The pictures below are of the fire pit on the roof top of the Marriott in downtown San Diego in the Gas Lamp District on the 24th floor, very cool view if your ever there. The 2 half round 24" x 48" stainless steel rings were made custom for this fire pit. The glass that was used was a 50/50 mix of Starfire and Black. Very nice effect along with the view.
The half round burners below were installed at the Marriott "Gas Lamp" San Diego, California in a 72" Fire pit. We will post pictures of the finished project when we get the pictures sent to us. These were 24" x 48" stainless steel half round burners.
The fire pit below was designed by Dwayne in Arizona at www.artistichomesolutions.com
We used Bronze glass and stainless steel burners in this fire pit on the roof top. Great design and view.
The fire pit below is a failed attempt of a propane conversion without our help in the beginning. You can't just burn propane! If you try this, this is what it will look like. You need to calibrate the amount of air to propane or it will back fire, burn black or explode! We recommend a thermo coupler, air mixer/ venturi along with several other important factors. We won't tell you who tried this but we will tell you we did fix the issue and now the customer is very happy. We did use Azurlite with Azurlite Reflective.
Here is her stainless steel fire pit pan as we manufactured it for propane with electronic ignition.
The fire pit below has Azurlite, 1/2" Azurlite, Ice Ice Ice, Starfire and Platinum in the center. Lava rock was used to minimize on the use of glass to keep it in the budget.
The fire pit below is in Malibu California which no one could figure out how to do what we did. The customer didn't want to see the fire pit hood anymore. So we just raised it. And everyone said it couldn't be done! This is what we like to do, take imagination and make it a reality. The base was provided by the customer we just supplied the "raise the hood" and the ring and Bronze and Bronze Reflective glass.
The vent went up 20 feet. E mail us and we will tell you how this was done.
The pictures below will show you how to install a propane burner and valve in your fire pit without drilling a hole in the side of your fire pit with our FPPK (fire pit propane kit). This was install in Calabasas California with Bronze and Bronze Reflective on top. The fire pit has 10" solid sides which made this a good candidate for the FPPK to be installed on the inside wall. This is a propane fire pit and we do calibrate every valve to every ring we install to eliminate back flow and any problems or issues that may happen. We also install the proper air mixer to insure a clean burn as we eliminate the soot know to be produced by propane. If you have a propane fire pit you know what I am talking about.
The fire pit and fireplace below are located at the hotel Casa 425 in Claremont California, downtown Claremont. www.Casa425.com
. The fireplace had a splash of Clear base glass over a ribbon burner with a remote control for a simple but elegant look.
The fireplace is just inside the front doors as you enter to greet you.
The fire pit below is also at the hotel Casa 425, www.Casa425.com
and is in the court yard at the hotel. There are 2 of the fire pits and they are 60" x 60" x 20" tall and they are powder coated black with a Clear base glass installed over an 18 round stainless steel ring.
It's like Where's Waldo, can you spot the 2 fire pits below?
he electronic ignitions that were used in the Renaissance Hotel in Glendale, 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 5 RV fire pits below are just after fabrication. They are 24" x 24" with a single 18" stainless steel rings installed.
These can be made in any size or shape.
The RV fire pit below is a standard 18 x 18 with a 12" stainless steel ring.
The RV fire pit below was and is used by Rrivre Works in Los Angeles www.RrivreWorks.com
. They are on of the premier event planners in Southern California. Check out their web site.
They used our standard 14" x 14" RV fire pits and built tables around them with a frosted glass table top for the Linda Young Event in Newport Beach California. These can be made for natural gas or propane. The ones used were propane. We will be working with Rrivre on several up coming event and we will be posting a few over the top new products. We are going to be building water and fire features for some of the events. Be sure to check out his web site!
The fire pit below is a custom propane fire pit. We use perforated aluminum for the wall construction and the pit is single wall construction with a 1 1/2" deep pan on top. We installed a 12" double stainless steel ring for the burner. The rest was done by Bill Moss in Texas. Very nice job Bill!. We built the pit to Bills specs which were 26" x 26" x 20" tall so he could finish it to the size he wanted. The pit shown is one of our proto types and not the actual pit used.
