Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 41
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by masterjer Great Firepit Kit, very high quality!
I had the 48" fire pit kit shipped to my closest Home Depot. The store was fantastic about loading the fire pit kit into my SUV. Be forewarned, it is very heavy. The store used a forklift to load the palletized fire pit kit into my SUV. I was quite concerned about my SUV bottoming out, but it worked out OK even though I had to drive 100 miles after picking it up.
The blocks look fantastic and fit together well. The instructions are very simple to follow. Site preparation is the key!!! The ground needs to be flat so that you can arrange the first course of stones properly. I had additional issues because the association where my cabin is located requires a minimum depth of 18" for the fire pit. The kit results in a depth of about 14", so I had to make some modifications to the install. I first dug a hole to about 12" deep and got the bottom of my hole level using paver base. I then arranged bricks in the size and shape of the ring, and mortared 2 courses of bricks to raise the ring up by 8". I backfilled outside the bricks up to the top of the bricks and leveled the ground around the bricks with more paver base. I installed the fire pit block around the ring and leveled each brick individually when placing them. I ended up using 1 large tube of construction adhesive to lock everything together. I used quite a bit of adhesive on the blocks - way more than the quarter sized dallop the instructions suggested. The large adhesive tube contains 3x the amount of adhesive as the small tubes, and is the same cost as 2 small tubes.
I ended up with a fire pit depth of 16 inches after adding 4" of crushed rock into the fire pit for drainage. My one small complaint is that I could not get the steel ring to be circular after assembling it. The ring comes in 2 halves that you bolt together. The area where the halves of the ring overlap is a flat section so there is good surface contact between the two halves of the ring. However, the flat sections result in an oblong shaped ring. I tried to bend the ring to be more round, but was unable to get the ring into a circular shape. It was close, but not quite circular. This caused minor problems with the cap stones. The blocks were no problem since I could arrange them in the oblong shape and they fit together well after some fiddling. The cap stones; however, are shaped to form a perfect circle, but I needed them to conform to the oblong shape of the blocks. I was able to get a great looking result by allowing very small gaps between the cap stones.
Overall, I am happy with the results and the purchase. I considered just buying retaining wall blocks, but I really wanted the cap stones for a finished look. After I sourced the ring, the stones, the cap stones, and figured in the labor to shape the cap stones, the cost was very comparable to purchasing the kit, and the kit resulted in far less labor than shaping the cap stones as I built it. I would highly recommend this kit.
July 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NinoTwins Great Looking Fire PIt
I'm typically a 'do it yourself' kind of person, so buying a kit was not my first choice. However, after pricing out putting this size pit together on my own, I realized I would only save about $50-$100, and it most likely wouldn't look as good.
So..... I sprung for this kit and am very pleased. I had it delivered to the store and they were able to fork lift it right into the back of my Yukon. Anything smaller and I would have had to take the pallet apart. I did inspect the top few rows of bricks at the store and everything looked good. Brought it home, unloaded it, and spread everything out for assembly. I already had the ground prepped, so assembly truly took less than 30 minutes. Getting the ground cleared, filled and leveled took me more than twice as long.
The unit looks great. My wife loves it and the neighbors have given plenty of compliments. We've yet to light a fire as the temps have been in the 80s this past week, but will get it going this weekend.
If I have any type of criticism, it's that the top pieces are not the same thickness. I made sure that the first two rows were completely level, but since the top pieces were not the same thickness, the finished product looks uneven. Not the biggest deal, but I'm a little OCD, so it kind of bugged me. My wife told me it looks fine.
I built a 'table top' to put over the pit during warm weather so we can use for food and drinks. Haven't stained it yet so don't have any pics.
Before putting the ring inside the bricks, I recommend spreading several inches of pea gravel. Make sure that the top of the ring clears the unfinished part of the bricks. Otherwise, if you don't do this, the dull grey part of the bricks will be exposed and it will take away from the look.
One last thing... my back yard isn't that large so I was somewhat concerned that it might be too big. Although it is a good size, it's doesn't look out of place. As you'll see by the pics I ripped out a 20' circle of grass and filled with stone for seating. I think it fits perfectly. Hoping this turns into the handout place for my kids and their friends as well as neighbors and family.
Would definitely recommend purchasing this product.
July 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DebbieCla No trouble at all
NOT one stone was broken. It did enclude two extra cap stones. Was easy to place once the ground was leveled. Delivery person was awesome.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wendybird Love it !
Great fire pit! Says curbside delivery but the company drug it up to my driveway hand cart. They include 2 extra tops caps. One of mine was chipped. I didn't install right a way 2 weeks after the fact and the metal ring was already rusting on the tips. Not a big deal will hit it with some high heat rustoleum. Wondering if they have replacement rings?
I am 5'5 120 lbs and I did this all myself,
Bottom rocks are heavy maybe 25lbs?
Digging was the hardest part for me I live in a place full of soil and coral rock.
Some of the stones on the bottom make it difficult to level had to chisel .(small lumps)
There is also paint drips which I can deal with.
Ladies if you want project with a great workout this ones for you !
December 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TimL Solid, good-looking product
The "kit" was delivered to my driveway; the hardest part of the project was moving all the stones to the installation site since they weighed over 1/2 ton. I followed the included instructions and the finished product looked as good as the pictures on the website. I am very satisfied.
July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dleast Nice fire pit, but instructions could use some explanation
Directions hard to follow with two different types of stone. Ones we figured out it didn't matter, it was fine. You will need about a quarter cubic yard of good packing gravel. Looked beautiful when done and have yet to use it
July 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hwebb1 Great round fire pit!
Love this firepit! It came in perfect condition and was exactly what the picture looked like. I was impressed by the delivery service and in the product quality. It is extremely durable and well worth the money.
July 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gary Great fire pit
The fire pit is very high quality. The delivery was easy to schedule and the deliveryman was very accommodating. My build time was longer than the time in the description but the end result was worth the extra time. It looks great and fits a ton of wood. Love this fire pit.
October 7, 2015