Totally agreed. That's why I built one in my back yard using some spare rock (there is a lot of it lying around Texas), and old copper firebowl, a turkey fryer burner that was 'spare', and some fireglass that I sourced locally.
I first saw one of these while on a work trip to Palm Springs where they had a couple of these that people were getting drunk around at the bar:
|Fire, superheated glass chunks, and drunk people- what could possibly go wrong?|
When I had the parts in place, I was able to build this in something close to 45 minutes:
I'll be building another one soon. I have more glass left over.