Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 48
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BrockLanders Great purchase
I ordered the pit online and it arrived at the store on a skid. You will need either a pickup truck or will need to take a couple of trips. The stone wall comprises of 24 decorative stone blocks comparable in size/weight to a normal cinder block. Then there are 14 stone caps (2 extra). So there is a lot of weight here when transporting it. Building it is very simple and took my time to make sure I didn't cut any corners. Just follow the video instructions given on the HD site. Digging and leveling the base took the majority of the time due to some trial and error. No biggie. It called for 6 cubic feet of stone/gravel overall. I used 9 cubic feet in all and used pea gravel. Now comes the real work - building some landscape around the pit. This pit is sturdy and should hold up over time. Happy with my purchase.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LMT1022 Bring on the S'mores
Ordered this online and picked up at HD. It was on a pallet and was loaded right on the back of the truck – it weighs approx. 1600 pounds, plus with the pebbles it was a heavy load, so make sure your truck can carry it or make a few trips. The customer service girl and the loader were great at the Anderson, SC HD.
My husband and I finished the fire pit last weekend. Due to the slope of our yard and the extra seating area we wanted, it ended up taking about 16 hours – start to finish. If you have a flat surface and are just doing the firepit, it would probably take less than 4 hours. We also live in SC, which means hard clay ground that we had to dig and get flat. We used HD pea pebbles and HD drainage rock for under, and in, the firepit. For the seating area we put a paver type ring on the edge of the circle using HD 10 x7.5” Rumblestone paver in Café (pea pebbles and paver sand went under the pavers).
On one side, due to the slight slope, we built a short retaining type wall, by using the cement adhesive to glue 5 layers of pavers. We also poured cement powder around the outside edge of the circle and sprayed with water to lock in the pavers. The pavers do not move.
We put landscape cloth down and added 50 bags of pea pebbles (had to make 2 trips back to HD) – If you are using pea gravel/pebbles for a seating area, I would definitely recommend have a gravel company deliver a load. Our total pit area ended up being about 18 ft. diameter (pit itself is about 6 ½ and we had approx 5 ½ feet for seating. Initially, we had less than that, but thought the Adirondack chairs we had ordered would look too cramped. We got our chairs yesterday, and they fit perfectly in the space we allotted leaving some room to walk behind or in front. The pics have the temporary seats and are just a bit smaller than an Adirondack chair.
As others have mentioned, some of the stones were not really painted well. All of the caps looked like the paint starts ½” from the bottom. Being the perfectionist that I am, I don’t like it. But, as my husband says - it should all kind of blend in once the pit gets some use. I do think there should be a bit better quality check on the cap stones. Some are thicker than the others, and you really have to do some adjusting to try and get them level. The capstones also have somewhat of a peachy color to them - they're not the same color as the blocks. But, again, hopefully age will blend it all in. Overall, I am very happy with the firepit and hope to use it for many years to come…time for the S’mores.
November 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KJASH Nothing but compliments
My 14 year old son and I assembled this entire kit in less than 1.5 hours. We dug out and leveled the hole the day before. Basically just removed the turf from the area where we wanted it and walked around to pack down the dirt. We then spread the entire area with about 6 cubic feet of pea gravel and walked on that to pack down as well. We used cement sand around the outside to lay the first row of blocks on. Followed the directions to get the first row level and then proceeded to layout the second row and remove and glue one by one and then finished with the caps. The insert was a little bent so assembled it and stood on its side and pushed to get it back to the correct shape and set inside the stones and filled the gap with more pea gravel. Then we were all done and have been enjoying this for weeks. We have had many Friday night fires since it has been assembled and everyone of our friends comments on how nice it looks. Great product and easy to assemble. Glad we found it at the Home Depot!
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jrp5452 Great fire pit!!!!
Love this fire pit kit! Looks great and it isn't too hard to install. It took about 2 hrs and video helped a lot with the installation. It's the perfect size for family gatherings.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kschool This product seems rugid and a nice size
I just finished this fire pit this weekend and it looks great. It is tought to get the stones exactly 24" from the center pin to make the circle perfect. you need to get the bottom pavers perfect so that the cap pavers on top line up since they are cut to line up with each other. But so far the pit looks great, only time will tell if it holds up to the weather. I dug out 5-6 inches of the ground 70" diamaeter and filled in 2"-3" of modified stone and then 1-2" of sand to level out the first layer of blocks. Looks great and it is a signficant size, so it does not look like a little wishing well in the back yard. Love it!! It is pricy for 36 blocks and a steel ring however!
June 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYGuy Looks great
Seems a little expensive for what you get, but it does look very good once assembled. The metal ring is not stainless so it will deteriote over time and the top stones are only 2" thick and may crack/split in the winter. Only time will tell, but they did send 3 extra of these top stones which I'll keep around just in case.
I'm not sure why they don't make this a "complete" kit with the adhesive and pea gravel. I added 3" of drainage rock under the pea gravel and an 18" deep 1ft diameter hole in the center full of drainage rock so there will be no water laying in the pit. Looks and works very well, but all together I've got about $650 into and that seems a little high to me.
May 10, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Shel Does not look like the photo!
For the money $$$ you should get what is shown!!! My top rocks look nothing like the side rocks! One is orange in color the other is like what is shown in the photo. I had to go and buy concrete stain to make it something I could live with! Otherwise product has been ok. Also beware I had cracked rocks from shipping
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joseph Love This Pit
Used this pit as a Gas Fire pit. Love the size.. Love the look.
April 14, 2015