How much fire glass do I need for my fire pit or fire table?

Fire pits and fire tables are the most popular backyard accessories that you will find in most American homes. Most conversations, coffee moments, parties, and family get-togethers happen around the fireplaces, so it is important to create a warm and elegant ambience around them. For this reason, most homeowners and designers are now replacing the fire logs and stones with fire glass.

Fire Glass offers a more aesthetic, efficient, eco-friendly, and cleaner alternative to all traditional methods. With myriad color options, and shapes available, homeowners can take their pick based on their requirements and personal preferences.

When you decide to buy fire glass for your fire pit or fire table, you must know the right quantity to order. It is important to take the right measurements, and calculate the amount required in your fire pit or fire table. Here is a quick guide to help you calculate the fire glass needed for a fire pit and fire table:

Calculating quantity required for a fire pit

Follow these steps to calculate the amount required:

  • Take a measuring tape, and measure the diameter of the fire pit in inches
  • Measure the depth of the fire pit
  • If you want the fire glass to be filled till the brim of the pit, then this measurement would be fine, but in case you want make a heap that extends a little above the fire pit then you would need to add a few inches to it. Generally speaking, you can add 1-3 inches to the measurement
  • Multiply the diameter times itself
  • Multiply this number by the depth of the fire pit
  • Divide this number by 24
  • The end result is the amount of fire glass you need for your fire pit in pounds

 

Amount of fire glass required (in pounds) = ((Diameter X Diameter) X Depth)/24

Depending on your preferences, you can order a single color or a combination of colors. Just divide the quantity equally or in certain percentage if you want one color to dominate.

Calculating the quantity of fire glass required for fire table

Follow these steps to calculate the amount required:

  • Measure the width of the fire table or fireplace from left to right
  • Measure the fire table or fireplace from front to back
  • Multiply the two numbers
  • Multiply this number by 3 or 4, depending on whether or not you want the fire glass to extend beyond the rim
  • Divide this number by 19
  • The final result that you get is the amount of fire glass you need for your fireplace or fire table in pound

Amount of fire glass required (in pounds) = ((Length X Width) X3) /19

These simple formulae can help calculate the right amount of fire glass to order. However, we have made things easier for you. All you need to do is fill in some details in our automatic calculator and get the right amount.

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