The fire pit below has a Clear base, and 3 lbs of each of the following, Starfire, Azurlite Reflective, 1/2" Bronze, 1/4 Bronze, Evergreen Reflective, Gold, Black Reflective.
This is a self install with a Clear base, Lagoon Topper, Pale Emerald Green Topper and Ice
above the burner goes in
below the lava goes on the burner. Then magically the lava disappears! We use the 2" method to save money not gouge the customer as we here this everyday how customers are taken by BS!
The fireplace below is in San Diego, California and the colors used were:
Cobalt Blue Topper
Steel Blue Topper
Cranberry Pink Topping
Deep Royal Topping
Solex and Solex Reflective
Azurlite and Azurlite Reflective
Blue Green and Blue Green Reflective
and a little bit of Ice Ice Ice on top
The end pictures show that the burner was too close the wall which was an easy fix by moving the burner forward.
This is where is went a little bit wrong, oops. We just had them move the burner forward and now its fine and the back wall was repainted.
The surround below is a 3 sided surround with a 2" frame and 2" of glass and we will post the completed pictures in a few days. We installed this in Palm Springs California.
The pictures above are of the surround before installation. The fireplace pictures below are of the completed fireplace surround installed with Clear base glass
The fireplace below has:
A Clear base with Pale Lime Green Topper, Red Toppings, Yellow Amber Toppers and Toppings, Copper Ruby Red Topper, and a hint of Starfire to lighten the color up.
This is how easy it is to install. This is all glass and if you need to build it up a little or a lot then use a filler to save money
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.
6. Testing the burner with sand added.
7. Clear glass base added.
8. Rest of colors were added--Starfire, Azurlite, Cranberry-Pink, with a little Steel Blue Topper and a few Ice Cubes.
9-10. All finished and burning.
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.
Senior Instructor for Art Clay
firstname.lastname@example.org e mail any comments or questions to Judi
The fire pit below has a Clear Base Glass with Starfire Base Glass and 1/2" Starfire Base Glass, Yellow Amber Topper. Cobalt Blue Topper and Emerald Green Topper and a little bit of ICE ICE ICE Topper. The earth as the back yard and a lot of friends, wow!
The fireplace below has a Clear base with Emerald Green Topper. As you can see with this self install how easy it actually is.
The fire pits below are located in Laguna Beach California at the Cliff Restaurant
5775 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach 92651
We used a Clear base with Azurlite on top with Azurlite Reflective. Then we added Emerald Green Topper and Copper Blue Topper which turns green when it gets hot. Then it turns back. Because the chrome is seen when its cold and the copper changes the color to green when it get 500 degrees.
The fire pit below is a new product line from TC, one of our newest dealers. These come with a fibre optics feature, fire and water feature included.The glass that was use was a Clear base with Ice Ice Ice and a splash of Dark Red Orange Topper, Copper Ruby Red Topper and several Diamonds through out for a pretty nice look. We will have pricing on these as soon as we start to distribute their newer products.
The fire pit below has an electronic ignition and Clear glass installed. This is next to the San Diego Stadium Downtown San Diego at the "Legends" Again this was installed by Cesar, one of our dealers in San Diego.
The fire pit below was built and installed with Clear base glass. Again by Cesar in San Diego.
The fire pit below has a Clear base with Ford Blue on top with Blue Green Reflective on the surface
The fire pit and fireplace below are located at the hotel Casa 425 in Claremont California, downtown Claremont. www.Casa425.com
. The fireplace had a splash of Clear base glass over a ribbon burner with a remote control for a simple but elegant look.
The fireplace is just inside the front doors as you enter to greet you.
The fire pit below is also at the hotel Casa 425, www.Casa425.com
and is in the court yard at the hotel. There are 2 of the fire pits and they are 60" x 60" x 20" tall and they are powder coated black with a Clear base glass installed over an 18 round stainless steel ring.
It's like Where's Waldo, can you spot the 2 fire pits below?
