Posted on

Does Vancouver, BC allow firepits on residential properties?

Solus Halo Firepit with Vancouver Skyline. Fixed fuel connection gas and propane firepits need permits in Vancouver. CSA approved portable ones to not.
Pictured here is the Solus Halo Firepit, with Vancouver Skyline in the background. The Solus fire pits come in fixed fuel connection gas and propane fire pits. The fixed connection fire pits will require a permit. However, the portable Solus fire pits will not require a permit.

Does Vancouver, BC allow firepits?

Yes! The Solus firepits have CSA approval in Vancouver, BC.

Does Vancouver, BC require permits for firepits?

CSA approved firepits will require a permit if there is a fixed gas or propane connection.

If you are looking to install a firepit with a fixed propane or natural gas connection, you will be required to obtain a permit from the City of Vancouver. However, you will not require a permit for a decorative portable propane or natural gas burning firepit. The Solus firepits are available as both portable and fixed fuel connection.

CSA approved will not require a permit if they are portable.

If you are looking for a firepit for your residence, but don’t want to obtain a permit, the fire must be portable and “contained in an approved (CSA, for example) outdoor cooking appliance, or outdoor fireplace”. Therefore, the Solus firepit will make a great addition to any outdoor living space, and they are manufactured here in Vancouver, BC! Furthermore, the Solus firepits are available for shipping worldwide, so check out our other blog posts to determine the fire regulations in your city!

Contact Us

  • To see our products, please visit our catalogue page.
  • To speak to a sales representative you can contact us here, or call our local Vancouver line: 604-255-2472.
  • For all other inquiries, please visit our Solus Decor website.

Solus Certifications

Resources

It is the responsibility of the reader to confirm and verify any information found on this page.

Posted on

Does San Jose, CA allow firepits?

Solus hemi firebowl firepit lit at Hyatt House hotel in San Jose California

Does the state of California allow firepits?

Yes! The Solus firepits have ANSI approval in California.

Does San Jose, CA allow firepits?

Yes! The Solus firepits are certified by ANSI in San Jose, CA.

Does San Jose, CA require permits?

No, recreational outdoor firepits do not require permits.

Recreational fires that are used for warming, cooking, religious, or ceremonial purposes are allowed. However, there are some limitations on the size, and it would be best to contact your city to confirm the bylaws of your area. Solus fire pits are available in both portable and fixed connections, and three fuel sources options. Our firepits will bring elegance and life to any outdoor living space. Solus products are manufactured in Vancouver, Canada and ship worldwide!

Contact Us

  • To see our products, please visit our catalogue page.
  • To speak to a sales representative you can contact us here, or call our North America Toll Free line: 1-877-255-3146
  • For all other inquiries, please visit our Solus Decor website.

Solus Certifications

Resources

It is the responsibility of the reader to confirm and verify any information found on this page.

Posted on

Does San Diego, CA allow firepits on residential properties?

 

Urbana San Diego
Pictured here: Solus Decor Elevated Halo at the Vitamin D Lounge, Urbana, San Diego

 

Does the state of California allow firepits?

Yes! Firepits are allowed in the state of California.

Does San Diego, CA allow firepits?

Yes! ANSI firepits are allowed in San Diego, CA. Firepits must be in an approved container that is no less than 15ft from a structure and they must be attended at all times while burning. If you are burning any other materials than the approved gas, ethanol or butane, then the firepit is not under the same designation, and there may be other fire permits needed. If you are looking for more information, please see links below.

Do firepits require a permit in San Diego, CA?

A permit may or may not be required. Some gas burning decorative fireplaces, fire pits, kilns or barbecues do not require a building or combination permit, but could require a plumbing or electrical permit. Solus firepits re available as both portable and fixed fuel connection; therefore, the Solus firepit will make a great addition to any outdoor living space!

Contact Us

  • To see our products, please visit our catalogue page.
  • To speak to a sales representative you can contact us here, or call our local San Diego line: 619-639-1231
  • For all other inquiries, please visit our Solus Decor website.

Solus Certifications

Resources

It is the responsibility of the reader to confirm and verify any information found on this page.

Posted on

Does Spokane, WA allow firepits on residential properties?

Solus Hemi firepit lit in modern garden in Spokane
Pictured here: Solus Hemi Firepit in a beautiful outdoor space. Solus firepits are available in 10 colours, and come in both fixed and portable fuel connections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does Washington state allow firepits?

Yes! Solus firepits have ANSI approval in Washington state.

Does Spokane, WA allow firepits?

Yes! The Solus firepits have CSA approval in Washington state.

Does my city require permits for firepits?

ANSI approved firepits are permitted in Spokane.

Fuels such as natural gas and propane are okay to use. For your convenience, Solus firepits are available as both portable and fixed fuel connection. As seen in the photo above, the Solus Hemi Bowl is using a fixed fuel connection to create a minimalistic and modern look to your outdoor living space.

Firepits do not require a permit in Spokane, WA; therefore, the Solus firepit will make a great addition to any outdoor living space! The Solus firepits are available for shipping worldwide, so check out our other blog posts to determine the fire regulations in your city. For more information regarding firepits and permits, contact your local fire department, as seen in the links below.

Contact Us

  • To see our products, please visit our catalogue page.
  • To speak to a sales representative you can contact us here, or call our North America Toll Free line: 1-877-255-3146.
  • For all other inquiries, please visit our Solus Decor website.

Solus Certifications

Resources

It is the responsibility of the reader to confirm and verify any information found on this page.

Posted on

Does Seattle, WA allow firepits on residential properties?

Pictured here: The Solus Hemi firepit on an elegant rooftop patio. Solus firepits are available in 10 colours, in both fixed and portable fuel connections.

