These pictures are of our Multi Mix Base Glass.
This comes from our display that customers mix colors and at the end of each week we end up with about 200 lbs of this unique product. If you want to see more red, just add a pound or so to the top and there you have it. These are the samples you also see in Customer Color Creations, just now it is in 60 lb containers. We just started now posting this product and each container is different.
This next self install is a 10 picture install with :
Azurlite Base Glass, Clear Base Glass, Blue Green Base Glass, Blue Green Reflective Base Glass, Ice Ice Ice Clear Topper, Ice Ice Ice Blue Topper. Very nice fireplace.
Click HERE or on the picture below to see how this was installed and what we used!
This fire pit has Clear Base Glass, Chunky Clear Base Glass, Starfire Base Glass and 1/2 Starfire and a water fall going into the fire, pretty cool!
The fire pit below was a traditional lava rock fire pit
Now filled with lava rock (crushed 1/4" 3/8") over 3/8" 1/2" crushed. Remember the larger is under the smaller to keep the glass from falling through.
Above a flex line was installed to raise the ring to the surface. You don't want to leave the ring at the bottom unless you want an explosion or if you want to get rid of the significant other.
Pour more crushed lava to make the desired shape of the fire pit and test burn for flame pattern.
Starfire Base Glass and a few other colors were added
Azurlite Base Glass, Scarlet Topper, Red Topping, Ice Ice Ice Topper, Copper Blue Topper, Copper Blue Topper is a chameleon as when it gets hot it turns green and when it cools it turns back to blue!
Patterns, can you do better?
Great job and very creative.
The fireplace below has a Starfire Base Glass and several Toppers for color:
Pink, Cobalt Blue, Fuchsia, Hyacinth, Amethyst, Pale Cobalt Blue, Aquamarine, Lilac, Steel Blue and Purple.
Now we added a surround to finish it off. If you look on the lower right there is a remote control which is hidden by the surround.
On this page we will be posting some real cool fire flame pictures. Your more than welcome to send yours.
This fireplace has:
But you can't see that now. We will be posting daytime pictures so you can see the actual glass. We will be posting the yellow flames as well. We will tell you how to do this in the near future, really!
Comments and testimonial by the customer:
Here are the other shots you requested. I tried many angles, lights, etc., yet could not get an accurate picture of the natural light setting. The silicone carbide is so reflective that it goes to light grey in all of the shots, and the smoke glass looks pale green/blue where in reality it looks almost black.
Another description that may be even more appropriate of the daytime look is that of a neatly piled burned out fire, except that all of the “ash” is reflective and sparkly.
Can not explain why in some of the shots the flame appears greenish. The blue colored flames are not exactly right either. The real color is closer to ultraviolet than anything else.
Several of the shots, including 01, 29, and 50, have been taken from the same location. You can tell the ones taken at full open valve by the increased amount of color in the shots.
Additional photos in separate mailings
I am very happy with my “new” gas fireplace. I thought I would share with you the enclosed photos taken with an ordinary digital camera with no ambient light except the fire itself. The camera was placed in various locations around the fire on the hearth proper. Unfortunately the stills cannot depict the fire action. What is amazing about the fire is the low spread out blue flame pattern instead of the conventional tall yellow flames in the middle.
The fireplace is open on three sides 30”x40”, The pit was filled with coarse bagged lava rock form Home Depot approximately 1” deep to the bottom of the U shaped burner gas pipe with the holes pointing down. It was then topped with Moderustic fine lava rock to fill in the voids on the top leaving the bottom of the burner only slightly submerged below the layer of the finer lava rock from Moderustic..
The next layer was black sand followed by S----- C-----. The sand was mounded in the center over the burners. A sprinkling of grey glass over the SC and a topper of Bronze ½” glass was sprinkled over the smaller sized matrix to finish. The final product is very dark and reflective with tiny reflections off of the s----- c------ and larger reflections off of the gradated glass during the day and in ambient light. It looks a little like a lava field that you might run across in the Mojave Desert near Barstow. Not at all showy, yet very subtle to the view in daylight.
