August 15, 2021

Choosing the Right Propane Fire Pit – the Different Types

Propane fire pits are one of the easiest ways to spruce up your outdoor space and let you spend more time outside as it gets colder. In just seconds, you and your family can be enjoying the comfort and warmth of a consistent flame with no mess or hassle of firewood.

Some of the great advantages to using propane are its reliability, adjustable flame height, ample radiant heat, and no smoke or odor. Your fire pit can keep you warm without the hassle of dealing with storing and covering wood, having to constantly rotate around the fire to avoid smoke, worrying about the flame being too big or too small, and having to put the flame out.

When it comes to choosing what type of fuel your fire pit will use, it’s no wonder why more people are choosing propane because of all the benefits and aesthetics.

Now that you’ve decided that a propane fire pit is the right choice for your outdoor space, the only question left is what type of propane fire pit to choose!

There are 5 common options to choose from depending on your style and the materials used.

  • Concrete/stone fire pits– These are great for people who want a more rustic and natural feel. They offer a very simple, classic look and are very low maintenance.
  • Fire bowls– Having become more popular in recent years, fire bowls are very durable and are built using a variety of different options, with copper being especially popular. Fire bowls are a great budget-friendly option and are easy to gather around.
  • Fire columns – Similar in concept to fire bowls, except fire columns are built on a raised surface from a variety of materials. These work well in smaller spaces or if you don’t want your fire pit to take up a large area.
  • Fire tables– These offer the least amount of heat but provide a very nice ambiance and wow factor. Fire tables are typically a dining-style table or coffee table that have a centered flame. While they don’t put out a lot of heat, they definitely up the “wow” factor of your outdoor space.
  • Portable fire pits– For those who don’t want a permanent structure, a portable fire pit is a great option. They are typically lightweight and easy to move. They offer the same great experience but with more flexibility.


When determining which propane fire pit option makes the most sense, you need to ask yourself a few questions:

  • What’s the purpose of your fire pit? Is it just for looks and design, for heat, or a combination of the two?
  • How much space do you have? Some fire pits are more ideal for smaller spaces while others are better for bigger gatherings.
  • Do you want it to be permanent or portable? How often do you plan to move your fire pit?


Have questions about propane and how Baribault Fuel can you great the ideal outdoor fire pit space? Give us a call!

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