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Thermocouples: Everything You Need to Know (and then some!)

Thermocouple. It sounds like a complicated piece of equipment. And it no doubt, plays an important role in your fire feature. When it isn’t working properly, your gas fire pit will not stay lit. So, taking a few minutes to… Continue Reading →

How to Install Fire Glass

While most people don’t give it much thought, properly installing fire glass is important to how well your gas fire feature performs.  If you simply dump a pile of fire glass into your pit, you’re bound to have problems ahead…. Continue Reading →

Is Propane or Natural Gas Better for Your Fire Pit?

Before you get too carried away with DIY fire pit plans, you must first determine what you’ll use as the fuel source. Natural gas is not available everywhere. But even if you have access, it may not be the best… Continue Reading →

Gas Principles You Should Know When Building a Fire Pit

Fire pits make a beautiful centerpiece for an enjoyable evening at home with family and friends. And using gas as fuel can make it as easy as pushing a button. No mess. Stress-free. No constant tending of the fire. However,… Continue Reading →

Celestial Fire Glass Takes the Worry Out of DIY

Often these days, you are asked to choose between quality products and customer service, or affordable prices. But you don’t have to make that choice if you shop at Celestial Fire Glass. You can buy their products with confidence knowing… Continue Reading →

How Much Does It Cost to Operate a Gas Fire Pit?

It costs approximately 80 cents to $11 an hour to operate a gas fire pit, depending on the Btu rating of the appliance and the type of gas it uses. Propane is more expensive than natural gas at about 65… Continue Reading →

How to ‘Spring Clean’ Your Fire Pit

Winter is over and you’re ready for some relaxing evenings outside. But, is your gas fire pit ready for you? If you don’t prep it properly, you could be in for a nasty surprise. Your fire feature, whether it was… Continue Reading →

Do I Need Ventilation for My DIY Gas Fire Pit?

Yes! A minimum of 20 square inches of ventilation is mandatory for safe and efficient use of a gas fire pit. In a nutshell, placement of the vents should be low on the structure for propane and closer to the… Continue Reading →

Can I Roast Marshmallows on a Gas Fire Pit?

We all know the joy of roasting marshmallows over a fire pit in the great outdoors. There’s just something so special and heartwarming about sticking a marshmallow at the end of a stick and waiting for it to get done… Continue Reading →

How to Convert Celestial CSA Burner Kits to Natural Gas

Hi there!  I’m Joey from Celestial Fire Glass, and today I’m going to show you how to convert one of our propane CSA burner kits to natural gas. Our CSA burner kits are very popular with DIYers.  Out of the box they… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Gas Fire Pit Clearances and Other Safety Considerations

A DIY backyard fire pit is a simple way to create a cozy and inviting outdoor gathering space. You’re probably already thinking about the size and design you want and what color of shimmering fire glass you’ll fill it with. You can… Continue Reading →

Propane Air Mixers – Everything You Need to Know (And Then Some!)

Propane air mixers are an important part of any fire feature that uses propane gas. If you’re building a DIY propane fire pit or fire table, you want to be sure to include the right-size mixer in your project. But… Continue Reading →

Helpful Tips for Planning a DIY Propane Fire Pit / Table

Building a DIY propane fire feature, whether it be a fire table or a fire pit, can be both a lot of fun and a bit intimidating when starting your project.  Not to worry, Celestial Fire is will help guide you… Continue Reading →

How to Make a Custom Sized Flame Guard

Gathering ‘round your fire pit on a crisp fall evening is one of those simple joys in life. Unless it’s a windy night. Those gusty breezes can quickly turn your peaceful flame-viewing experience upside-down by whipping the flames out of control…. Continue Reading →

How Long Does a Propane Tank Last on a Fire Pit?

The times in the table below are an approximation, the actual time you get from your propane tank will be greatly affected by how high you set your flame.  The BTU ratings below can be significantly reduced by keeping the flame… Continue Reading →

Fire Glass Pricing Guide

A question I’m often asked is why is there such a wide range of prices when it comes to fire glass. This guide will answer that question so you decide which fire glass best fits your needs. I will talk… Continue Reading →

The Celestial Guide to Fire Pit Flame Guards

Picture it: You’re spending time with beloved friends or family, gathered around your fire pit on a balmy summer evening. The flames are high and bright — in fact, everyone keeps remarking how beautifully the light of the fire reflects… Continue Reading →

Why Can’t I See the Color of My Fire Glass at Night?

You’ve spent weeks designing a beautiful outdoor space, piece by piece. You’ve chosen stylish furniture and hung some plants. More importantly, you’ve built a stunning outdoor firepit to tie it all together, using the best burner pan and flame guard… Continue Reading →

Fun Family Activities to Do Around Your Fire Pit

Ah, the backyard fire pit. Chances are it’s one of your family’s favorite destinations at home — and it’s easy to see why. There’s no better place to be on a lazy, dreamy summer night when the fireflies are out… Continue Reading →

11 Smart Questions to Ask When Buying Fire Glass

If you’re looking to liven up your outdoor fire pit or fireplace, fire glass is a fantastic choice. Its shimmery, sparkling look and vibrant selection of colors are a refreshing option over the usual brown, “blah” lava rocks and stones…. Continue Reading →

Check Out These Extraordinary Fire Tables That Look Like Real Wood (But Aren’t!)