The coarse lava rock on the bottom layer, with the finer layer on top to keep the gas in longer, acts as manifold carrying gas to all portion of the firebox floor covered with that material. I stopped the coarse rock short of the metal posts in a semi circular shape in plan and back filled with sand so that the flame would not reach the posts. The visual result around the posts is that the gas reaching the end of the coarse material immediately goes upward creating a flowing arc of fire around the posts. This is seen as a blur in the photos.
The underlying coarse rock distributes the gas pretty evenly across the firebox floor creating a even matrix of small flames on the surface as it works its way up through the media. The extreme perimeter appears more active. There are more constant more steady flames from the mound. Because there is less gas at the perimeter, the gas there burns in horizontal spurts and appears like lightning bolts licking the edges of the firebox.
There are small vortexes of fire that form and sometimes work there way around the base of the mound on the center but usually preferring a particular area to hang out.
The overall effect is one of a dispersed flame. As if the entire bed of the fireplace is afire with a low blue flame. With all the lights out in the room it is quite magical. Not at all anything like a conventional yellow flame in the center. Due to the dispersion of the flame across the large firebox area, there is a lot of heat generated and dispersed into the room instead of up the flue. This is not a design for summer time nights.
Everyone who witnesses this flame is impressed with the “light show” quality of the burn.
In the future I plan to change out the media and experiment with different ways to direct the gas and resultant flame to achieve different effects.
Next time I am thinking of laying a pattern of coarse rock and infilling between the “arms” of coarse rock with sand so that the gas will follow the “arms” and come up in more predictable places, perhaps creating little vortexes or pyres at the ends of the “arms”.
The pictures below are of:
The pictures below are of a log converted fireplace in Newport Beach now we can even produce tornadoes! This fireplace has Starfire Base Glass
and a few cool fire tornadoes! We can control the size and duration of these little fire devils!
Great party favors, huh?
The fireplace below is a ventless burner
with a steel pan and a stainless face added to cover the controls. The glass is Azurlite Base Glass
with Ice Ice Ice Topper
. Ahhhhh the beauty of no logs! Really!
Can you honestly say logs look good?
This one is sad, funny but true
A customer came in and asked how to convert her direct vent fireplace and we asked her to remove the logs, take a picture of the burner on and off with out the flash. We need to see the burn pattern and the type of burner we would be dealing with. She went home and asked her son to remote the logs so she could do this. Here we go!
All her son heard was:
Logs, Fireplace, Out!
This like many other catastrophes, are on the "HOW NOT TO DO IT PAGE"
Now for the after pictures! This was a custom propane burner which was under all of the glass!
This is what Patti had to say:
Well, it's been about two weeks since I installed the new fireplace, and it is the talk of this sleepy little town. Because of the "Ice" on the top, it has been nicknamed the "Fire and Ice" fireplace. I just placed an order for a pound each of 1/4" Gold Base Glass, Yellow Amber Topper and Clear Ice Ice Ice Topper. I think it needs a smidgen more color, and since the Ice is the big feature, I decided to add a little more. I have to say, I didn't think I would like the ice, but it looks amazing!
Thank you Ed and Jimmy for all of your help and hand holding over the past few months. I will take more pictures when I add the new products.
The fireplace below has a 3" layer of crushed lava, 1/4" Clear Base Base Glass, 1/2" Starfire Base Glass, 3/4" Starfire Base Glass for the chunky look and a flush surround to finish it off. A very impressive and modern house and fireplace. From beginning to end, here we go.
We also floated the walls to level the fireplace and get it ready for the surround.
A little bit of granite on the floor
If you notice to the right there is no valve to turn it on? The plumber from a few years ago has it to the right about 5 feet, DUMMY! Lets fill the fireplace with gas before we get there and see what happens! Don't hire that plumber.
We are now going to do an extended 3/4" glass radius counter in the kitchen in front of the stove for a glass counter top.
We also bent all of the kitchen handles to contour the cabinets.
Now you can see the fireplace valve to the right.
We flush fit a surround to the wall for a final finish. This was a satin black aluminum frame with 2" of glass installed
We are capable of any size project from design to a full installation (depending on our current work load). There is nothing we can't do as we are the the first and foremost authority in our field. We never say NO! We do only what the other companies can only dream about!
