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Fire Glass Calculator

Are you wondering how much fire glass you need to fill your fire pit? With our easy-to-use fire glass calculator, you can determine the exact amount of fire glass required for your fire pit. Simply enter the dimensions of your fire pit, including its width, depth, and desired glass depth, and hit calculate. Our calculator will provide you with the total pounds of fire glass needed. It's that simple! Say goodbye to guesswork and ensure your fire pit looks stunning with the perfect amount of fire glass.

Step-by-Step Guide To Determine How Much Glass for the Elementi Lunar Fire Pit (Example Product):

  1. Measure the Burner Pan Size or Inner Diameter: Start by measuring the burner pan size or inner diameter of your Elementi Lunar fire pit. In this case, it measures 24 inches.

  2. Determine the Depth: The depth of the burner in the Elementi Lunar fire pit is typically around 2 inches.

  3. Use the Fire Glass Calculator: Visit our website and utilize our fire glass calculator. Enter the burner pan size (24 inches) and depth (2 inches) in the respective fields.

  4. Hit Calculate: Click on the "Calculate" button to obtain an estimation of the amount of fire glass required.

  5. Review the Total Pounds: The calculator will suggest a total amount of 48 pounds of fire glass for the Elementi Lunar fire pit based on the provided measurements.

  6. Confirm with Us For Recommendations: It is always advisable to consult with the manufacturer or refer to their recommendations for optimal performance. In the case of the Elementi Lunar fire pit, it was determined that approximately 31 pounds of fire glass operate best after speaking with the manufacturer.

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How to Clean Fire Glass?

Proper cleaning and maintenance of your fire glass will help keep it looking its best. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:

Supplies You'll Need:

  • A bucket
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 gallon of household vinegar
  • Plastic scoop for removing glass from your fire pit or fireplace
  • Large wire mesh strainer (such as those used in the kitchen to drain pasta)
  • Tarp or plastic trash bag
  • Supplies for cleaning your fire glass

Instructions:

  1. In a bucket, create a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar.
  2. Use the plastic scoop to remove the dirty fire glass from your fire pit, focusing on the top layer and areas around the edges or near the burner.
  3. Add the dirty fire glass to the bucket of water and vinegar solution.
  4. Stir the fire glass in the solution using the scoop, ensuring thorough cleaning.
  5. Remove the fire glass from the water/vinegar solution and place it in the wire mesh strainer.
  6. Rinse the fire glass with clean water, using a garden hose for convenience.
  7. If you are using tempered fire glass, it is recommended to dry it completely before using it again. Spread the glass out on a plastic bag or tarp in a sunny area, or leave it overnight in a non-sunny or indoor location.
  8. Once dry, your fire glass is ready to be used again, providing a beautiful and safe fire feature.

Properly maintaining your fire glass will ensure its longevity and keep it looking vibrant for many enjoyable fires to come.

How do I know how much fire glass I need?

Use our calculator to find out your ideal filling.

What size fire glass should I use?

The recommended size for fire glass varies based on the type ordered. Generally, fire glass can range from 1/4" to 3/4" in width. The specific size will depend on the type and style of fire glass you choose.

What is the best color for fire glass?

The most popular type of fire glass we sell is the AZ Patio Heaters Reflective Fire Glass in Cobalt (blue). Customers love the contrast of the concrete grey base, red/orange flame, and cool blue fire glass.

How do you arrange glass in a fire pit?

Evenly disperse the fire glass across the burner area and make sure to not overfill the burner area with glass as the gas supply needs air circulation in order to produce a flame. If you have so much glass, that your flame is muddled or its blocking the gas output, immediately shut off the fire and remove some fire glass. How much fire glass do I need?

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