The stainless steel pan below was created by John Webber of San Diego, California. He created a card board mock up (card board mache') model for us to reproduce for his pan in the fireplace. This is a good way to provide a preview of what is to come. Our philosophy is "Your thoughts, My Hands!" we can build anything you desire. Here are the fire place pictures and pictures of the pan before, during and after!
We are not showing the burners or the controls as everyone we build is different.
Above you see John Webber on the right. He was excited to see his model come to life.
The fireplace picture below shows what almost happened. The customer asked: Should I Paint? I think it looks good with the used marks, what do you think? I told him if he doesn't buy the paint that I would donate the paint. He did paint and it looks great! Now to show you a happy ending! Morris in Canada finished his fireplace any it turned out amazing! The fireplace pictures below show a happy ending!
YUK, YUK, and YUK! Burning wood is like having an incinerator in your family room.
There is nothing pretty about a wood burning fireplace. Now, paint the interior, connect the burner.
This next fireplace was done with lack of knowledge! First they installed a 18" single burner and some real interesting choices of glass. What they did do correct is have a 3" sand bed under their yuk glass. The first issue we repaired was the stub out on the left side of the fireplace floor. All we did was install a 90 degree elbow and connect a 1/2" flex line to the new double 24" burner. They had left the flex pointing in the air and then reduced it to a 3/8" line and to top that off added they very sad single 18" burner. We repainted their futile attempt (of painting) with dark metallic brown, added 10 lbs of sand and poured 75 lbs of Starfire base glass over the new burner and sand filler.
Below you can see the black marks under the paint. Below you can see the flex line that was installed was left above the surface. Now if we tried that I think our customers would take us out and string us up, what do you think? To top it off this customer was an attorney! Completely happy with what we did. Here is the new paint on the back walls.
Now we added the Starfire Base Glass. One thing we have been doing a little bit different is to bring the glass out from the front of the fireplace. We let the glass come out of the fireplace from 3 to 6 inches to make it look even more grand. Here is a the almost finished product of what we do! We left several colors with the customer to add. We will post pictures when they arrive.
The fireplace pictures below will show how simple and easy it actually is to install. We always recommend painting the lines first and then painting each brick separately. Using this technique you can eliminate spots.
Install the burner. We usually recommend curling the flex line from underneath, but this works as well if your flex line is long enough. The reason for the flex line: it allows you to move the burner forward to prevent the flames from hitting the back wall. Below the lava has been poured and test the flame pattern.
Pour the glass from the front going to the back. You can use a cup or pour from the bucket. Turn it on and your done!
Subject: More proof of how easy it is to do with Moderustic providing the materials!
We are so happy with our FireGlass/ fire glass fireplaces (we have 3!). It has literally changed our lives in that we can use our fireplaces anytime we want with no worry about cleaning ashes later on. Even better, the look is so superior to fake logs. All of our friends have been wowed by the look. We always send them your way.
From Our "How Not To Do It" page. The fireplace below is a wood burning and it can also be used for propane. At first glance do you notice anything wrong? How about the abundance of soot forming on the front of the fireplace? Remember you also breath this crap. There are a lot of "Wannabe Purists" thinking wood burning is the answer, NOT! It's actually called pollution! Now isn't this a charming look! Black soot and smoke all over the front of your fireplace and walls.
The next several fireplace pictures are from Andy Peeke from New Jersey. Andy did the self installation with his wife. Almost a complete fireplace make over once you see. They use a Starfire Base Glass, Amber Topper and Black Topper. The house is very nice, the fireplace right now is "YUK"!
We used a double "H" to give a wider flame pattern as you will see. We also used a sand base under the Starfire Base Glass and just up to the burners, not covering them. Just so you know, this is a two sided fireplace. Now 2" of Starfire Base Glass.