Fire Glass Calculator

Ready to add your fire glass to your outdoor feature? You've come to the right place! For a lot of our customers, this is one of the most exciting parts about getting a custom fire bowl or scupper accent! Our fire glass calculator will tell you exactly how much media you will need. Simply choose the appropriate shape of your feature below to find out what measurements you will need to take. After you have done this, enter in the figures, click on the "Calculate Your Glass" button to the right of your entries, and voila!

(We love making things easy for our customers!)

PLEASE NOTE: Fire glass can be used with natural gas burning features ONLY. Fireside Expressions is adamant about this for the safety of our valued customers. 

  • Because propane is heavier than natural gas, it will sink to the bottom of your feature. Small pieces of fire glass will not allow propane to circulate, and this could can lead to explosion of this particular media. Even with larger fire glass pieces, there is still not enough room for the gas to dissipate from wind and other factors. Lava rock allows propane to dissipate and is the safest choice for propane features. (In addition, it is always a good idea to incorporate lava rock into the bottom portion of natural gas burning features.)

 

We recommend covering the burner with a layer of cinders/lava rock. These should be 1" diameter or larger. Glass should then be used as a topping over cinders/lava rock to approximately 2” in depth. This helps save material, money, and allows for safer operation.

For Square or Rectangle Shaped Fire Pits

Calculate how much fire glass you'll need for a square fire feature

* You can use other fire media to fill most of the fire pit, then cover the remaining 2" to 4" with fire glass.

(A) Fire Pit Width:  
 inches
(B) Fire Pit Depth:  
 inches
(C) *Fire Glass Height:  
 inches



 

Total Glass Needed (lbs):

   


For Round or Octagon Fire Pits

Calculate how much fire glass you will need for a round fire feature.

* You can use other fire media to fill most of the fire pit, then cover the remaining 2" to 4" with fire glass.

(A) Fire Pit Inner Diameter:  
 inches
(B) *Fire Glass Height:  
 inches



 

Total Glass Needed (lbs):

   


For Standard Fireboxes

Calculate how much fire glass you'll need for a fireplace.

* 2" to 4" of fire glass is the recommended height for fireplace fireboxes and pan burners.

(A) Firebox Front Width:  
 inches
(B) Firebox Rear Width:  
 inches
(C) *Fire Glass Height:  
 inches
(D) Firebox Depth:  
 inches



 

Total Glass Needed (lbs):

   

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need more information about this product using the New Question tab. Please ONLY SUBMIT product questions. For all other questions go to contact us,

Comments

No posts found

Add New