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.
Pour in the filler.
Test your burner.
Pour in the glass and your done! Morris used a Starfire base glass ad topped it with 3/4" Starfire base glass and Rhubarb Topper.
Very nice Morris! One of our Canadian Customers.
The fireplace below has a Starfire base glass and is topped with a bit of Pink Rosa base glass.
The fireplace below is a two sided fireplace from the bedroom to the bathroom. This is a very simple conversion. A Starfire base glass was used and topped with Gold base glass.
Very simple, very clean and very nice.
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. We will explain as we move forward:
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. What do you think?
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.
Below are the finished pictures of what else was added:
Ice Ice Ice,
Red R Topper,
Roma Red Topper
I think it turned out very colorful! Check it out!
The fireplace pictures below show the before and after from Bob Kobus. The glass that was used is:
Starfire base glass and Ice Ice Ice, Very nice, contemporary and simple!
Let's go from start to finish:
Nice Logs! NOT!
Bob used an aluminum brick metalized panel.
Then they did their grind pattern.
And here you have it finished!
Yes the logs will be leaving very soon!
Starfire and Ice.
Much better, don't you think?
The fireplace pictures below will show how simple and easy it actually is to install.
Here are a few comments from J.D.
Harriman John. Harriman@dlapiper.com
Subject: More proof of how easy it is to do with Moderustic providing the materials!
We are so happy with our fireglass 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.
J. D. Harriman
Here we go:
Above you can see how nice it WAS! YUK!
Below they painted, 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!
The glass that was used is:
1 lb of Gold,
Ice Ice Ice for one simple but nice fireplace!
The next fireplace below was designed and installed by Nadine in Texas. The colors that were installed were:
Clear base glass, 45 lbs
Starfire base glass on top, 40 lbs
3/8" Sky Blue Base glass, 1 lb
New Yellow base glass, 1 lb
Blue 2000 base glass, 1 lb
Red Orange 007 Topping, 1/4 lb
Emerald green Topping 1417, 1/2 lb
Noe Lavender Topping 1842, 1/4 lb
Aqua Blue Topping 1808, 1 lb
Deep Royal Topping 1114, 1 lb
Salmon Pink Topping 0305, 1 lb
Erbium Pink Topping 1821, 1/4 lb
Pink Topping 1215, 1/2 lb
Pumpkin Orange Topping 3 lbs
Lipstick Topping, 1 1/2 lb
and Gold around teh outer edge, 23 lbs.
The fireplace below belongs to Deborah Hawkins and she installed a bed of crushed lava and topped it with with Black base glass, a few lbs of Starfire base glass and about 1 lb of Copper Ruby Red Topper.
The fireplace below was installed by Nadine, one of our dealers in Texas. She used a Starfire base and Crystal Toppers around the edges and black for the Skull design. Great JOB!
The before and after pictures below are of a Starfire base and Clear Diamonds.
The fireplace below belongs to Marcia and here is what we did to update her fireplace:
First here is what your fireplace may looks like now, nasty!
We reconfigure the pilot, burner, base plate, venturi and get it to burn properly.
Nice flames, then we continue.
If you look below we are showing you proper pilot light placement.
Paint is and your done!
The glass that we used was a Starfire base, Bronze Rust Copper and Bronze Reflective on top.
If your fireplace does not work this easy or look this simple, then we didn't do it!
Let us help you make your fireplace work right and look good.
Our propane burners were set to 100,000 btu's each for maximum heat. The glass that we used was Bronze Rust Copper.
Scott Sanders drilled a hole in his patio table and attached the propane to the RV fire pit from the bottom. He can take it when he want anywhere by the use of a quick disconnect gas line to his tank.
John Kirkhan below started with a Starfire base glass and added:
and Ice Ice Ice
The customer wanted a Copper Blue Topper and we sent pictures of different base glass options,
Azurlite base glass,
Blue Green base glass,
1/2" Chunky base glass,
1/2" Clear base glass
and Starfire base glass
all with Copper blue on top. Each looks very different. We can and will do the same for you, send you pictures of your combinations if you like.
Azurlite with Copper Blue Topper
Blue Green with Copper Blue Topper
1/2" Chunky Clear with Copper Blue
1/2" Clear with Copper Blue
Starfire with Copper Blue
The fire pit below is from Scott Woods. He installed a Starfire base glass and Topped it with Copper Blue Topper and Copper Blue Topper.
The next fireplace was installed by Ken Kenoyer. He constructed his own pan for his Direct Vent Fireplace conversion with our supervision. We will go through the steps to complete his installation. The glass that was used was Starfire base glass and topped with Red Topping and Red Topper. We will explain as we move forward.
Above is your fireplace now (if you like logs).
Below is your burner system that came with your wonderful Direct Vent Fireplace and logs.
Below is a pictures of your pilot light system
Below we have removed the "stuff" and exposed the pilot and gas connection.
Royce built a pan to fit the fireplace.
Below he cut the pan out to accept the pilot light.
Connected the gas line.
Tested the burner.
Pour the glass and your done! If anyone has told you that you can't convert a direct vent fireplace then these pictures and project don't exist! Just because they don't know what or how to do it, doesn't mean it can't be done.
The glass face is back on and it looks much better. A very nice and simple Self Installation!
The fireplace below was a
Self Installation by Julie and Ty Hergenrother. This is a typical Direct Vent conversion that we help hundreds if not thousands of customers convert from those nasty logs. The glass that was installed was a base of Starfire and topped with Bronze base glass and Gold base glass.
These all start out nasty and we do what we can to change that, one fireplace at a time.
We even made the bottom face shield to make it look more uniform. This can also be done in any metal or design.
The fire pit below is a propane fire pit. Notice that there is no soot! If you do it right, then it is done right! We are very proud of this fact. The base glass is a Starfire base glass topped with a Copper Blue Topper.
On the picture below you can see the Propane pilot cover/ blow out box at the bottom of the picture. When I received these pictures I didn't understand the dark chunks???? The customer was being creative and dropped in a few chunks of lava.
This particular Topper is a Copper Blue Topper, meaning we use copper and chrome to manufacture the glass. What this means is that when the glass gets hot, it turns green (because of the copper) and when it cools it returns to blue (because of the chrome). We actually have almost 30 colors which change colors. We hope to introduce these camelions in the near future. But for now they are just hiding amongst the other colors.