Above is how it started
And below is what the customer made it!
Above and below is the quick disconnect for the propane gas
We use Black base glass in the fire pit. It looks light because of the flash from the camera.
The pictures below are for the opening "90210" Malibu party on the night of the series premier. Click on the link to see the full story and write up from BizBash .
We use Starfire in our propane RV Fire pits on the Malibu Beach Party.
The tables were furnished by www.RriveWorks.com and we furnished the RV Fire Pits.
The next fire pit was designed by and built for Kevin Leys of Chicago. He did a great job and you decide.
First he started with a single wall construction fire box with a pan on the top
Then it was framed for exterior plywood or you could use metal studs and wonder board.
The gas valve was located to the outer framed wall
This is a natural gas fire pit. It was tested as soon as it turned dark, fun!
Now we add the crushed lave rock and glass over that. There are many sub materials you can use as a filler. Just ask.
Great back yord by the way! Chicago, remember?
Now we start to apply the tile for the finishing touch.
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 fireplace below is in Dallas Texas and was installed by Nadine (one of our dealers) she installed Gold with a stainless steel back
She forgot to take a few pictures with the fire on, oops.
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 next several pictures are of a 24" x 54" x 3 1/2" deep triangle pan with our first Ribbon Burner! It lays in a bed of black silicone carbide "Black Magic"
The flames measured 24" tall below! Because of the design we implied to this new burner they seem to be coming from nowhere!
We didn't fill the pan with sand just because. These ribbon burners will be available very soon and we will post dozens more pictures as we have time to post them for you to see. The will be available in steel or stainless steel. With or with out a pan. This burner was built for another customer in Palm Springs for their fireplace and we will post pictures of it as well.
This pan will be installed in a custom table built by the customer in Palm Springs.
The fire pit below has a Ford Blue base with several pounds of Deep Royal Topping giving this pit a very royal look!
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 3/4" lip on top and it sits on 4" round brushed front legs. We will post pictures of the finished pan with glass when we get them.
The fireplace below has a stainless steel pan installed with a ribbon burner. The front legs of the pan are 4" round brushed legs with our standard legs in the back. Here you can see the different flame patterns of our ribbon burner. We then installed a brushed aluminum surround.
The first 3 pictures are of the fireplace before we started on it. The wall was built out 8" for the flat screen above the fireplace.
The next 4 pictures are of our ribbon burner after fabrication.
Now we pour on Starfire to help conceal the burner.
Our ribbon burners can actually raise the flames quite a bit!
This is one of our smaller 18" ribbon burners.
The pan is now installed in the fireplace.
Add a little fire
Now we install the surround to finish this fireplace off!
What we do is very simple, we listen to the customers needs and build from their imagination.
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.
24" 1/2 round triple stainless steel pipe 304 stainless steel pipe
The burner below is a propane manual valve with a pilot light. this burner is mounted on a 60" x 30" 1/2 round stainless steel plate which is not included as standard but an option.
The burner itself is a #304 stainless steel 1/2" pipe triple ring burner and can be used for propane or natural gas.
The fireplace below has a Starfire base with Citrine, Dark Red Orange, and Orange Topper with a touch of our Ice Ice Ice. This was a complete remodel in natural gas and a remote control was added with a pilot light
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 fire pit below is in the Palace of Qatar and this was commissioned for the King of Qatar. The fire pit is a propane/ butane fueled fire pit and it was installed by Gasco of Qatar. They didn't understand the glass so they opted to use lava rock. Now they (the King) have ordered the glass and if we can get the pictures we will post them.
We did propane for the King and there are no issues! Awesome marble!
The fire pit below belongs to Mike DeVito in Northern California. When I saw his idea I was excited to help him create something new and wonderful. He took a very old mining cart in his front yard and we helped him convert it to a propane burning fire pit! Turned out pretty cool! Nxt he is getting a fire pit cover made to cover it from debris and who else knows what.
We use a FPPK (fire pit propane kit) with valves, thermo coupler, pilot light and air mixer. The glass that was use is:
Starfire base glass over a bed of crushed lava rock,
Yellow Amber Topper
Steel Blue Topper
Turquoise Blue Topper
Copper Ruby Red Topper
Ice Ice Ice
and of course our Diamonds in Clear, Pink, Amber and Blue.
