Phil's fireplace had a few issues which we helped correct.
- The original Paint job was patchy / spotty
- Paint was not in the back right vertical seam, showed metal
- Front top center was not painted at all
- And he was originally sold a $162.75 stainless steel burner, which was unnecessary. All he needed was a double 18" steel burner for $69.25. Its the equivalent of taking a canon to go duck hunting!?
Here are some pictures of 1/4" Ford Blue with Reflective on top.
This is also a self installation so follow the pictures down to see how it turned out.
this is how it looked when we arrived
installed burner and test the draft of the flame
pour lava rock and pull burner to the top
Ford Blue with Ford Blue Reflective
This is a darker V Blue Base Glass than the Ford Blue Base Glass
Again this is how most fireplaces look after you remove the doors and or screens
and below is a Clear Base Glass with Ford Blue Base Glass over the top
The five pictures below are a Starfire Base Glass with Ford Blue Base Glass, Ford Blue Reflective Base Glass, and V Blue Reflective Base Glass
and as you can see most fireplaces start very drab.
logs are now gone
below sand and lava rock are poured over the burner
The five pictures above are a Starfire Base Glass with Ford Blue Base Glass, Ford Blue Reflective Base Glass, and V Blue Reflective Base Glass
The pictures below are of Ford Blue and Ford Blue Reflective from beginning to end.
Sand over lava has been installed over the burners.
Where is the lava rock and sand? Don't let anyone tell you different as this proves to be very cost effective if you choose to do it this way.
The fire pit below has Ford Blue, Ford Blue Reflective, V Blue, V Blue Reflective, Turquoise Toppings, Deep Royal Toppings and Copper Blue Topper on a bed of 1/4" and 1/2" Starfire
The fireplace below has Ford Blue and Ford Blue Reflective installed
The fire pit/ fire table has Blue and Blue Reflective in the center.
This is a 4 piece glass surrounding a fire pit.
The fire pit below is in Boise! It has
Evergreen Base Glass and Evergreen Reflective Base Glass
Azurlite Base Glass and Azurlite Reflective Base Glass
Ford Blue Base Glass and Ford Blue Reflective Base Glass. Looks great.
Makes me want to go to Boise!
The fire pit below will be aired in early of 2008. The fire pit was filmed by Yard Crashers (www.IdeaFactory.tv ) in Sacramento, California. A subsidiary of HGTV and Pie Town Productions. We will post air times as soon as we have them. But for now here are a few shots from the filming. Yard Crashers is a new program from HGTV who do complete makeovers in your back yard. Please contact www.IdeaFactory.tv for details on how you can get involved!
The fire pit below has Azurlite, Azurlite Reflective, Ford Blue and Ford Blue Reflective installed.
The fireplace below is a propane pan burner with a lava rock fill. You don't want to crush your own lava rock because of the time. You can use larger lava around the edges of the pan but you will want to use crushed lava in the pan up to the surface of the burners. The glass use in this fireplace was a Ford Blue base with Ford Blue Reflective on top. Topped with Clear Pyrite and Amber accents. The install went very well except for the rock crushing episode.
We will be posting different ideas on fire pit covers we can build or design for your fire pit.
This fire pit is in Pasadena California. The base is Ford Blue and V Blue Topped with both colors in Reflective. Then we Topped it with Cobalt Blue Topper, Copper Blue Topper and Lagoon Topper. Then we made a simple tie cover to keep the pit looking great all of the time when it is not in use.
The Fire Pits/ Tables below are in Las Vegas Nevada. We built the stainless steel pans and corrals to protect the lighting on the outer edges of the pan. The glass that was used was:
V Blue and V Blue Reflective,
Ford Blue and Ford Blue Reflective. The installation was done by Silver State Fireplaces of Las Vegas.
This is at the Cadillac Ranch on the strip.
When these were installed we didn't have any gas to light the fire. So if we get back we will take pictures.
