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VortexED '55'

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VortexED '55'
Alcohol Fueled Based Vortex

Our alcohol based VortexED ‘55’ has been engineered to naturally swirl without the use of any electronics.  Both portable and safe to use indoors; it’s a brilliant alternative to any table-top candle.  May be used for commercial or residential use. 

Portable aluminum fire in glass feature Vortex Fires outdoor indoor fire feature

Available Sizes | Cost | Material




4” x 4” by 12” high



4" x 4" by 14" high



5” x 5” by 14” high



6” x 6” by 18” high



8” x 8” by 24” high



All Glass Heat-Treated
Glass thickness Options -  3/16” -¼” - 3/8”-½”
Custom Sizes are available (Extra Charges Apply).

Additional Metals. Extra Charges Apply

  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Aluminum

Additional Glass. Extra Charges Apply

  • Reflective Chromium (As Shown Add $40 to Standard Cost)
  • Available in several colors
  • All Glass Heat-Treated Tinted 

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Q & A

Q. There are two or three ‘flags’. I get that the solid one is for snuffing the flame but not sure about the second one with the hole in the center.  It seems to tame the flame a bit but the arm sticking out of the glass doesn't make sense.  Is the unit intended to be operated with the hole flag in place?  

A. The flags with Holes are to lower the flame. The reason for the arm is so that you can insert the snuffer without coming close to the fire.  Again Snuffers with  holes make the flame smaller.  

Q. Also, the IPA (isopropyl alcohol) we had at the house is 70%. I think IPA can be bought at 99% .  Do you recommend one over the other?

A. 70% is fine and is usually costs less, anywhere from $1.50 to $.89 cents a quart.  99% can be more expensive and doesn't burn any better.  However, you could switch to denaturized alcohol for your Vortexed55 and the flame will burn blue.  Denaturized alcohol is available at Home Depot or Lowes for about $15.00 a gallon.

Q. Finally, how much alcohol should go the fuel container? Is there a level that should be maintained for optimum performance?

A. Typically filling the container about 80% is best.  After a few burns, there will be water/hydrogen at the bottom of the cup, dispose of it.  It will not burn.

Further Recommendations...

  • For older models - having a good pair of leather gloves to handle the reservoir cup when removing it is advisable.

  • Keep a flat piece of stone, marble or any heat resistant shield between your Vortexed55 and the table surface. 

  • For tall and older models, Vortexed55's, using a pair of pliers to lift and lower the reservoir cup makes the job a lot easier, especially when re-inserting a full cup.

  • ALWAYS make sure the fire is completely OUT before handling the reservoir cup.

  • NEVER pour any flammable liquid onto a flame.  Even vapors can ignite and create a very dangerous situation.

Generation-1 Vortexed 55 Gallery

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Below a few pictures from the Palm Springs Street Fair, a pair of 24" VortexED 55's. The one with the black base is a powdered coated steel model and the other is an brushed Aluminum, both with Bronze reflective glass.

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Alcohol Burning Vortex

Below we showcase a Generation-1 Vortexed55 fire at Big Bear CA.

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Fire in a glass Vortexed55 soinning flame in a glass

A custom 30" stainless steel Generation-1 VortexEd 55, with  16" x 16"  x 30" weighted base of stainless steel.  

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Stainless Steel VortexED Stainless Steel VortexED

18" High, in Copper.  This was Custom, so please call in interested (909) 989-6129

30" High in Copper - custom please call (909) 989-6129

These Generation One VortexED 55's, again shot at the Village Fest in Palm Springs CA. 

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Alcohol Vortex 12 Alcohol Vortex 15

Here are few more photos of the original VortexED 55 models.

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Alcohol Vortex 9 Alcohol Vortex 5


The next several pictures are of Gisella Hunter in Palm Springs. She had us install a Blue Green fireglass, painted the interior a Copper Ruby, then she topped it with:
Red Cubes and Mini Green Drops, and a few pounds of 1/2" Bronze base glass mixed in on top. 

Then if that was not enough, she had us build two VortexED Fires to set next to the fireplace.