I think this is one really nice idea!
It is all supplied by this 20 lb propane tank
Here is the mining cart with the base plate installed with the burners
Here you see the controls, air mixer and thermo coupler and pilot light lines under the base plate
You can use a larger (3/4", 1" lava) as a base under our 1/4" crushed lava as this will save you a few dollars.
Now we pour on the crushed lava to keep the glass from sinking into the larger lava.
Add some Starfire
Splash a few colors
Have your spouse light it in case something should go wrong! (Just Kidding)
Again here are the first pictures we saw of the mining cart. Great Idea!
Mike, you did a great job!
The fire pit below is filled with lava rock and then was topped with a base of Clear base glass. Then they covered the Clear with Azurlite and topped it with a few Ice Ice Ice cubes. A funny story comes with this fire pit. Elliott came out from the San Fernando Valley as he was sent by his mother, which was tooooo busy to come out herself. She told Elliott to pick out the colors he liked which he did (he was told to pick amber colors). He went home with Amber and gold and set up the fire pit which actually looked very nice. Well to his demise his mother did not like Amber at all! She made Elliott pick out all of the Amber and replace it with what you see here. Yes we did exchange the glass for him to prevent his mother from further punishing Elliott. We will post the Amber pictures when we come across them in our files.
Elliott: It turned out very nice! I hope your Mother is happy now.
The fire pit below has a Azurlite base glass and a black granite ring for one very nice fire pit!
The fire pit below has a Bronze base glass with Bronze Reflective and Scarlett Topper on top.
The fire pit below is one of several Katrina builds in the San Francisco Bay area. She will build anything thing you can imagine in here field of design. Please contact us so we an put you in touch with Katrina.
The fire pit below she used a Clear base glass.
The fire pit below has a black Base with Black Reflective on top.Not too great of a fire pit picture but you get the idea. Even with Black as a base glass you will only see the color of glass under the fire. The flames don't change color nor does the glass, but the glass is what will reflect the light at night.
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
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.
Las Vegas Yard Crashers!
The fire pit below is a custom fire pit in Covina California withth one really great back yard design. This back yard was designed for great parties. If you look and see the glass wall with the etching you will also see the fire pit in the back ground. The glass that was used: Gray and Clear Pyrite base glass Gold Reflective Copper Blue Topper This is one really good looking table.
This will air in April of 2010!
Here is a preview
This is what was done on the first day. I showed up on the beginning of the second and the final day. It's amazing what can take place in just 12 hours!
Above the pavers were installed the day before.
Below is the patio with the outdoor kitchen set aside for now.
Above is where the outdoor kitchen will reside later.
Even the palm trees were brought in! There was nothing on the site when it started the day before.
Below Ahmed was leveling the ground around the fire pit area. Ahmed worked all day, much harder than anyone else! I was very impressed how hard he actually works to get the show done.
Below is where the propane fire pit will sit. The controller will be mounted to the side of the concrete base after the paper tubes are cut away.
Above and below you can see the inside of the planter is coated to prevent water from leaching out.
Above you can see on the ground that we brought the fire bowl in. Just so you know it was about 300 lbs!
Above and below you can see outdoor kitchen. The trough coming out is actually water fall spilling into a dry creek bed below. The water feature was covered with a glass top making it a dining area as well. On the inner wedges they wrapped rope lights to accent the water and rocks under the glass top.
Above and below you can see the sand was installed as a base for the artificial grass to come.
Above they are compacting the sand for the grass to be installed.
Below Ahmed is finishing the dry creek bed.
Below the grass is installed.
Below the dry creek bed is finished and the grass is now installed in the back are as well.
Above is our fire bowl on propane. We used Starfire base glass with Ice and Diamonds on top. We brought out several colors of diamonds for the customer to pick and choose bur she liked them all so much, she installed every last one!
Below you can see after everything was cleaned up how spectacular it turned out!
