How to make a glass fire pit

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Glass fire pits provide a stunning twist to the standard fire pit display. These use glass fire pit rock, available from any dealer of fireplace and fire pit supplies, to make a glistening fire of almost any colour. Glass fire pits are especially interesting used in fire pits of modern design such as a long, narrow trough next to a swimming pool, or a vented indoor fire pit installed in a bedroom or in the middle of a living room. The effect is more refined and cleaner-looking than plain lava rock and is suitable for any fire pit container outfitted with either natural or propane gas.

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Things you need

  • Sand
  • Lava rock
  • Fire glass

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  1. 1

    Empty out and clean the fire pit.

  2. 2

    Fill the bottom of the fire pit with a 2- to 3-inch layer of builder's sand.

  3. 3

    Add lava rock, either whole or crushed, to the interior of the fire pit, on top of the sand but under the gas burner, until the rock reaches 2 inches from the top of the pit. Reposition the burner on top of the lava rock.

  4. 4

    Fill the last 2 inches of available space inside the fire pit with fire pit glass so that it covers the gas burner. Use the fire pit as normal.

Tips and warnings

  • Fire pit glass comes in a wide variety of colours, from clear and white to aquatic green, blue, purple, orange and bronze. Colour-coordinate the glass with the decor around the fire pit for a cohesive design inside or out.

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