Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit - Propane

Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit - Propane

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Gather around a roaring campfire while entertaining family and friends at your next outdoor event. Enjoy the warm ambience of the Fire Dancer propane fire pit without the hassle or mess of firewood. Call 800-298-8924 to order Convert-A-Ball grills and fire pits part number FD500 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Convert-A-Ball products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit - Propane. Grills and Fire Pits reviews from real customers.


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Convert-A-Ball Grills and Fire Pits - FD500

Gather around a roaring campfire while entertaining family and friends at your next outdoor event. Enjoy the warm ambience of the Fire Dancer propane fire pit without the hassle or mess of firewood.


Features:

  • Lightweight, portable steel fire pit provides an instant, realistic-looking campfire
    • Use at your next backyard, patio, campground, beach, or tailgating event
  • Propane-fueled fire is safely contained without the mess or hassle of a real wood campfire
    • Burns clean - no ash, sparks, or smoke
    • Operates for 20 hours on (1) 20-lb propane cylinder
  • Screw-on weatherproof lid, long-stem lighter, and asbestos-free vermiculite filler included
    • Powder coat finish helps resist rust
    • Vermiculite filler provides heat distribution to keep the campfire glowing
  • 10' Long propane hose features an in-line regulator to ensure safe pressure while in use
    • Easily adjust the height of the flame with the built-in valve
  • Meets all US regulations - hose regulator and valve are UL approved
    • Approved for outdoor use only
  • Quick, easy set up - no assembly required
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Diameter: 14"
  • Height:
    • 7" Without lid
    • 9" With lid
  • Hose length: 10'
  • Propane fitting on fire pit: 1/2" straight pipe thread
  • Weight: 14 lbs
  • Maximum output: 57,000 Btu on highest setting
  • 1-Year guarantee


Fire Dancer Open Flame

Provide warm, memorable entertainment for your friends and family at your next outdoor event. The Fire Dancer fire pit safely contains a propane-fueled campfire in your backyard, on your patio or campground, while tailgating, or even on the beach. Let the dancing flames keep you warm and comfortable on crisp, cool nights year-round.


Trouble-Free Assembly

Fire Dancer Propane Assembly

Light a campfire in seconds without the hassle or mess of real firewood. There's no assembly required - simply attach the pre-installed, adjustable propane hose to your propane source. Enjoy up to 20 hours of fire with just (1) 20-lb propane cylinder.


You can also connect the Fire Dancer directly to your RV propane system as long as your RV propane is regulated. To do this, remove the included hose and replace it with a propane adapter hose that has a valve adjust (not included). The adapter hose must have a straight 1/2" pipe thread to properly connect to the fire pit.


Durable Steel Construction

Fire Dancer Steel Construction

Solid, durable steel construction will withstand extreme heat for years to come. The powder coated exterior helps to protect against rust, and the weatherproof lid screws onto the pit for a tight seal when it's not in use. The lightweight unit is easy to transport and store.



FD500 Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer Portable Outdoor Fireplace - Propane








Customer Reviews

Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit - Propane - FD500

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)

Gather around a roaring campfire while entertaining family and friends at your next outdoor event. Enjoy the warm ambience of the Fire Dancer propane fire pit without the hassle or mess of firewood.

- FD500
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Very friendly and helpful over the phone, and vet prompt delivery. Thank you! 136805



- FD500
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Good product, works great. Excellent service from etrailer. I will be using them for other products in the future. Thank you etrailer! 136056



- FD500
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Awesome service from etrailer.! Haven't use the fire pit yet but it's just what I've been looking for, I like a campfire but not the smoke and smell that comes along with it. This unit use do me very well. 475174



- FD500
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THIS PRODUCT IS GREAT. WORKS WELL PLENTY OF HEAT FOR IT SIZE. NICE FOR USING IN THE CAMP ON COOL MORNINGS OR WHENEVER. YOU CAN TURN IT OFF WHEN YOUR READY TO GO. LOAD IT UP AND GO IN ABOUT 5 MIN. FOR COOLING. NICE U.S.A. PRODUCT. BEST PART. THANKYOU E-TRAILER. 211502