We are to feature several more episodes with Yard Crashers and we will be showing several more of our new product lines on their shows. We still have several shows we need to post pictures of what we did. Please come back from time to time to see our latest updates.
I thank Ahmed and the producers of the Yard Crashers for giving us the opportunity to work with them.
Thanks to Tiffany, Krystal and Holly at the Idea Factory!
Idea Factory produces Yard Crashers for the DIY Network
"Click HERE for the DIY Network/ Yard Crashers Site!"
The fire pit below was built by Mark Showalter in Washington state.
Gray and Gray Reflective base glass,
Copper Ruby Red Topper,
and Black base glass mixed in.
This is the stone pot with the bottom up.
They drilled for the trimming valve to be installed.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and here you have it.
The fire pit below (from Randy Cox) has a Clear base with Pale Cobalt Blue Topper and Aquamarine Topper for a simple but very nice fire pit.
Below you can see the larger 3/4"/ 1" crushed lava rock as a base filler.
Below you can now see our 1/4" crushed lava to finish off the larger lava.
The glass goes in and your finished!.
Randy installed a 22" stainless ring and when he took the picture he had the flame on low.
The fire pit below belongs to Chad Haupert. He used an Azurlite base with Azurlite Reflective on top. Then he created a star in the center using Bronze Rust Copper with and outline of Ice Ice Ice. We didn't get pictures of the complete pit nor of it burning. But it looks great!
The burner below is one of our FPPK's (fire pit propane kit). With this FPPK we set it up for Black Magic! This was table tested for the pictures. Hopefully the customer will send us pictures after and during installation. We first sent these pictures for the customers approval. Here you go! The pan below belongs to Scott Spector and he finally installed the fire pit in his back yard, WOW, one really nice backyard!
This is one of our propane pan burner with slight modifications.
As you can see around the lower edges it was leaking and yes we did fix this.
The fire pit below was built by Scott Spector in Florida. He started with an FPPK 30 which includes a 30" base plate and a double 24" stainless steel ring. Here we go from the beginning:
The propane line was run/ installed under the pavers.
The colors that were used are
1/2" Clear base,
Black Magic in the center,
Cobalt Blue Topper,
Cobalt Blue Light Topper
and our FPPK 30". That is our 30" propane burner. You can see the actual burner above burning before shipment and installation.
We don't have any pictures of the fire pit burning at Scott's but he did tel us that when he fired it up again he would try to send us a few pictures. Thanks Scott.
The fire table below was built by Christina "Stina" in the San Francisco area. With a little ambition, imagination and our help, she now has one very nice fire table.
Here is where it started. She made a template of the pan and where the mounting tabs would be located. Then we built the aluminum pan and propane burner for Stina to install.
Below is how the teak table started. We just brought it into the future.
Below the pan was installed with Galaxy Green base glass.
Below you can see the top installed and what a difference.
Below is her wonderfully finished project, Great job Stina!
The fire pit below is going to be installed in Sacramento on 11 14 09 for the Yard Crashers/ DIY/ HGTV show. After it is and has been installed we will post pictures on the Yard Crashers page. In the mean time here is the how to and why. We can build any size, shape, design feature you desire. We build to your imagination.
Below is the catch basin to hold the water for the feature
Above you see the auto fill?
Below the water pump is now install below.
Below the top pan is in place for testing with the fire and water bowls in place
Below the stainless steel ring is installed.
Below the glass (Bronze base glass) has been installed and the lights turned on.
Below you can see the pump has been turned on.
and now the fire.
We placed a card board template to replicate the table top to conceal the lights as well.
Now we add color to the water!
Here is the feature exposed with the blue water. You can change the water to any color you like.
This feature is only 6 1/2" tall. You can mount this under the table top and keep it only an inch or so above the surface of the table top.
So let's change it to red water and add Starfire base glass.
Remember, we build to your imagination!
The finished pictures will be posted on the Yard Crashers page when this project is installed after 11 14 09!
