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 The installation is our 2" method which saves you 1/3 the cost! Don't be fooled by the antics of others. 

EXAMPLE #1 A Natural Gas Fireplace Conversion to a Fire and Glass Fireplace. 

Step 1 - After the fireplace has been cleaned and is now ready for paint
gas fireplace glass

Step 2 - We have now installed the burner which is as easy as hooking up a garden hose. 
modern fireplaces with glass rocks

Step 3 - This is a little hard to see but we have 2" of crushed lava rock under the burner which is actually your new base. 
lava rock base fireplace

Step 4 - We now have pulled the burner to the top surface and covered the lava rock with sand to expose the burner. We then adjusted the flame pattern by turning the burners to obtain our flame direction. 
sand base fireplace

Step 5 - Here is the finished product with Blue Green Reflective Base Glass and who would know that there is a 2" base of filler underneath? 
fire in glass fireplace design

EXAMPLE #2 A Natural Gas Fireplace Conversion to Fire and Glass Fire place.

Here is another customer self install using Bronze Reflective BAse Glass with Gold Base Glass fire glass on top. 

Step 1 - Install the burner.
modern fireplace design

Step 2 - Add the Bronze Reflective BAse Glass FireGlass with a Gold Base glass on top 
glass stones for modern fireplaces

Step 3 - Light and Enjoy!
fireplace designs using fire rocks 

EXAMPLE #3 Natural Gas Conversion to Fire & Glass Fireplace.

Step 1 - Yuck! Clean out your old fireplace.
fireplace conversion pictures 

Step 2 - Paint and add lava rock 
lava rock base fireplace picture

Step 3 -  Add the  Clear Base Glass with Evergreen Reflective Base Glass on top. 
fire and glass fireplace sample

glassfire fireplace picture

fireplace ideas with fireglass

Step 4 - And you're Done! Light the fire on glass
fire on glass custom fireplace

EXAMPLE #4 A Natural Gas Fireplace Conversion to Fire and Glass Fireplace. 

Step 1 - Using a metal brush clean your old fireplace. 
conversion to burning glass fireplace 

Step 2 - Apply the high-heat stove Paint 
Clean marble  fireplace

Step 3 - Pour the fire glass in this particular fireplace design uses Clear Base Glass with Blue Green Base Glass fire on top. 
burning glass fireplace sample

2” Installation Guide First we would like to thank you for choosing Aquatic Glassel fireplace glass and now for the good stuff. Clean your fireplace and wire brush if needed to remove any soot build up. Wipe the surfaces clean with a dry cloth to remove any dust. If you are painting mask off the areas you don’t want any paint on. Spray your paint and remove the masking

Now you want to hook up your burner and place it in the center of the fireplace. Turn the gas on and light it to check that you have the flame pattern in the center and going up and not lapping on the back wall. This will cause soot and look like do-do. Now you have found the general location for the burner. Pour in about 2” (you can use as much as you want) of crushed lava rock and maintain about 3” to 4” from the front of the fireplace. Keep the front clear of lava rock and sand, as we don’t want it to show through. 

Pull the burner to the top and light it again to insure the pattern has not changed. Now cover the burner and lava rock with sand, brush the burner of any sand and light it again. Checking for the flame pattern again. Looks good? Now you're ready to pour the glass on the lava rock and sand base. Starting from the front to back to keep the lava rock from mixing in the glass. Now you’re done unless you are topping off with another color. We recommend you do this slowly as it looks better if you take your time. We also have found that if you do this at nighttime it makes more sense as you can see the actual effects of the fire and the toppings.

In the event you want to remove the topping at a later time, use a shop vacuum to remove the top layer. We put tape on the end to make the hole smaller as not to suck up the complete fireplace of glass. Save this glass you just removed for use later in time. Now you can re-decorate with a few pounds of another color to change the entire look of your fireplace. 

We at Moderustic and Producers of Aquatic Glassel and the inventors of Fireplace Glass, are proud to offer the consumer almost 500 products and we know we have spawned a few undesirable competitors in the market place but we continue on our quest for betterment and greater success through you the customer. We have been criticized for offering the crushed lava rock and or filler method by all of these other companies. But we understand the wants and needs of the customer, you. Spend less and get more. 

Some of these companies are telling the consumer to not use filler, why? They only want to fill their pockets with your money and we want you to save money. We know we have devastated these companies with our filler saving methods but it is with the best intentions for the consumer in mind. We have refused to sell to these individuals and companies because of their business practices. 

