Explore Fire + Water Elements:

 

All of our fire, fire & water bowls and fire pits include the burner assembly and transformer panel. All Hammered Copper bowls come with a mounting bracket. All bowls with fire elements include a support plate. Decorative media is sold separately. *Site connection adapters and mounting anchor hardware not included.

Yes, but it requires a PTI transformer panel (included when ordering automated system). Swimming pool or home automation systems that supply 120VAC from the auxiliary output can be hooked up to the transformer panel.

A licensed contractor must perform installations. All aspects of installation must conform to local codes, or in the absence of codes, with National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1. Failure to have the bowls or fire pits installed by a licensed contractor will result in a void of warranty.

No. Currently, we only offer standard sizes.

A wide variety of products are in stock and ship within 3 business days of the order. Lead time for out of stock items can range from 6-8 weeks.

A transformer panel is required (included when ordering automated system) for powering all automated electronic ignition systems. It serves as a transformer to convert the incoming power to a useable voltage for the bowls and fire pits.

Pebble Technology offers 12VAC and 24VAC automated electronic ignition systems. When ordering, you must specify the quantity and type of bowls and/or fire pits that will be installed at a single location. Additionally, you must indicate the type of gas: either natural gas or propane. Pebble Technology will package each order according to the specification provided.

No, an individual transformer panel is required for each bowl if you would like to operate the bowls independently. Normal operation is to have all bowls ignite simultaneously from one transformer panel.

It is recommended the bowls be within 150ft of the transformer panel. There is no distance requirement for the length of the wire running between the transformer panel to the bowl(s) and/or fire pit(s).

  • 34 VA – Single ring bowl burner draw (natural gas or propane)
  • 43 VA – Fire pit burner draw
  • 25 VA – Propane adder draw

100 VA Transformer Panel

  • Up to 4 natural gas fire and fire & water bowls OR
  • Up to 3 propane bowls (including the propane adder) OR
  • Up to 2 natural gas fire pits OR
  • Up to 1 propane fire pit (including the propane adder)

150 VA Transformer Panel

  • Up to 4 natural gas bowls OR
  • Up to 3 propane bowls (including the propane adder) OR
  • Up to 3 natural gas fire pits OR
  • Up to 2 propane fire pit (including the propane adder)

250 VA Transformer Panel

  • For all configurations exceeding 150VA

The transformer panel is the same. Propane models require an electronic propane adder (included when ordering propane systems) to be wired into the transformer and have a brass air/fuel mixer valve that introduces air into the propane gas before combustion for a cleaner richer burning flame than other non-aerated propane systems on the market. Natural gas models do not need an air/fuel mixer since natural gas is cleaner burning than propane.

It is an additional low voltage solenoid gas valve that is installed in the gas line upstream from the burner. In the event of a leak or loose connection, it will prevent the flow of gas. It adds the benefits of additional safety and more precise gas flow to the system.

If all propane bowls and/or fire pits are connected to one transformer panel, you only need one propane adder on the gas main. For larger projects requiring multiple transformer panels, you need one propane adder per panel.

Our burner assembly comes with a patented flame monitoring technology that is reliable in adverse weather conditions. Every unit is CSA/AGA approved and factory tested for safety before shipping.

All components of the burner assemblies and transformer panels are manufactured in the United States for Pebble Technology International.

CSA/AGA recommended clearances are 4ft on sides and 6ft on top. Fire bowls can be placed anywhere code allows. Do not install near any combustibles (side or overhead) such as wood structures, fuels, clothing, windows, fabrics or dry vegetation. Please see installation manual for more information.

Each burner should have a flame height of approximately 12” – 15” from the top of the burner. The licensed contractor who installs the system(s) can adjust the flame.

Yes, our components are U.L. listed and the burner assembly is CSA certified.

