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.
Clean granite pieces with water and a nylon brush, if necessary.
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.
Dry-stack or adhere the remaining granite pieces by staggering the joints.
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.
Cut and secure wire mesh to the inside wall of these gaps so rodents don’t make your fire pit home.
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.
Determine the location of the control panel, preferably selecting the least visible side of the fire pit.
Omit the granite pieces by using those numbered to create space for the control panel.
Drill four holes into the exterior granite base in order to screw and, adhere, if necessary, the cover plate.
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.
Ensure the assembled base is level and plumb. Inside this base, insert the steel burner bracket.
Its flange can rest, dependent on personal preference, either above or under regular-sized top caps.
If you purchased oversized caps, secure them with adhesive under the flange for stability and safety.
Ask a certified Gas Technician to connect the burner pan to the supply line. Add glass beads or lava rocks.
Shapes & Pieces per Row
Round 3510 pieces per row
Round 4813 pieces per row
Square 3512 pieces per row
Square 4516 pieces per row
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