Northland Metal Deck Defender & Grass Guard - Fire Pit Heat Shield PAD
- Deck Defender & Grass Guard Pad"; economical "one piece" model; features a single layer of metal and single air space for insulation; less BTU capacity than our standard "two piece" model, yet still offers plenty of protection to satisfy the average fire pit & chiminea application requirements
- The original all-metal heat shield; designed & manufactured by Northland Metal Industries in the U.S.A; lets you safely operate gas & wood burning fire pits on your wood deck, synthetic wood deck (aka: composite wood), lawn or concrete surfaces see below; NOTE: FIRE PIT NOT INCLUDED
Folds in half for easy carrying & compact storage; no separate parts to lose or break
- No Assembly Required; just set your fire pit or chiminea on top of Deck Defender and burn as usual; designed to withstand high temperatures and protect areas from potential heat damage
- Size 26" x 26" x 2-3/4" high; fits MOST standard fire pits 18 to 36 inch; weight capacity 250 lbs; 100% fire-proof all metal construction; 2 year limited warranty; made in U.S.A.
PURPOSE: Protects wood & composite decks, patios, concrete & lawn areas from heat damage created by portable gas & wood burning Fire Pits & Chiminea's.
FUNCTION: Place "Deck Defender Pad" under your fire pit or chiminea and burn as usual without the fear of heat damage.
OPERATION METHOD: It blocks heat by balancing three elements that apply to the principles of radiant heat transfer. 1) High shine metals reflect heat, 2) Aluminum acts as a heat sink, and 3) Single layer metal with air space below create an insulation effect because air is a poor conductor of heat. NASA uses this principle in insulating space suits & crafts. Simple, lightweight, no moving parts or necessary maintenance.
TESTED: It's 100% fire-proof & has been extensively tested to extreme conditions. Fire pits average approximately 1,200 degrees F. max. "Deck Defender Pad" has been tested up to 1,500 degrees F - so use with confidence.
MATERIALS: Aluminum top plate in a one-piece construction. Includes wide feet for lawn applications. It is hand crafted using quality U.S.A. materials for longevity and appearance. "Deck Defender Pad" is outdoor storage safe and sits above the surface of the deck providing airflow to prevent moisture from accumulating.
SIZE & CAPACITY: 26" square x 2-3/4" high & weighs 7 lbs. Weight capacity 250 lbs. Draw a 26" square on your driveway with chalk and set your fire pit on top to see if it fits the Deck Defender before purchasing. Note your fire pit legs can straddle the Deck Defender Pad as long as the bottom sits no closer than 2" above the unit.
APPLICATION: Designed for use with standard gas & wood burning Fire Pits & Chiminea's. WARNING: NOT FOR USE with oxygen supplied fires. Oxy-fuel combustion is the process of burning a fuel using pure oxygen instead of air as the primary oxidant. This creates much higher flame temperatures than air-fuel flames.