An Amazing Stone Fire Pit Kit Can Turn Your Dream To RealityYour dream of an amazing stone fire pit kit may come true if you will only follow the six simple steps taught brilliantly by Dan Kelly. You will need the following items:· 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 sandIt will be interesting to note that this stone fire pit kit is easy to purchase as this type 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 TogetherStep 1Place the steel ring and place it on the ground so you can start the first layer of stone bricks around it.Step 2Take 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.Step 3When 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.Step 4During 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.Step 5Pick 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.Step 6Pull 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 – you now have your own stone fire pit right in your own yard.All you need to do is add wood above the sand, light it and put back the pull away grille and you can enjoy the fire that this stone fire kit brings!
There are certain wonderful smells that define summer and good times. Camp fires and roasted marshmallows have to be on the top of that list. There is something almost magical about sitting around a crackling fire with friends and family on a cool summer night. Now many homeowners are increasing the value of their homes and improving the relaxation potential of their backyards with permanent fire pits. Now a backyard in Rhode Island can be as warm and inviting as a New York campground, but you don’t have to burn gas to get there.Concrete and stone fire pits have inspired artists and designers. There are dozens of different styles to consider for almost any landscape. You’ll want to check on local fire codes for regulations – then let your imagination soar.There are many designs and materials to consider. Let’s take a look at some of your choicesShape – Although the round concrete campfire may be the most popular, don’t limit yourself. They can be round, square or rectangular. The long, flat fire hearth design creates an organic feel that blends with other landscape elements.Size – The size of your outdoor fireplace can include the pit itself, the ledge around the fire area, and the ground area around the stone structure. Do you want this area to be intimate or a social center?If you are planning on having a wide edge, don’t build it too high. If you plan to put up your feet, keep the edge low enough to optimize circulation in the legs. This will prevent your legs from getting drowsy and overheated.Placement – A fire adds charm to almost any setting, but some locations can also create drama and extra visual dimensions. A fire pit at the edge of a pool or lake will be reflected on the water’s surface and create dramatic effects. Consider placing the fire near other landscape elements such as a pond or water fall to enhance existing features.Water and Fire – If you are in search of a landscape centerpiece, consider combining water and fire with a fountain fire pit.Materials – As you page through magazines or surf the web, you’ll discover many different looks for these concrete campfires achieved by using various materials. Stone masons are stone experts, so use their expertise to choose the best combination of stone for your project.The base of the pit may be prepared with sand and gravel then filled with concrete. Square sandstone or other stone bricks may build up the walls or a smooth even basin can be built with concrete.You can change the color and intensity of the flame by adding different material into the pit. Lava rock will create a yellow hot flame. Crushed glass on the other hand will produce a cooler blue flame. Ask your stonemason about the advantages of incorporating a metal fire bowl or stainless steel ring into the design.Don’t forget the ground around the fire pit. You can go for a natural or patterned design using gravel or patio stones.