On this page (as if you needed another page) we are going to show you how to build a basic fire pit for your deck/ back yard with Aquatic Glassel.
This was built by Glenn Harvey of British Columbia.
Below, the first picture is the metal frame he had started with.
You can make one from metal studs, aluminum studs, etc. Anything non-flammable.
Wrap it with wonder board or durock cement board.
Below, you can also wrap it with wire for better adhesion to the backer board.
This fire pit is natural gas. We also manufacture the burners for propane. Well, we are the only ones who actually manufacture propane burners for your projects.
Below you can see the gas connection coming up from the deck.
Glenn used a pan burner but he also could of used an aluminum / stainless steel base plate as well.
The stacker stone is now being applied.
As you can see below the trimming valve is installed on the side. You would be surprised on how many plumbers don't think of this little detail, a valve to turn it on or off. I have seen the valves installed inside of the pit or not even at all. You also need to be careful as to not have a gas line installed that is too small for the application.
Now the stone and cap are done, it looks great and a simple job, too!
Below you an see the larger filler lava rock was installed. If a flat plate were to have been used, you wouldn't need the larger filler lava rock base.
Below our crushed lava was used, to cover the larger lava rock and insure that the glass does not fall through. This makes an even, flat and smooth base, for the glass to be poured on to. Remember what ever shape you make the lava is the shape the glass will take.
Below we installed - Water White base glass (32 lbs) using the 1 1/2" method! The 1 1/2" is the least cost method.
The stone on the side of the fire pit used was to match the stone on the house as well. Looks awesome!
Below is just the Water White before the colors were added.
The colors that were added are as follows:
Azurlite and Azurlite reflective - for the sky area
Brilliant Yellow R20F4 Topper - for the sun center
Scarlett G072F3 Topping - for the suns rays
Orange R140F4 Topper - for the ring around the suns center
Emerald Green 1417 Topping - for the bottom trees/ grass
Deep Blue 2507 Topper mixed in around the Azurlite - in the sky area
If you notice below the center of the sun, the glass color changes when it get hot! This one of our chameleons that change when the glass gets hot. If you look real close at the Orange Topper (next to the suns center) as well, it turns a bright cinnamon red when it get hot also! All of our chameleons will be posted when we get a chance. This is just another one of our product lines that we have not had time to further promote.
Above is the fire burning and below the fire was just turned off. The glass is very hot!
Below, as the glass cools, enjoy watching the glass colors change back. This fire pit is easy to build, fun and awsome looking, when it's on or off !
Glenn spent a few hours placing all of the glass to make this very cool scene. So don't just think you can just throw it and it knows where to go. Very creative!