The fireplace below is a propane burner, self installation with the 2" method, Starfire Base Glass and Gold Base Glass on top
Above we have the old burner with a smaller flame pattern which we will change to a double burner in our tray propane pan burner
A little bit of cleaning with a wire brush and 1200 degree paint
We filled the bottom with pea gravel and the covered it with sand
Then we installed the propane burner and filler it with pea gravel to the top of the burners
You can see the pilot light and thermocouple exposed
So there it is. A clean burning propane burner, 2" method, no soot, no smells, no carbon monoxide and it puts out a tremendous amount of heat. We sell the 2" method because it works and if anyone tries to tell you different, they need your money more than you do. We are the only company building propane burners for glass that don't soot or smell!
The Fire pit/ Fireplace is in the entry, pretty cool.
This is our latest venture and the first ones will be installed in a month or so. We will be posting pictures of the completed project. These are very futuristic Tiki Torches if that's what you would like to call them, enjoy.
This last one looks like Wilma Flintstone?
What we have done is create a vortex and added fire! These will be made available in all sizes, colors and shapes. Stay tuned for more installation pictures!
Our newest line of burners are the star burners available in 12", 18" 24" and 30" in stainless steel and steel
These are also made in custom sizes as well. If you dream it, we can make it! These can be made with a base or with out. The can be made for propane or natural gas.
The Sticks below are a pro-to type of 2 sets that are being installed in Nipomo California in the Trilogy project by Shea Homes (Pismo Beach). We will follow up with completed pictures as soon as we have time to post the finished project. There are several fireplaces which will also be all electronic ignition as well
At the base of each burner there is a control valve to regulate the flow of fuel to the burner. The base will be covered with our black sand to conceal the valves. We will post pictures of the finished and completed project.
The fire pit below has had a few problems with soot but we were able to fix it's issues. Propane can be a problem if you don't pay attention. You don't need money as it cost nothing to pay attention!
You will pay if you don't get the correct burner, if you don't burn the glass to bad it can be cleaned. There are a few rules when you are burning propane and you must follow them or your pictures will be here as well.
It doesn't start too bad.
In a few hours it goes from bad to worst!
We can fix any problem or issue provided you are willing.
This is also seen on our "HOW NOT TO DO IT PAGE!"
These are our round ring burners with out the center hub and these can be made in any size in steel or stainless steel
The pan below is a brushed aluminum pan with sculpted legs. This pan is for propane and now we offer a simple adapter to convert this to remote control from the back side (battery operated). The glass installed is a Multi Mix Base Glass for the photo shoot only. The pan is 2" with 3" legs. This pan will be installed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The half round burners below were installed at the Marriott "Gas Lamp" San Diego, California in a 72" Fire pit. We will post pictures of the finished project when we get the pictures sent to us. These were 24" x 48" stainless steel half round burners.
The burner below was designed for a customer that wanted something different!
The fire pit below shows our FPPK (fire pit propane kit) a 30" base with a double 24" stainless steel burner. You will notice the igniter and thermocouple (heat switch for safety). The base plate is to prevent propane from leaking into the fire pit below.
The propane conversion was here in Southern California. Crista brought the bowl and we did the rest.
Crista brought the top pan and lid and we installed a propane burner We installed one of our FPPK kits (fire pit propane kit)
This is the table Crista built to hold the copper pan/ bowl
above the burner goes in
below the lava goes on the burner. Then magically the lava disappears! We use the 2" method to save money not gouge the customer as we here this everyday how customers are taken by BS!
The fireplace below is in San Diego, California and the colors used were:
The end pictures show that the burner was too close the wall which was an easy fix by moving the burner forward.
This is where is went a little bit wrong, oops. We just had them move the burner forward and now its fine and the back wall was repainted.
The ventless burner
below is 1 of 3 that were sent to Georgia. The glass that we tested was Multi Mix Base Glass
. We show the burner finished, with the burners exposed, burning and with glass, We will post the pictures of the finished fireplace when the customer send them to us to post. This is a propane ventless burner
and these also are made in natural gas as well.
If you dream it, design it, think of it, we can build it as we are the innovators in the industry which seem to some how give licence for most to try to copy us and our products and designs. What is important that you know who we are!