- FD500
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Really like it, Nice flame been using it alot, better than expected and Made in th USA. Just ordered this one for our friend because she liked it so well. 227267



- FD500
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Product was received quickly and in perfect condition. I'm so excited to turn my fire dancer into a fire glass pit centered in my existing 3x3 copper fire pit. Completely filled with black fire glass. I moved to a condo and can't burn wood. I've always wanted a glass burning fire and until I found this product on your site; The price was out of reach. Your fire dancer is the cheapest on the Internet. -Joe M. 71957


Comments

HOW MANY POUNDS OF FIRE GLASS DID YOU USE IN THE FIREDANCER?

-- comment by: SCOTT - 11/23/2013

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I Bought 10lbs of glass off amazon. I filled half way with provided vermiculite then the ten lbs of glass on top, it filled it perfectly to the rim. I havent filled the copper fire pit around my fire dancer yet because I will need about 80-100lbs more glass. This is only to enhance the size around it. But I used the fire dancer with the glass allSummer. I actually temporarily filled the copper pit around it with sand and put the dancer in the middle Hope that answers your question. It looks and works awesome at a fraction of a typical glass fire structure.

-- comment by: Joe - 11/27/2013

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The fire dancer will hold around 20lbs of fire glass to the rim.

-- comment by: Joe - 11/27/2013

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- FD500
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This is a great product! We have had a fire starter portable fire pit for several years and love it. This one is for our son who is starting his family camping trips, too. We also have used it at home on our deck. 651873



- FD500
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I received my new fire pit in a timely manner. I was kept infomed every step of the way. 594648



- FD500
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Product came quickly and works well. Looking forward to using it in campgrounds that don't allow open fires. Easy to set up and flame is just as mesmerizing as a real camp fire. 592849



- FD500
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We love it! Now we can have a fire anytime or place we want, 528487



- FD500
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The only site on the web I could find this fire pit and get it this weekend! All other sites were 2 weeks out. I ordered off here and got it the next day for about $5 extra in shipping! YOU GUYS ROCK! 518552



- FD500
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The Fire Dancer fire pit works great. We are full-time RV'ers so storage space is at a premium and this compact fire pit provides a nice campfire while utilizing a minimal space in the RV storage compartment. I highly recommend it. 422370



- FD500
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Solid product 352151



- FD500
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Easy to use and store. Nicely built. 341825



- FD500
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good 323133



- FD500
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Great little camp fire pit. Has a great flame would diffidently recommend it. 323122



- FD500
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This is a great portable fire pit. My neighbor has had one for years. I bought the optional grill rack to use with it. This sets up and breaks down quickly and easily. 315565



- FD500
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Working great! Time saver over wood & when I'm ready to turn in just turn it off. It is cooled off in 5 min. and can be put away. 248010


Comments

I use the fire pit with my RV. It is in the storage compartment and look forward to using it this season.

Kevin - 01/31/2018

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- FD500
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My firepot arrived as expected. Instructions were clear. Very happy with your company and service. Thank you 226048



- FD500
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Perfect fire pit. Conservative on fuel with a good size flame. This fire burns silent also. 211200



- FD500
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We travel a good portion of the year with many friends. You can never plan the weather. We have friends who have the Fire Dancer and they recommended it to us. We are very pleased. Both with the product and your service. 210221



- FD500
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JUST UNPACKED THE UNIT. CAN'T WAIT TO UST IT WITH THE GRANDKIDS NEXT WEEK! 207259



- FD500
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We love it! Very simple and safe to use. Puts out a lot of heat for it's size. Fire really does dance all around the vermiculite. I wish the hose was 15' instead of 10'. 184225



- FD500
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Had a fire on the dock Saturday night and enjoyed the night with friends and warmth in the NW 84888



- FD500NG
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Review from a similar Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer in Grills and Fire Pits


Just got this and valve doesn't work. Coupling on hose does not fit my connection either. Had to go to hardware store to buy extra fittings to mickey mouse it together for smores I promised my daughter. Working good now but would still like to have the on/off valve. Shipping was fast. Going to get the logs now. 177464



