This unique fire pit / bench pictures come to us from Graham Thiel of Canyon Construction. It's a natural gas feed with a stainless steel 38" linear burner, an Aluminum pan and Bronze Rust Copper Base Glass FireGlass.
The fire pit/ table is at the Roxbury Hotel and we will show you the progress here from beginning to end. This was a propane installation with our FPPK burner. The colors used were:
We use a piece of stainless steel in the front to contain the glass to cover the burners and keep the glass level.
The first project we are working on is the Maryland Hotel (Ivy Hotel now) Roof Top Fire Pit in downtown San Diego, California on the 7th floor roof top!
It measures 60" across, 30" tall and 144" long!
The fire table/ fire pit will and a 5' x 12' surface top in smooth concrete with a 16" x 120" stainless steel fire tray of to one side. We will post pictures as the project grows on.
Te fire pit is constructed with a new flexible track and about 3,000 screws, 240' of galvanized channel, 450 welds, 600 lbs of GFRC/ Wonder Board and coated in smooth texture concrete.
This was just before delivery, dry fit.
Once on the roof top the two halves were attached and the pan was installed
There were two burners and two controls installed
The glass is going in after the position of the fire table was adjusted. Pictures will be here soon!
If you look at the walls of the roof top you can see most of San Diego.
The table now has had a different coat of colored concrete applied and a granite top. The glass that is installed is Starfire Base Glass. The Hotel plumber was not very careful as he mixed the lava with the glass and now it looks like salt and pepper. We will be taking a trip to San Diego to fix this mixing issue because we would like to post finished pictures of the fire table burning at night time.
The fire pit below has a Starfire Base Glass with Ice Ice Ice Topper on top. This is a concrete molded fire pit at the same home as above in Pasadena, California. Later there was 30 lbs of Red Topper added and maybe we can get more pictures.
The fireplace below is s typical simple install. Paint, glass, fire and you're done. This is all Starfire Base Glass over an 18 18 burner and 1 can of paint, black. This is how simple it really is!
The 2 outdoor fireplaces below are in northern California at the Hyatt. They called us about soot on the glass. When we looked at the pictures our first thoughts were PROPANE! No these are natural gas. The fix was actually very simple. This was caused by a down draft from the chimney which we partially closed the flue which stopped the down draft and as you can see they are just fine now.
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 7:38 AM To: Ed@Moderustic.com Subject: My new fireplace
Ed we love our new fireplace!! Wow, it is awesome and couldn't have been easier to set up. Made the purchase late Friday and it took me approx 2 hrs Saturday (while watching TV) to set up properly including paint and clean up. I did run into a small problem with the material continuously falling out of the fireplace . It seemed that I actually used too much material. I was able to resolve the problem by utilizing the original glass door frame as a decorative and very functional stop. It is held in place with clear silicon and the material was allowed to contact and dry into the silicon. ( see pics ) In my case this worked out well as my accent color is gold and so is the trim piece of the frame. I imagine this can be done on many fireplaces and the trim can be painted is needed to match. Feel free to use our pictures or the idea about the trim ( if it is original ) on your web site or sales presentations.
In the pictures on the top right, do you see the plumbing sticking out of the pit? Well this was fixed, but not by the plumber that tried to install it. We cut a little bit of concrete and placed the valve in properly.
Above you will see a very poor attempt of a gas burner and valve.
The picture above has our twin remotes inside the box protected from the weather.
We covered the larger lava rock with our crushed lava rock to pour a 1 1/2" fill of Ford Blue Base Glass to cover the lava and burners. Unless you plan to cover your outdoor fire pit we recommend to use all stainless steel burners and parts to avoid rusting.
Once the glass covers the box, it just looks nice. To replace the batteries, move the glass on the top and the rest is simple.
The fire pit above is at the Torrance Marriott in California.
The fireplace below is in Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara, California. First we installed the double "H" burner.
The customer had a green theme and so we topped it off with our Green coating.
As the evening went on the ambient heat drew the flames higher trough the FireBalls and the blue was just pure magic. The End!
The fireplace below is a self install by Joyce and Tom Dane from beginning to end. The fireplace was painted, converted and finished with Pink Rosa Base Glass. This is a direct vent fireplace and for those of you who say it can't be done, well you just don't know how! We do and thousands of of customers do as well.
Above you can see they painted the interior and it now looks much better.
The lava filler underneath the burner.
Test the burner and pour the glass. There are so many who tell us this can't be done.
You can leave the doors on or take the doors off, which ever you prefer.
We actually prefer the doors and screens removed and finish with some sort of surround.
I finally managed to finish the fireplace. We have decided to place a 2" piece of metal in front (which hasn't been done yet), though, to keep the glass off the ledge. We thought it would be deep enough, but that didn't quite work.
To enable me to keep the center area smooth, we had to place the burner on top of the wall pipe, which created a rather high burner placement. This ended up creating a bit of a problem because I had a steep slope to the hearth. This is why I need to add the metal strip in front--so the glass doesn't roll down and come out of the fireplace. We had decided to not have a glass door on it, although if we find something we really like, that could change.
The pics might come in 2-3 e-mails, but I'll describe them here. The first few pics are duplicates of ones I already sent you.
1. Original fireplace, emptied out.
2-3. After painting with the dark blue from the chart you guys gave us. The wall was painted to match, although, I'm not sure I really like it. I'm trying to reserve judgement until I see it for awhile.
The damper handle is a brass duck head which wasn't even noticeable when it was all black.
4-5.New burner in place. This created more problems than expected due to the wall pipe being higher than most. We ended up using regular lava rock, since we couldn't find the smaller rocks. Then we added small pea gravel to fill in gaps around the lava rock. After the burner was finally level, we added the sand.
