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What’s that in my Oriflamme Fire Table Box and Other FAQ’s?

The Oriflamme tables ship via freight and will arrive to your home neatly crated on a single wooden pallet supported by wooden studs. The table top will be packaged in one box. And the

When you first receive your order you may notice some familiar but also some unusual items that are specific to Oriflamme brand fire tables. So this post is intended to share some of the products you will find packaged separately in your box. And it’s also useful to know the part names when you are troubleshooting your table or might need to purchase a replacement part.

1. Heavy Duty Metal Gas Fire Table Lid

This heavy duty powder coated aluminum fire table metal lid comes included with your Oriflamme fire table order. It will match the color of your fire table base (Copper Vein, Black or Charcoal Gray). It is used to protect your fireglass burner from the elements when the table is not in use.

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2. Oriflamme Table Burner Puller

The Oriflamme burner puller is a wire handled tool used to lift the Oriflamme burner pan up from the table when replacing the tank(s). The tool has 3 wirelines each with a small tabs that connects to the 3 tabs that are triangulated on the outside edge of the Oriflamme fire table.

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3. Oriflamme Table Burner Stand

When you lift the table out it has an L shaped tube on the bottom (the venturi tube) that connects the burner to the control valve & knob. So the burner is not able to sit on a flat surface. This U shaped Oriflamme Fire Table burner stand is made to hold your burner pan with venturi tube while you are changing out your propane tanks.

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Oriflamme FAQ’s

Q. Can the Oriflamme gas fire table be left outside year round?

A. Yes, the manufacturer recommends an all-weather protective cover and to seal your fire table seasonally. For granite tables they recommend a granite sealer; for the concrete tables they recommend a concrete sealer; and for the hammered copper they recommend carnauba wax.

Q.  What size tanks do the Oriflamme gas fire tables use?

A. The Oriflamme gas fire tables use standard 20# barbeque grill size tanks. For all models with table tops 40″ and larger they have a dual storage tank capacity.

Q. Do I need to close the valves after each use?

A. No, simply use the control knob to turn the flame completely off. We only recommend turning off your control valves when you are storing your table during the off-season or when you will be leaving your home on vacation/work trip for an extended period.

Q.  Does the Oriflamme gas fire table use a push button ignite system?

A. No, the Oriflamme tables use a match lit system so you will need a long handled lighter to ignite your table. Push button igniters can short out and are difficult and costly to replace.

Q. I live in a fire restricted area where you cannot burn open fires. Is it safe to use my fire table?

A. Please check your local jurisdiction for coding requirements. The Oriflamme fire tables have a controlled-flame and generally meet the guidelines for most fire safety requirements. The table is clean burning and it does not produce soot or embers.

Q. Is the flame adjustable?

A. Yes, the flame is adjustable via control knob. The flame can be low for ambience or adjusted to high if you want heat output.

Q. How many BTU’s do Oriflamme fire tables produce?

A. Up to 75,000 BTU’s on propane tanks. And up to 90,000 BTU’s on natural gas.

Q. Can we roast marshmallows on an Oriflamme fire table?

A. Absolutely! If you get drippings in your fireglass, once the fire glass has cooled off, pour it into a plastic colander (to prevent scratching the metal colander) and rinse it off. Once the fireglass dries you can place it back in the burner and resume normal use.

Q. Can I choose my own fireglass colors when I order a new table?

A. Yes, please ask your sales representative or put your combination of up to 12 lbs in the notes section of your online order. There is no additional cost involved if you choose a different glass color combination when you place your initial order.

Q. I love the Oriflamme fire tables but I have a small space. Do you have another recommendation?

A. Yes, the Oriflamme tables also have a mini size gas fire table. It is the smallest table on the market with a diameter of 32″.  It is ideal for apartment balconies or places where you have restricted area.

Q. Why is my burner tube (Venturi tube) so short? It will not reach to the control valve.

A. For safety reasons when the Oriflamme fire table ships the venturi tube will be secured with set screws. Remove the screws to the extend the piping and then stick your hand in the cut out hole just below your control knob to pull the venturi tube over the control valve. See the steps in the 3 photos below.

Step 1. Remove the set screws from the venturi tube below the pan burner and place into the table top.

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Step 2. Stick your hand in the cut out of the side of the table and extend it over the control valve.

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Step 3: The venturi tube once connected over the control valve should look like the photo below.

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Q. Can I use Natural Gas?

A. Yes, all of the gas fire tables we offer at All Backyard Fun can be configured with your choice of propane or natural gas set up.

