The propane burner below was made to inset flush to the floor with a remote control underneath the pan. The pan sat 5" below the surface so the glass would appear to be just above the surface. The outer ring was bolted down to keep the glass from falling underneath the burner in the event you ever had to service the burner or remote control. The tower you see is actually for the air mixer to draft fresh air to the propane before it burns.
As you can see we drilled it to look like a ribbon burner. This is what was ordered by the customer.
The fireplace below is in Glendale Hills California. We installed Starfire as a base with about 1 lb of Ice Ice Ice on top. Then to finish it off we installed a brass surround with bronze frosted glass. The customer loved it! She is the CEO of Fredrick's of Hollywood! Awesome house by the way.
The fireplace below was installed by the customer (Kim Clark) with a remote control, propane burner manufactured by us and topped with Starfire. 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!
The fireplace below is in Palm Springs California. We installed Starfire as a base glass of Starfire, painted the interior ivory white and installed brushed surround with clear glass edging.
Now it starts to come to life!
It just looked sooo good, we had to post all of the pictures!
Amazing flame work by night and below simple and nice to see by day.
This surround has 4" sides and 3" top and bottom. Every fireplace is a little bit different as we recommend a cardboard template so you can get a preview of what it will look like before hand.
The fireplace below in in Lakeland, Florida and was installed by John Addison for his customer. The fireplace has one of our propane pan burners with a remote control. We built a brushed aluminum surround with out the inner glass per the customer request. The glass that was used was a gray base glass with black and copper ruby red on top.
As you can see the fireplace was not much to look at until we added our touch.
You be the judge, We think it turned out wonderful!
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 fireplace below has a bronze base with starfire on top. The customer installed a Maxitrol remote control on the right side
If they would of used more filler it could of covered the remote at least on the top portion.
Putting a ceramic pine cone in a glass fireplace defeats the purpose, you think? I would of used a a fire stone or even a fire ball.
The fireplace below is a direct vent fireplace in Arroyo Grande (Pismo Beach, California). We mounted the back and then attached the face. This surround was with out a perimeter of interior glass. We usually border a 2" band of glass all around the inside edge. We use aluminum for this project.
This is the standard black frame for the fireplace.
Below you can see the back of the surround attached to the fireplace.
Then we just slip the front cover over and done!
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 fireplace below had a steel pan built so we could conceal the 12 volt battery operated electronic ignition
th the pan. The glass that was installed was:
Clear base glass under the Starfire base glass Topped with Amber Diamonds.
Above and below you can see the solid cover as it hangs over the face to conceal the remote control ignition.
The fireplace below belongs to Robert and Rena in Palm Desert California. They choose a warm brown high heat paint too match their furniture. Here is the just finished surround:
Originally we installed two metal shields to cover and hide the nasty looking side vents. On many fireplaces to keep it minimal we do just the side covers which actually looks fine and finished.
Here is the surround installed. Looks great!
We made 3" sides and top with a 6" bottom with 2" of frosted glass installed on the interior.
The surround below was installed in Riverside California By Ruben. Ruben made a template to fit his fireplace. A bit over the top but Ruben is good for that! By making a preview template you can get a preview of what it will actually look like before we manufacture it for your fireplace. We will explain as we move on:
The wood and card board template. The blue tape will be frosted glass.
On the back side you can see the cover fins Ruben wanted to have installed. This was to cover what he did not want to see in the fireplace after the surround was installed. In our designs we ask what do you want to see and what don't you want to see.
Above and below you can see the surround front finished.
Above and below you can see the back side with the fins attached for installation. We will post pictures as soon as Ruben sends them to us.
The fireplace below is an outdoor fireplace fueled with propane. The remote control (battery operated) is located below by an access panel. We will explain as we move on. Thsi fireplace and Propane Burner was installed in Florida.
Here is the fireplace the flat plate was installed onto.
Propane Burner before the glass.
On the left side notice the access panel for the battery operated remote control.
The entire cover is removed for access to the actual remote control.
This is a pilot light and thermo couple system and capable of and up to 100,000 btu's. The entire plate will be covered with glass when it is finished.
The next few Propane Pan pictures are of a rake pan. Being 1/2" in the front and 2" in the back. Sitting on 2" legs underneath. We also placed a 2 1/2" metal curtain on the front to conceal the controls and battery compartment. This pan is constructed in steel or can be made from any metal or finish you like. Each of these pans are built for your fireplace specifically. We have very few "off the shelf" items.The remote control allows to adjust from low to medium to high.
Testing the Propane Pan at 100,000 btu's. We used a triple 18" burner giving us 6 rows of flames.
If you look closely you can see the battery operated ignition system on the lower right of the pan.
Here is the metal curtain we made. The pan was made to be 3" smaller all around in the fireplace, the front being flush to the front of the fireplace with the metal curtain filling the voids on the sides.
Above you can see the simplicity of the curtain.
Now finished and ready for installation and fire glass!