How to Build a Gas or Propane Fire Pit ׀ Patio Furniture for your Backyard

How to Build Your Gas or Propane Fire Pit

Before you get started, select a desirable and safe location for your firepit away from buildings, tree branches, and/or a wooden gazebo or pergola, and then proceed with the following steps.

Gas or Propane Fire Pit

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Clean granite pieces with water and a nylon brush, if necessary.

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Lay the first row of pieces around a gas feed and away from buildings, tree branches, and/or a wooden gazebo or pergola. Ensure to install this row on a level surface.

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Dry-stack or adhere the remaining granite pieces by staggering the joints.

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For the second row, replace two full granite pieces with the half-sized ones to create ventilation gaps on opposite sides of the fire pit.

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Cut and secure wire mesh to the inside wall of these gaps so rodents don’t make your fire pit home.

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Check for vertical plumb. If leveling is needed, apply a teaspoon of sand with exterior grade silicone, PL 620 Granite/Marble, or PL Premium Constructive Adhesive between rows.

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Determine the location of the control panel, preferably selecting the least visible side of the fire pit.

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Omit the granite pieces by using those numbered to create space for the control panel.

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Drill four holes into the exterior granite base in order to screw and, adhere, if necessary, the cover plate.

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Attach the sparker and control valve to the plate. Ask a certified Gas Technician to connect the flex hose to the valve as per the gas burner instructions.

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Ensure the assembled base is level and plumb. Inside this base, insert the steel burner bracket.

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Its flange can rest, dependent on personal preference, either above or under regular-sized top caps.

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If you purchased oversized caps, secure them with adhesive under the flange for stability and safety.

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Ask a certified Gas Technician to connect the burner pan to the supply line. Add glass beads or lava rocks.

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Shapes & Pieces per Row

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Round 35

10 pieces per row
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Round 48

13 pieces per row
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Square 35

12 pieces per row
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Square 45

16 pieces per row

Read Safety Document

Download PDF Instructions

Burner Installation

Propane to Natural Gas Conversion