain or a fire feature?
A: A Fire Fountain or fire feature may be lit manually with a control
valve close to the feature.
Note: Always stand UPWIND when lighting any fire feature.