Fireplace Glass Gallery #10
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The fireplace below has a Starfire Base Glass with Drops layered on top. The was installed by Robin Rout of www.RobinRout.com in Palm Springs California. Very creative!
If your fireplace looks like yuck, putting candles in it wont make the soot marks any better. Its best to just clean it and paint it - but don't put candles in it.
Actually the soot you see in your fireplace is carbon monoxide but the fireplace manufactures just don't seem to tell you this little fact! It's poison and it's the furthest thing from being green that you could ever get. It's like entertaining your friends and family in your garage with your car running.
The fireplace below has a mixed base of 14 lbs Starfire Base Glass, 14 lbs 1/4" Blue Green Base Glass, topped with 2 lbs of Blue Green Reflective Base Glass and 1 lb of Irridized Emerald Diamonds.
The customer here could of painted his flex line to help hide it a little better. Again what was the plumber thinking, hanging logs? Maybe that's why we plumbed the line so high in the air? Anyway after all of that it did turn out nice.
The fireplace below is in Pasadena California. this is a before and after with a 2" base of crushed lava as a filler with Starfire Base Glass on top with a double 24" burner installed. We are next installing one of our surrounds.
Looks nice? Huh? NOT! Again, has anyone ever told you nice logs? I don't think so. I would really not like being a log manufacture as they really produce some ugly products, in my opinion. But you decide for yourself. Below we have installed the burner on top of the lava rock filler.
Now test the burner to insure the flames don't hit the back wall as this will scorch the walls.
Now this is nice! Now we will install a surround. Most everyone tells us "Nice Glass"
The fireplace pictures below are a self install with a 2" layer of crushed lava and 2" of Starfire Base Glass on top. They used an 18 24 double burner and splashed 2 lbs of Gold Base Glass in the center.
Above you can install the burner with the flex line curling back under the burner or below you can use a longer flex line or add a nipple. Which ever you prefer.
The fireplace below has a Starfire Base Glass with 2 lbs of Ice Ice Ice Topper on top with 1 lb of Lilac Diamonds.
The fireplace below has a 2" layer of crushed lava, Bronze Base Glass, 2 lbs Bronze Reflective Base Glass, 1 lb of Ice Ice Ice Topper 1 lb of Gold Base Glass and it was painted Warm Metallic Brown.
The fireplace below is an electric fireplace. Actually we have supplied glass to dozens of electric fireplaces but Rita was the only one who sent us pictures of Azurlite Base Glass under her logs. There is no real fire but it does look nice.
Fill in and all around the pan with crushed lava rock
Now that you're finished your ready for FIRE! Have your spouse lite it in the event they didn't follow the instructions! (just kidding again)!
The fireplace below is a propane
fireplace with a Black Base Glass
and Mini Clear Diamonds
on top. We built a pan to hold the glass with out the legs and covered/ protected the burner controls inside of the pan. The controls are on the right side and they are shielded and buried under the glass. The customer was going to finish the front of the steel pan after he installed it.
The fireplace below was a wood burning fireplace and the plumber never installed a key valve in or near the fireplace. So we made a fireplace key box which was installed on the right side of the fireplace. This is the only alternative when the plumber can't or won't fix the issue. So remember if your plumber installs a valve inside of your fireplace, ask him "how do I turn it off?" That's when you will see him run down the drive way. The glass that was used in this fireplace was Starfire Base Glass
Below you can see the flame hitting the back wall creating a soot mark, not very nice looking. The customer didn't want the fireplace painted, why? There's that soot mark! If you do paint make sure the work is not spotty! That looks nasty as well.
Above you see the typical hard piped burner installed which is fine for logs or lava. But this does not really work well for glass. Below you see the double burner installed with an 18" flex line.
Test the burner and pour the glass, now it looks nice except for the soot mark!
Now we added 1 lb of our topper, Pirates
The fireplace below is in Palm Springs, California and is a self install. Clean and paint
the walls in the color of your choice, we offer 25 colors!
Screw on the flex line adapter. Attach the flex line and burner with the flex line under the burner.
Test the burner to insure the flames are not hitting the back wall. Pour on the glass, with or with out filler (sand or crushed lava rock)
Bronze Rust Copper, Ford Blue Base Glass
and Yellow Amber Topper
The Fireplace below has a Clear Base Glass with Yellow Topping.The first pictures shows how it started and as you scroll down you can see the transformation. Very Nice!