We're still working on the right side of this wall which has cabinets holding the TV and storage. Once the entire wall is finished, I'll send you one final pic of the entire wall. Not sure how soon that will happen, so don't wait for it, if you want to post these pics on your website.
I want to thank you for all your help. Your store was great to visit, so we could pick our glass out in person. Your staff was very helpful and we had a great time making our final color choices. I'll will definitely recommend you to others.
The fire pit below is a 36" round stainless steel pan with a 24" stainless steel ring. The glass is Bronze Rust Copper Base Glass. This pan can easily be adapted for propane as well.
The pictures below are of the fire pit on the roof top of the Marriott in downtown San Diego in the Gas Lamp District on the 24th floor, very cool view if your ever there. The 2 half round 24" x 48" stainless steel rings were made custom for this fire pit. The glass that was used was a 50/50 mix of Starfire Base Glass and Black Base Glass. Very nice effect along with the view.
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.
We used Bronze Base Glass and stainless steel burners in this fire pit on the roof top. Great design and view
The flat pan below has a propane burner installed for a fire pit. These are made in any size, shape or burn pattern. The one shown below is an electronic ignition control and these can be adapted with manual ignition as well. This was build for a designer in New York and placed on a shelf of the fireplace.
The pan burner below is a stainless steel/ propane pan for outdoors and we have installed an electronic ignition under the pan. These can also be made for natural gas.
The fireplace below has a Starfire Base Glass with Pale Copper Blue Topper and Blue Tubes Topper.
The three fireplaces below are of fire stones and fire balls in Los Angeles which were featured in Dwell Magazine. These are before and after pics.
The fire pit below is a failed attempt of a propane conversion without our help in the beginning. You can't just burn propane! If you try this, this is what it will look like. You need to calibrate the amount of air to propane or it will back fire, burn black or explode! We recommend a thermocouple, air mixer/ venturi along with several other important factors. We won't tell you who tried this but we will tell you we did fix the issue and now the customer is very happy. We did use Azurlite Base Glass with Azurlite Reflective Base Glass.
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 Glass with Ford Blue Reflective Base Glass on top. Topped with Clear Pyrite Base Glass and Amber Base Glass accents. The install went very well except for the rock crushing episode.
Below we have the fire pit that we installed for Reba! In Nashville Tennessee.
Here is her stainless steel fire pit pan as we manufactured it for propane with electronic ignition.
Below is a 36" aluminum pan burner for propane with a 3" outside lip. These can be made to fit any fire pit, fire table of fire fit for natural gas or propane. We can build anything! This pan has a thermocouple for safety and air mixer built in to eliminate soot.
The pictures below are from Iggy in New York. He sent me a picture of his fireplace and asked me what we can do to help him. Well sit down and watch. A new pan, hood, surround, tile and Starfire Base Glass! Nice insert, not! Just like "Nice Logs", not!
below is a template for the stainless steel pan
Below we added a pan
Below we added a vent which was taken out years ago.
Above you can see the the key valve and below you don't see it. Because we made a removable panel!
There you have it in Rochester New York, Iggy it looks great.
The fireplace below is a direct vent self installation with a Starfire Base Glass and Hyacinth Topper. There are a few fireplace companies who say this can't be done, really! So I guess this doesen't really didn't happen, did it?
Above you see all the components that make a direct vent work
and below you see the finished product. This was completed by Teresa Leets, an attorney in Los Angeles. So much for those fireplace guys.
The fire pit below can be purchased complete or we can manufacture the drop in kit for any table in any size or material/ media. That's what we do, we create and invent for you the customer. We take it one step further for you. We take an idea and create it from your ideas.
Check out the next 23 pictures on this new fire, rock, glass and water feature.
This new product will allow you to convert any table into a fire table. We can build these with a natural gas burner or even a propane burner. We can add fibre optics, water, fire, FireStones, FireBalls, FireShapes, lava, sand, glass or anything else you can dream of. These are the first pictures of these bowl which come in dozens of sizes. The glass that was used in this bowl was Dark Red Orange Topper and Yellow Amber Topper. This bowl was set up with one of our 12" fppk propane burners.
We will be posting our bowl sizes in standard and as for custom we can make anything. We will also be posting dozens of pictures of the other projects as we have time, like we didn't post enough already?
The fire pit below has a "FPPK" propane burner installed and the burners were exchanged out for stainless steel. If you were to leave the steel burners in you will eventually have rust pouring out of your fire pit onto the patio which will not look very attractive! The glass used was 1/2" Gray Base Glass and Ford Blue Base Glass. The controls were inside the bottom housing, nice fire pit but almost a big oops.
below you can see where the controls were to be mounted
above you can see the steel ready to rust and make a mess. Remember you get what you pay for.
The fireplace below has Starfire Base Glass installed. Actually this is the fireplace of my Farmers Insurance agent. Nice job Adrian!
You can leave the doors on or remove them. If you remove them you should hang on to them as you may want them back one day.
Back in September, CBS and Warner Bros. invited Monsters and Critics to tour the sets of their new vampire thriller series, “Moonlight,” starring Alex O’Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Shannyn Sossamon and Jason Dohring.
Since then, the series has taken off like a rocket in popularity.
Many fan websites have popped up, and die hard fans of Alex O'Loughlin turned out to support him and donate toys for the charity Christmas toy drive at the Pole Position Raceway in Corona this past weekend.
Many of you read the set-tour piece and submitted "talkback" questions for the set decorator, Chris Marsteller.
Chris has kindly responded to all your questions:
From the Set Tour talkback:
fireplace with crystals, "Aquatic Glassel"
What are the crystals used in the fireplace? How does it work?
The crystals are actually small pieces of tempered glass. There is a flame bar below and the the flames pass through the glass providing us with our effect for Mick's fire place provided by www.Moderustic.com