Eldorado Outdoor FAQ’s

Do the cabinets require a footing?

Pouring footings is not necessary when installing Eldorado Outdoor cabinets. All that is required is an existing 4″ concrete slab or concrete paver patio.

Do the cabinets need to be bolted down?

Bolting the cabinets to the surface floor is not required. If desired the use of masonry anchors or foundation bolts can further secure the unit. Do this by drilling through the lower edge into the concrete slab, insert the masonry anchor then tighten. Repeat around the base of the unit.

What do you use to cut cabinets for the appliance cut-outs?

A 4″ grinder with a diamond blade is recommended.

How do you install access doors for barbecues?

We offer pre-packaged angled appliance brackets that come with self-tapping screws for easy installation.

Can the cabinets hold a concrete top?

A poured in place or prefabricated concrete top can be installed up to 4″ thick.

How are end caps installed?

End caps are installed by simply gluing the edges and unit with an all-purpose concrete glue.

How are backsplash cantilever pieces installed?

Cantilever and edge details can be installed by leveling, bolting and gluing directly to the cabinets.

If you stucco the island do you need a brown coat?

Yes. If stucco is selected as the surface texture, make sure to use fiberglass tape at all cabinet joints, apply a brown coat and final stucco coat.

Can stone or brick be directly applied to the cabinets?

All Eldorado Outdoor cabinets come with a factory installed scratch coat, eliminating the need for additional surface preparation. Stone and brick can be installed as soon as the cabinets have been set.

Do the cabinets need to be glued and bolted?

Yes, it is necessary to glue and bolt all cabinets together to create a solid island.

Is a building permit required when installing Eldorado Outdoor?

Please consult with your local building code, however in most cases a building permit is not required since the units are not considered a permanent structure and do not require a concrete footing.

Fire Bowls

Can the fire bowls be connected to a small LP tank?

Our fire bowl gas components have been tested to meet CSA certification and require a fixed piping system either in natural gas or liquid propane.

Can I install the fire bowl myself?

We suggest our products be installed by professionals that are locally licensed and have jurisdiction in gas piping.

Who do I call if my burner unit needs servicing?

We suggest our products are serviced by a professional certified in the United States or Canada by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) as NFI Gas Specialist.

Can I install the fire bowl indoors or in an enclosed area?

Never use this appliance in enclosed spaces. All Eldorado Fire Bowls have been designed for outdoor use only.

Can I use a different media to cover my burner besides the provided volcanic rock?

Yes the fire bowl is designed to use approved media when correctly installed over the burner to achieve proper combustion. When using glass media with LP gas, make sure to only cover the burner with enough media to hide it, applying over ½” may create back pressure and gas leakage from the air mixer resulting in LP pooling under the fire ring.

Can I burn wood in the fire bowl?

No alternative fuel sources can be burned in the fire bowl, including wood, bio-fuel, ethanol, lighter fluid or any other fuel.

How does the gas line connect?

The fire bowl has been designed for a fixed piping installation of natural gas or liquid propane. The gas line is brought up through the base of the fire bowl either underground or concealed under a deck. The line is then connected to the burner inside the bowl.

Can I install the fire bowl on a deck?

Yes, you can place the fire bowl on a deck surface built to local building codes.

Can I leave the fire bowl outside year round? Do I need to cover it?

Our fire bowls have been manufactured from a strong Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete and can be left outside year round. Although, each fire bowl has drainage built into the base of each unit, it is recommended to keep the fire bowls covered when not in use. It is recommended you cover the fire bowl during winter months and also to avoid excess dirt and debris from clogging the burner.

Can I operate my fire bowl in windy conditions?

The fire bowls have been designed to minimize flame blow-out, however it is not recommended to operate our fire bowls in windy conditions. If the flame blows out, turn off the gas immediately and wait until the gas clears before relighting. Never light the fire bowl if you smell gas.

How do I light the fire bowl?

Our fire bowls use a manual key valve located on the side of the bowl which controls the gas flow. The bowls are match lit using a long lighter or long match.

What is included with the fire bowl?

Fire bowls include CSA certified burner components, key valve, lava rock and nylon carrying strap for positioning bowl in final location.

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