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!
High flame above
Low flame below
Clear base with Evergreen Reflective above and below.
clean and paint
and the final step, pour and light.
Clear base with Blue Green on top.
Below is a fire pit with a Clear base with Azurlite and Starfire on top
Above, this is how most fireplaces start
Below is a Clear base with a double burner
Again this is how most fireplaces look after you remove the doors and or screens
and below is a Clear base with Azurlite Blue over the top
Below is a Clear base with Coral Orange Topping as a Topper
Above is a Clear base with Coral Orange Topping
The pictures below are of John Hanson in Northern California and he did a pan burner we provided and installed it himself.
A clear base with 3/4" Clear on top
Here is how it all started
The bottom of the pan goes in
The top goes on and you light it
Now the glass
and now the magic
This is how the pan started
There you have it, simple as that. Great job John Hanson!
The 3 lower pictures have a Clear base with Ice on top. This fireplace also has a new surround frame that we now manufacture also found in the Surrounds page.
The fire place below has Clear, Azurlite and Azurlite Reflective.
The 2 pictures below are a Clear base with a dash or Plum Topping.
The fireplace below has Clear, Gold and Black. A little drywall and paint and here you have one cool fireplace!
The fire pit below has Clear, Starfire, Amber Topping, Amber Topper and Dark Red Orange Topper.
The fire pit below has Clear with our very own ICE!
The fire pit below had Clear and one really cool flame effect!
This is in Etiwanda California
Here is a fireplace before and after with Clear
The fireplace below has Clear installed and had a double burner which was converted to a triple for more flame effect.
The fireplace below has Clear installed
The 4 pictures below are all Clear glass
The 6 pictures below show a self install with all glass using the original burner which didn't have a bad flame pattern. 1/8" clear was used as a base and then Starfire was added to the surface saving money and it did look great. It's a simple as that.
This is in Yorba Linda California with a stainless steel surround and Clear glass.
The 2 fireplaces below are the same fireplace! This fireplace started out with a brick face and Clear glass
After a little black granite and some Clear Ice, we have a very nice fireplace!
This fireplace belongs to Carl Herkes
The fireplace below has a Clear base with Bronze on top
The fireplace below has Red and a Clear base
3/16" Clear Light
This product is not Starfire but it is not a true Clear with as much of a Blue/ Green cast. It would be a second cousin to Starfire and or mid ground for Clear. This is a good substitute for Starfire.
This next self install is a 10 picture install with :
Azurlite, Clear, Blue Green, Blue Green Reflective, Ice Clear, Ice Blue. Very nice fireplace.
The pictures below are of a self install fire pit with crushed lava rock and a Clear base
1/2" to 3/4" lava rock is use just to the bottom of the ring.
If you want a higher center then pour a little more filler on top of the ring.
Now we will pour the crushed lava rock (1/4" to 3/8") over the filler as this will stop the glass from falling through the lava rock.
Finish shaping and pour the glass
This is a 36" fire pit which requires 56 lbs for a 1" cover and 80 lbs for a 1 1/2" cover.
We used the 1" method, 56 lbs which as you can see works just fine and no you can't see though the glass.
The second step will be to add color and toppers which we should post in a few days and night time pictures with the fire on
If you have been told to use more glass than 1" or 1 1/2" of glass over the crushed lava rock, then someone was trying to line their pockets with your money.
The fire pit below has a Clear base with Azurlite and Ford Blue on top. Then it was topped with Dark Red Orange Topper, Yellow Amber Topper and Amber Topping.
This fire pit has Clear, Chunky Clear, Starfire and 1/2 Starfire and a water fall going into the fire, pretty cool!
The fire pit below has a Clear base with 1/4" Starfire and 1/2" Starfire, Yellow Amber Topper. Cobalt Blue Topper and Emerald Green Topper. The earth as the back yard and a lot of friends, wow!
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 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 yard 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 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.
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 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 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
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 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 four combinations below were requested by a customer so we did the mock ups and send them the pictures.
Clear and Evergreen base glass with Lime Green Topper
Clear base glass with Lime Green Topper
Clear base glass with Pale Olive Topper
Clear and Evergreen base glass with Pale Olive Topper