How To: Build A Gas Fire Pit in 10 Steps!
A fire pit is a great way to enjoy time outside. This easy DIY project is great for all skill levels and customizable to your own backyard or patio. It can be built in grass, on concrete, or patio pavers. Gather around a warm and cozy fire with family and friends to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Concrete Hardscape Block
DIY Gas Burner Kit With Control Panel (Try the DIY-38 From The Outdoor Greatroom Company, Call Us Today For Pricing!)
Lava Rock (0.5 Cubic Bag or Approximately 20 lbs Recommended)
1 Vent Block
Exterior Grade Concrete Adhesive
1 AAA Battery For Burner Ignition
Vapor Barrier If Building In Grass or on Pavers
Tools Needed For Block Assembly:
Shovel If Building In Grass
Rake If Building In Grass
Tools Needed For Burner Assembly:
2 Adjustable Wrenches
Power Drill With Phillips Bit
1. Before assembling your gas fire pit, plan where you want to build it and decide how you will supply gas to this location. If you choose to run a natural gas line to the unit, be sure to have it installed by a certified gas technician before you begin this project. Check any city ordinances as well, to ensure your new fire pit will be legally built to code.
2. If putting your fire pit in grass, mark a 40” diameter circle and remove all grass, sod, and roots. Remove 2” of soil within the same area. Be sure to level the soil where your fire pit will be built and add between 1-2” of paver base. Pack the paver base and use a level throughout the process.
3. After the paver base is installed, if using in grass or on top of a paver patio, install the vapor barrier. This will prevent moisture from the ground and protect your Gas Burner Kit. The vapor barrier is not needed if building on a concrete slab.
4. Next lay your first ring of hardscape block in a circle. We chose to use 4” tall tumbled radius pavers, but you can also use retaining wall block or something similar. We recommend an interior diameter between 32”-37”. Use a rubber mallet to level.
10. Light your new fire pit, sit back, relax, and enjoy!