The fire pit below has Azurlite FireGlass
/ Fire Glass installed. This fire pit was to have an electronic ignition
but the pool builder forgot to wire it, oops! We then installed a battery operated IPI system
and we will explain as we move on. The first issue was we were told the pit was 8" deep, it was only 6" deep! That will explain why the glass is mounded so high. they put a board on top of the fire pit and measured it to the top not the bottom.
We had to mount the gas on top of the ring because of the measuring mistake.
On the bottom front left of the pictures you can see the blue battery compartment.
This will be just slightly covered with glass but easy to find come the time to replace the batteries.
First layer of glass going on.
Below you can see that the ignition is just above the surface and the battery box is now gone!
We had to add more glass, again because of the 6"/ 8" bad measuring.
Below here it is finished.
Yes it is on the golf course in Palm Desert
Below we did a Paparazzi photo shoot! This home took 2 years to build! The gates below had Sea Glass laminated to the glass panels.
If you take notice to the outside walls, the entire house was covered in marble! Crown moldings included!
We only do this once in a while, but the home was outstanding. You should of seen the interior!
VortexED '55' NEW! Alcohol Fires!
The fire pit below was designed by Tim Warden of Orange County, California. We helped finish the design/ build of this fire pit.
We will explain as we go forward:
Start with a cantilever design off of the deck overhanging the hill side.
Close up of the control valves
Two valves to control two burners. Don't expect to push gas into a massive burner then hope it goes where you want it to??? This helps equalize the pressure to each burner.
Below the plumbing is now finished.
We used two 50" "T" burners in #304 Stainless Steel.
Copper cladding was added to the top portion and wrapped in water proofing material.
Durock (cement board) was added the the lower portion for an application of smooth stucco.
Ford Blue Base Glass was added with Ford Blue Reflective Base Glass
Starting to look nice! Real Nice! No that's not Marijuana in the back ground!
The 1/2" glass panels get installed with stand off clips on the back side so you don't see the installation.
Looking from across the pool, very cool!
The next several pictures show you a flip top box design for a fire pit control panel. It is constructed from stainless steel or could be made from aluminum. The trimming valves are for adjusting the flame are inside along with an electronic key to activate the electronic ignition. These were made for an apartment complex and only the management had control of the electronic ignition. Here are the pictures.
These two separate boxes were made to fit each specific fire pit.
The fire pit below was designed and built by Tamara Lyons and her wonderful family! Junior help most. The glass that was used is:
Bronze Rust Copper Base Glass,
E.D. Diamonds, Red and Orange,
Orange R140 Topper, this particular color is one of our chameleons. It turns a bright cherry red when heated and cools back to orange when cooled!
The fire pit had three sets of burners. One in the center and one on each outer edge. This way you can control how large, how much and where you can have fire when you want it.
This is how it started
Pea gravel base
Measure once, cut twice.
Ohhh, what color?? There are sooo many. What to do????
So we sent a make up of what colors they liked. We can do this for you as well. Just tell us what colors you want and we will mix a batch and send you the pictures!
You should of seen the rest of the back yard! Who needs a house! I would live in the back.
This next set of pictures of a fire and water feature is now in Nebraska with Brian Johnson.
We will explain as we go:
The water spins in the lower bowl spilling over giving you white noise.
The lights on the inner edger can be LED or Incandescent, which ever you prefer.
A 12" center-less stainless steel ring is used
The glass we used for testing is Starfire Base Glass
The bottom holding tank can be as close or as far as you like. The hoses which return the water to the lower tank can also be above the water line creating a trickling water noise. This can be adjusted to your desire.
Now with fire!
You can see the holding tank 24" below and the water is dripping into the tank.
We cut a pattern of a top to conceal the edge light. That is the border you are seeing.
The next fire pit was created by Mike. He used a metal flower pot/ planting tub and just connected it to his gas line. He installed
Clear Base Glass and Gold Base Glass on top.
You can see the logs just outside of the pan on the left, yuk! I personally would of installed a ring burner, but that is just me!
This next fire pit was designed and built by Phil. He installed :
and now for the construction and pictures...