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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

  • Fire Pits
  • Portable Fire Pit
  • Convert-A-Ball
  • Propane

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   (41 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.

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This was the perfect gift for my boyfriend who has everything. He loves it! It was also a hit with his BBQ party guests! 673675


Comments
Still looks and works like new.
Terrie - 07/23/2020

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worked fine 682075



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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



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



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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



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


Comments
Still works like it was brand new. We love it and use it weekly.
Tuppergun - 06/29/2019

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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



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



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



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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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Comments
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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Comments
The fire dancer will hold around 20lbs of fire glass to the rim.
-- comment by: Joe - 11/27/2013

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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



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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



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



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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



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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



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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



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awesome 856739



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We love it so much that we bought our son one.It is nice to not have to tend the fire at all,like you do a yard fire pit.Very clean fire. 820113



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Works great! 792316



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Product was exactly as advertised & came very quickly. We already have this product & love it. This one is a gift, so we hope they will enjoy theirs as much as we have. Thank you, etrailer team! 732809



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Bought this unit to carry in our Toyota camper, is nice and compact so easy to store. It is nice to have a quick and easy fire, especially when firewood can be hard to come by on the road. 716267



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Have not used yet but appears to be well built for the price 714015



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Great price 688524



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


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Ask the Experts about this Convert-A-Ball Grills and Fire Pits

  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Connect Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit to RV Supply Via Quick Disconnect
    The problem that you'll face with the parts you're wanting to use is that the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit # FD500 already has regulator so if you're wanting to attach it to your RV propane system, which is already regulated, then there won't be enough pressure for your fire pit. If you aren't comfortable with removing the propane regulator from the hose then you can just get the Replacement Hose # FDHOSE and pair it with the Hose # 100304-120-MBS to do what you're wanting to do.
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  • Does Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit, Propane # FD500 Come Assembled
    The Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit, Propane # FD500 doesn't really have assembly instructions as it comes pre-assembled. Basically you just pour the rocks in, attach to your propane, open the regulator valve, and light the center where the gas is coming out.
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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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  • 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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  • Installing Fire Dancer Fire Pit and Grill to Same Propane Tank Using Tee Connector
    The Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit - Propane # FD500 has an integrated shut off valve after the regulator. The regulator itself will control flow which you can adjust further with the valve. You can use the splitter before the regulator for your grill and be good to go. If you don't have a splitter, I recommend the MB Sturgis Sturgi-Flow T-Fitting w/ Hose for POL Valve - Disposable Cylinder Port # 103608 or theMB Sturgis Sturgi-Stay T-Fitting w/ Hose for Type 1 Valve - 1/4" FIF...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can Fire Dancer Portable Fire Pit be Cooked On
    The Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit # FD500 is a propane fire/grille and was designed to be cooked on if wanted as it has a cooking grate part # FDGRILL that has been certified by USA and Canada as safe. Were you trying to cook with one of the other inserts in the grille? Or maybe was it really new?
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Available Types of Propane Fire Pit for Use with RV
    We offer several types of propane fire pit for use with your RV. All of these are shown on the linked page. All of these include a low-pressure regulator. Your best bet for selecting one is to check the nature of the propane fitting on your Winnie. You can refer to the linked articles that detail the different types of fitting and connectors that are found on RV propane setups and how RV gas systems function. These will help you find a fire pit that will connect and operate properly. For...
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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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  • 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 Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit FD500 Be Used on Carpeted Surface
    Since the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit # FD500 is intended for outdoor use such as in backyards or campgrounds that tends to suggest that its base could get warm enough to make it incompatible with a carpeted surface. There could be circumstances where the unit runs cool enough (say, with a moderate fire on a very cool evening) but in general I would have to say it is best to avoid using this or any other fire pit or similar product on any potentially flammable surface.
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  • What is the Height of the Fire Dancer Patio Fire Pit
    The Fire Dancer Patio Fire Pit, # FD500, stands 9 inches tall with the lid on and 7 inches tall with the lid off. I have included a link to a video from the manufacturer covering the different attributes of the Fire Dancer for you. There are some accessories that you can add if interested including a ceramic log, # FDLOG, and a grill accessory, # FDGRILL.
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