The Manta Ray Fire Pit design reflects the giant Manta gliding through the ocean on gentle wing strokes. The Manta Ray Fіrе Pit іѕ a high quality, hаnd cut аnd crafted fіrе pit designed fоr years оf heavy uѕе. Thіѕ іѕ оnе оf thе mоѕt unique fіrе pits оn thе market. This original design is made to order by Tennessee craftsman in the heartland of America. They are constructed from heavy duty ¼ “ thick mild carbon steel and are the most durable steel fire pit made anywhere. The inner bowl has a high temperature resistant coating and comes with a 1 ½” diameter rain drain. The outer iron oxide patina is maintenance free and the fire pit can be left outside in all weather conditions. Over time and use the patina will mature and darken a few shades and then remain permanent forever. Each unique fire pit is individually numbered by the artist on an attached brass plaque.
These fire pits are safe on wood or composite decking if they rest on a one and one half inch thick (or thicker) stone base that should be approximately three feet square. You also have the option of using Deck Protect. Deck Protect will allow you to place your fire pit on any surface without the worry of damaging your surface. Click here for more information. Artisan crafted fire screens with a wood loading hatch are available for most models. All designs are easily adapted to propane or natural gas equipment. Each fire pit is hand crafted and individually numbered on a small brass plaque attached to the base ring.
Match Lit System: Comes complete with Manta Ray 36" fire pit (110 lbs), 200K BTU Burner, Flex Line Kit 3/4" diameter / 24" long and Plate.
AWEIS System: Comes complete with Manta Ray 36" fire pit (110 lbs), All Weather Electronic Ignition System includes 24 volt AC Transformer, Fire Module, Heat Shield and Install Instructions. 200K BTU Burner and Plate.
We utilize the very best technology and components for gas fuel conversions at Fire Pit Art®. Starting with solid brass Match Lit burners that are not susceptible to corrosion while working very well in all environments. These simple yet very sturdy burners easily match the longevity and maintenance free nature of our fire pits. They also offer the most natural flame look, are high output producing big flames and at the same time high efficiency. For those who wish the ease and sophistication available with electronic ignition we add state of the art AWEIS electronic ignition manufactured at Fire by Design®. These All Weather Electronic Ignition Systems are by far the safest, most durable electronic ignition systems on the market with flame sensing technology and wind proof design.
- Type: Artisan
- Shape: Round
- Fuel Type: Natural Gas | Propane
- Material: 1/4" Steel
- Finish: High-Temp Paint | Natural Patina
- Overall Width: 36"
- Overall Height: 21"
- Base Width: 19"
- Base Height: 6"
- Maximum Heat Output: 200,000 BTUs
- Ignition: Electronic Ignition | Match Lit
- Burning Display: Fire Glass | Lava Rock
- Suggested Fire Glass: 80 lbs.
- Assembly Required: Some Assembly Required
- Item Weight: 110 lbs.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rick Wittrig was born and raised in a tiny Mennonite farming village amid the endless sea of corn and soybeans that is the Illinois prairie. He learned steel fabrication and carpentry skills building farm equipment and homes. Admiring the strong work ethic, high quality products and integrity of the craftsman with whom he worked, Rick carries those values into creating his functional steel art. He now lives on Barton’s Creek in Tennessee with his family and enjoys making beautiful fire pits for others to enjoy. A highlight in his career was creating a commissioned Fire Pit for 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler B.C. Canada.