It's always fun to catch up with acquaintances after a few months off, but my primary reason for stopping in was to see what was new for the coming season.
Vince, Anthony, and Carl quickly loaded me up with an ample supply of updated product catalogues, new pricing sheets, and walked me through some of the new product offerings for the year.
As they listed some of the new products they are carrying, one thing in particular caught my ear -- "fire boulders". Admittedly I wasn't familiar with this term, but the combination of the words "fire" and "boulder" were enough to pique my interest. "What's a fire boulder?" I quickly asked.
Fire boulders are natural, rustic fieldstone boulders, in which a firepit has been carved out in the top surface, and a hole has been drilled through to the base of the boulder to allow a gas line to extend to the carved-out bowl. The boulders are sold complete with a flex-pipe gas line, stainless steel burner plate, and child-resistant gas shut-off valve.
There is something about fire and the outdoors that cuts to the very core of our DNA. What camping trip or outdoor gathering isn't complete with a warm mesmerizing fire. It fosters warmth, good company, engaging conversation, and unforgettable times.
And to be able to enjoy a beautiful fire in a natural boulder in the sactuary of your own backyard on your own patio is now easily available, at a cost well within reason.
Installation costs vary based on the size of the fire boulder and the location and access to where the boulder will be installed. But it is reasonable to ballpark the labor and material cost somewhere in the $2000 to $3500 range, based on a variety of factors. Clark Kent Creations will handle the boulder installation and setting in place. The gas line extension and/or propane installation will need to be handled separately by a licensed plumber or gas contractor.
There's always a few products out there every year that I have to put on my personal wish list, and I gotta admit, this one qualifies. I'd love a chance to install this as part of a hardscaping project, whether its in my yard or yours. To see more samples of fire boulders or to inquire about more specific pricing, or to ask about other firepit options, drop us a line and we'll see what we can do for you.