Meet Rustic Elegance, an Idahoan company that makes beautiful wooden fire tables. But wait—these tables aren’t actually made of wood at all! Find out how this eye-catching furniture is created and how Rustic Elegance is using our products to make them even more captivating.

Fire Glass Limited Lifetime Warranty

Celestial Fire Glass stands behind our fire glass – we promise that we won’t ever let you down. While our attorneys have written our formal fire glass Lifetime Limited Warranty we will go the extra mile to ensure you’re completely… Continue Reading →

Burners 5-Year Limited Warranty

Celestial Fire Glass stands behind our DIY components for your fire feature with our 5-year warranty – we promise that we won’t ever let you down. Below is our formal written warranty for our burners and other hardware. We encourage… Continue Reading →

What is Fire Glass?

Fire glass is a special type of decorative glass that’s added to outdoor gas fire pits and fireplaces to enhance their beauty. In a gas fire pit, fire glass conveniently keeps the burner out of sight; only the decorative glass… Continue Reading →

How to Install a Propane Fire Pit Burner Pan

Follow these easy steps to properly install your drop-in fire pit pan for use with propane. While we always recommend that you have a licensed gas installer make all gas connections, this step-by-step guide can assist both you and your installer with the planning and installation of your burner pan.

Feast Your Eyes on This Custom Fire Table in the Alaskan Wilderness

In the not-so-distant past, outdoor fire pits and tables were pretty basic. Whether crafted by hand with spare cinder blocks or built by a contractor, most were round in shape and simple in design. But boy, oh boy — times… Continue Reading →

Fire Glass Turning Black? Here’s What to Do.

Watching your beautiful fire pit glass darken and discolor can be a startling experience. But not to worry — your “burnt” fire glass is absolutely fine. The fact is that fire glass is non-combustible, and it hasn’t been treated with… Continue Reading →

“What’s That Whistling Noise?” – How to Fix Strange Sounds Coming from Your Fire Pit Burner

Hearing odd noises coming from your fire pit? Resist the temptation to turn up the music or simply ignore it. While issues like this are not uncommon – particularly with natural gas installations – it’s important to make safety a… Continue Reading →

Fire Glass is the Perfect Finish for this Stunning Wine Barrel Fire Pit by Ken Klein

Handcrafted from beautiful wood varieties, Ken Klein’s furniture designs are awe-inspiring all on their own. But what happens when you add fire pit glass by Celestial Fire Glass? Take a look at how our Cobalt Blue Crushed Fire Glass lends… Continue Reading →

How to Clean Your Fire Glass in Just a Few Quick, Easy Steps

One of the best things about fire glass is that unlike wood, it’s extremely low maintenance. What’s more, when you’re using a natural-gas source, your fire pit glass is among the cleanest burning alternatives available. That said, even the highest-quality… Continue Reading →

A Must-See “Triple-Threat” Fire Pit Design by Gill Landscaping

What’s better than a fire feature on your back patio? A fire feature that’s accented by shimmering glass, gently trickling waterfalls, and gorgeous custom stonework. This description sums up a recent project completed by Gill Landscape Contracting of Moon Township,… Continue Reading →

You’ll Fall Hard for This Stunning Outdoor Fire Pit

Looking for some inspiration for building that new fire pit — or revamping your existing one? Feast your eyes upon this backyard masterpiece. Accented all around by gorgeous stonework, it’s the perfect autumn oasis for hanging with friends, relaxing with… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Gas Fireplace by Gill Landscaping

A gas-powered fireplace can easily transform your plain, run-of-the-mill patio into your home’s star attraction. In the spring, summer, and fall, your patio sets the perfect stage for entertaining friends or just relaxing with the family after a long day…. Continue Reading →

Outdoor Fire Pit

Fire glass used: 1/2″ Reflective Tempered Fire Glass in Dark Matter Black Fire pit made using: R.I. Lampus Rosetta Fire pit (Charcoal)      

High-Luster vs. Tumbled Fire Glass: Which Is Right for You?

Customers often ask us if Celestial’s Tempered Fire Glass is tumbled. In a word, no. Tumbling tempered fire glass involves placing the glass into a revolving bin for a given amount of time. The rotating motion wears down the sharp… Continue Reading →

How to Measure Gas Pipe Size

Measuring gas pipe size isn’t as straightforward as you would think. Gas pipe sizes are standardized on the NPT (National Pipe Thread) standard. NPT sizes are smaller than the actual thread size. Additionally, NPT threads are tapered to in order… Continue Reading →

No Yellow Flame (Flame is Blue)

A yellow flame is achieved by allowing the gas to use some of the ambient air for combustion. A lack of a yellow flame is caused by having too much air in the air/gas mixture. To fix this problem reduce… Continue Reading →

Popping Sound from Fire Glass

This typically happens when tempered fire glass is damp or wet and the burner is turned on. The heating of the moisture causes an expansion as it turns to a gas which may cause some of the cracked (but not… Continue Reading →

Typical LP Burner Configuration

Installation of a fire pit burner using liquid propane gas (LP gas) is different from a natural gas installation. LP gas requires a greater air/gas mixture than natural gas; therefore, you’ll need to be sure to install an air mixer… Continue Reading →

Typical Natural Gas Burner Configuration

Installing a fire pit burner using natural gas is project usually left for the professionals. While natural gas is ideal for fire pits, you may want to consult a professional to do the installation.  For the DIY’ers, installation of the… Continue Reading →