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Rectangular Fire Pit Glass Installation
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Round Fire Pit Glass Installation
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Step 1

Outdoor lava rock fire pit prior to Diamond Fire Pit Glass™ installation.

Step 2
Prior to removing gas pipes, make sure gas going to the line has been turned off at the gas valve. [Gas line should be run by person certified by NFI (National Fireplace Institute) or a licensed plumber].


Step 3
Once you have installed your new burner, inspect for leaks and test light your burner and confirm placement is centered as desired.

Step 4
Remove and replace existing lava rock with pea gravel base. Fill pea gravel up to bottom of gas burner, but do not cover burner.


Step 5
Install Diamond Fire Pit Glass over top of pea gravel base, fully covering all pea gravel and gas burner. Now shape as desired (typically mounded over burner).

Step 6
Light Fire Pit and enjoy!!!


Linear Fire Pit Glass Installation
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Step One

Connect and Place your burner or fire pit ring approximately 3 inches below the top surface of the fire pit opening. Once your burner is in place you may fill any depth area beneath the burner with pea gravel filler. Now your fire pit should look like the image below.

Fire Pit Glass


Step Two

Pour Fire Pit Glass crystals on top of the interior surface fully covering the burner and pea gravel filler. Now that the surface is completely covered with fire pit glass you can shape, move or mound the fire pit glass into your desired finished look such as a volcano shaped mound in the center over the burner for the most dramatic effect.

Fire Pit Glass


Step Three

Congratulations! Now you are ready to enjoy your new fire pit glass in your fire pit. Light up your fire pit and watch the flames dance on top of the highly reflective glass crystals.

FirePlace Glass

Step 1
This image shows an outdoorfire pit construction being framed out of concrete block built from the ground up, as shown the gas pipe has been run into the center of the fire pit.

Step 2
Now that the fire pit in this photo has been framed out of concrete blocks it is time to finish with a smooth concrete surface.

Step 3
The fire pit has now taken shape and is ready to install the fire ring. Since the gas pipe was run into the center of the fire pit the fire ring installation will be as simple as connecting a garden hose, the fire ring inlet just simply screws onto your gas pipe threads to attach (no tools nessacary) Before installing the glass crystals you should test the fire ring by lighting it to make sure the flame is centered, no leaks, etc. Once you have done this you may add pea gravel filler to fill ALL depth area beneath the fire ring.

Step 4
This image shows the homeowner filling the depth area beneath the ring with "pea gravel " all the way up to the base of the fire ring. The Pea gravel filler is the safest filler option for use under the fire ring and fire pit glass. Some companies suggest using lava rock under the glass - this is not good advice! Lava Rocks are extremely porous, this means that if gas collects beneath the surface the lava rock can create small air pockets where gas could collect, this could cause the flame to combust or flare up unexpectedly all at once. Lava Rocks will also "pop" or "crack" when heated up for an extended time. Pea Gravel does neither as it is not porous (it is also a much less expensive filler)

Step 5
Pour your fire pit glass on top of your fire pit ring and level off top surface until fire ring is no longer visible. (If you choose to mound up the center, pour in additional volume of fire pit glass until desired shape is achieved).

Step 6
This image shows the finished product - Now the fire pit glass has been added over the burner - your installation is complete. This photo shows a 2 inch fill level which is the minimum we suggest - A 2 inch fill level will give you just enough product to cover the fire ring and have a flat finished look/effect. Fire Pit Glass color shown: Desert Rose Reflective" (the final photo shows the initial gathering around the newly constructed glass fire pit)
Final Step
Additional Round Fire Pit Glass Installation View Individual Steps Below:


When using steel fire pit rings you will need to decide whether to install the gas outlet holes in an upward or downward position. If you speak to the manufacturer they will tell you it doesn't matter. Other people will tell you LP must be installed with the holes pointed in one direction and for Natural Gas the opposite direction. My advice is to point the holes upward. When pointing the holes up you will be directing the flame to the top surface where you can enjoy it versus pointing the holes down, by doing this you are essentially directing the flame downward - this will heat up the contents in the base of the fire pit as well as the fire pit enclosure itself. Another benefit is Gas Efficiency! By pointing the holes upward you will get a higher flame on a lower gas setting - by directing the flame down you will naturally get a smaller flame and will need to use almost twice as much gas pressure to get a decent flame at the surface since the gas flame is going downward prior to rebounding upward.

The one benefit to pointing the holes upward in theory is this will prevent moisture from entering the holes on the fire ring but considering the fact that the ring will be installed outdoors it is going to be exposed to the outdoor elements including rain, overnight moisture, etc. - Essentially it is going to get wet regardless, this is why stainless steel is the preferred choice for outdoor fire pit rings. The only way to truly prevent moisture from contacting the fire ring is to use a weatherproof cover over the pit which we suggest whenever possible to get the most use out of any fire pit ring.

Fire Pit Installation Step 1



If you have a large gap between the fire pit ring and the base of your fire pit, your next step is to use a "filler" material between the bottom of your fire pit and the steel fire ring.

Our choice for the best filler is "pea gravel" as this material is non porous and quite inexpensive. Pea Gravel may be purchased at any larger building supply store. This is the best filler for use underneath the fire ring. We do not suggest using lava rock as a filler as lava rock is very porous, when used under the surface of glass crystals lava rocks may trap gas in the air pockets created by the lava rock underneath the surface which could lead to the gas collecting beneath the surface which could then combust - this concern is eliminated by using pea gravel.

Also we do not suggest using sand as a filler, Sand acts like a sponge to moisture so it will retain water much longer then pea gravel, the moisture will take a toll on your metal fire ring over time and may cause it to rust.

Fire Pit Installation Step 2



Now that the fire ring is connected and your filler of choice is in place its time to add the final touch with decorative fire pit glass. Pour your fire pit glass crystals over your fire ring and filler - now spread glass evenly until all of your fire ring is covered at least 2 inches deep in glass. Now you can shape however  you desire- You can smooth it out for a flat look or build, shape or mound however you desire. We recommend a raised peak look in circular fire pits for the ultimate look and effect.

Fire Pit Installation Step 3












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