These pictures come to us from our client George Indzheyan. He has a beautiful modern fireplace that we helped make even better!
George wanted some fireballs, so he placed some similar sized balls in his fireplace first, in order to determine what exactly he wanted. He then connected his new fireplace burner to his gas outlet, which is as simple as connecting a garden house.
He lit the burner to make sure everything was going to work as expected and then placed the sand below the burner.
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 Base Glass 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."
Thank you again
Rodney & Therese Williams Rialto Ca 92377
The fireplace below is a before and after with Starfire Base Glass. Below is what we started with. We can fix anything!
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!
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.
The fireplace below is in Beverly Hills and is also a self install direct vent fireplace. This fireplace was filled with gold and topped with a few pounds of platinum.
The old burner was removed and a new bottom plate was installed. Test the burner and thermo-coupler. The Gold Base Glass was added over the lava rock.
And there you have it, fire! If your installer does not understand this then have then call us so we can guide them through the process.
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 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.|Now 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 doesn'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 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.
The fireplace below was installed by the customer (Kim Clark) with a remote control, propane burner manufactured by us and topped with Starfire Base Glass. The fireplace was transformed form an ordinary to work of art, nice job!
The picture below has the burner being tested. This is the remote control on the lower right with the pilot light assembly. We now have fire!
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