Q. What does the table include when you order it?

A. When you first order an Oriflamme fire table you will receive the following:

  • Powder coated aluminum base configured to propane or natural gas
  • Table top of your choice
  • Burner Pan
  • A heavy duty fire table lid
  • 8-12 lbs fire glass depending on the size table you ordered
  • A wire burner puller to lift the burner pan out when changing the tanks
  • A burner stand to place your burner on while you change out the tanks
  • User Manual and Maintenance instructions

Optional Accessories. Sold Separately:

  • All Weather Outdoor Cover
  • Ice Bucket Insert
  • Windguard
Flower Power with this special designed flower burner for your Oriflamme Fire Table.

Tips for Buying an Outdoor Fire Pit Table

Founded more than a decade ago, All Backyard Fun was one of the first online casual furniture stores selling fire pit tables, drop in burners and fire glass long before they became a household name.

Today, with many options to buy an elegant fire table or build your own fire pit, the shopping experience can be overwhelming at times. And many of the customers we work with may not consider what they will like or don’t like until after they received the product.

Our mission is to help you decide on a fire table that you and your family will love for years to come. Here’s a few tips we suggest when considering your first (or next) fire pit:

 

  1. BTU Output: The British Thermal Unit or BTU is what measures how much heat your fuel source can put out. Some of our fire tables put out up to 90,000 BTU’s whereas our Crossfire brass burners can put out in excess of 450,000 BTU’s. YoungLife_Golf_gave_away_a_gas_fire_table
  2.  Fuel Source: Wood, Propane or Natural Gas? All of the fire tables we offer have the capacity to work with standard 20# propane gas tanks or you can run your own natural gas line.  For those considering a wood burning fire pit, it’s important to know that wood produces embers and in many cities where they have hazards and danger of wildfires, these type of open flame options are not permitted because you cannot control the flame size like you can with your fire table. Also, wood burning pits produce soot and the smell gets into your clothing and the smoke is not good for children or people with upper respiratory infections.NaturalHammeredCopperFireTable
  3.  Building Material: If you are building your own fire pit stone and brick are the most common finishing material. However, it is important to note what is in your surrounding – materials and colors. Stone and brick are low maintenance and made to be outdoors. For pre-made fire tables, we offer other options such as granite fire tables, hammered copper and cast aluminum depending on what type of look you are seeking.gasfiretablesvanahstone-copy
  4. Fire Media: The “fire media” is the term given to the special material such as lava rock, eco glass beads, tumbled fire glass or faux wood burning logs that you use to fill the burner of your fire table. The fire media helps to further define the look you are going for such as rustic or contemporary.Oriflamme Blue Pearl Fire Table
  5. Height: The height of your table largely depends on application. Standard coffee table height is about 21 ¾” which makes it conducive to having friendly conversation while seating and eating. This is also an ideal height if you just want to sit around your pit in some low seating chairs such as the classic Adirondacks.  You can choose or build a higher pit but take into consideration your fuel source type; ease of maintenance; if it is suitable for conversation to others standing on the other side of the fire pit; and if the heat output will be sufficient.OriflammeTablewithMarshmallows6. Location: Where will you put your fire pit? Depending on your fuel source, it may be a permanent fixture. All of our tables we offer at All Backyard Fun have the capacity to use propane and be converted to natural gas later. This is an important consideration if you are still in the process of redesigning your outdoor living space. However, not all fire tables in the market offer this capacity.Terrace Curved Sectional
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All Backyard Fun at Denver Home Show

Looking for design inspiration? Or a way to give a new look to an old space? Or maybe you want to check out the latest outdoor furniture trends and colors for this season.  Then look no further – the Denver Home Show kicks off today at the NATIONAL WESTERN COMPLEX. More than the 30,000 people are expected to attend the show which runs March 17-19th.

This year’s the show will feature:

  • Fresh Ideas Design Stage which features Celebrity Designers, Speakers and Bloggers sharing their favorite design and home improvement tips
  • Tiny Home Village where you can meet the Diedricksen Borthers of HGTV’s Tiny Home Builders along with more than a half dozen builders for all your tiny home needs from backyard offices to vacation homes.
  • Feature Gardens showcasing over 4,000 sq. ft. of horticultural design including hardscaping, water features, the latest trends and products in landscape design, and more!
  • Sogetu Japanese Flower Arranging –  Learn how to create your own simple, sculptural floral masterpiece from Sogetsu, one of the largest schools of ikebana.
  • Ask a Designer – Bring your swatches, blueprints , interior design questions, swatches, and QUESTIONS to the Denver Home Show, where you can Ask A Designer in a complimentary 10 minute consulting session!
  • And much, much more!

Also, come meet Celebrity Renovation Host –

Matt Blashaw of HGTV’s Yard Crashers and Vacation House for Free

 

MattBlashawHouseMatt Blashaw helps couples realize their dream to own a vacation home – mortgage free! He helps them shop for and renovate a home in needs of work in their dream location so they can earn top dollar as a vacation rental.

