The fireplace below has a Starfire base with Red Toppings, Red Toppers, Scarlet Red Toppers and Ice
The fireplace below has Red and a Clear base
The fire pit below was a traditional lava rock fire pit
Now filled with lava rock (crushed 1/4" 3/8") over 3/8" 1/2" crushed. Remember the larger is under the smaller to keep the glass from falling through.
Above a flex line was installed to raise the ring to the surface. You don't want to leave the ring at the bottom unless you want an explosion or if you want to get rid of the significant other.
Pour more crushed lava to make the desired shape of the fire pit and test burn for flame pattern.
Starfire base and a few other colors were added
Azurlite, Scarlet Topper, Red Topping, Ice, Copper Blue Topper, Copper Blue is a chameleon as when it gets hot it turns green and when it cools it turns back to blue!
Patterns, can you do better?
Great job and very creative.
The pictures below are of a self install with:
1/4" and 1/2" Bronze, 1/4" and 1/2" Starfire
Red Topping and about 1 lb of Scarlet Red Topper.
The pictures below are of:
Bronze, Dark Red Orange Topper, Gold, Amber Topping, Scarlet Red and Diamonds. The back of the fireplace was done with Ceramic tiles.Very nice and in Palm Springs.
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
The fireplace below has a Starfire base with Red and Red Orange Toppings, Scarlett Toppers, Copper Ruby Red Toppers. As you can see the fireplace was 5" deep and 54" wide and yes we did fill it with crushed lava rock.
The fireplace below was on the outside wall of the fireplace above. We also had a Starfire base with Red and Red Orange Toppings, Scarlett Toppers, Copper Ruby Red Toppers. This fireplace was filled 4" to save on the cost of the base glass. If anyone ever tries to tell you different, well tell them *#@!+$% their wrong! This fireplace was also 54" across the front as well.
The fire pit below has a Starfire base with Ice on top. This is a concrete molded fire pit at the same home as above in Pasadena, California. Later there was 30 lbs of Red added and maybe we can get more pictures.
The fireplace below is a propane self build and installed by Norm Oppliger in St. Louis. It has a 1/4" Starfire base with 1/2' Starfire on top and Topping with:
Light Aquamarine Topper
Turquoise Blue Topper
Cerulean Blue Topping
Copper Blue Topper
Ice Ice Ice
and a few of our Diamonds
one great propane self install Norm!
The fireplace below has a Starfire base with Black Luster Topper and Scarlet Red Topper for colors
This is where the snowman starts yelling " I'm Melting!"
The fireplace below has a bed of Clear base glass with Red Topping and Red Scarlet on top
The fire pit below has a Bronze base glass with Bronze Reflective and Scarlett Topper on top.
On this page (as if you needed another page) We are going to show you how to build a basic fire pit for your deck/ back yard.
This was built by Glenn Harvey of British Columbia.
This first picture is the frame he had started with.
You can make one from metal studs, aluminum studs, etc. Anything non flammable.
Wrap it with wonder board or durock/ cement board.
Below you can also wrap it with wire for better adhesion to the backer board.
This fire pit was natural gas. We also manufacture the burners for propane. Well, we are the only ones who actually manufacture propane burners for your projects.
Below you can see the gas connection coming up from the deck. Glenn used a pan but he also could of used an aluminum/ stainless steel base plate as well.
The stacker stone is now being applied.
As you can see below the trimming valve is installed on the side. You would be surprised on how many plumbers don't think of this little detail, a valve to turn it on or off. I have seen the valves installed inside of the pit or not even at all. You also need to be careful as to not have a gas line installed that is too small for the application.
Now the stone and cap are done, great and simple job!
Below you an see the larger filler lava rock was installed. If a flat plate were to have been used you wouldn't need the larger filler lava rock base.
Below our crushed lava was used to cover the larger lava rock to insure the glass does not fall through. This makes an even base. What ever shape you make the lava is the shape the glass will take.
Below we installed Water White base glass (32 lbs) for a 1 1/2" cover!
The stone on the side of the fire pit used was to match the stone on the house as well. Looks awesome!
Below is just the Water White before the colors were added.
The colors that were added are as follows:
Azurlite and Azurlite reflective for the sky area.
Brilliant Yellow R20F4 Topper for the sun center
Scarlett G072F3 Topping for the suns rays
Orange R140F4 Topper for the ring around the suns center
Emerald Green 1417 Topping for the bottom trees/ grass?
Deep Blue 2507 Topper mixed in around the Azurlite in the sky area.
If you notice below the center of the sun, it changes when it get hot! This one of our chameleons that change when the glass gets hot. If you look real close at the Orange Topper (next to the suns center) as well, it turns a bright cinnamon red when it get hot also! All of our chameleons will be posted when we get a chance. This is just another one of our product lines that we have not had time to further promote.
Above is the fire burning and
below the fire was just turned off.
Glenn spent a few hours placing all of the glass to make this very cool scene. So don't just think you can just throw it on and it knows were to go. Very creative!