Moderustic Aquatic Glassel Fireplace Glass Rocks Propane Fireplaces
Moderustic Aquatic Glassel Fireplace Glass Rocks Propane Fireplaces

How To Build a Propane Fire Pit-

"CLICK HERE" or on the pictures below to see what John Lehman did and how he built this table!
John Lehman Fire Table

Michael built this awesome propane fire table with a tree trunk base. Below the propane Valve and air mixer is installed below the table top; allowing for easy access while keeping it out of sight.

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A 10" Stainless Steel Center-less ring surrounds his unique rock center piece which sits a-top our crushed lava rock.

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Check out Michaels website to see more of his custom work.

Drift Wood Table

Our customer Gary Gibbs went to his local home store and bought an outdoor wood burning fire pit.  This was placed within a custom marble and brick encasing.  

We then helped him to successfully complete his convertion to propane.  Gary wanted something more unique than your ordinary round burner ring so he got a stainless steel star burner instead.

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The air mixer / valve on the left side had a custom aluminum face plate made to the same size of the exsiting brick - so to be as unubtrosive as possible once installed.

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Add some fireglass and light to enjoy the beauty and superior warmth that you can only get with fireglass.  

Notice the patio umbrella, which if placed at least 60" inches above the fire pit will further help keep the heat around the sitting area.

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These outdoor propane fire table / fire pit pictures come to us from Doug Robertson.  We helped Doug build his dream fire table all through Emails and phone conversations.  So check out the progress from start to finish.

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We sent him an Aluminum pan and an H-burner designed to work safely with propane, as well several pounds of  1/2" inch clear fireglass and Mini Mint Green Diamonds.  


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Here is what Doug had to say:

"Good Morning Ed,

Just wanted to drop you a note and thank you very much for all your e-mail
help with my Fire Coffee Table. We have used it every night since I got it
going and have received many-many compliments about it."

The fire pit below was built by Charlie Helms in North Carolina using our FPPK  (See Our General Propane Information Sheet)  burner. This is a propane fire pit with a lava filler. Charlie is now ready to order the glass. Check it out, great job Charlie!
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The fire pit is covered to protect it from whatever may fall. Great job! (See Our General Propane Information Sheet)
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The fire pit below was build by Mike Phillips ( a customer). First he ran a propane line to the fire pit area and then blocked his fire pit into shape. We use a FPPK (fire pit propane kit) in an aluminum pan 24" x 24" with a double 18" double stainless steel ring.The glass that was used was a  Gray base and Gray Reflective on top to add sparkle.
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Below you can see the placement of the thermo coupler and safety pilot light used for propane.
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Below on the right side the controls were installed in the bricks.
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The fire pit below belongs to Mike DeVito in Northern California. When I saw his idea I was excited to help him create something new and wonderful. He took a very old mining cart in his front yard and we helped him convert it to a propane burning fire pit! Turned out pretty cool! Next he is getting a fire pit cover made to cover it from debris and who else knows what.
We use a FPPK (fire pit propane kit) with valves, thermo coupler, pilot light and air mixer. The glass that was use is:
Starfire base glass over a bed of crushed lava rock,
Yellow Amber Topper
Steel Blue Topper
Turquoise Blue Topper
Green Tubes
Copper Ruby Red Topper
Ice Ice Ice
and of course our Diamonds in Clear, Pink, Amber and Blue.
I think this is one really nice idea!
It is all supplied by this 20 lb propane tank
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Here is the mining cart with the base plate installed with the burners
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Here you see the controls, air mixer and thermo coupler and pilot light lines under the base plate
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You can use a larger (3/4", 1" lava) as a base under our 1/4" crushed lava as this will save you a few dollars.
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Now we pour on the crushed lava to keep the glass from sinking into the larger lava.
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Add some Starfire
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Splash a few colors
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Have your spouse light it in case something should go wrong! (Just Kidding)
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Again here are the first pictures we saw of the mining cart. Great Idea!
Mike, you did a great job!
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Our products do not require any certification from the AGA, CSA or UL as it is considered a stand-alone product by these agencies. We are told that we would need a certification if sand and or lava rock would need certification. The agencies are franchise operations and they are privately owned and they are not a government agency. These agencies are hired for mass production testing and AGA, CSA and or UL do not certify custom one of a kind projects. Custom burners need no certification as this only applies to production equipment. Just so you can understand that a certification costs about $15,000.00 and certification was developed for production/ mass production to assure quality. Any parts that would normally need AGA or UL do in fact have these approvals. Parts with function need and should have some sort of approval. The pan burners we sell that do have UL, CSA and or any other listings are produced by other companies. The custom pan burners that we produce are just that, custom. Therefore do not require UL, CSA and or any other agency listings as these are custom. The parts that we use to build these pans are UL, CSA listed as they should be. We would never use any “Third World Country”  or any unlisted, untested parts to build any products and or parts to endanger any product performance what so ever. 
The burner below is one of our FPPK's (fire pit propane kit). With this FPPK we set it up for Black Magic! This was table tested for the pictures. Hopefully the customer will send us pictures after and during installation. We first sent these pictures for the customers approval. Here you go! The pan below belongs to Scott Spector and he finally installed the fire pit in his back yard, WOW, one really nice backyard!
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This is one of our propane pan burner with slight modifications.
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As you can see around the lower edges it was leaking and yes we did fix this. 
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The fire pit below was built by Scott Spector in Florida. He started with an FPPK 30 which includes a 30" base plate and a double 24" stainless steel ring. Here we go from the beginning:


The propane line was run/ installed under the pavers.









