The pictures below are of Dr Micheal Marshall Fireplace Surrounds
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Rick Rogina Fireplace Surround, FireBalls, Direct Vent Conversion with FireGlass
Here we are going to show you before and after installations for direct vent fire places.
This is a new home with logs and a screen, average at best. Has anyone ever come over to your house and said" Nice Logs"? No and we are going to show you how to create a masterpiece!
The pictures below are of a typical direct vent burner.
This is a picture of the automatic starter and thermo-coupler
After you have closed off the bottom of the fireplace and attached the adapter, your ready for glass!
Here we are testing the burn pattern of the double burners. Our burners have 2 rows of holes in each pipe to give you 4 rows of flames.
After pouring the glass make sure the automatic starter is just above the glass so it can work properly. You can hide it with glass all around the element and it helps if it is in a hole.
Here we installed an aluminum surround that has been painted black.
We have several more pictures of this fireplace with Ice and a few colors of toppers installed and we will have these pictures up in a few days.
We will also be posting several direct vent fireplaces to show you how easy it really is.
The fireplace below is a direct vent installation with gray, gray reflective and clear pyrite installed
Has anyone ever said "Nice Logs"? I don't think so. We are going to show you how to transform your direct vent fireplace into a real attractive fireplace.
The key is not to change the amount of gas going into the fireplace, so don't change the regulator.
The thermo coupler (heat detector) will be raised to the surface to insure it will still work.
Drop in a new burner or use the one that was installed with your fireplace and your done.
The fireplace below is a direct vent self install by Norm. The colors used were: Starfire base, Cobalt Blue Topper, Pale Cobalt Blue Topper, Ice Ice Ice, Pale Gray Topper, Gray Topper and Copper Blue Topper.
We use a piece of stainless steel in the front to contain the glass to cover the burners and keep the glass level.
The fireplace below is a self install by Joyce and Tom Dane from beginning to end. The fireplace was painted, converted and finished with pink rosa. This is a direct vent fireplace and for those of you who say it can't be done, well you just don't know how! We do and thousands of of customers do as well.
Above you can see they painted the interior and it now looks much better.
The lava filler underneath the burner.
Test the burner and pour the glass. There are so many who tell us this can't be done.
You can leave the doors on or take the doors off, which ever you prefer.
We actually prefer the doors and screens removed and finish with some sort of surround.
The fireplace below is in Beverly Hills and is also a self install direct vent fireplace. This fireplace was filled with gold and topped with a few pounds of platinum.
The old burner was removed and a new bottom plate was installed
Test the burner and thermo-coupler
The gold was added over the lava rock
and there you have it, fire! If your installer does not understand this then have then call us so we can guide them through the process.
The fireplace below is a direct vent self installation with a starfire base and hyacinth topper. There are a few fireplace companies who say this can't be done, really! So I guess this doesen't really didn't happen, did it?
Above you see all the components that make a direct vent work
and below you see the finished product. This was completed by Teresa Leets, an attorney in Los Angeles. So much for those fireplace guys.