The Fire Table below was installed in Sacramento California by and for Yard Crashers. The finished pictures will be posted on the Yard Crashers page when this project is installed after 01 20 10. This episode was to be labeled "Outdoor Shower" on HGTV and the DIY Network but somehow it was labeled "Modern Fire Wall" go figure? It is episode 302 on HGTV or DIY Network. The details will be shown on the DIY page when and as soon as we receive them from the producers. We built a square aluminum pan with an 18" double stainless steel ring and used one of our FPPK kits for the propane fuel. This will be shown on the episode coverage as well. Here are the pictures of the back yard and the finished fire table using propane.
The fire pit below is in Palm Springs California. We use Azurlite Fireplace Glass and a crushed lava filler underneath. There were a few issues which we resolved.
First issue: Don't use polished Mexican Pebbles as they will chase you across the yard.
Above, second issue, the ring could of been bigger as we installed a triple 30" stainless steel rind.
Below, third issue the plumber installed a 3/8" reducer, why? :-~ The gas comes is with 1/2", the ring is 1/2" so the plumber installed a 3/8" reducer in between the gas supply and the ring. Why in the heck would he do this? Anyway we just installed a 1/2" flex line and the pressure was back and fine.
Cover the wrong material with at least 1 1/2" to 2" of crushed lava.
And pour the Azurlite Fire Pit Glass
We never were sent pictures of the fire pit burning, but we did test it during our installation.
The fire pit below has V Blue, V Blue Reflective and topped with Cobalt blue Topper
The fire pit below was built to the customers specs. It was 48" round, 10" tall with 8" legs and constructed from 1/4" aluminum. Then powder coated to match the customers request. We will fill in the details as we go.
Above you can see the cross grid to support the false bottom.
Above you can see the false bottom making it possible to fill it with a 2" fill over the ring.
A custom 42" stainless steel burner had to be built.
The center leg was for the gas and electrical for the electronic ignition
Hopefully we will get pictures of the fire pit installed on top of the water fall in New York.
The fire pit below is a mix of V Blue base glass and Azurlite base glass.
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.
The fire pit below is from Frank Hammond. He created a beach environment in his back yard. He purchased a wood burning fire pit and we converted it to a gas burning pit. We also supplied a quick disconnect gas line to eliminate plumbing underground. he used a Bronze base glass over a bed of crushed lava and topped it with Gold base glass.
The fire pit below is in San Diego California. First we built 2 new half oval stainless
steel rings. To replace a futile attempt of burner rings by the contractor. If you don't want your rings to rust, cover them or purchase stainless steel. We will explain as we move on.
We converted the mishap of rings with two valves, one for each ring. The first issue was the contractor installed a1/2" gas line, oops. Way too small for the distance. The home owner had to have the pressure turned up by the gas company. Sometimes this is not possible. We spit one line into two. This enabled us to equalize flames in each burner half.
Here are the two half oval rings.
Below are the two key valves.
Cover the rings with the amount of filler (crushed lava) to make the shape you would like the pit to be.
Start to pour your glass. We used Evergreen base glass with Evergreen Reflective base glass.
Here we have it. The customer did get the pressure turned up but we did not get any further pictures.
The fire pit below was installed in Sydney, Australia by Ian Sutherland. He did a great job on his new patio and fire pit. We inspired him to build this really nice back yard project and we were glad to help. The glass that was used was Azurlite and Starfire base glass.
The fire pit pictures below are of a simple overflow water feature with Fire Stones all around.
The fire ring that was used was a 30" round side feed. We make custom rings for any application. Either for propane or natural gas fire pits or fireplaces.
The fire pit pictures below were taken by and for the Sweat Equity weekly HGTV Do It Yourself TV Show. The FireGlass that was installed was:
Ford Blue base glass,
with an 18" stainless steel fire pit ring burner with out the center to accommodate the water feature. All of the fire glass was placed around the pile of fire rocks in the center. The top of the table is removable if you ever needed to service the water pump or any other reason. Always build and design it with replacement or repair in mind.
Now for the fire pit pictures:
Aquatic Glassel was used in this and every application.
There was an aluminum sub frame built with durock attached. Then the stone was applied to the surface. All of the components are under the removable top.
This episode will air on or around May of 2010 on HGTV and the DIY Network.
The picture of the fire pit below was taken in Newport Beach California. The glass that was installed was Starfire base glass. One very nice backyard and fire pit!
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