So please understand their intentions when they want you to purchase more glass. We take pride in our new product and take Patent Infringement very seriously! There are several companies who have copied our product and or process and they will be in for a surprise when our patent number becomes available to the public and they will find their business in ruin. If you are a previous or new customer and would like to add your comments on these companies or your experience, we will post a testimonial page for these to be read by the public. If you would like to post just your comments, they are welcome as well. Again, we work for the consumer and not the competition. 

Here is another tip on How to correctly install a Natural Gas Burner. A picture is worth a thousand words, here are three thousand words!
Correct Burner Connection 1
Correct Burner Connection 2
Correct Burner Connection 3

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EXAMPLE #5 A Natural Gas Fireplace Conversion to Fire and Glass Fire place. 

The fireplace below comes to us from Ursula from Pasadena, California. She did a great job with her fireplace design. And as of recent, she also had us install Sterling Silver walls. 

Step 1 - Here is a picture of the fireplace as we arrived.

new fireplace ideas

Step 2 - Clean the fireplace with a steel brush. 
cleaned fireplace

Step 3 - Here are the burner pipes being installed. 
fireplace design ideas 

test fire burner

Step 4 - Add some Lava Rocks.
lava rock base for fireglass fireplace

Step 5 - Then some sand... 
sand for fireplace

Step 6 - And finally the Fire Glass and you're done! You have a Modern Fireplace Design
gas fire glass

glass stones for custom fireplace designs


EXAMPLE #6 A Natural Gas Fireplace Conversion to Fire and Glass Fire place. 

This is an example of fireplace that's already been cleaned and painted. So here's how it looked when we arrived. 
fireplace remodel to fire and glass

Step 1 - Install burner and test the draft of the flame 
custom burner ring for fireplaces

Step 2 - We now pour the lava rock and pull burner to the top. 
fireplace with lava rock and burner

crushed lava rock and burner

Step 3 - We then add our fire and glass. In this picture we are using 1/4" Ford Blue Base Glass with Ford Blue Reflective Base Glass on top.
blue fireglass

fireplace fire crystals

fireplace ideas with glassfire

EXAMPLE #7 A Propane Gas Fireplace Conversion to GlassFire Fireplace. 

The pictures below are of John Hanson in Northern California. We designed a custom burner pan for his propane gas fireplace - which by the way he installed it himself. 

Here are some fireplace pictures of how it all started... 
propane fireplace ideas 

propane fireplace ideas 

propane fireplace idea

Step 1 - We remove the existing materials. 
ideas for propane fireplaces 

Step 2 - The propane burner pan goes in. 
propane burner pan

Step 3 - Add some lava rock
lava rock over propane burner 

Step 4 - Now the FireGlass, a Clear Base Glass with 3/4" Clear Base Glass on top 
fireglass for propane fireplace

close up shot of fireglass 

Step 5 - And now for the magic! The Fireplace hearth is complete with the contemporary FireGlass lit. 
glass for propane fireplace

propane fire in a fireglass fireplpace

By the way, here are some pictures of the custom burner pan we used for this fireplace design.

custom burners for fire pits or fireplaces

custom propane burner pan 

propane pan fire 

There you have it, simple as that. Great job John Hanson! 

custom burner pan fire 

EXAMPLE #8 A Natural Gas Fireplace Conversion to Fire Glass Fireplace. 

Here is an example of a converted old brick fireplace made into a modern crushed glass fireplace. 
brick fireplace conversion to fireglass

Step 1 - Here is the customers local handyman cleaning and preparing the fireplace. 
clean your fireplace

Step 2 - The stove paint has been applied.
painted brick fireplace

Step 3 - The burner pipes and lava rock installed. 

burner in brick fireplace 

Old fireplace ideas

Step 4 - Then we add the glass fire. In this fireplace we are using Azurlite Base GlassClear Base GlassBlue Green BAse GlassBlue Green Reflective BAse Glass, Ice Ice Ice Clear TopperIce Ice Ice Blue Topper fire glass

multi mix fireglass

multi colored glassfire

fire glass fireplace idea

And here are 2 pictures showing the fireplace at its best, in the evening! 

burning glass fireplace

fire rocks in a brick fireplace

EXAMPLE #9 An Outdoor Fire Pit Converted to a Fire Glass Fire pit.

