Does a mobile propane fire pit need to be registered?

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Does a mobile propane fire pit need to be registered?

Post by trailh3ad » Mon May 06, 2019 6:50 pm

Hi friends,

I am considering making a mobile campsite experience as an art project this year. My idea is to load up my pedal-powered bike trailer (max capacity 180 lbs) with a few logs, some short handmade wooden trees, and—hopefully—a portable propane fire pit like this:
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I'd like to take this around and set it up in deep playa near wherever the best (to me) party is happening and offer a kind of wilderness camping experience. S'mores would then be possible.

The whole thing would be totally attended by me at all times and never left alone. It'd only ever be one in place for a few hours, then move on. The fire pit is a commercially made product, not improvised at all.

So, I have two questions:

1. Does this count as an art project that would need to be registered?

2. Would I need to register this as a flame effect? The intention of the propane stove would be to provide heat and light for weary travelers.

Thanks in advance for any insight anyone can provide.

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Re: Does a mobile propane fire pit need to be registered?

Post by motskyroonmatick » Mon May 06, 2019 11:04 pm

According to my memory UL listed propane devices that are unaltered do not need to be registered or inspected but must be used properly per MFG instructions.

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Re: Does a mobile propane fire pit need to be registered?

Post by Ratty » Tue May 07, 2019 12:33 pm

Have you looked into how much fuel they use? You're going to need a big trailer.
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Re: Does a mobile propane fire pit need to be registered?

Post by Token » Tue May 07, 2019 4:17 pm

The way you describe it, no and no.

1. If it is something you bring with you on your bike, then take back to camp when you are done - no need to register. If you leave it out there as an “installation”, then yes, register.

2. No, an unaltered “appliance” is good to go provided you operate per instructions.

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Re: Does a mobile propane fire pit need to be registered?

Post by trailh3ad » Wed May 08, 2019 9:02 am

Thanks so much for your insights! That's super exciting—sounds like I can just go for it. Hope to see y'all out there, come by for s'mores. )'(

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