- FD500NG
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Review from a similar Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer in Grills and Fire Pits


I use my Fire Dancer in the cool evenings to sit out on my deck and enjoy when otherwise it would be too cold. I use the gas hookup to my house and it works great. I don't have to worry about refueling a tank. We have dogs so we set it up high on a table and it doesn't burn their tails. My wife and I really enjoy using this fire pit and it works great for us. I think it keeps the bugs away too. 297281



- FD500NG
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Review from a similar Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer in Grills and Fire Pits


I ordered this Fire Dancer as a replacement for one that I've had on my rooftop deck (overlooking the Pacific Ocean) for 6 years. Unfortunately, the sea air caused the last one to rust through. I love the fact that I can cover it up easily and move it out of the way when it's not in use. Also, the Natural Gas hookup is very convenient! 100107



- FD500L
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Review from a similar Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer in Grills and Fire Pits


I am very happy with etrailer. My order was shipped as expected. I like the shipping notifications and tracking! Great job!!! 645088



- FD500NG
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Review from a similar Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer in Grills and Fire Pits


Got the fire pit within 5 days of ordering @ etrailer, reg. U P S ground. It works great as advertised. Nice heat, easy to use, extremely light, time will tell! Highly recommend at this time. 234822



- FD500NG
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Review from a similar Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer in Grills and Fire Pits


This fire pit is great, heats up fast and it being portable is so handy. I would recommend this product to anyone needing or wanting a small fire pit. 233797



- FD500NG
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Review from a similar Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer in Grills and Fire Pits


Works great! Very portable - easy to store, and quick to set up. Generates a fair bit of heat even with the gas supply turned down low. Would recommend it to others. 156870



- FD500NGCL
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Review from a similar Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer in Grills and Fire Pits


Most realistic Campfire! Just got this item in and it was easy to set up. It is fully adjustable, the flame is wide and realistic puts out an incredible amount of heat. It is the best for the price and looks. Every one always asks, where did you get that? 3494