The next fire pit was designed by and built for Kevin Leys of Chicago. He did a great job and you decide.
First he started with a single wall construction fire box with a pan on the top
Then it was framed for exterior plywood or you could use metal studs and wonder board.
The gas valve was located to the outer framed wall
This is a natural gas fire pit. It was tested as soon as it turned dark, fun!
Now we add the crushed lave rock and glass over that. There are many sub materials you can use as a filler. Just ask.
Great back your by the way! Chicago, remember?
Now we start to apply the tile for the finishing touch.
The fire pit below is in Glendale, Arizona at the Renaissance Hotel. We installed an electronic ignition with a 30" stainless steel ring. The glass use was a Clear base with Starfire on top and topped with 42 lbs of Apricot Topper. These pictures were taken with the edges still exposed which were covered by a layer of Starfire.
The fireplace below is in Palm Desert California and was a self install with a crushed lava base, Clear over the lava, Starfire on top of the clear and topped with amber Diamonds and a splash of our Gold . It looked great until they found the burner was too close to the back which burned the back wall. I don't know if this was repaired as we did send paint and instructions on how to prevent this in the future. The fireplace looked great except for the "skid mark" on the back wall.
Above it still looked good here!
About our Diamonds, they are made of crystal and when you see them in the fireplace you actually see the fire reflection reflecting the flame backward as if the Diamonds were melting from the inside.
The fireplace below is a propane fireplace with a propane burner and remote control. We used a Clear base with Starfire on top. Then we added:
Medium Amber Topping,
Yellow Amber Topper,
Steel Blue Topper,
Dark Red Orange Topper over the base glass. The controls were covered after the install was finished. If you look closely you can see the pilot light assembly.
We have over the last few years helped design and and sold dozens of custom fireplaces. The one here was installed in Beverly Hills, California. We designed the fireplace, custom candle pan burner with electronic ignition. We used a clear base glass fro a simple a modern look. We will be posting the pictures as we have time in the near future.
We did the fireplace not the white onyx. What we did does not show but it's what made the fireplace what it is, designED
If you take the time to notice the nice texture of the glass. It's because we tumble it (patent pending) that's what also make us and our glass different from anyone else.
The fireplace below is a propane fireplace. A bed of crushed lava was installed and a Clear base glass was used to cover it all up.
Step 1, paint it!
Step 2, cover the old brick!
Finish the face and floor, very nice!
Install the propane pan burner
Fill in and all around the pan with crushed lava rock.
On the left side you can see the gas connection which will soon be covered as well. On the right side the control cover will be covered as well. This propane pan burner was fitted with a remote control, radio frequency.
Now that your finished your ready for FIRE! Have your spouse lite it in the event they didn't follow the instructions! (just kidding again)!
The fire pit below has a Clear base glass,
Cobalt Blue Topper,
Copper Blue Topper and
Azurlite base glass for one very nice fire pit and back yard!
The Terra Cota pot below is fed by natural gas and was topped with a 1 1/2" layer of Clear over a bed of crushed lava rock.
The gas line was drilled from the bottom of the deck and the pot was placed on top
The fireplace below has a bed of Clear base glass with Red Topping and Red Scarlet on top
The fireplace below has a Clear base with Blue Green and Blue Green Reflective on top.
Above and below you can see there was about 2 lbs added of our Ice Ice Ice.
The fireplace below has a Clear base with Blue Green and Blue Green Reflective on top.
Above and below you can see there was about 2 lbs added of our ice.
The Fireplace below has a Clear base with Light Yellow Topping.
The first pictures shows how it started and as you scroll down you can see the transformation. Very Nice!
The fireplace below is a self install with a Hanover Red back ground, The glass that was used is a Clear base with Starfire on top. The Red and Orange Toppers were applied. Jon and Liz Kleinman even labeled their pictures for us.
Then the Starfire and toppers were added.
The fireplace below is a self install with out any filler. They used a Clear base glass with a 17 lb layer of Starfire base glass to cover the Clear base glass.