This allows the couple to rent out the renovated home for the maximum income for part of the year and the rest of the year they live their Vacation House for Free!

Matt will be appearing on the Fresh Ideas Design Stage:

Friday, March 17th at 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 18th at 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 pm

In the Denver/Boulder Metro Area?

Stop by the show and visit All Backyard Fun at Booth #1132!

We’ll be offering some awesome direct from factory pricing on modular outdoor patio furniture and a full collection of gas fire tables.

Hope you will join us!

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Colorado Garden and Home Show Kicks Off Busy Spring Season

The team at All Backyard Fun had a really fun time participating in last week’s annual Colorado Garden and Home Show organized by the Colorado Garden Foundation. More than 50,000 people attended the show and met with representatives from 650 companies, across 25 states and Canada making it the oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show in the Rocky Mountain region.

Proceeds from the event supports horticultural related activities throughout Colorado such as school landscape improvements and community gardens. They also award scholarships to Colorado college students pursuing studies in horticulture and landscape related majors. To date the foundation has awarded grants totalling over $7.2 million.

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Entrance at annual Garden and Home Show. Photo Credit: Colorado Garden Foundation

All Backyard Fun loves that not only we have an opportunity to educate our greater community on the construction of outdoor furniture and how gas fire table works but also that we get to help such a great cause!

During the 9 day event the team at All Backyard Fun spoke to thousands of visitors about our unique collection of beautifully crafted Oriflamme gas fire pit tables. And we also introduced them to some of the most popular patio sets from this season’s Casual Market Chicago furniture industry trade show such as our SunVilla Laurel Deep Seating Collection.

With a ‘mini showroom’ incorporated to our trade show booth, visitors could come and hang out on one of our super comfy deep seating patio sets and see our Oriflamme gas fire tables in action. They could also touch and feel fabrics, frame and peruse a variety of swatch and urban fire glass colors.

Congratulations to all the great folks we met who left with a fun new patio setup like this sweet couple below – testing out their new Northcape Bainbridge 3 piece Sectional featured with the Oriflamme Blue Pearl Granite gas fire table. (Note: Image colors slightly vary because we are indoors).

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Bainbridge 3 Piece L Shape Patio Set with Oriflamme Blue Pearl granite gas fire table

Below, the SunVilla Laurel Collection featured with the Grand Teton gas fire table. At 47″ round and coming in at just under $1,000 USD, this popular table is great for those looking for a rustic look on a big functional gas table with a price that won’t break the bank.

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Sunvilla Laurel Collection Deep Seating Patio Set with Grand Teton 47″ Gas Fire Table

The Ratana Wellington crafted with an extruded aluminum frame and the most comfortable Sunbrella cushions ever is awesome for those looking for a patio set with a high back frame that offers great lumbar support.

The set below features Cast Ash cushions and the Tropical Elegance Octagon gas fire table by Oriflamme. The Wellington Swivel Rocker, end table and a bronze Georgia Lantern complete the set.

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Wellington outdoor patio set by Ratana with Cast Ash Sunbrella cushions

Finally, our Malibu curved sectional set with canvas rust cushions is a fun way to kick off the spring patio season along with the newest addition to the Oriflamme fire table collection – the natura hammered copper fire table.

A fire wind guard to preserve the flame during windy days, a wedge table nestled between the 2 curve sectionals and small bronze Georgia Lantern completes the set.

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Malibu curved sectional set with Oriflamme natura hammered copper table

See more fabulous outdoor patio sets on AllBackyardFun.com!

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Music at Play with Soundcast’s Outcast indoor and outdoor music player

By our nature, the team at All Backyard Fun love, love, loves hosting social events indoors and outdoors and of course, living all out! We are all about outdoor living and building family friendly outdoor experiences on the patio and beyond.

Living in Colorado we are lucky to enjoy 300+ days of sunshine. From camping in the summer to hanging out at the cabin in the fall, there are lots of things to do and explore across the state year round.

Aside from good conversation, spending time with the people you love and delicious food, do you know what  else makes for great times??? We think it’s AWESOME MUSIC!

In our showroom we dance and sing (open to interpretation, lol) the day away to tunes playing on an Outcast and Outcast, Jr. on either side of our building.  Our office/showroom is a converted warehouse space so we have a nice open area with tall ceilings and good acoustics. We like to mix it up and some of our favorite artists include: Jack Johnson, David Gray, Bob Marley, Simon and Garfunkel, Jerry Douglas, Flight of the Conchords, Otis Redding and Alan Jackson. Folk, alt folk, roots rock, bluegrass, alt country and/or reggae seem to be the core music influence you will hear at most Colorado social gatherings among families and friends.