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  • Can Fire Dancer Fire Pit be Used with RV Propane Source
  • The Fire Dancer part # FD500 can connect directly to your RV propane system as long as your RV propane is regulated. To do this, remove the included hose and replace it with a propane adapter hose that has a valve adjust (not included). The adapter hose must have a straight 1/2" pipe thread to properly connect to the fire pit. You'd also need the hose part # 100304-120-MBS and you'd be set.
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  • Replacement Parts for Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit
  • The Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit - Propane # FD500 or the natural gas # FD500NG does not have the nozzle available as a replacement part. You will need to replace the entire unit to have the new nozzle. However, we do have other replacement parts available if you need those components: Replacement Hose for Fire Dancer Portable Patio Propane Fire Pit - FD500 # FDHOSE Replacement Propane Hose Regulator for Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit # FDREG Grill Accessory...
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  • Operation of the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit
  • The Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit - Propane # FD500 is designed to use the asbestos-free vermiculite filler included with the kit instead of sand. If you wanted the log look, you can add the Ceramic Log Accessory for Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit # FDLOG. This is not designed to use real wood, so I don't recommend throwing sticks on this fire as it will add ash, sparks, and smoke to the fire and this system is designed to burn clean.
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  • Can Fire Dancer Portable Fire Pit Connect to RV Propane Source
  • You can connect the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit, Propane # FD500 to the propane hose on your travel trailer. If you want to connect the pre-installed hose that comes with the Fire Dancer, you can use an adapter to connect the Fire Dancer hose to your travel trailer's hose. I have attached a link to all of our propane adapters for you. My contact at Convert-A-Ball confirmed that as long as your travel trailer's hose is regulated, you can connect that hose directly to the Fire Dancer....
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  • Controlling Flame Height on Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit
  • The Replacement Hose # FDHOSE is intended to be used with the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit # FD500 which originally came with a regulator. The replacement regulator is # FDREG. The regulator is the only way to adjust the flame.
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  • Can Fire Dancer Fire Pit Be Used With Low Pressure Propane
  • The Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit, part # FD500 is designed to work with a propane source like a 20 lb portable tank. There is an in-line regulator with this fire pit that makes sure a safe pressure level is maintained when using the fire pit, so if you have a propane source like a bottle this should work well for you.This fire pit measures 14 inches diameter and includes a 10 ft hose assembly. I have attached a product review video for this fire pit you can check out. If you want...
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  • Fire Only Comes Through in One Place On the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit Part # FD500
  • What size tank are you running with the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit part # FD500? The manufacturer recommends using at least a 20 lb propane tank. If you are using the small 1-2 lb green propane tanks then that is going to be your issue. If you are using the appropriate size tank then you will need to remove the vermiculite and check the metal tube in the bottom which disperses the propane to make sure none of the vermiculite has gotten lodged in and clogged the flow of propane....
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  • Recommended Fire Pit to use with RV Low Pressure Propane
  • I recommend looking at the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit # FD500. This is a nice, compact and portable campfire that can run off a standard propane bottle. It is RV campground approved and includes a 10 foot long propane hose. The fire pit can operate for 20 hours on one 20 pound propane bottle. There is an in-line regulator with the fire pit that will ensure a safe pressure level is maintained while in use. If you have a propane source like a bottle, this will work great. If you...
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  • Can Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit Connect to External Propane Hose on Travel Trailer
  • You can connect the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit, Propane # FD500 to the propane hose on your travel trailer. If you want to connect the pre-installed hose that comes with the Fire Dancer, you can use an adapter to connect the Fire Dancer hose to your travel trailer's hose. I have attached a link to all of our propane adapters for you. My contact at Convert-A-Ball confirmed that as long as your travel trailer's hose is regulated, you can connect that hose directly to the Fire...
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  • What is the BTU Output for the Fire Dance Portable Fire Pit
  • I checked with my contact at Convert-a-Ball, and the propane Fire Dancer fire pit has a BTU output of 57000 on the highest setting. You can view a video demonstration of the Fire Dancer at the link provided.
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  • Recommended Towing Setup for 2018 Ford Escape
  • Even though your teardrop trailer is tiny I recommend using the highest capacity hitch available for your 2018 Escape, the Draw-Tite 2-inch # 75758, since this will give you more towing safety margin and not really cost much more. This hitch installs easily without drilling as you will see in the linked video. All hardware is included. For a wiring harness for the trailer's lights I recommend the Tekonsha 4-pole kit # 118715 because we find their wiring products to be the most reliable....
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  • How to Connect Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit to Outside Threads of Propane Tank Fitting
  • To easily connect the hose assembly from your Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit # FD500 to the outside threads on a propane tank, I recommend looking at the Camco Propane Cylinder Gas Gauge and Leak Detector # CAM59023. The female P.O.L. on one end of this unit will thread onto the hose assembly for the Fire Dancer, while the ACME nut on the other end will connect to the outside threads of a propane tank. This product also features a nice gas gauge that will let you see...
