DirectionsDetermine where you want the fireplace on your patioLay a row of wall block stones in a circle in the approximate size and shape of your fire pit on top of your paver patio(Fire pits are usually inches in diameter)Place a level on top of the layer making sure it is level all the way around.
A wood burning fire pit makes a great outdoor gathering place for friends and familyInstalling a fire pit is a DIY project that can be configured for your yards measurementsThis guide teaches you how to build a fire pit using concrete pavers or concrete blocks for a quick, easy backyard upgrade that can be enjoyed in any season.
You will be laying the larger pavers to outline your fire pitMake sure that you make it big enough to be functionalA good size for an outdoor fire pit is inches in diameterAround the larger pavers you will now be laying the smaller pavers that will make up your patio area.
The fire pit pavers are placed on the patio and held in place with Rapid Set mortar mix to a complete circleMove to the second layer and hold the pavers in place with mortar to the first ringComplete the paver layering with a third ringLine the inside of the fire pit with high heat furnace cementThis requires hours to settle before use.
When installing a fire pit on your existing paver patio, cement the bottom layer of fire pit blocks to your patio to avoid it shifting aroundFor the bottom of the inside of the fire pit, youll want to either cut out the pavers to reveal the paver sand gravel underneath OR install fire rated bricks on top of the blocks to protect them.
Method Build the fire pit on an existing patioIf the patio has already been constructed, you can build a fire pit on top of the patioIf you choose to do this, it is extremely important to insulate the patio from the heat given off by the fireYou can use all purpose sand and rock to fill in the new fire pit.
Step Make a Level LandscapeOn top of the flattened paver base, add a layer of sandThe sand will help create a level surfaceTamp down the sand to get it evenThen use a x to scrim the surface creating an even area for the paversUse a level to double check the evenness of the baseGary Payne.
Make sure the paver is evenly spaced away from the mason line by the fire pitCheck the bluestone for level, accounting for the inch pitch tamp with a rubber mallet to set the stoneTip design the patio pattern on inch graph paper.