Our exclusive designs use precision cut hardware, which allows for an easier and more secure installation, improved performance and a more stable flame. The media support plate is designed to allow maximum airflow and preventing overheating, sagging and warping. The four-bolt system allows for an easy installation to the mounting surface, which provides a more secure and stable product. The mounting bracket includes corrosion resistant stainless steel studs and is powder coated in a non-reflective bronze color to blend with the oil rubbed hammered copper. Cast stone bowls do not have a mounting bracket, as the mounting feet are cast into the cast stone bowls for an extremely stable mount. The feet allow airflow to the burner electronics and provide a cleaner and richer flame.

Yes, warranty is voided if the system is not installed according to our manufacturer instructions. The mounting bracket for the hammered copper bowls and the feet of the cast stone bowl allow for cooling airflow to the burner electronics. This prevents the system from overheating and malfunctioning. The vents also allow for possible gas buildup in the bottom of the bowl to evacuate. Propane gas is heavier than air and will settle into low-lying places if not properly ventilated.

Yes, a drainage pipe will need to be installed to drain excess water and will assist in preventing gas buildup (excluding water only bowls). A fine screen such as landscape cloth or window screen should be placed over the drainage pipe when installing planters to keep excess dirt from clogging the drain.

Bowls are cast and handcrafted in the United States. Our exclusive product line has been designed by PTI.

Our engineered concrete mix design enhances the strength of the cast stone bowls, making it more durable than others in the market. The creative application of materials and bowl design work together to fortify the strength of the bowl making it more resistant to cracking due to over exposure or freeze/thaw cycles. Pigment infused concrete provides color throughout the bowl, and each bowl is finished with a penetrating sealer that protects the integrity of the color as the bowl ages. The copper insert is designed to optimize water flow requirements and provide a more even flow with a smooth water sheet.

Pebble Technology custom designed molds to individually form each bowl. Once extracted from the mold, our concrete artisans use a hand-processing technique to give each bowl a unique visual texture with a tone-on-tone effect and ensure a smooth finish.

The standard pilot hood is used for natural gas or propane in lava rock media applications. An open-top pilot hood is required for all glass media applications allowing for sufficient airflow to the pilot light ignition. Due to propane being heavier than natural gas, and because glass media packs tighter than other types of media, the tightly packed glass media can restrict airflow/ventilation and cause the glass to combust.

Yes, when using glass media for bowls with fire features or fire pits an open-top pilot hood is required. PTI will change the pilot hood at the factory when media is specified at time of order.

Yes, our fire glass is furnace melted and tumbled for long-term heat resistance.

No, fire glass media can only be used with natural gas. PTI does not sell fire glass media for propane applications due to safety concerns.

It is recommended to lay a thin layer of fire glass media over the mesh screen. Use just enough glass media to cover the burner assembly and screen. Make sure that glass does not fall into the pilot box cover. See brochure for recommended amounts of glass media.

A mesh screen is required and included with all fire glass media purchases. If you choose not to purchase fire glass media through PTI, you can purchase a mesh screen by contacting your local sales rep or by calling 800.937.5058. This mesh screen is only used for fire glass media and should NOT be used for planters.

  1. Periodically remove carbon buildup by cleaning the burner assembly and bowl with a wet cloth or mild cleaning solution. Frequency of cleaning will depend on usage.
  2. Occasionally inspect for dirt & debris between the base of the bowl and the mounting surface. The mounting bracket should be kept clean for adequate airflow and drainage.
  3. Ensure all gas connections are tight.
  4. Outdoor features should be covered for adverse weather and out of season when not in use. Cycle the units frequently, especially after rainfall. Place a cover over the burner assembly to protect it from snow and ice.
  5. Burner should not be operated in high wind conditions. Wind can limit the cooling air required to prevent overheating.
  6. The gas should be shut off when not in use.