The colors that were used are

1/2" Clear base,

Black Magic in the center,

Clear Diamonds,

Cobalt Blue Topper,

Clear Topper,

Cobalt Blue Light Topper

and our FPPK 30". That is our 30" propane burner. You can see the actual burner above burning before shipment and installation.


We don't have any pictures of the fire pit burning at Scott's but he did tel us that when he fired it up again he would try to send us a few pictures. Thanks Scott.




The fire table below was built by Christina "Stina" in the San Francisco area. With a little ambition, imagination and our help, she now has one very nice fire table.


Here is where it started. She made  a template of the pan and where the mounting tabs would be located. Then we built the aluminum pan and propane burner for Stina to install.


Below is how the teak table started. We just brought it into the future.



Below the pan was installed with Galaxy Green base glass.



Below you can see the top installed and what a difference.


Below is her wonderfully finished project, Great job Stina!




The propane burner conversion below was performed by Richard King of South Carolina.

Richard has one very cool Super Bowl party room! We assisted him in converting a propane fire pit one very nice clean burning fire pit. We will explain as we move along.

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Richard: You did a beautiful job on your gazebo!

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Here is the fire pit turned up so you can see that we installed one of our FPPK (fire pit propane kit) The tank was under the deck.

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Richard may of had a few flex lines that were a bit too long.

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It's supposed to look simple when it's finished.

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The controls were adapted to his and over his old controls.

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Above is on low and I might add no black soot or smoke! You would think the manufactures of these tables would of figured it out by now?

Below is the standard ring but we installed thermo coupler and safety pilot kit.

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Below is what were sent to convert. Small flames and no air mixer what so ever. Just a lot of soot and black smoke, seen it before?

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Below, not a lot of flame is there? The reason is once they turn it up for you, the soot starts to show. So they tell you it can't be turned up.

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Now we step in, air mixed calibrated to the ring and valve system and pilot light and thermo coupler in place.

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On medium!

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and turbo high and still with a clean burn!

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and below is the 2009 Super Bowl Party! Thanks Richard!

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Yes, we can convert anything!



The wine barrel below was build by one of our newer dealers in Texas. Matt's Custom Welding. Contact us for information about Matt's wonderful work. We are going to be much more of Matt's work and look around his showroom in the pictures below. Many more projects to come.

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There was a steel bowl installed using our propane system to burn our glass. They used Bronze base glass in the fire pit.

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Propane Burner Issues

I have seen this scenario all too often. The supplier that you have purchased from only cared about making the sale of the glass. They did not ask what you were doing. How you were doing it. What you were working on, etc. etc. etc. They did not ask if you had propane or natural gas or if you had natural gas close by to use opposed to propane. You are now finding out that there is no customer support after the sale. We are the only manufacturer building one propane burner at a time to suit your needs. We care from beginning to end and more importantly after the fact! We offer customer support FOREVER!

 Let me tell you how we feel about these other companies selling products they know nothing about:

You purchased a Ford and now you are going to the Cadillac dealer for advice and parts on how to fix the problems.  That is not how it works. We need you to put pressure on the company that sold you the product that does not perform as you thought it should. We will and or can resolve your issues, but you need to make sure these companies stop selling products they know nothing about.

            Have you contacted the company that you purchased from?

Have you received any advice from this company on how to resolve the issue?

Are they even concerned about your problems?

Did you disclose to this company what you were working on?

Did this company ask for details about your project?

Have you asked if you can return all of the parts and products because of product failure?

Does this company even have any information online about their success on propane burners?

Did you receive any customer support?

Does the company you purchased from even have a physical address where you can visit?

            We do genuinely feel bad for the customer being taken advantage of by companies such as these, selling parts and supplies, which they know nothing about.

Please keep us posted on your developments so we may continue to remedy your situation. We are proud of our creations, inventions, customer support, product lines as we do all of this for you, the customer! 

This would be step one.  Then we would step in and fix your issues.  

Ed Jaunzemis President, Moderustic Inc


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.
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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.
It turns.
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
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Mind that the customers stacked their own bricks!
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The glass that was used:
Clear base,
Sky Blue base glass,
Ford Blue base glass,
Ford Blue Reflective base glass,
and the rest is history!
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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.
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             Here is the answer some of you think you know. (You don't!) These are Air Mixers,  Venturis Carburetors.

These like a carburetor on any engine act as the air fuel mixture governor. Have you ever been behind an older car that smells funny? Wrong air mixture! Bad mechanic! The air mixers have to be calibrated not only to the valving but the burner as well. We have been building propane burners for several years now and we have never had an issue with any configuration that we have built, ever. It's the same as porting an engine for proper air flow. If you just STICK one of these on your burner then you may be giving us a call soon enough.