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Why the Outcast?

  • Broadcast up to 300 feet
  • Water Resistant
  • Omnidirectional (so plays music from all sides)
  • There are no plugs or wires to worry about
  • Easy to transport to cookouts, the lake, camping, the beach, etc.
  • Up to 20 hours battery life on one charge (depending on usage & model)
  • Wirelessly stream your music – works seamlessly with Pandora!
  • Listen to any MP3 player, iPod, computer, home theater, audio system, or your TV*

*Transmitters sold separately

All Backyard Fun offers Soundcast Outcast Indoor Outdoor music system and the relevant transmitters. See our website for options and more details.

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5 Ways to add life to your backyard

5 Ways to Add Life to Your Backyard

Over the last generation the ‘traditional backyard’ has significantly transformed from a square green box yard with a flip top grill and slip n slide to an outdoor casual living space.

Old school backyard fun - Wham O's Slip N Slide.

Old school all backyard fun – Wham O’s Slip N Slide.

Today the backyard is treated the same as any room in the home  where landscape architects and designers advise on effective and creative use of space; colors; outdoor patio furniture; and accessories. Outdoor kitchens and movie screens are now essential and no longer considered ‘extras’. And outdoor fire pits and tables have made it comfortable and fun to hang out in the backyard regardless of the time of day or season.

However, like most home renovation projects it is a seemingly never ending process where different areas of the yard get developed over time for a variety of reasons.

So what are some simple things you can you do in the meantime and in between time to liven up your backyard?

Here’s 5 of our staff’s picks to brighten your backyard:

 #1 Play that funky music!

Jazz up any outdoor space, rain or shine, with an outdoor music player such as the Outcast family of multimedia entertainer products. Up to 20 hours battery life and 300 feet of broadcast area (depending on model). Music players are water resistant and portable so you can enjoy all your favorite tunes by the pool or at your lakefront home.

Melody music player, available at All Backyard Fun

Melody music player, available at All Backyard Fun

 #2 Get cooking with colorful outdoor appliances

Your family will be saying Bon Appétit once they see the delicious eats and treats that you create in this gorgeous red Fornetto Wood Fired Oven & Smoker with removable Smoker Box

Whip up some quick kid friendly snacks like sausage rolls or smoke a whole chicken or sausages. Add red wine and good friends…sprinkle with laughs. Repeat often!

Fornetto Wood Fired Oven and Smoker. Available at All Backyard Fun

Fornetto Wood Fired Oven and Smoker. Available at All Backyard Fun

 #3 Heat up cool summer nights with a fire pit table

As one of the country’s largest distributors of Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables, this is no doubt where fun, family and backyards come together. Roast marshmallows or warm up with our family friendly gas fire pit tables.

Our Oriflamme fire pit tables are:

Clean burning – No more flying embers!

No Smoke – This is nice for children and people who may have asthma or other respiratory conditions

Accessorize – Add nice furniture around your fire pit without concern of soot or fabric smelling like smoke

Practical –  The granite tabletop is more than ‘pretty’, it’s also functional.  Enjoy drinks or cocktails while sharing good conversation with family and friends.

Switch on/Switch off: Turn your flame off using a knob. No need to worry about starting a fire or collecting wood to keep your fire burning on chilly nights.

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Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables available from AllBackyardFun.com

 #4 Game on!

Enjoy a game with kid’s by day and with your fellow adult’s by night with our pair of LED throw bag games. Backyard games are a simple way to transform a space or repurpose an unusual space without having to build anything on it.

LED Bag Toss for outdoor fun during the day or night. Available at All Backyard Fun.

LED Bag Toss for outdoor fun during the day or night. Available at AllBackyardFun.com

 #5 Get in an (Upper) New York State of Mind….

Named for the mountain chain in NY, our Adirondack chairs are made of polywood (recycled plastic bottles) and are unbelievably durable and holds up to all kinds of climates and seasonal weather. Listen to Frank Sinatra while sipping on Manhattan’s as you chill in these lively chairs that will make a statement in any conversation!

Polywood Palm Coast Adirondack chair from AllBackyardFun.com

Polywood Palm Coast Adirondack chair from AllBackyardFun.com

Regardless of the size of space you are working with, if you live in the city or countryside, don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through.

Looking for a special fabric or furniture request that you didn’t see on our site? If we carry the manufacturer or brand name product, we can probably custom order the product you are looking for. Call our store at 1-800-451-2550 to get a price and estimated shipping time.

What are some simple ways you like to #LiveAllOut and brighten up your outdoor living space?  Share it in the comments below.