1-Year Limited Residential Warranty

Pebble Technology International® (PTI) will attempt to repair any unit, when used as intended, which has proven to be defective in workmanship or material, preventing the proper operation of the unit when reported within one year of the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover any costs related to removal or replacement of the unit. For warranty consideration, contact the original dealer and provide proof of purchase, date of purchase, and the date of installation. The dealer will contact PTI to obtain instructions regarding the claim. If the unit is deemed defective and cannot be repaired, PTI will replace it. This warranty only applies to residential use of the unit. The customer is responsible for shipping costs, which may be reimbursed by PTI should the unit be deemed defective.

IF NECESSARY, THE UNIT MUST BE REMOVED AND REPLACED ONLY BY A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL IN THE PLUMBING AND/OR ELECTRICAL TRADE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE AND REPLACE THE UNIT YOURSELF.

PTI will not be responsible for any asserted defect, which has resulted from accidents, over-heating, freeze/thaw, misuse, abuse, repair or alteration. Under no circumstances, will PTI be liable for incidental or consequential damage resulting from defective units, improper installation, or improper removal. This warranty is your sole warranty and sets forth your exclusive remedy with respect to defective units. All other warranties, expressed or implied, whether of merchantability, fitness for purpose or otherwise, are expressly disclaimed by PTI. PTI is not responsible for any injury or mishap related to misuse, abuse or lack of judgment in choosing fire display locations.

In addition, this warranty does not apply to any damages caused by: (1) any failure resulting from unreasonable use or abuse, (2) unsatisfactory material choices by you or the installer, and (3) accidental damage or element damage such as water or rain. PTI is not responsible for the application of local codes and/or if the unit is not approved for installation. Please check with your local building department or governing agencies for prior approval before purchasing. PTI is not responsible for the actions and omissions, including negligence, of the installer. PTI will not warranty fire bowls and fire pits in which a burner unit purchased from another supplier is used.

Explore Copper Scuppers:

No, PTI does not offer custom sizes. We offer many sizes to choose from in a variety of styles in order to keep items in stock and ship within 3-days of ordering. We believe we have enough to choose from to achieve the desired designs by homeowners, builders and architects.
The inlet is a 1 ½ ” female NPT copper threaded fitting.
A Schedule 40 – 1 ½ ” male threaded coupling and Schedule 40 – 1 ½ ” PVC Pipe in the required length is needed in order to plumb the scupper
  • One inlet:
    • All 6” – 16” scuppers
    • 24” Sheet Flow
  • Two inlets:
    • 24” Trough Flow
    • 36” & 48” Sheet Flow
  • Three inlets:
    • 36” & 48” Trough Flow
No, PTI scuppers are rated for pressures provided by a typical pool pump.
A Schedule 40 – 1 ½ ” PVC pipe is recommended. Larger lines may be needed to carry the necessary flow rate and pressure based on the individual pool system requirements. The licensed contractor installing the unit should determine this.
Yes, welded on the back of every unit is a bond lug that the system ground wire connects to.
The ground wire is for safety purposes; building codes typically require all metallic water features (i.e., scuppers) be grounded to the pool’s electrical grounding system. This reduces the risk of electrical shock and also reduces potential corrosion on exposed metals.
PTI scuppers are made from 16GA copper, which is the standard in the industry
Yes, all units are leak pressure tested in order to inspect the unit for pinhole leaks as a part of the final quality control inspection.
All scuppers are designed and constructed with dual stage internal weirs that balance water flow and provide a more consistent water sheet. This unique design prevents risks of clogging. In addition, the internal construction contains a dual wall overlap in the corner seams, which provides maximum weld penetration and increases the overall strength of the unit.
It is recommended that a separate pump be used for water features, however they can be plumbed in with the filter pump. It is not recommended to plumb water features with the same pump as an in floor cleaning system as the scupper flow could cycle on and off with the cleaning system.
 Scupper Width
(inches)
Scupper Width
(feet)
 Minimum flow rage
(GPM/linear foot)
Maximum flow range
(GPM/linear foot)
 6″ 0.50′ 5 15
 8″ 0.67′ 7 20
12″ 1.00′ 10 30
16″ 1.33′ 13 40
24″ 2.00′ 20 60
36″ 3.00′ 45 120
48″ 4.00′ 60 160

*Based on flow at the scupper. These ratings do not account for any system losses. System flow requirements vary per project. Account for bends and plumbing line loss.

