Bronze base with bronze reflective and gold on top
Bronze base with bronze reflective topped with Starfire
above and below
Bronze base with Bronze reflective above
This is a typical fireplace before and below is our after
The 6 pictures below are of an antique coal basket using bronze, bronze reflective and starfire
The 6 pictures above are of an antique coal basket using bronze, bronze reflective and starfire
Fire pit below has:
Bronze base, 3/16 amber, Bronze reflective and yellow topper.
These next three are also one of our newest products found in the Surrounds section
several pictures below are of a modern coal basket of stainless steel
with legs or it can be suspended with chains. This will also be one of
our new product lines available in several sizes and finishes.
The 2 pictures below have bronze, bronze reflective, black, black reflective and pale cobalt blue topper.
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.
On this page we will be posting some real cool fire flame pictures. Your more than welcome to send yours.
This fireplace has:
A black silicone base
you can't see that now. We will be posting daytime pictures so you can
see the actual glass. We will be posting the yellow flames as well. We
will tell you how to do this in the near future, really!
Comments and testimonial by the customer:
are the other shots you requested. I tried many angles, lights, etc., yet could
not get an accurate picture of the natural light setting. The silicone carbide
is so reflective that it goes to light grey in all of the shots, and the smoke
glass looks pale green/blue where in reality it looks almost
description that may be even more appropriate of the daytime look is that of a
neatly piled burned out fire, except that all of the “ash” is reflective and
not explain why in some of the shots the flame appears greenish. The blue
colored flames are not exactly right either. The real color is closer to
ultraviolet than anything else.
of the shots, including 01, 29, and 50, have been taken from the same location.
You can tell the ones taken at full open valve by the increased amount of color
in the shots.
photos in separate mailings
I am very happy with my “new” gas fireplace. I thought I
would share with you the enclosed photos taken with an ordinary digital camera
with no ambient light except the fire itself. The camera was placed in various
locations around the fire on the hearth proper. Unfortunately the stills cannot
depict the fire action. What is amazing about the fire is the low spread out
blue flame pattern instead of the conventional tall yellow flames in the
The fireplace is open on three sides 30”x40”, The pit
was filled with coarse bagged lava rock form Home Depot approximately 1” deep to
the bottom of the U shaped burner gas pipe with the holes pointing down. It was
then topped with Moderustic fine lava rock to fill in the voids on the top
leaving the bottom of the burner only slightly submerged below the layer of the
finer lava rock from Moderustic..
The next layer was black sand followed by S-----
C-----. The sand was mounded in the center over the burners. A sprinkling of
grey glass over the SC and a topper of Bronze ½” glass was sprinkled over the
smaller sized matrix to finish. The final product is very dark and reflective
with tiny reflections off of the s----- c------ and larger reflections off of
the gradated glass during the day and in ambient light. It looks a little like a
lava field that you might run across in the Mojave Desert near
Barstow. Not at all showy, yet very subtle to the view in daylight.
The coarse lava rock on the bottom layer, with the finer
layer on top to keep the gas in longer, acts as manifold carrying gas to all
portion of the firebox floor covered with that material. I stopped the coarse
rock short of the metal posts in a semi circular shape in plan and backfilled
with sand so that the flame would not reach the posts. The visual result around
the posts is that the gas reaching the end of the coarse material immediately
goes upward creating a flowing arc of fire around the posts. This is seen as a
blur in the photos.
The underlying coarse rock distributes the gas pretty
evenly across the firebox floor creating a even matrix of small flames on the
surface as it works its way up through the media. The extreme perimeter appears
more active. There are more constant more steady flames from the mound. Because
there is less gas at the perimeter, the gas there burns in horizontal spurts and
appears like lightning bolts licking the edges of the firebox.
There are small vortexes of fire that form and
sometimes work there way around the base of the mound on the center but usually
preferring a particular area to hang out.
The overall effect is one of a dispersed flame. As if
the entire bed of the fireplace is afire with a low blue flame. With all the
lights out in the room it is quite magical. Not at all anything like a
conventional yellow flame in the center. Due to the dispersion of the flame
across the large firebox area, there is a lot of heat generated and dispersed
into the room instead of up the flue. This is not a design for summer time
Everyone who witnesses this flame is impressed with the
“light show” quality of the burn.
In the future I plan to change out the media and
experiment with different ways to direct the gas and resultant flame to achieve
Next time I am thinking of laying a pattern of coarse
rock and infilling between the “arms” of coarse rock with sand so that the gas
will follow the “arms” and come up in more predictable places, perhaps creating
little vortexes or pyres at the ends of the “arms”.