I think our fire pit kits are the best in the business because they are designed to make installation quick, easy and simple. It's a very easy system to install and use and if any maintenance is needed it's a time saver to disassemble Repairs are simple and money saving. The time you save installing this Fire Pit vs. anything on the market will pay for the pan. We are a one stop shop.

Pictured below is one type of pan we manufacture. We make a one piece pan system and a two piece pan system as pictured here. Both pans have the same basic components with the important element of the outside SS skirt. This makes our pans adjustable to fit any size opening and or irregular shaped fire pit. Three of our pan sizes will do almost 90 percent of the popular size fire pits built. And another selling point is you can use this pan system and make almost anything into a fire pit. Do you a a cool pot that would make a killer fire pit? Here you go. And they are inexpensive.

The major difference in the two piece pan vs. the one piece pan is what kind of ignition system are you using to ignite the burner? If you are going to simply turn a gas valve and light with a hand held lighter (This is called a match lit kit) then you would use the one piece kit as pictured here. The one piece pan is simple, inexpensive and available in 100 % SS or carbon steel/ SS skirt. Under 100 bucks. The rough edges on the skirt are cut this way to A) Save money. Lol. B) to cut into the side of the fire pit making the pan very secure and it will probably never come out of the opening again. And it's stainless steel mesh.
See Expando Fire Pit Pans pricing and sizes here.

The Two Piece Expando Pan System is used for fire pits that might require more maintenance then a match lit kit. The two piece pan works really well with any automatic ignition and remote controlled systems. This pan also works well with thermocouple systems. Any gas fire pit system that has perishable parts uses this pan.
See Expando Fire Pit Pans pricing and sizes here.

Two Piece Pan System

The image to the left is a two piece pan system round with automatic ignition. We do rectangle, square, oval. The larger pan with the SS mesh floor is called the Primary pan. Once installed it stays installed. If you notice the SS mesh on the outside of the pan is missing.This particular fire pit didn't need the skirt so we left it off. The SS floor is an added ventilation sytem to help circulat and the fire pit breathe.

The smaller pan is the secondary pan. This pan supports the gas guts and burner. If it ever need repair just grab the burner and lift the two pans apart.Do any repairs and put back together.

We make any pan any way the client needs it built. A lot of calls we get are for gas fire pits that are already built. Then client contacts us and we are making the pans to fit an existing structure. No problem. We will generally make the primary pan 3" or so smaller then the inside of the fire pit. Then we add 6" of mesh material to the outside of the pan. This will take up any open gas between the primary pan the the masonry walls on the inside. You just shove the mesh down between the gaps. Once the primary pan is installed it generally stays there. To do any repairs you lift out the secondary pan.

The Easiest Igniter

Another exclusive from Dancing Fire is our removable igniter boxes. Look to the left pic and notice the screen material under the igniter box. This is an oversize hole covered with a SS mesh material. When you service the unit just unscrew two screws and remove the screen material and the igniter box will fit threw the hole with you never having to dissemble any connections. All the other pans I have seen the igniter will not fit thru the hole in the pan so therefore you have to remove the plumbing and electrical connections under the igniter. WEll after a period of being out side the connections oxidize and such and they get a little hard and it's real easy break something. Removing these connections in my opinion should be in a shop. Therefore when you remove the unit from the pit for service it all comes out as one small unit. Just remove the igniter box and unscrew the burner and the unit is disassembled. That easy.


Look at the Gap

Take a close look at the image to the right. This is an out of the box automatic ignition fire pit kit. Look at the gap between the stainless steel flat pan and the rock work. How is the average guy going to fill that gap to hold lava rock. Once the pan is installed your suppose to cover the entire pan with lava rock so you don't see any stainless. So what do you do if your mason made the inside diameter of the gas pit 46" and there isn't a pan that's out of the box that will fit? The other thing I don't care for with flat pans like this one is they warp with the heat. There is no ring on the outside to give support. Look at our pan above. It has support everywhere.

Look at the imagine to the left. Notice the stainless steel ring just outside the lava rock. This is another option but who wants the see the SS ring? These pans are only available in 4 or 5 sizes and if it doesn't fit right it won't work. Plus it gets hot. Our two piece pan system is custom made to fit your pit and you see no SS ring and our two piece kit is cheaper then these pans with a flange.


A History Lesson

This Fire Pit to the Left we built on a second story apartment complex in the West End in downtown Dallas Texas. The Inside diameter is 9' and the outside is 11'. It is cover in $4000 of crushed glass and 300 pounds lava rock. This was one of first installs using our shop made pans. This is where we came up the revised two piece system. The electrician on the job installed a GFI breaker inside the fire pit. Well it tripped. Almost eight hours later we were done. Three guys. All the glass had to be removed and separated from the lava rock and re-installed. Part of that time was removing the GFI plug and installing a GFI breaker in the breaker box. Like it was suppose to be in the first place. But we learned. Our "Now" pan system makes this probably an hour all said and done.


This pit is built using a 48" burner with 300k BTU's. This picture is taken during the day so flame isn't true. Standing outside the perimeter wall after ten minutes or so your backing up because of the heat.
My Name is Jim Jarvis and I am the manager of Dancing Fire inc. and I am also the designer, engineer of the gas fire pits we build. Gas fire pits and gas fire features have become somewhat our specialty. My cell phone is 817.946.6463. We are very service oriented and I can be reached most anytime so if you have any questions please call or email me, I am here for you.

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My Name is Jim Jarvis and I am the manager of Dancing Fire inc. and I am also the designer, engineer of the gas fire pits we build. Gas fire pits and gas fire features have become somewhat our specialty. My cell phone is 817.946.6463. We are very service oriented and I can be reached most anytime so if you have any questions please call, TEXT or email me, I am good about returning calls in the event you get voice mail.


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