The Saturn Outdoor Fire Pit is a high quality, hand cut and crafted fire pit designed for years of heavy use. This is one of the most unique fire pits on the market. Every Fire Pit is individually signed and numbered by it's designer, Rick Wittrig. Each Fire Pit is made from one quarter inch (6.35 mm) thick carbon steel. This is by far the heaviest gauge metal used in any fire pit available today. The sturdy construction assures you of having this functional art for many years to come. They have an iron oxide finish/patina on the outside which will darken a little with time then become permanent. The interior is coated with a high temperature resistant paint and has an 1-1/2" rain drain in the bottom. This high quality fire pit requires no maintenance and has an overall height of 14" and a diameter of 40". Measurements may vary since each fire pit is hand made.
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 Saturn 40" fire pit (125 lbs), 125K BTU Burner, 80 lbs. of Lava Rock, Flex Line Kit 3/4" diameter / 24" long and Plate.
AWEIS System: Comes complete with Saturn 40" fire pit (125 lbs), All Weather Electronic Ignition System includes 24 volt AC Transformer, Fire Module, Heat Shield and Install Instructions. 125K 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.
Fuel Type: Natural Gas | Propane
Material: 1/4" Steel
Finish: High-Temp Paint | Natural Patina
Overall Width: 40"OD - 28"ID
Overall Height: 14"
Base Width: 23"
Base Height: 7"
Maximum Heat Output: 125,000 BTUs
Ignition: Electronic Ignition | Match Lit
Burning Display: Fire Glass | Lava Rock
Suggested Fire Glass: 80 lbs.
Assembly Required: Some Assembly Required
Item Weight: 125 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 245 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.