Does the state of Washington allow firepits?

Yes! Solus firepits have ANSI approval in the state of Washington.

Does Seattle, WA allow firepits?

Yes! Solus firepits are permitted on private land in Seattle. 

Does Seattle require a permit for firepits?

ANSI approved portable firepit does not require permits in Seattle

If you are putting your firepit on a residential property, you do not need a permit to use it unless it exceeds 2ft in height and 3ft in width. However, if it does exceed 2ft x 3ft, you may need a permit from both the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and the Seattle Fire Department. Some permit requirements may also change based on the type of fuel connection you are using,  Solus firepits are available as both portable and fixed fuel connection.

The fire must be contained in an approved (ANSI) outdoor cooking appliance, or outdoor fireplace. All of the Solus firepits meet the ANSI guidelines; therefore, the Solus firepit will make a great addition to any outdoor living space! They are manufactured just north of Seattle, in Vancouver, BC! Furthermore, the Solus firepits are available for shipping worldwide, so check out our other blog posts to determine the fire regulations in your city .

Contact Us

  • To see our products, please visit our catalogue page.
  • To speak to a sales representative you can contact us here, or call our North America Toll Free line: 1-877-255-3146
  • For all other inquiries, please visit our Solus Decor website.

Solus Certifications

Resources

It is the responsibility of the reader to confirm and verify any information found on this page.

Posted on

Does Sacramento, CA allow firepits on residential properties?

Solus hemi firepit in Sacramento

Pictured here: Solus Hemi firepit on an outdoor deck. Solus firepits are available in 10 colours and come in both fixed and portable fuel connections.

Does California state allow firepits?

Yes! The Solus firepits have ANSI approval in California.

Does Sacramento state allow firepits?

Yes! The Solus firepits have ANSI approval in Sacramento.

Does my city require permits for firepits?

ANSI approved firepits may require a permit if there is a fixed gas or propane connection.

Outdoor bonfires and fires that are recreational and are used for aesthetic purposes are permitted in the city of Sacramento. These burns may occur in open pits, indoor and outdoor wood burning appliances, fireplaces, wood stoves, and cooking appliances. If you are looking to install a firepit with a fixed propane or natural gas connection, you may be required to obtain a permit from the City of Sacramento.  The Solus firepits are available as both portable and fixed fuel connection.

ANSI approved may not require a permit if they are portable.

If you are looking for a firepit for your residence, but don’t want to obtain a permit, purchasing a firepit in a contained in an approved (ANSI, for example) with a portable connection may be the solution. Therefore, the Solus firepit will make a great addition to any outdoor living space! The Solus firepits are available for shipping worldwide, so check out our other blog posts to determine the fire regulations in your city!

Contact Us

  • To see our products, please visit our catalogue page.
  • To speak to a sales representative you can contact us here, or call our North America Toll Free line: 1-877-255-3146
  • For all other inquiries, please visit our Solus Decor website.

Solus Certifications

Resources

It is the responsibility of the reader to confirm and verify any information found on this page.

Posted on

Certification of Fire Pits in the USA and Canada

Hemi firebowl

                           Certified Solus fire pits are designed from the inside out !

Beauty is only skin deep as the expression goes.  Solus fire pits in our opinion are not only the most beautiful pits in the marketplace but they are as beautiful inside as they are out. We apply exactly the same design discipline for the “inner” Solus workings of parts and final assembly as we do for the appearance of Solus fire pits.

In many jurisdictions and municipalities the state and provincial licensing bodies for gas fitters have implemented new regulations ( particularly for commercial applications but residential as well ) to certify the fire pits as an appliance NOT just the inserted certified burner.  This is a new development. In the last year our fire pits have been “flagged” for inspection in New York, Massachusetts, California, Minnesota, Washington, Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.  In each circumstance we successfully passed the inspection and permits were granted without additional costs.  In each of these cases our customer was told by the agency granting the final permit that the entire appliance needed a ANSI Z21.97-2014/CSA 2.41-2014 – Outdoor Decorative Appliances certification which included the concrete fire pit it was housed in. Traditionally certified burners were sold separately and were inserted into a brick, metal or concrete pit that was not part of the certification process. These inserted burners although technically “certified” will have a high probability of being denied a final permit because the entire pit is not certified.  It is a trend that is being circulated at a national level in both Canada and the US.   Many states such as Massachusetts require a fire pit to pass their state regulatory body and be on their approved list. Solus is on the MA list. ( http://license.reg.state.ma.us/pubLic/pl_products/pb_search.asp?type=G&manufacturer=Solus+Decor+Inc&stype=spec&model=&product=&description=&psize=50 )

What did we learn about going through the certification process besides it being intense, expensive and time consuming.  We learned to make a better product. We aligned it with best practices and better quality control.  As a manufacturer we take control for the design of the finished fire table or pit and the design of the inner workings.  By optimizing the control of parts and assembly we are able directly deal with challenges of burners, electronic components and the concrete.  If something goes wrong in the field Solus is on the receiving end of the complaint.  We don’t blame it on the burner manufacturer or the concrete manufacturer – Solus is both. Our CSA/ANSI certification depends on it. Our success rate in the field is just under 98 %.  Which means on an occasion when we have an issue our own technical support team solves the problem directly and adapts changes to the product if necessary.

We have an independent certified gas fitter who tests and fires up each and every electronic fire pit that leaves our facility.  Certification means that we have random inspection by the certifying laboratory of our quality control measures and our assembly methods.   It also means that we are comfortable giving the best warranty in the business.  25 years on our  burner ( with cover ) and 3 years on electronics ( with cover ). The best in the business. You won’t find another manufacturer like Solus.  Beautiful inside and out.