The fire pit/ Fireplace below was featured on Extreme Makeover Home Edition. The products was supplied by one of our most credible dealers "Exotic Flames". Carl Herkes. The supplied was Ford Blue and V Blue, both in reflective as well. This added a nice sparkle when it was burning or just when light was present.
Click HERE or belowon the link to go to the ABC Bell Family episode!
The Fire Table below was installed in Sacramento California by and for Yard Crashers. The finished pictures will be posted on the Yard Crashers page when this project is installed after 01 20 10. This episode was to be labeled "Outdoor Shower" on HGTV and the DIY Network but somehow it was labeled "Modern Fire Wall" go figure? It is episode 302 on HGTV or DIY Network. The details will be shown on the DIY page when and as soon as we receive them from the producers. We built a square aluminum pan with an 18" double stainless steel ring and used one of our FPPK kits for the propane fuel. This will be shown on the episode coverage as well. Here are the pictures of the back yard and the finished fire table using propane.
To see how this fireplace was transformed CLICK HERE or on the pictures below!
Creativity and IMAGINATION is how.
The next fire pit was build/ constructed by Rose Harms in Wyoming. Long story behind this one with what the plumbers were telling her and what actually happened. We will explain as we go.
Above and below you can see we had her install a gas line with a quick disconnect hose.
Here is what Rose had to say:
Hi Ed and Claudia,
Wanted to be sure I got the photos to you of our completed fire pit.
Here are the steps we went through:
Bought the brick/blocks (no lip on the stones) from Lowe's, put in circle, 3 rows high.
Bought the iron fire pit at Lowe's and placed on and inside fire pit. -note -it is iron, so I sprayed it with HIGH HEAT paint, in Copper. Wow!
got plumber to run natural gas from deck above (outlet for BBQ) and under the deck, ran down the deck post and he put in a Shut Off valve there.
He ran a precise hole through the bottom off the fire pit to hold pipe for gas to the double ring burner (from Moderustic of course) and it is stainless
steel (no rust). At the bottom of the deck post is a flexible hose which goes over to the fire pit. It CAN be disconnected or even roll up and
shove inside fire pit (after it is cooled).
Note: you do need to chop off a piece of the block, or else just pull one out when you are using the
fire pit. (Kind of like Jenga -just pull out the stone, the others support the fire pit) Unless you can successfully saw off a piece of the stone.
Lit the burner to be sure it works well. It did.
We put in the 1" lava rock in the bottom of copper fire pit and then filled in the spaces with 1/4" lava rock. Should have used More! When we went to
cover the burner we were short on the fireglass. So we ordered more. Still looks beautiful.
Got rest of glass and made circles with the glass and it is beautiful. There are photos of it burning last night!! Lots of warmth on a typical
cool Wyoming evening.
Brick: $200, Fire Pit $79 on sale, double ring SS burner $126, glass -about $250, gas line -don't know yet but guessing $200. Maybe $750-800 total.
And -the way it is made, we could actually dismantle and move it. No mortar in stones. We are very happy with our fire pit and thanks to Ed and the gals
at Moderustic, we were able to make the right choice for glass and burner. Thanks Ed, Rebecca and Claudia. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Could not have managed
this without your guidance. We love being DYI-ers but directions are needed!! We appreciate all your help.
Rose and Doug Harms, Cheyenne Wyoming
Mind that the customers stacked their own bricks!
The glass that was used:
Sky Blue base glass,
Ford Blue base glass,
Ford Blue Reflective base glass,
and the rest is history!
This was originally going to be propane but if you have natural gas, then use it if you can. It will cost less in the long run.
See this fire pit being built and we used Blue and Blue Reflective base glass. (15 pictures!)
This next fire pit was designed and built by Phil. He installed :
The next fireplace belongs to Scott Dexter. He installed:
¼” Ford Blue Reflective “CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS PRODUCT IN THE E STORE!”