How To Build A Gas Fire Pit

How To Build A Gas Fire Pit? [10 Easy Steps]


A fire pit is the best way to enjoy time outside with your family or friends. An outdoor gas fire pit will give an illusion of flames that drift, float, and flicker all at the flip of a switch. There’s no wood to gather, no stocking needed and you’ll enjoy the warm ambience a wood-fueled fire provided. Before you start thinking about how to build a gas fire pit, you should know all about the fire pit. The DIY propane fire pits can snap to install if you buy a manufactured bowl or design that requires only minimal assembly.

Gas fire pit

Here are step-by-step instructions of the ins and outs of how to build a gas fire pit.

Step 1

Before the assembly of the gas fire pit, plan where you need to build it and how will you supply gas to the location. If you select to run a gas line to the unit, make sure to have it entirely installed by a certified gas technician before you begin the project. Check the city ordinances as well, to ensure new fire pit will legally be built to code.

Step 2

If you want to put a fire pit in the grass, make a 40 diameter circle and remove all grass, roots and sod. Remove 2 of soil within the same area. But sure to level the ground where the fire pit will be built and add between 1-2 of paver base. Use a level throughout the process and pack the paver base.

Step 3

After installation of paver base, if using in the grass or on the top of the paver patio simply install a vapour barrier. It will protect your gas burner kit and prevent moisture from the ground if building on a concrete slab, so the vapour barrier is not required.

Step 4

Firstly the ring of hardscape block in a circle. You can select four tall tumbled radius pavers, but use retaining wall block. You can use a rubber mallet to level. We recommend an interior diameter between 32-37.

Step 5

Simply place the ring of concrete block, for control panel leaving space and optional vent block. If you select to forgo the vent block, concrete blocks have adequate space between them to allow the airflow underneath the burner. We recommend to least total 10 square inches. Consult gas burner kit manual for a specific installation.

Step 6

Once you have done concrete block spaced appropriately, move carefully one block at a time and apply the concrete adhesive. Place the back block on the ring and apply pressure. Moreover, repeat the same process for every single block.

Step 7

Now assemble the burner and place on the top of the concrete block ring. Make sure that there’s at least one overlap to secure the burner ting, for proper assembly instructions, consult the gas burner kit manual, clearance to combustible ratios and propane or gas connection instructions.

Step 8

Here you have to lay the third layer of concrete block and repeat the instructions of step 5

Step 9

Let the concrete adhesive cure and add laverock in the burner until the burner area is completely covered with approximately 2 inches of stone.

Step 10

In the end, light your fire pit, relax, sit back, and enjoy your evening with your favorites.

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