and now you have one very simple but unique fireplace. You almost can't see the remote because of the glass color. The remote was to go inside the left cabinet but the plumber forgot to show up, oh well. But it's done and everyone is happy.
The round pan below is a propane pan with electronic ignition. This is a 36" aluminum pan with a 2" lip all around
The two pans below are stainless steel and are propane fueled with 415,000 BTU electronic ignitions each.
The electronic ignitions that were used in the Renaissance Hotel in Arizona were our MVKEI HC-5 units for natural gas. We used flame rod sensors on these torches.
13 of these were installed around the hotel
We use 12" stainless steel rings on the torches.
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 two boxes below are our IPI battery operated electronic ignitions which are 100,000 BTU rated. The exterior boxes are for protection from the weather and keep the unit and batteries safe and dry. These are typically installed under the glass in a fire pit our doors under the glass or in a sub panel just like our 110 volt electronic 415,000 BTU units.
On the left you can see the gas lines, one in and one out along with a 60" IPI lead (Intermittent Pilot Ignition). This allows the ignition system to be 60" away from the flames if required.
The stainless steel pan burner below has a 24" stainless steel star burner installed and it is connected to our 110 volt electronic ignition. This is a propane burner.
We then covered it with our Starfire to test for soot and as you can see, a clean burn.
The pan below is a stainless steel pan with a 415,000 BTU electronic ignition installed under the pan. It's what the customer wanted. It's like hooking your car up the the shuttle for more power. This pan was installed in Nipomo/ Pismo Beach California, Shea Homes and we get up there we will take finished pictures as we installed 6 other fireplace which we will take pictures of as well.
The front stainless skirt hide the control box which is 4" tall.
The fire pit below was another failed attempt from a company called Fire By Design in Nevada. They helped these customers design a propane fire pit with an electronic ignition (fair at best) and with the lack of knowledge about propane here is the failed attempt. The ring was to placed above the glass according to the manufacture (wrong!). There was no air mixer/ venturi let alone calibrating for proper air mixture to insure a clean burn. The company would not even return any calls to the customer and we repaired the system and made it work properly. This home was on the beach in South Florida.
Several thing went wrong here, wrong filler (lava was too large), Bad cage design over the pilot light/ ignition, they buried the ignition system under the ring and glass, the ring was left on the surface, no air mixer, no customer support, the ring that was supplied was a steel ring for outdoors, wrong! This should of been a stainless steel ring and a strong recommendation for a cover because it was at the beach! We would of also given the option of a #304 stainless steel marine grade ring. We also manufacture our our rings as well.
The twin ribbon burners below are 50" long each and powered be an electronic ignition. The will be installed in Santa Barbara California.As soon as the installation is complete we will post the finished pictures of the burners. They will be installed one in front of the other to create two walls of fire.
These we mock up shots with very low pressure in the shop and when they get installed you will be able to see the potential of these burners.
The ignition system that was powering these burners is a 110 volt 415,000 BTU system. The control of the flame height can only be done manually as electronic control is not available as of yet for this unit.
The fire pit below is in Marksville Louisiana and is at the Paragon Casino. The fire pit had an 18' fire ring installed in #304 stainless steel. The was done in and aluminum trough with 10 individual center feed burners. The gas line was a 1 1/2" and 5 lbs of pressure at 7" water column on natural gas. The ignition system is a Honeywell Infrared Flame Detection system. We will post more information on these larger fire features.
The big white ball is actually the Pearl of Louisiana.
Below is the fire ring in its trough surrounded by the water feature.
Below is one of the sections with the stainless steel burners. The complete feature is filled with water all around the fire ring.
The fire pit below is in Newport Beach California at Newport Coast Development. We replaced a hot spark ignition which did not work, with our IPI (intermittent Pilot Ignition) electronic ignition system. The fire pit was 18" deep and 48" across. This is what was installed:
1 IPI Electronic Ignition for Natural Gas connected to a 1" gas line
1300 lbs crushed lava
144 lbs Clear base glass for a 2" fill over the crushed lava
36" triple stainless steel burner ring
20 lbs Clear Topper
20 lbs Cobalt Blue Topper
20 lbs Copper Blue Topper
We will show your from beginning to end:
Looked pretty nasty when we got there
We started to pour the crushed lava with our electronic ignition being raised to the surface by the lava rock
We built a double box to protect the equipment in the fire pit as well
The ring is now installed
The electronics can be accessed if ever there was a failure of the equipment and you can access it from the surface. Before the equipment was 20 inches below the surface, not a very good idea!
Now we poured the 144 lbs of Clear base over the crushed lava
We only did the fire pit, not the view. That came with the home. But one very impressive view!
Then we spread the Clear Topper, Cobalt Blue Topper and Copper Blue Topper over the Clear base
As you have looked at all of our pictures we would like you to know we use Crystals as our toppers and toppings. We don't use "Recycled" glass, ever! We are actually the only company that produces Crystals for fireplace and fire pits.
We tried to get pictures of it burning, but the flames just didn't show. Look above and you can see a flicker in the daylight. Actually the flames were over 16" tall but you can't see this in daylight.The contractor will get a few night pictures when they and if they can.
The ribbon burner below is made from 1/8" brushed stainless steel. The center was water jet cut and then we bent the two center fins down to install the ribbon burner with electronic ignition. The base plate measured 94" x 26" and was installed in San Diego, California. The architect is Kelly Crain of San Diego.
Hopefully we will be sent the finished pictures of the fireplace.
We can build these in any size, shape, material and in natural gas or propane.
This was tested in the shop with a minimal of 1/4 lb of natural gas. This burner is capable of at least an 18" ribbon burn. If you look in the center you will see the ignition head for the electronic ignition.
The Electronic Ignition System below is a dual Ignition in one box. It was installed in a back to back set of fireplaces. The pictures below show the parts while being tested. Every system we build we test! We don't let any system go out unless it was tested several ways, especially propane!.
This was an outdoor application which required a top to protect the electronics.
The two fire tubs below were for the Anaheim Marriott in California. The two stainless steel surrounds were installed into the rock fire pit to conceal the electronic ignitions. They had placed logs on top.
These can be made in any size or shape.
The fireplace below was installed with a dual battery operated 100,000 BTU propane electronic ignition system. Each capable of 100,000 BTU's of fire. The first pictures show what we had to work with and how it progressed.
The glass that was used was Starfire, Gold and Ice Ice Ice.
If this was in your house you would say NASTY!
Burning wood and logs is just nasty and dirty! True story!
Above you can see the soot that come out of the fireplace and and leaves your house smelling so carbon monoxide fresh! YUCK!
Add a bit of lime stone.
A few pieces of copper.
Below you can see the sand bed and the ignition box we built.
Below are the two vent we installed for the air mixers inside of the ignition systems.
and here we are finished. Now isn't that much better litter feller?
Modern times call for modern measures! I guess that's why we are Moderustic!
The fire pit below is located in San Diego, Gable Point Loma. There were 2 electronic ignitions installed and a false bottom was installed. We filled the base with Clear base glass and 1/2" Clear base glass.The lines were installed from the back.
Below are the electronic ignitions.
Framing/ metal studs were installed and two layers of durock was then installed to support the glass.
The fire pit below is from Chad McGraw in Washington State. He took a simple patio and transformed it into a fire pit and seating area. The electronic ignition was installed under the bench to the left and accessible from the rear of the seating area.
Santa Monica Red O Restaurant (link to the restaurant)
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Click HERE or on the picture below to see how this was made