Granite Fire Pits & Fire Tables: General Questions
Absolutely! Realstone uses 100% granite for all units: both base and top! The same sparkly granite used to create kitchen countertops goes into making Realstone fire pits!
Yes, Realstone ships granite fire pits across Canada and the United States. Our pits are shipped to the curb of our home.
Realstone is committed to manufacturing your custom fire pit or fire table in, at most, three weeks. Please note that this does not include the time it takes to ship the unit to you. Depending where you live, it may take an additional week.
No, a Realstone unit does not have to be sealed. While granite is somewhat porous, it is not absorbent. Most spills can be easily removed with a pressure washer. However, a sealer adds a layer of protection against oily spills. By applying a coat sealer, though, you enhance or deepen the natural colour of the granite. Sealing comes down to personal preference.
Realstone uses solid granite and adds no artificial dye or colour pigments. So, fading is not a concern.
We are located in London, Ontario. A member of the Realstone team would be happy to meet with you by appointment. Please call us to schedule a convenient time to meet: 1-888-670-0455. We look forward to sparking your creativity by walking you through all the options so you can create a unique granite pit or table that enhances your outdoor space and reflects your flare for design.
Realstone would be happy to discuss your vision for a fire pit or table. We are always looking to push the boundaries of our thinking in order to create beautiful fire features. Call us at 1-888-670-0455 so we can schedule a time to talk about your custom specifications.
All Realstone units are made from 100% granite. This makes them heavy to carry for the average person. So, we ship or deliver our units in pieces, making it easy not only to carry, but also to assemble. Check out our assembly videos to see how easy it is to build a Realstone fire pit or fire table.
It isn’t mandatory to cover your fire feature. Because our units are made from solid granite, they withstand the elements and extreme temperatures. However, if you are not using the unit for an extended period of time, we do suggest covering it to prevent unwanted debris from falling into the burner as well as preserving the steel ring from the rain.
Wood-Burning Fire Pits
A steel ring isn’t necessary because you can use adhesive between the layers to secure the granite pieces in place. Realstone does, however, recommends using a steel ring to help maintain the structural integrity of a wood-burning pit. Plus, by dry-stacking the granite pieces around a steel ring, you can easily move the pit to a different location.
Realstone has heard from hundreds of customers that building a fire pit is ''super easy.'' You don’t need mortar, glue, or adhesive of any sort. All you do is dry-stack the granite fire pit stones around the steel ring. It’s that easy, super easy, as our customers say.
Yes, if you dry-stack the granite fire pit stones around the steel ring, you’ll be able to move your pit from one spot in your yard to another. Or, say, you sell your property, you’ll be able to move your fire pit to your new home!
Gas & Propane Fire Pits & Fire Pit Tables
Typically, you can enjoy a flame for about 8 hours when a 20'' burner is on high. For larger burners, the burning time depends on the height of the flame, which you control by turning the dial on the panel. Propane tanks are not included with any Realstone fire pit or fire table.
Yes, Realstone has a partnership with independent licensed gas-fitters who are happy to install your liquid propane or natural gas fire pit or fire table, if you live in London (Ontario) or surrounding area. You will have to speak with the gas-fitter about the associated cost.
If the burner is uncovered, water will drain through the perimeter of the pan. Water will not collect inside. It will safely drain out the bottom of the unit. All burners are constructed from outdoor-rated, durable #304 stainless-steel.
Yes, you can! But, please bear in mind that our burners are UL listed as a decorative gas appliance, not a cooking appliance. When roasting marshmallows, though, make sure that the sugary drippings don't clog the burner ports.
In order to hide a standard 20 lb propane tank inside the base of your fire pit or fire table, select ''chatting'' height from the custom height options. This will give you a 20'' high fire feature, which will accommodates an 18'' high standard propane tank.