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The Celestial Guide to Fire Pit Wind 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 →

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 →

What Color Fire Glass Should I Use?

Which color fire glass do you like best? It’s really that simple. All of the Celestial Fire Glass options are beautiful in their own right, so it’s really just a question of, “What speaks to you?”  If you already have… Continue Reading →

Do I Need Ventilation for My DIY Gas Fire Pit?

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

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

What Components Do I Need to Buy for My DIY Gas Fire Pit?

Planning for your DIY gas fire pit can seem a bit overwhelming at times. The easiest solution is to buy a complete kit, but there are less expensive options too. In this article, we’ll eliminate your uncertainty by thoroughly explaining… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

What is a CSA Certification, and Do I Need One for My Fire Pit?

If you are installing your fire pit in a commercial location, or publicly accessible area you definitely do need a CSA certification.  If you’re installing your fire pit in your backyard for personal use, you might not need a CSA… Continue Reading →

The Truth About Drilled vs. Punched Holes in Gas Fire Pit Burners

What makes for a better fire pit burner — drilled or punched holes? You will no doubt encounter this debate when you enter the realm of fire pit enthusiasts. It’s a common question that comes up a lot as people… Continue Reading →

Benefits and Limitations of Stainless Steel Burners

Gas burners constructed of stainless steel are a great choice for your DIY fire pit or fire table. While all metals are susceptible to corrosion, stainless steel holds up better than most.  Stainless steel is strong, stands up to high… Continue Reading →

Principles of Combustion for Outdoor Gas Fire Pits

Gathering around a gas fire pit with family and friends, everyone will be enjoying not only the heat it provides but the ambiance it sets.  Both heat and ambiance are the results of proper combustion of the gas in your… Continue Reading →

Does a Gas Fire Pit Keep Mosquitoes Away?

The truth is, nobody knows if a gas fire pit keeps mosquitoes away because no research hasn’t been done to that effect. However, the results of a recent study examining the relationship between carbon monoxide and the color red suggest… Continue Reading →

Can I Put My Gas Fire Pit on My Deck?

Yes, you can put a gas fire pit on your deck.  However, there are some safety considerations you should follow. No Fire Danger With a Gas Fire Pit  A gas fire pit behaves differently than a wood-burning fire pit. As… Continue Reading →

How Many BTUs Do I Need for My Gas Fire Pit?

This is no right or wrong answer. It depends on your design ideas, available space, and your budget. But keep in mind, more Btu is not always better.  If you have a small space, you don’t want to overwhelm it… 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 →

Lava Rock or Fire Glass – Which is Better?

There is no definitive answer to this question. The more important question is, which suits your home design and lifestyle better—lava rock or fire glass? A $12 million mansion demands the razzle and dazzle of fire glass. Whereas fire glass… Continue Reading →

Are Propane Fire Pits Safe?

Propane fire pits are safe to operate if you follow some basic safety practices. If you’re building your own custom propane fire pit or table, you must include important safety considerations in your design.  In this article, we’ll discuss the… Continue Reading →

Can I Use a 1 lb. Propane Tank for a Gas Fire Pit?

Technically yes, but it won’t be easy–and you may find it’s not worth it. We always get this question because many people love the idea of taking their fire pit on the road. They want an easy way to enjoy… Continue Reading →

Everything You Need to Know About Gas Regulators for Outdoor Fire Pits

Almost as soon as you start researching a DIY fire pit, you’re going to start having questions about gas regulators. What are they? Do I need one? Are they one-size-fits-all? The short answer is – yes, you will need one…. Continue Reading →

Everything You Need to Know About Gas Fittings for Outdoor Fire Pits

Planning a DIY gas fire pit? There are two common pipe thread standards used by the industry for gas fittings. It’s important to know the difference between the two, so you can select the right hoses and connectors for your… Continue Reading →

Gas Pressure Fundamentals for Outdoor Gas Fire Pits

Supplying the correct gas pressure for your outdoor gas fire pit will ensure that you get full enjoyment from your fire feature.  When designing and planning your gas fire pit, knowing the correct pressure for the gas type you’ll be… Continue Reading →

Three Must-Have Accessories for Your Gas Fire Feature

As might be expected, there is no shortage of items you can buy to enhance your outdoor living space. And many of them are a lovely addition. But when it comes to your outdoor gas fire pit or fire table,… 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 →

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 →

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 & Components Limited Lifetime Warranty

Celestial Fire Glass stands behind our DIY components for your fire feature with our lifetime 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 →

Why Choose a CSA-Certified DIY Burner Kit Instead of a Standard Burner Kit?

Safety. If you want total confidence in your DIY gas fire pit or fire table – or if it will be accessible to the public—a CSA-certified burner kit is your only option. There are some instances when a standard burner… Continue Reading →

Propane Tank Design Considerations for a Gas Fire Pit

There are several things to consider when planning your DIY propane gas fire pits, such as BTU output and capacity; type and location of the tank; and basic propane safety principles.  In this article, we’ll walk you through the options… Continue Reading →

CSA Certified Versus UL Listed for Gas Fire Pits

Is it better to have a CSA-certified fire pit or a UL-listed fire pit?  There is no difference in terms of safety. Either designation provides you with peace of mind that the item you have is safe to use. In… Continue Reading →

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Gas Fire Pit Contractor

There are a lot of companies claiming they can handle all of your landscape/hardscape needs, but not all are created equal. The following questions will help you narrow down the list. It should give you a good feel for their… Continue Reading →

Does a Custom Gas Fire Pit Increase My Home Value?

The answer seems to be yes. A gas fire pit will increase the value of your home but, you won’t make money on it. However, it’s one amenity you can add for your enjoyment and recoup the majority of your… Continue Reading →

Gas Line Sizing for Outdoor Fire Pits

The purpose of this article is to give you some general knowledge about the sizing of gas lines for your gas fire pit or fire table. Your licensed gas installer will evaluate your goals to determine the exact piping requirements… Continue Reading →