The fire pit below is one of several Katrina builds in the San Francisco Bay area. She will build anything thing you can imagine in here field of design. Please contact us so we an put you in touch with Katrina.
The fire pit below she used a Clear base glass.
The fire pit below is in Newport Beach California at Newport Coast Development. We replaced a hot spark ignition which did not work, with our IPI (intermittent Pilot Ignition) electronic ignition system. The fire pit was 18" deep ands 48" across. This is what was installed:
1 IPI Electronic Ignition for Natural Gas connected to a 1" gas line
1300 lbs crushed lava
144 lbs Clear base glass for a 2" fill over the crushed lava
36" triple stainless steel burner ring
20 lbs Clear Topper
20 lbs Cobalt Blue Topper
20 lbs Copper Blue Topper
We will show your from beginning to end:
Looked pretty nasty when we got there
We started to pour the crushed lava with our electronic ignition being raised to the surface by the lava rock
We built a double box to protect the equipment in the fire pit as well
The ring is now installed
The electronics can be accessed if ever there was a failure of the equipment and you can access it from the surface. Before the equipment was 20 inches below the surface, not a very good idea!
Now we poured the 144 lbs of Clear base over the crushed lava
We only did the fire pit, not the view. That came with the home. But one very impressive view!
Then we spread the Clear Topper, Cobalt Blue Topper and Copper Blue Topper over the Clear base
As you have looked at all of our pictures we would like you to know we use Crystals as our Toppers and Toppings. We don't use "Recycled" glass, ever! We are actually the only company that produces Crystals for fireplace and fire pits.
We tried to get pictures of it burning, but the flames just didn't show. Look above and you can see a flicker in the daylight. Actually the flames were over 16" tall but you can see this in daylight.The contractor will get a few night pictures when they and if they can.
The fireplaces we are about to show you are Sterling Silver Coated panels we have developed. No they are not just mirrors! (try it and let us know what happened). We are now working on a template procedure to send the customer to help us properly fit each panel. The first set of pictures are from David Barron in Southern California.
With the doors open (optional) you can see the Clear base glass.
You can see the flames reflect off of the side and back walls from the Sterling Silver coated panels.
Well if you ever thought of doing this, we now can! We pride ourselves in being the first in creativity, design, innovation and customer service. Most of our ideas and creations will be copied, but many months later we are at that time are already on our 2nd or 3rd generation product line anyway. Imitation is the highest form of FLATTERY! Thank you, no really Thank you! Our drive is to satisfy the customer with creativity and ingenuity.
We will be posting more pictures when they are available. Please send your thoughts on our ideas and product developments, we really do appreciate your thoughts.
The fire pit below is in San Francisco California. They use one of out FPPK units.
Here you can see the simple construction.
A local artist made the glass inlay top. Very cool!
We supplied the FPPK and the Clear glass
This unique fireplace belongs to Dawn Westlake. She used a Clear base glass with 1/2" Chunky Clear, New Yellow, V Blue, V Blue Reflective, Pale Steel Blue Topper and Citrine Topper. The fireplace turned out spectacular! Great Job!
The fireplace below belongs to Todd. As you are going to see one great before and after transformation.
He used an 1/8" Clear base with Starfire on top. Then he added Red R Topper, Black Luster Topper and a few Clear Diamonds.
Out with the old and in with the new!
We would of liked more pictures of it burning but Oh Well!
The fire pit below (from Randy Cox) has a Clear base with Pale Cobalt Blue Topper and Aquamarine Topper for a simple but very nice fire pit.
Below you can see the larger 3/4"/ 1" crushed lava rock as a base filler.
Below you can now see our 1/4" crushed lava to finish off the larger lava.
The glass goes in and your finished!.
Randy installed a 22" stainless ring and when he took the picture he had the flame on low.
The burner below is one of our FPPK's (fire pit propane kit). With this FPPK we set it up for Black Magic! This was table tested for the pictures. Hopefully the customer will send us pictures after and during installation. We first sent these pictures for the customers approval. Here you go! The pan below belongs to Scott Spector and he finally installed the fire pit in his back yard, WOW, one really nice backyard!
