All of our steel and stainless steel fire pit rings are designed for ease of installation. The pipes are 1/2" diameter so you'll receive plenty of flame. The holes should be installed facing down so they will not clog when ashes or debris fall into the pit. Make sure your outdoor firepit is not operated too close to combustibles either on the side or overhead.
These rings may be used either as a log lighter for wood-burning pits or you may stack artificial media like lava rock or artificial gaslogs on top of them for maintenance-free operation. All fire rings are rated at 291,000 BTU's.