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  • Problem With Some Soot When Using A Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit
  • The Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit # FD500 does not have an adjustment to the air mixture. The fire pit's manufacturer told me that the soot problem is not an air mixture issue but has to do with the amount of additive that propane gas companies use in their gas. The additives that propane companies add to their gas can cause soot build up in your propane gas accessory. Propane gas is supposed to burn clean, but adding rock, ceramic logs, glass, or the Vermiculite filler that is...
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  • Using Different Filler In Fire Dancer Portable Fire Pit
  • The vermiculite included with the Fire Dancer Portable Fire Pit # FD500 is certified to be asbestos-free. Using any other filler is not recommended, according to the manufacturer.
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  • Can Fire Glass be Mixed with Vermiculite in the Fire Dancer Propane Fire Pit
  • Since fire glass can be used with the Fire Dancer # FD500 as long as it is on top of the vermiculite only, and because the two would more than likely mix when transporting the fire pit, a mesh screen would be a good idea to keep the 2 separated. However you would want to remove the screen prior to using the fire pit to ensure the gas properly escapes through the vermiculite and fire glass. The fire glass has to be on top because mixing it in with the vermiculite will prevent proper...
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  • Troubleshooting Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire PIt That Will Not Light
  • I spoke with my contact at Convert-A-Ball regarding the issues you are having with your Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit # FD500. He first recommends checking to make sure there is no blockage in the burner tube and also possibly the hose itself. After emptying out the vermiculite from the bowl, twist the burner tube towards yourself and wiggle it until it comes out. This is small, so you can simply blow it out with your mouth. Visually check where the tube inserts into the nut to...
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  • Can the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit be Used with Small Propane Bottles
  • You could use a smaller propane tank as long as the small bottle has the same sized fittings as larger 20 pound tanks. The only other issue would be that a small bottle would not last as long as a 20 pound tank (which will last up to 20 hours).
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  • Can Fire Glass be Mixed with Vermiculite in the Fire Dancer Propane Fire Pit
  • According to the manufacturer of the Fire Dancer # FD500 you can use fire glass with your Fire Dancer Propane Fire Pit but you will have to put in the vermiculite first and then put the fire glass on top of it. You do not want to mix them in transport. The vermiculite is used to disperse the gas and to keep the bowl cool.
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  • Is the Flame Height of the Fire Dancer Patio Fire Pit part # FD500 Adjustable
  • Yes it is, I spoke with the manufacturer of the Fire Dancer Patio Fire Pit part # FD500 and they informed me that the flame height is adjustable.
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  • Replacement Vermiculite for the Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer Fire Pit
  • The sand or gravel of the Fire Dancer Fire Pit, like part # FD500, is a mineral called vermiculite. We offer the Vermiculite, # FDV, from Convert-A-Ball that is measured for the exact amount needed for your Fire Dancer fire pit. Vermiculite is also available in larger quantities at most garden or home improvement stores.
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  • Can I Cook on the Fire Dancer # FD500 Using Grill Accessory # FDGRILL
  • Yes, you can cook on the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit, part # FD500. If you were to use the Grill Accessory for Fire Dancer Patio Fire Pit, part # FDGRILL, like you mentioned you could grill just about anything you like. Check out the review video of this product below, it shows some hot dogs being grilled using the # FDGRILL. With that being said, I would recommend that you clean out the # FD500 after you cook food in it, of course after it cools down.
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  • Can Fire Dancer Fire Pit be Used on Wood Deck
  • The base of the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit # FD500 that you referenced would get pretty warm when in use. It wouldn't get hot enough to damage a wood deck, but I would still recommend you put something resistant to heat between the pit and the deck just so that the table doesn't get marked up in any way.
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  • Does Lid Screw On to Fire Dancer Fire Pit part # FD500
  • The lid of the Fire Dancer Fire Pit part # FD500 does screw on with the wingnut you can see on the lid. It attaches to the threaded shank on the inside of the pit.
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  • Could Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit Connect to RV Propane Tank
  • You can connect the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit, Propane # FD500 to the propane hose on your RV according to the manufacturer. If you want to connect the pre-installed hose that comes with the Fire Dancer, you can use an adapter to connect the Fire Dancer hose to your travel trailer's hose. I have attached a link to all of our propane adapters for you. My contact at Convert-A-Ball confirmed that as long as your travel trailer's hose is regulated, you can connect that hose directly...
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  • Can Fire Glass be Used with the Fire Dancer Propane Fire Pit
  • I spoke with the manufacturer of the Fire Dancer # FD500 and she said you can use fire glass. But you will have to put in the vermiculite first and then use the fire glass on top of it. The vermiculite is used to disperse the gas and to keep the bowl cool. Also she said that the fire glass will start to get discolored and will get a layer of soot on it so it won't stay pretty forever.
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  • Can Vermiculite be Replaced with Stone on Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer Portable Fire Pit
  • I spoke with my contact at Convert-A-Ball regarding your Fire Dancer Patio Fire Pit # FD500. He stated that they do not recommend using stone in place of the vermiculite. This is simply because it can cause the iron bowl to heat up and could potentially be a fire/burn hazard. It is possible, though, to place decorative stone/rock/glass on top of the vermiculite for aesthetics. What the vermiculite does is prevent ignition of the propane until the top where it meets the air, thus the only...
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