The pictures below are of a self install with 1/2" to 3/4" of crushed lava rock and a Clear Base Glass is used at the bottom of the burner ring. 

lava rock fire pit with fire pit ring

Step 1 - If you want a higher center then pour a little more filler on top of the ring. 

adding lava rock 

Step 2 - Now we will pour the crushed lava rock (1/4" to 3/8") over the filler as this will stop the glass from falling through the lava rock. 

lava rock fire pit base 

crushed lava rock in a firepit 

Step 3 - Finish shaping and pour the glass.

lava rock base for fire pit

Step 4 - This is a 36" fire pit which requires 56 lbs for a 1" cover and 80 lbs for a 1 1/2" cover. Which as you can see works just fine. you can't see though the glass. 

outdoor gas fire pit with glassfire

Step 5 - The last step will be to add color Toppers which we should post in a few days and night time pictures with the fire on.

patio fire pit glass

Here we are showing you how to properly install a fire pit using fireglass. We recommend starting with less and then you can always add more if you need to. As you can see we had our customer do the 1” method and it looks just fine. But keep in mind the less glass over the crushed lava rock - the more likely someone can disturb the top layer and then the lava rock could show through.

Don’t be fooled by someone trying to get you to purchase more than you actually need. We recommend using a 1”, 1½” or even the 2” method. Give us a call and we can help guide you in the right direction.


Another Step by Step Home Fireplace Installation

The pictures show how to install FireGlass to your existing brick fireplace.  Again we recommend using two inches of FireGlass atop the crushed lava rock.  This particular fireplace used Starfire Base Glass FireGlass and some black stove paint.  The whole process after painting the fireplace took only 30 minutes.

painted fireplace with custom burner 

Step 1 - Install the burner and test the flame pattern. 

test flame from burner 

Step 2 - Test the flame on high and low to insure the flame goes straight up and does not hit the walls. 

After masking and painting we turned the flame on low to heat the paint to dry it quicker. 

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Step 3 - Turn the light down low to see the flame pattern as you will have the light down low with your evening fire. The pipe burners can be adjusted to the desired effect. 

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Step 4 - Below the lava rock goes in and then we test the flame pattern once again.

burner a top crushed lava rock for fireplace

flame test pattern for fireglass fireplace

Step 5 - Below the sand goes over the lava rock and we once again test the flame pattern

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Step 6 -Pour the fire glass on and you're done. 

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More Fireplace Conversion Pictures of Modern Fireplace Designs Using Moderustic Fire Glass.

The pictures below are using Ford Blue Base Glass and Ford Blue Reflective Base Glass fire glass. 

log fireplace conversion

Sand over lava has been installed over the burners. 

adding sand to a fireplace 

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. 

custom fireplace glassfire  

fireplace ideas with glass stones 

Below are pictures of what most fireplaces look like (yuk)! We will be showing how to do a 3" install (all glass), a fireplace frame otherwise known as a Surround - painted black and a triple burner with Ice Ice Ice Topper and Starfire Base Glass fire glass.

dirty log fireplace

dirty fireplace 

Below is the same fireplace after some cleaning and some high heat stove paint added. We then install a triple burner for our flames. 
burner and sand brick fireplace 

custom fireplace with burner 

fire burner in a brick fireplace

And now for our favorite part, the finishing touches. In this fireplace we installed an aluminum surround painted black. And of course our quality Starfire Base Glass fire glass.

modern fireplace with burning glass  

glass rocks for modern fireplaces 

flames from a fireglass fireplace 

It's hard to see but we did install Ice Ice Ice Topper on top of the Starfire Base Glass. If you noticed, we had to pile a small mound in the front to cover the massive pipe connection. Did you even notice it in the first few pictures? 

fire sample in firetglass fireplace

flame strength sample from a fireglass fireplace 

With the fireplace surround it completes fireplace and the room. We are proud to offer innovative products and ideas to our customers because of all the always pleased. 

custom fireplace surround with starfire fireglass  

We have been told by dozens of customers that you will need an installation by a tech. As you can see how easy this actually is, they just want your money more than you do. Again this was a 30 minute install.

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Moderustic® is proud to have been issued 5 U.S. Patent Numbers
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Covering our method of creating tumbled tempered glass for use in fireplaces and fire pits.
Patent Applications Published 2005, 2006, 2014 and 2017 (twice). Worlds most infringed PATENT in WORLD HISTORY!

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Patent Applications Published 2005, 2006, 2014 and 2017 (twice). Worlds most infringed PATENT in WORLD HISTORY!

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