Fire Pit Assembly

Fire Pit Assembly
6. Apply adhesive to the top of the second course
and set third course of eight A blocks. (FIG. 4)
Use your level and mallet to make adjustments
and to set blocks firmly on surface. Also use
mallet to make sure blocks are flush vertically
after each course is added.
7. Apply adhesive to the top of the third course
and set fourth course of eight A blocks. (FIG. 5)
8. Apply adhesive to top of fourth course and
prepare to lay top course. (FIG. 6)
9. Begin laying top course by setting one D
corner block on corner, making sure rounded
edge is on the outside. There will be a 2"
10.Working counterclockwise, lay three B blocks,
one C block and then another D corner
block. Make sure to push blocks down to
spread adhesive and remove any gaps. Continue
to be sure blocks are level.
Assembling your new
11.Continue using same procedure until entire top
course is in place.
12.Allow adhesive to cure 24 hours before
dropping in the insert.
General Shale would like to thank you for the purchase of this fire pit. We sincerely hope it
will give you years of enjoyment. This instruction booklet was created to help you assemble
your new fire pit as quickly and easily as possible. If anything is unclear or you have any
13. After 24 hours have passed, set the steel insert
into the center of the fire pit walls. (FIG. 7)
questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-800-414-4661.
You can use adhesive to keep the steel insert in
place. Although you may choose not to so that
you can flip the insert over when not in use.
14. Enjoy your new fire pit. (FIG. 8)
Refer to manufacturer’s instructions for safety,
operating, care and maintenance information.
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Fire Pit Assembly
1. Choose the ideal location for your fire pit.
Before you begin, we’d like to familiarize you with several terms that will be used throughout the
building process.
COURSE — A continuous layer of building material such as bricks, blocks or tiles. A layer of blocks is generally
referred to as a course. Projects may have anywhere between four and 18 courses.
2. Prepare an area that is 4' square and 4" deep. If
installing optional hearth/knee wall, extend
base as required.
DRYSTACK — To lay a course of blocks first without adhesive or thinset to get an idea of how the blocks will
fit together.
a. First remove sod, vegetation and soil to
prepare a level spot.
(32) 4" x 8" x 16" Blocks (A)
(12) 4" x 8" x 8" Bullnose Blocks (B)
(4) 4" x 4" x 8" Bullnose Blocks (C)
(4) 4" x 8" x 8" Bullnose Corner Blocks (D)
(3) Tubes of Outdoor Adhesive Caulk
(1) Steel Insert with Cover
Actual fire pit will be a 3'4" with an 8"
outer crusher run base.
3. Lay the first course with eight A blocks. Check
to make sure the blocks are level. (FIG. 2)
This project has been given the BEGINNER
rating. The project should take about an hour
to complete, plus prep time.
This kit can be constructed with no
building knowledge.
c. Drystack your courses to test for proper
levels and location.
Additional Materials Required (Not Included):
Caulking Gun
Concrete or Gravel for Setting Base (if needed)
Rubber Mallet
Tape Measure
b. If soil underneath sod is hard, the soil can
be leveled out and used as your base
material. If soil is not hard enough, create
a base with gravel. If you choose to use
concrete, simply follow manufacturer’s
instructions. (FIG. 1)
4. Apply a generous bead of adhesive to the top
of your first layer. Don’t lay bead too close to
the edges or it will squeeze out and become
visible. (FIG. 3)
If some adhesive does squeeze out, don’t wipe
it off immediately. Wait until it’s almost dry
and gently break it off with a chisel.
Unload blocks into groups with corresponding
letters. Be sure to place with letters faceup so
you can quickly recognize them.
This unit is designed for outdoor use only. You should not place your fire pit on a
wood deck or under a roof enclosure. Locate unit at a reasonable distance from any
combustible materials. Follow local building code and burning permits. Please retain
these instructions with this unit.
Lay the second course with another eight A
blocks, alternating blocks so seams are offset.
Make sure to push blocks down to spread
adhesive and remove any gaps. Continue to be
sure blocks are level. (FIG. 4)
Alternate pattern to ensure proper bonding
and look. Whenever possible, alternate block
colors for a more pleasing aesthetic.