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Old 01-22-2022, 08:49 PM   #1
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Propane fire ring

We are thinking about getting one of these fire rings. We would like to have it sitting on one of those RV mats that you have outside and are made of some kind of 'plastic' synthetic. The bottom of fire ring we are looking at sits about 6 inches above the surface it sits on. Will it be hot enough to melt the 'mat' below it?
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Once ours gets going and the lava rocks get really hot, there is a lot of heat transferred down. Whether it's enough to melt the plastic I can't say but it might. Also, the metal enclosure gets pretty hot as well.
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I've seen large round scorch marks on picnic tables.....
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Old 01-23-2022, 07:52 AM   #4
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We have one with the lava rocks and have used it many times on those rv carpets and never have had a problem. This is what we have .
https://www.campingworld.com/mr.-bar...it-123211.html
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I have never used ours on the mat. Always right next to the mat. Never a problem. If I get a chance tomorrow, I will fire it up and see how hot it gets under it.
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I have an lp fire ring at home and place it on 1 1/4" Trex (Plastic decking) without a problem.
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Old 01-24-2022, 12:14 PM   #7
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Defiant530, I really appreciate your link, definitely know what you have experience with now.
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We have a Camp Chef Sequoia fire pit. We have a plastic RV mat also. The fire pit can sit directly on the mat and it projects no heat downward. It's completely safe to have sitting on any surface. It heats nicely with the lava rocks.

https://www.campchef.com/back-patio/...-fire-pit.html
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Defiant530, I really appreciate your link, definitely know what you have experience with now.
My pleasure , we are all here to help each other !
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I carry an lid from a 55 gallon barrel that is painted satin black and put this down before setting the fireplace on top. Havenít had any problems scorching the ground.
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We have an Outland Living Model 863 which when we are at our sticks & bricks lives on our wooden deck. Deck gets warm but is not a concern.
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We have the Camp Chef Sequoia fire pit and confirm what crabby said.
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Thanks for all of your personal experiences and comments.

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We have a similar yet larger model than what was linked above. I "think" we have used it once or twice under the awning, which means it likely was partially or fully on the nylon mat. It'll be 2-3 months before I unwrap the RV to check and test this though. I don't recall much heat heading down with ours, lots of lava rock in ours. I believe ours is 50 000BTU or so.
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