The fire pit below was a traditional lava rock fire pit.
Now filled with lava rock (crushed 1/4" 3/8") over 3/8" 1/2" crushed.
Remember the larger is under the smaller to keep the glass from falling through.
Above a flex line was installed to raise the ring to the surface. You don't want to leave the ring at the bottom unless you want an explosion or if you want to get rid of the significant other.
Pour more crushed lava to make the desired shape of the fire pit and test burn for flame pattern.
Starfire base and a few other colors were added
Azurlite, Scarlet Topper, Red Topping, Ice, Copper Blue Topper, Copper Blue is a chameleon as when it gets hot it turns green and when it cools it turns back to blue!
Patterns, can you do better?
Great job and very creative.
The fire pit below is an older installation and we don't use sand as we use crushed lava rock over the larger lava rock.
Below is a fire pit with a clear base with azurlite and starfire on top
The pictures below are of a self install fire pit with crushed lava rock and a clear base
1/2" to 3/4" lava rock is use just to the bottom of the ring.
If you want a higher center then pour a little more filler on top of the ring.
Now we will pour the crushed lava rock (1/4" to 3/8") over the filler as this will stop the glass from falling through the lava rock.
Finish shaping and pour the glass
This is a 36" fire pit which requires 56 lbs for a 1" cover and 80 lbs for a 1 1/2" cover.
We used the 1" method, 56 lbs which as you can see works just fine and no you can't see though the glass.
The second step will be to add color and toppers which we should post in a few days and night time pictures with the fire on
Here we are showing you how to properly install a fire pit with glass whether you are using a 1”, 1½” or even the 2” method. The less glass over the crushed lava rock the more likely someone can disturb the top layer and then the lava rock could show through. We recommend starting with less and then you can always add more if you need to. As you can see we had our customer do the 1” method and it looks just fine. Now he is going to add toppers for accents and color. Don’t be fooled by someone trying to get you to purchase more than you actually need. Give us a call and we can help guide you in the right direction.
The pictures below are from the Lure Lounge at the Wynn in Las Vegas. This was done for Steve Wynn with all gold. This was taken without the flame on and when we return we will have pictures of the fire pit lite up
Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Phone: (702) 770-7100
Another site with a nice picture of the pit (two pictures down from the top).
The fire pit below has a clear base, and 3 lbs of each of the following, starfire, azurlite reflective, 1/2" bronze, 1/4 bronze, evergreen reflective, gold, black reflective.
The fire pit/ table is at the Roxbury Hotel and we will show you the progress here from beginning to end. This was a propane installation with our FPPK burner. The colors used were:
1/4" starfire, 1/2" starfire, gold, Lime Green Topper, Pale Olive Green Topper, Olive Green Topper,a little bit of wood and tile and here you go!
Above shows the framing and the gas line coming in.
Below shows the pipe coming out of the floor and
the thermo-coupler on the glass next to the igniter.