PTI scuppers are rated to flow between 10 and 40 gallons per minute, per linear foot. The licensed contractor should determine the proper equipment needed to achieve this recommendation.
To get an idea of the system flow requirement to generate the desired flow range, some relatively simple calculations can be used. Using the number of linear feet per scupper from the list below, multiply the linear foot by the PTI rated flow range. For multiple units, multiply the GPM by the amount of all scuppers in a pool project. See the 6” scupper example.Example for a 6″ scupper:

  • Minimum flow rate:
    • Multiply 0.5 feet x 10 GPM = 5GPM
    • If you have 4 scuppers in the system multiply 5 GPM X 4 scuppers = 20 GPM total minimum system flow
  • Maximum flow rate:
    • Multiply 0.5 feet x 30 GPM = 15 GPM
    • If you have 4 scuppers in the system multiply 15 GPM x 4 scuppers = 60 GPM
The quantity of scuppers that can be used on one pump may vary. It is up to the licensed contractor who is installing the units to determine how many scuppers the pump can handle based on the recommended flow rates. Use the basic calculation above to make a preliminary assessment.
Yes, the water flow can be adjusted by using a variable speed pump. A separate valve for each scupper is recommended in order to balance the system and achieve a common flow rate to each scupper. These individual valves can be adjusted to increase or decrease the flow rate. A main valve can also be used to control the overall system flow rate to the scuppers.
PTI recommends placing the scupper 12” – 48” above the waters surface. At Heights over 48″, the water sheet begins to converge into a narrower stream.
The scuppers are designed with a drip edge so that water does not run underneath the scupper onto the wall when the flow is turned off. However, it is possible for the patina to stain the surface of the tile or stone should it make contact. To prevent staining, it is important to clean and polish the unit and wipe off the wall regularly. Doing so will help maintain the copper polish and extend the life of the scupper and prevent stains from accumulating on the wall.Staining of the wall can also occur from splash or rainwater runoff.

Yes, to extend the life of your polished copper use a metal polish wax. We recommend a multi surface wax that is available through PTI as a special order item.
No. As long as the unit is made of the same material throughout, it is less likely to corrode. Both, if properly grounded and with proper water chemistry will perform similarly. Some companies produce their scuppers with mixed metal, so they are more likely to suffer from corrosion.
All photos are available on the website in the Fire + Water Elements Gallery
A weir is a wall or dam built across a water flow path to raise the level of the water or to change the direction and characteristics of its flow. Our unique design uses weir plates and fins to balance the water flow and allow for a wider path, which allows water to pool without creating backpressure, provides an even water nappe and prevents risk of clogging. This allows the water to flow steadily over the copper crest to create an evenly distributed water nappe.Conversely, baffles are obstructions in the flow path serving the purpose to check, deflect and disrupt water flow. They create chaotic turbulent flow that mixes air and water and can potentially cause a bubbly and choppy water nappe.

Pronounced (/nap/) is the water sheet when it exits the scupper after cresting over the lip
As long as the water chemistry is balanced and the scupper is properly installed, there are no issues with running copper scuppers on salt chlorine generator pools.
Some companies who manufacture copper scuppers mix metals using a copper scupper with stainless steel inlet fitting increasing corrosion potential. It is recommended to do research to know if the scupper is made with 100% of the same metal.
The scuppers are a PTI exclusive design produced by an experienced and highly qualified fabricator in Phoenix, Arizona.
It is a reference to the metal lathe tape tac welded to the top of the scupper to improve the bond strength of the mortar to the scupper. This makes for a more stable mounting surface.
It is the filler rod that is used to weld the scupper together.
It is the dynamic characteristics of water relevant to the application of engineering design for creating balanced controlled flow.