FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the BBQ Fire Pits made of?
The Fire Pits are made from 2.5mm thick Hi-tensile Weathering Steel. The bolts, nuts and washers are all made from Stainless Steel.
Will they rust?
Yes. However the special alloy steel exhibits greater resistance to corrosion than normal mild steel. The improved corrosion resistance is due to a complex protective oxide layer on the steel surface. If left unpainted they will initially rust like normal steel until the protective oxide layer forms. Please be aware that the initial surface rust may run-off and stain the surrounding area. It may also stain clothing. The protective layer will eventually produce a dark brown patina finish on the steel.
Are the BBQ grill plates supplied with the Premium Rectangular Fire Pit?
No, we have made it an Optional Extra.
Providing a grill with the pit would add unnecessary cost as most people would have access to a standard 480mm BBQ plate found on the majority of household BBQs.
Is the Hi-Temp Paint on the Premium Rectangular and Hexagonal Fire Pits guaranteed to last?
No. There isn’t a viable High temperature paint that can be guaranteed to withstand the heat generated by a coals and flame of a wood fire. The Hi-temperature paint is rated for temperatures up to 650 degrees Celsius. The base of the fire pit is always going to be above this temperature and there is not much that can be done to protect the paint on this surface. However you can prolong the life of the paint on the sides and ends by keeping coals and flame away from them as much as possible.
Can I get replacement parts?
Yes. Because of the bolt-together construction of the pit, all of the parts can be replaced.
Is there any maintenance required?
It is recommended to clean the ash out of the base after each use. Leaving ash in the base (especially if it becomes wet) will reduce the effectiveness of the corrosion resistant properties of the weathering steel. The surfaces can be wiped down with a damp rag to clean.