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  1. Everything You Need to Know About Pipe Thread Sizing

    Find the Correct Pipe Thread Size

    Pipe threads and fitting sizes refer to the physical dimensions of the fittings but do not necessarily indicate the measurement of the pipe. Within the plumbing industry, the measurement of thread size is referred to as "nominal" pipe thread size, which indicates the inner diameter of the pipe size. This distinction can get confusing as the industry has several different terms that can be thrown around and if you're not sure what to measure and where you can end up with incorrectly sized fittings.

  2. What is a Kamado Grill?

    What is a Kamado Grill?

    Kamado grills take their name from the term used to describe a traditional Japanese wood or charcoal fueled cooking appliance called a kamado. A traditional kamado was made from clay or other ceramic material to create a large urn or "egg" like vessel, similar to a tandoor, whose round shape and heavy construction allowed unique cooking benefits.

  3. What is Sous Vide Cooking?

    What is Sous Vide Cooking?

    Sous Vide (pronounced sue - veed) is a modern cooking technique that utilizes the advanced temperature control of an immersion circulator to keep a water bath at a consistent temperature to achieve very specific results, time and time again. For years, restaurants have been taking advantage of this technique to ensure their products reach precise results and now that technology is available to everyone. Our helpful video here is designed to provide all of the basic information you need to know about Sous Vide and the following guide offers a bit more insight into the unique process.

  4. What Fireplace Remote Control Works for You?

    How to Determine What Remote Works for You

    Nothing beats the comfort of a warm & cozy fire when the temperature drops and the days are cold and many of us now have gas fireplaces in place of wood for the convenience and simplicity they offer.

  5. The Thermodynamics of Cooking

    The Thermodynamics of Cooking

    The act of cooking is such a broad term now; it traditionally is used to refer to applying heat to food in order to produce a different flavor and texture, but something like sashimi has no application of heat - yet with all of the detailed cuts and alterations of ingredients, I would still describe the process of preparing it as cooking. In any regard, cooking is the process of changing a raw ingredient into something more flavorful and complex. For now, let's focus on cooking with heat- specifically, what's happening when you grill.

  6. How to Use a Flange Extension with Your Gas Fire Pit

    What is a Flange Extension and why would you need one?

    A flange extension is the name we give to a fitting that allows the flange to be extended further away from the valve. This becomes advantageous for those who wish to use thicker walls, stones, or blocks for their fire pit enclosure as you're then able mount the flange on the outside of your enclosure while the valve remains inside.

  7. Primo Oval Series Grill Review

    A Versatile Grill with a Dynamic Performance

    The natural smoky aroma and flavor produced by a traditional charcoal grill is inimitable - but nowadays there's so many different types of charcoal grills that it's hard to know which produces the best BBQ. While that may not be a fair question - beauty (or delicious BBQ) lies in the eye of the beholder and all - we do know with certainty, the Primo Oval kamado style charcoal grills are some of the most versatile BBQ grills on the market that produce some top notch 'cue.

  8. The Montego Fire Pit Table

    The Montego Fire Pit Table

    A mix of contemporary style and classic design, the Montego gas fire pit table offers a one of a kind option for an outdoor fire feature. As one of the most popular fire table options, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company has created the perfect fire table to serve as a one of a kind coffee style and fire feature. Let's take a look at what makes this table one of our favorites.

  9. What Makes the Penta Burner Unique?

    What Makes the Penta Burner Unique?

    The Penta burner is a uniquely designed gas fire pit burner designed to provide the most realistic and fullest flame presence to enhance your outdoor living space. This star shaped burner was created by HPC to offer a new and innovative design that would piggyback off of the success of traditional round burners. The Penta burner has quickly become the most popular shape of any burner ring we sell and comes with plenty of support from our experts and customers alike.

  10. How to Buy a Gas Log Set

    Why Use a Gas Log Set?

    The modern appeal of convenience and affordability has drawn more people to convert their old wood fireplaces into a clean and efficient gas log set. The benefits are numerous and they can really offer some unique advantages but with all of the different types and options, it can be hard to know what log set is right for you - so let's take a look at the key differences between gas log sets.

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