This is one of our propane pan burner with slight modifications.
As you can see around the lower edges it was leaking and yes we did fix this.
The fire pit below was built by Scott Spector in Florida. He started with an FPPK 30 which includes a 30" base plate and a double 24" stainless steel ring. Here we go from the beginning:
The propane line was run/ installed under the pavers.
The colors that were used are
1/2" Clear base,
Black Magic in the center,
Cobalt Blue Topper,
Cobalt Blue Light Topper
and our FPPK 30". That is our 30" propane burner. You can see the actual burner above burning before shipment and installation.
We don't have any pictures of the fire pit burning at Scott's but he did tel us that when he fired it up again he would try to send us a few pictures. Thanks Scott.
The fireplace below has a steel pan underneath to conceal the 12 volt remote control. We used a Clear base glass and topped it with a Starfire base glass and then added Amber Diamonds on the surface.
You can see the front plate that was painted to match which is removable if and when necessary to change the batteries. The legs were 4 1/2" and the pan was 2" tall. The removable front metal curtain was 6 1/2" tall.
The fire pit below is located in San Diego, Gable Point Loma. There were 2 electronic ignitions installed and a false bottom was installed. We filled the base with Clear base glass and 1/2" Clear base glass.The lines were installed from the back.
Below are the electronic ignitions.
Framing/ metal studs were installed and two layers of durock was then installed to support the glass.
The stove below had a set of logs installed, yuk! We used the original burner and just raised the thermo coupler to the surface of the glass. The glass will get to about 700 to 750 degrees in about an hour burning at 80,000 btu's. We used a Clear base glass, Lagoon topper and a few Clear Diamonds and Pink Diamonds.
Much nicer than LOGS! No Really!
The fireplace below is a self installation by Thom Toben of Studio T2 Designs in Kansas. & colors were installed and they are;
Clear base with Starfire base mixed together over
Medium Amber Topping
Bronze Rust Copper base glass
Black Luster Topper
Yellow Amber Topper and
Turquoise Blue Topper
You be the judge, we think it looks great!
Below the burner is installed with the flex line under the burner
Now the lava goes in and the burner is brought up to the surface
Test the burner to insure the flame don't hit the back wall.
The Clear and Starfire base glass was poured on top of the lava.
Then Thom placed all of the other selected to match the room.
The next fire pit was build/ constructed by Rose Harms in Wyoming. Long story behind this one with what the plumbers were telling her and what actually happened. We will explain as we go.
Above and below you can see we had her install a gas line with a quick disconnect hose.
Here is what Rose had to say:
Hi Ed and Claudia,
Wanted to be sure I got the photos to you of our completed fire pit.
Here are the steps we went through:
Bought the brick/blocks (no lip on the stones) from Lowe's, put in circle, 3 rows high.
Bought the iron fire pit at Lowe's and placed on and inside fire pit. -note -it is iron, so I sprayed it with HIGH HEAT paint, in Copper. Wow!
got plumber to run natural gas from deck above (outlet for BBQ) and under the deck, ran down the deck post and he put in a Shut Off valve there.
He ran a precise hole through the bottom off the fire pit to hold pipe for gas to the double ring burner (from Moderustic of course) and it is stainless
steel (no rust). At the bottom of the deck post is a flexible hose which goes over to the fire pit. It CAN be disconnected or even roll up and
shove inside fire pit (after it is cooled).
Note: you do need to chop off a piece of the block, or else just pull one out when you are using the
fire pit. (Kind of like Jenga -just pull out the stone, the others support the fire pit) Unless you can successfully saw off a piece of the stone.
Lit the burner to be sure it works well. It did.
We put in the 1" lava rock in the bottom of copper fire pit and then filled in the spaces with 1/4" lava rock. Should have used More! When we went to
cover the burner we were short on the fireglass. So we ordered more. Still looks beautiful.
