Stone Fire Pit Kit-What You Should Be Needing
by Alex Fortran
With this amazing stone fire pit kit that has been taught brilliantly by Dan Kelly, your wishful dream may come true if you will only follow six simple steps in creating a stone fire pit right in your own backyard.
The stone fire kit that Kelly put into practice is composed of the following:
• 44 pieces of man-made custom radius stone
• A heavy gauge steel fire ring made to a perfect radius
• A pull-away heavy duty grille
• 3 bags of beach sand
The Stone Fire Pit Kit That Is Seen In Most Campsites
It will be interesting to note that this stone fire pit kit is easy to purchase as this type of stone fire kit is popularly installed and used at campsites. The beach bags of sand which will be used in the bottom of the fire pit provide the heat barrier as it absorbs the heat that is supposed to spread outside the fire pit.
The 44 stone piece stone blocks are man- made custom-radius stones which is usually made with a rough space on one side and a smooth radius on the other. The top and bottom of each stone are nice and flat for easy stocking so you don’t have to mold them anymore.
How to Put the Stone Fire Pit Kit Together
Place the steel ring and place it on the ground so you can start the first layer of stone bricks around it.
Take the first stone and slide it against the ring, making sure that the smooth radius stone side is placed at the interior side against the steel ring while the rough edge of the stone is seen outwards. Put the next block of stone and join it together with the first stone. Join each of the stone blocks until the last stone is placed side by side with the first stone. The beauty about the size of the stone blocks is that you don’t need to cut or format them as they would fit well with the steel ring.
When you put the second layer of the blocks, make sure that the joint of the first stone on the second layer is staggered against the first layer meaning, the stone on the second layer is set on top of the two stones below it. Repeat the steps of joining the stones together until the last stone is side by side with the first stone. Each of those joints needs to be staggered as you put the blocks into place.
During the third layer of blocks, you need to lift up the steel ring just enough to put a couple of blocks underneath it to keep it up where you need it so you can continue your ring of stones. You also need to make sure that all the joints are staggered. Continue putting up the blocks together to complete the third layer of ring and the steel ring’s edge is positioned a little above the ring of stones.
Pick the ring up again just enough to slide a couple of stones under it so we can continue using the steel ring as our guide and putting the fourth and last layer of stones, making sure that you keep the joints of the stones staggered.
Pull out the pull away grille out of the way of the inner ring and start pouring sand inside the fire ring. The sand is needed to stop the heat transfer between the fire pit, which you want to keep the fire and your patio or surroundings.
And there you have it – from a stone fire pit kit that you normally bought from local stores like Lowes, you now have the option to build your own stone fire pit right in your own yard.
Although most of the stone fire pit kit providers may not be able to hand in manufacturers warranties from defects or workmanship, usually they stand pat on their own integrity and quality. Moreover, since they have done the mass production from their assembly plants, these manufacturers were able to test these stone fire pits to specific standards that consumers could benefit.
All you need to do is add on wood above the sand, light it and put back the pull away grille and you can enjoy the fire that this stone fire pit kit brings!