Here are a few pictures of the 1/2" and 3/4" air mixers, (40,000 to 400,000 btu mixers).

Air Mixers L and S 1

Air Mixers L and S 2

Air Mixers L and S 3

Air Mixers L and S 4

If you attach it and create back pressure, you will have a fire or an explosion, guaranteed. We are not trying to frighten you but to make you aware. We believe in safety first and we don't build systems without thermo couples and or pilot light systems, ever!

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As you may have of seen on our "How Not To Do It Page" they still screw up no matter how hard they try. We are here only to help!

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If you are building a fire pit or fire table and did not plan for and where your controls will be located, we have a solution! We can build a Flip Top Box to conceal your controls for propane or natural gas. Here are 8 pictures for your possible project. We can modify these is dozens of ways to fit your fire pit project.

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This is just the Copreci Valve and Air Mixer installed in the box. We can build a box to hold the FPPK with auto start as well.

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The next propane fire table was built by Rick Kasner in Arizona, great job! We inspired and supported Rick through out the complete project on "How To Do It Yourself"! DIY!!!

The glass that was installed is:

1/2" Frosted base glass

3/8" Gray base glass

Gray Topper

Iridizing Amber Brown Topper

We will explain as we move forward.

Base steel stud frame


Propane valve installed


Back side of valving and air mixer.


Durock is now applied.


Durock is finished



Table top is installed


Colors installed in propane pan burner




Drink beer, you are done!


The next fire pit was a customer conversion with our FPPK propane attachments and burner.

FPPK propane burner install

What ever project you are converting or working on, we monitor your project all the way through. Provided you send pictures.

FPPK propane burner install

FPPK propane burner install

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FPPK propane burner install

FPPK propane burner install

The pictures below will show you how to install a propane burner and valve in your fire pit without drilling a hole in the side of your fire pit with our FPPK (fire pit propane kit). This was install in Calabasas California with Bronze Base Glass and Bronze Reflective Base Glass on top. The fire pit has 10" solid sides which made this a good candidate for the FPPK to be installed on the inside wall. This is a propane fire pit and we do calibrate every valve to every ring we install to eliminate back flow and any problems or issues that may happen. We also install the proper air mixer to insure a clean burn as we eliminate the soot know to be produced by propane. If you have a propane fire pit you know what I am talking about. We can build whatever you may need foa control box cover, see our Metal Page!
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The next Wine Barrel Fire Pit was built be Shaun Ibe.

We supplied all of the parts, knowledge base and Shaun built one really nice Wine Barrel Fire pit! We will explain as we move forward

Shaun Ibe Wine Barrel Fire Pit
Shaun used up all of his old corks to line the top with and then he had a piece of glass made to cover the corks. Be sure you have the top made with tempered glass! Teh glasss that was used was

1/4" Clear Base Glass

Platinum Base Glass

Gold Ruby Topper

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See the Wine Barrel Parts Page!

Shaun Ibe Wine Barrel Fire Pit
We supply you with creativity, parts, support, imagination and give you license to be creative on your own, after all, that's what we do and who we are!

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Moderustic is proud to have been issued 2 U.S. Patent Numbers
# 7,976,360 B2 (in reconsideration) and # 8,419,505 C1 and patent pending!
covering our method of creating tumbled tempered glass for use in fireplaces and fire pits.
Patent Applications Published 2005, 2006 and 2014


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Moderustic is proud to have been issued 2 U.S. Patent Numbers
# 7,976,360 B2 (in reconsideration) and # 8,419,505 C1 and patent pending!
Covering our method of creating tumbled tempered glass for use in fireplaces and fire pits.
Patent Applications Published 2005, 2006 and 2014.

Examples of what a simple patent is! (a must read)


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  • Returned products must be unused and/or unmixed
  • Returned products must be packaged well to avoid damage in transit, or you will be responsible for the damage
  • Returned products that are damaged in transit will not be able to be refunded
  • Refunds will be made towards product cost only
  • Refunds will not be given for non-product labor costs (consulting fees, installation fees, labor, shipping etc.)

Restock fees may apply depending on which items are being returned. (30% to 70%) Glass/ burning products 30%, Burners 50%, Custom Burners 70%, Metal Pans or any Custom Metal Work, Electronics are not returnable ever!

  • All returns must have a return authorization (we are not responsible for products being shipped to incorrect addresses due to non-compliance of this policy)
  • No returns or exchanges will be accepted for any custom metal products or electronics what so ever!
  • No returns will be accepted for ICS/ Fire Falls, or any other standard or custom fire pits.
  • No returns on products that contain electronics (if they were used or installed)
  • We are not responsible for local codes and or if any of our products are or are not approved. Please check with your local building department or governing agencies for proper approvals before purchasing. Custom built or designed items are not returnable for any reason. It is your responsibility to make sure our products do not violate your local building codes.  We cannot accept returns should you encounter these issues with your local building authorities.
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