Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 70
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Maka it works just fine.
Its a lowest-end fire table and fairly cheap looking (but the decent ones are $$hundreds$$ more). We followed some other design cues here and ditched the lava rock for bronze mirror fireglass and also had a thick piece of smoked-grey plexiglas cut as a cover to keep dirt out and serve as a tabletop. Total cost was $100 additional ($60 glass, $40 plexi). Used 5lbs of pea gravel as a base for fireglass and then laid down a thick layer of glass on top. If you're ordering glass it took 15lbs.
May 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BR05 Love this fire pit!
We love this propane fire pit. We are really happy with the looks of it. The tile around the edges is really nice. It is so easy to use. We did add more lava rocks to make it look better. I wish it was a little lower is all, so that it could warm my legs and feet. It works great for roasting marshmallows, and does provide good heat. Overall, we are happy with our purchase and have been putting it to good use.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HeyJude Love it! Love it! Love it! Easy to put together.
We ordered glass fire rocks to put inside. Got a glass top and a new canvas cover. It is absolutely perfect for our deck.
September 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Kemabu Pretty Good
If I hadn't read the helpful comments from other reviewers before we purchased this fire pit, this would have been a far less positive review. With that in mind I suggest reading as many as you can before purchasing. Yes, you need to keep the assembly screws fairly loose until the final assembly. The trapezoidal shape of the side panels makes this necessary and its not a big deal at all. Also, buy an extra bag of lava rocks what they give you is not enough. Wash the rocks before you put them in as they are very dusty. More important than any of that though is the lighting of the fire. We ran into the same non-lighting issues mentioned by others and finally contacted the mfg. Here's what they told us to do to get it to light (assuming you've already tried and couldn't get it to light). These are their instructions, I've edited a bit for clarity but the caps are their emphasis
1.) disconnect the gas tank
2.) turn the pits control knob to "low" and hold it in for 30 sec.
3.) after 30 sec turn the control knob to off
4.) reconnect the gas tank and open the tanks gas flow valve ONE TURN ONLY
5.) turn the pits control knob to the low position and hold in for 35 seconds, keep holding in while...
6.)...you begin to push and hold the ignitor button for 10 seconds.
7.) release the ignitor switch (assuming its beginning to light) but continue to hold the pits control knob
in for an additional 20 seconds.
8.) finally, at this point turn the knob to full and adjust the flame size to suit.
These instructions worked for us. For day-to-day lighting you can skip to step 5 and start there.
We've also found that using a fireplace lighter to be much more effective than than the built in ignitor.
Ideally, it shouldn't be this complicated to light a fire-pit, so that counts against it, but for the price it seems to be holding up well in the dry SoCal weather. Can't say about wetter climes. Cover is flimsy but if you're careful with it, it will hold up. Ours has lasted (so far) but will likely not outlast the pit. Last bit of advice is once you get the lighting technique down, it lights every time so don't get too frustrated early on :-)
August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Carl Exactly what we Wanted!
I've already used it a couple times & I'm very happy with it.
August 12, 2014