Fire Pit Kit Installation - Western Interlock Western Interlock

Paving Stones and Retaining Wall Systems Made for the Northwest

Fire Pit Kit Installation

Western Interlock’s all inclusive kit has all the materials provided and is designed so no cuts are needed for a quick and easy installation. We’ve done all the work so you can achieve professional results! All you need is a rubber hammer, a level, gravel and a caulking gun.

Step 1:
Planning your project
The first thing to do is to find a location that is clear and open, free from overhanging branches; as well as 50′ from any building for safety.

Step 2:
Preparing the base
A gravel base is best to support the weight of the Fire pit blocks. Excavate 3″ and fill with ¾ minus gravel. Use a vibratory plate compact to get maximum compaction. This will insure that the fire pit will not settle.

Step 3:71 Firepit Install
Laying the bottom course
The first course will lie on the gravel base. After each block is laid use a level on each block to make sure they are level from front to back and end to end. Use a plastic dead blow hammer to drive the block into the base. If the block needs to be raised, add gravel under the low side of the block and drive it in with the hammer and check the block for levelness. Take a longer level and check the fire pit from side to side. Use a 2×4 board if the level is not long enough to go from side to side. The outside of the fire pit blocks should meet end for end. The inside will have small gaps between each block.

Step 4:
Building the second course
After the first course is set and leveled use the adhesive cartridge supplied with the kit. Cut the end about half way down the nozzle and puncture the membrane in the end of the cartridge. Make sure the blocks are clean and as dust free as possible. Use a broom to clean them off. Apply four quarter size dot on top of each block of the first course close to the edge of the groove so it does not squeeze out the sides. Place a block on top of the first course. Be sure that the lines are stepped for better appearance. The outside of the fire pit the block should meet end to end. There will be small gaps between the ends of the blocks on the inside of the Fire pit blocks.

Step 5:
Placing the caps to finish off the top – applies only to the Tegula Fire pits
After the second course is placed and adjusted. Make sure the caps are clean and as dust free as possible. Apply four quarter size dots to the top of the second course close to the groove. Place the caps around the top of the Fire pit and adjust them to fit as neatly as possible. You will have spaces between each cap to make the appearance look best.

Step 6:
Enjoying the fire pit
Let the adhesive cure for 24 hours before use. Put your feet up and warm your toes! Get out the marshmallows and hot dogs. Have a friendly conversation with family and friends and check out the stars. (If it’s not raining!)