Got rest of glass and made circles with the glass and it is beautiful. There are photos of it burning last night!! Lots of warmth on a typical
cool Wyoming evening.
Brick: $200, Fire Pit $79 on sale, double ring SS burner $126, glass -about $250, gas line -don't know yet but guessing $200. Maybe $750-800 total.
And -the way it is made, we could actually dismantle and move it. No mortar in stones. We are very happy with our fire pit and thanks to Ed and the gals
at Moderustic, we were able to make the right choice for glass and burner. Thanks Ed, Rebecca and Claudia. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Could not have managed
this without your guidance. We love being DYI-ers but directions are needed!! We appreciate all your help.
Rose and Doug Harms, Cheyenne Wyoming
Mind that the customers stacked their own bricks!
The glass that was used:
Sky Blue base glass,
Ford Blue base glass,
Ford Blue Reflective base glass,
and the rest is history!
This was originally going to be propane but if you have natural gas, then use it if you can. It will cost less in the long run.
The fire pit below was built and designed by Brett Parks in Indiana. Brett came to us to help hm create his water fire feature for his back yard and be able to winterize it during their frigid winters. The glass he used was a:
Clear base glass,
E.D Scarlett Diamonds,
E.D. Clear Diamonds.
We then built a custom shape stainless steel burner to fit his idea. We will explain as we go.
Here is his original concept drawing:
Below is his layout with pavers, electrical and gas line coming up.
6" deep water tank.
Stack a few more pavers.
Let's test it!
A custom size and configuration ring was fabricated.
Now you're done!
The fireplace below has a Clear base with:
1/2" Clear base glass,
V Blue and Chunky base glass,
Blue Green base glass,
Azurlite base glass
Blue Pyrite base glass on top.
The next fire pit was created by Mike. He used a metal flower pot/ planting tub and just connected it to his gas line. He installed
Clear base glass and Gold on top.
You can see the logs just outside of the pan on the left, yuk! I personally would of installed a ring burner, but that is just me!
But you have to admit, it is a good idea!
The next set of fireplace pictures are from Jim Malless. We made a 4" tall pan and installed a battery operated remote control under the pan. The pan has a removable front face to conceal the components. The glass that he installed is:
Clear base under the Starfire, (more cost effective)
and a few Amber Diamonds!
These pans are built to fit each fireplace one at a time. Yours will be made just for you.
The fireplace below has a 3" layer of crushed lava, 1/4" Clear Base Glass, 1/2" Starfire Base Glass, 3/4" Starfire Base Glass for the chunky look and a flush surround to finish it off. A very impressive and modern house and fireplace. From beginning to end, here we go.
We also floated the walls to level the fireplace and get it ready for the surround.
A little bit of granite on the floor
If you notice to the right there is no valve to turn it on? The plumber from a few years ago has it to the right about 5 feet, DUMMY! Lets fill the fireplace with gas before we get there and see what happens! Don't hire that plumber.
We are now going to do an extended 3/4" glass radius counter in the kitchen in front of the stove for a glass counter top.
We also bent all of the kitchen handles to contour the cabinets.
Now you can see the fireplace valve to the right.
We flush fit a surround to the wall for a final finish. This was a satin black aluminum frame with 2" of glass installed
We are capable of any size project from design to a full installation (depending on our current work load). There is nothing we can't do as we are the the first and foremost authority in our field. We never say NO! We do only what the other companies can only dream about!
The next Wine Barrel Fire Pit was built be Shaun Ibe.
We supplied all of the parts, knowledge base and Shaun built one really nice Wine Barrel Fire pit! We will explain as we move forward
Shaun used up all of his old corks to line the top with and then he had a piece of glass made to cover the corks. Be sure you have the top made with tempered glass! Teh glasss that was used was
1/4" Clear Base Glass
Platinum Base Glass
Gold Ruby Topper
See the Wine Barrel Parts Page!
We supply you with creativity, parts, support, imagination and give you license to be creative on your own, after all, that's what we do and who we are!
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