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Todd Gilbert's Fire & Water Fountain
These next few pictures speak for them selves. We will identify all the pictures as soon as we can. In the mean time, enjoy one of our newer product lines. This table is and has:
- Stainless Steel construction
- Fiber Optics, 4 color (300 fibers installed in this one)
- Spinning Water
- Dripping Water
- Squirting Water
- This unit burns on Propane, (Natural Gas available)
- Rope Lighting (incandescent)
- Lowers to 19"
- Raises to 42"
- Will be wrapped with granite on the lower portion
- Wrapped with Black Aluminum Panels on the upper portion (raising upper half)
- and of course a choice of over 500 different types of glass!
- Manual Hydraulic (electric an option)
So here is how and what we did. Please let us know your thoughts.
Adding some food coloring for further WOW factor.
We consulted with Brett Parks from Indiana on his backyard fire pit. The first picture on the left is his original concept drawing. The following picture is his layout with pavers, electrical and gas line coming up.
The water tank was 6" deep.
We then built a custom shape stainless steel burner to fit his idea. Stack a few more pavers. Let's test it!
A custom size and configuration ring was fabricated.
The glass he used was:
The fire feature was commissioned by Mark and Jair in Long Beach California. The very top bowl was filled with Ford Blue Fire Glass and the bowl below has 300 fibers installed. The fiber optics changes colors of can be stationary or change colors at will. The water in the fiber optics bowl spins and spills over onto the rock base.
We will explain as we move forward. Evening pictures with the fiber optics in motion and the under lighting will be shown as soon as we can visit the site in Long Beach in the evening.
First the utilities were ran underground (18") and this is generally permit required work. Second, the pond liner is installed and then we drop in our feature. This feature was powder coated at the request of the customer.
Below is the NEMA enclosure to house the electronics and fiber optics.
We installed 3 = 2,700 GPH (gallon per hour) pumps to power the flow of water. We turned each pump down to accommodate the proper water flow. Level the top fountain.
Above you see the NEMA box exposed, it will be covered with stone as soon as the electrician finishes his switch installations. There will be one switch for each of the 3 pumps, fiber optics, fiber optics color wheel and under the top bowl we installed lighting to illuminate the rock below in the the evening.
Above and below the electrical panel will be completely covered.
The next few pictures are of a simple water fire bubbler. These can be built for propane or natural gas.You can add as many features as you like or want.
The Fire and Water feature was installed by Michael Anthony of Chicago working in conjunction and for Ahmed Hassan of Yard Crashers. We designed and built the under water fire feature you are about to see. This is a gas dome design as you will see. Besides the gas dome there was installed:
- A water pump to spin the water, (we used an 8 copper finger design to spin the water),
- underwater lighting (there are several variations that can be installed),
- Very simply colored water for that mood effect,
- Obviously gas for that fire effect (we can build these in natural gas or propane),
First you need to plan on what features you would like then prep the bowl.
Water, lights, fire, stone or glass base, spinning water, spitting water, colored water, auto fill, drain, fiber optics, etc, etc, etc,
The Sugar Kettle was supplied by:
www.SugarKettles.com in Chicago.
Here is the gas dome fire feature with the gas controls in the edge of the bowl. This can be installed where ever you like. For this show they opted for the simple installation and hang it in the fire feature in the water. Below they are now installing the bowl into the base.
Below Ahmed oversees the flame/ gas adjusting to equalize the flame pattern. Not to worry, the flames are only on the top. I adjust with the bubble pattern and then light to visually check. These guys had so much fun they didn't give it much thought about where they were sticking their hands.
Let's see if we can get Ahmed to put his hands in here too!
Below is the finished fire pit. Below is Mark Anthony and Ahmed Hassan, I was there only in spirit and phone support.
Fire on water burning in this fire feature.
Yard Crashers Chicago 2010
We will post the videos of the show as it airs on HGTV/ DIY Network.
We will post more construction pictures as soon as they are made available to us.
The next fire and water feature is one of our newer designs. The base bowl is a 24" spun aluminum bowl and the fire bowl is a 16" spun aluminum bowl. We will show you how it is made and tested.