Gisella Hunter 6 Gisella Hunter 1

Gisella Hunter 4



The alcohol Vortex Fires are brand new! We are producing several sizes and types ranging from $150.00 to $250.00 and range in sizes from 12” to 30”. These are and were developed for indoor use! They can also be used indoors as well. We wil be offering these in sizes as small as 6" x 6" x 12" adn up to 10" x 10" x 30". Pricing will vary depending on materials and design.


Please leave your name, e-mail and or number and we can and or will contact you when we finish the details in the next few weeks.

The VortexED ‘55’ Fires are one of our newer inventions/ creations, which we can manufacture for most any application indoors or outdoors.

These Vortex Fires are naturally aspirated and there are no electronics involved. The flame that you see has been engineered to perform in this manner and fashion. These VortexED ‘55’ Fires are all custom built for each individual customer and manufacturing time is 4 to 8 weeks plus, depending on our workload at the time of order.

VortexED ‘55’ Enclosure from 6” x 6” x 12” to 12” x 12” x 30”, standard.

Different metals: stainless steel, copper, brass, etc. Extra charges will apply.

Dozens of colors in Reflective Chromium and Tinted Heat Treated Glass.

Alcohol Fuel is a standard application.

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9467 9th Street #D Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730

Phone 909 989 6129 Fax 909 944 3811

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Andrei's Restaurant Vortex Fires

Click HERE or on the picture to see our new 60" Octagon Vortex Fire

Octagon Vortex

Dr. David Desai Vortex Project

Click HERE or on the picture to see the project.

David Desai Vortex

Santa Monica Red O Restaurant (link to the restaurant)
Santa Monica Red O Restaurant

Click HERE or on the picture below to see all of the NorthStar pictures

North Star Vortex


Click HERE or on the pictures of the Ritz Carlton Vortex' at Amelia Island Florida to how these were built. See the Videos!

Ritz Carlton Amelia Island Florida Vortex

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Ritz Carlton Vortex Page



Our outdoor VORTEX Fires are made to order with several available metal and glass options.   And can be fueled by either propane or natural gas.  Price range from $800 - $1600. See The VORTEX Video! By Carl Herkes, just CLICK HERE!

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Patent Applications Published 2005, 2006 and 2014.

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Moderustic® is proud to have been issued 4 U.S. Patent Numbers
and Patent pending status!
Covering our method of creating tumbled tempered glass for use in fireplaces and fire pits.
Patent Applications Published 2005, 2006 and 2014.



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  • All returns must be made within 30 days of purchase with exceptions only by management
  • Returned products must be unused and/or unmixed
  • Returned products must be packaged well to avoid damage in transit, or you will be responsible for the damage
  • Returned products that are damaged in transit will not be able to be refunded
  • Refunds will be made towards product cost only
  • Refunds will not be given for non-product labor costs (consulting fees, installation fees, labor, shipping etc.)
  • Restock fees may apply depending on which items are being returned. (30% to 70%) Glass/ burning products 30%, Burners 50%, Custom Burners 70%, Metal Pans or any Custom Metal Work, Electronics are not returnable ever!
  • All returns must have a return authorization (we are not responsible for products being shipped to incorrect addresses due to non-compliance of this policy)
  • No returns or exchanges will be accepted for any custom metal products or electronics what so ever!
  • No returns will be accepted for ICS/ Fire Falls, or any other standard or custom fire pits.
  • No returns on products that contain electronics (if they were used or installed)
  • We are not responsible for local codes and or if any of our products are or are not approved. Please check with your local building department or governing agencies for proper approvals before purchasing. Custom built or designed items are not returnable for any reason. It is your responsibility to make sure our products do not violate your local building codes.  We cannot accept returns should you encounter these issues with your local building authorities.
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We Make Fire Cool!

Moderustic® is proud to have been issued 4 U.S. Patent Numbers
and Patent pending status!
Covering our method of creating tumbled tempered glass for use in fireplaces and fire pits.
Patent Applications Published 2005, 2006 and 2014.

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