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Rick Rogina Fireplace Surround, FireBalls, Direct Vent Conversion with FireGlass
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From THIS! (BELOW) again YUK!
The fireplace below was installed in Palm Springs, California.
The base glass is Starfire and then we topped it with 1 lb of Pirates Topper.
This is a typical fireplace but this one has lava rock stacked up inside, yuck!
Below you can see the flame hitting the back wall creating a soot mark, not very nice looking.
The customer didn't want the fireplace painted, why?
There's that soot mark!
If you do paint make sure the work is not spotty!
That looks nasty as well.
Above you see the typical hard piped burner installed which is fine for logs or lava.
But this does not really work well for glass.
Below you see the double burner installed with an 18" flex line.
Test the burner and pour the glass,
now it looks nice except for the soot mark!
Now we added 1 lb of our topper, Pirates!
The fireplace below has a base of bronze
with bronze reflective and starfire on top.
This is the back side of the peninsula fireplace.
The fireplace below has a starfire base
and several toppers for color:
Pink, Cobalt Blue, Fuchsia, Hyacinth, Amethyst,
Pale Cobalt Blue, Aquamarine, Lilac, Steel Blue and Purple.
Now we added a surround to finish it off.
If you look on the lower right there is a remote control which is hidden by the surround.
Before Starfire and Gold
After Starfire and Gold
Starfire with amber on top
Starfire with red, orange and amber
Azurlite with starfire above
Starfire above and below
Bronze base with bronze reflective topped with Starfire
above and below
Below is a fire pit with a clear base with azurlite and starfire on top
Fireplace on Red Hill, Andre Silva, just a nice fire, no pan.
This is the same fireplace as above,
but we changed it to Starfire and
added an aluminum frame with a special glass.
Again the same fireplace by evening.
By late evening with the glow of the new glass.
The fireplace above is a nice fireplace with starfire and below we added a new frame
The 5 pictures below are a starfire base with deep royal and amber on top
The 5 pictures above are a starfire base with deep royal and amber on top
The 5 pictures below are all starfire in Newport Beach California
The 5 pictures above are starfire
The five pictures below are a starfire base
with f blue, f blue reflective, and v blue reflective
and as you can see most fireplaces start very drab.
logs are now gone
below sand and lava rock are poured over the burner
The five pictures above are a starfire base with f blue,
f blue reflective, and v blue reflective
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
The bottom 3 pictures are of a new fireplace surround,
starfire, pink and plum
The 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 colors used were starfire and clear pyrite over bronze.
The pictures below have ice on the right and starfire on the left.
The fireplace below has been painted with our red paint and starfire.
The fire pit below has starfire and azurlite in the center and topped with more starfire.
This fire pit has a 6" band of white rock all around the edge.
This way uses less glass and costs less.
The fireplace below has starfire and then black was added after the fireplace surround was installed.
We are now starting a page for some of our television promotions we have sponsored this season.
The first is:
Zen-Inspired Master Bedroom
Here are a few pictures and the rest can be seen on the link above.
This fireplace has:
1/4 clear, 1/4 starfire, 1/2 clear, 1/2 starfire, amber topping and topper, red topping and topper and pale orange topper
We will be posting several television spots as soon as we have the time.
The fireplace below started out a little bland and with a little metal work, nice.
Starfire and red topping.
The fire pit below has clear, starfire, amber topping, amber topper and dark red orange topper.
The fireplace below has an aluminum surround and starfire in Palm Springs.
The fireplace below was hand made by one very creative customer, great job!
It has a starfire base and clear pyrite added to the surface for a little sparkle.
The pictures below we will be showing how to do a 3" install (all glass), a surround painted black and a triple burner with ice and starfire.
Above and below are a typical of what most fireplaces look like (yuk)
Above and below with a triple burner, some cleaning and a little bit of paint.
Above and below we installed an aluminum surround painted black. Only starfire is installed for now.
It's hard to see but we did install Ice on top of the starfire.
If you noticed we had to pile a small mound in the front to cover the massive pipe connection.
Did you even notice it in the first few pictures?
With the surround it make the room.
We are proud of our inventions and ideas because our customers are always pleased.
The fireplace below has a larger surround and starfire installed. Please note the this surround is the metal shell only without the inner frosted glass.
The fire pit below has Ford Blue, Ford Blue Reflective,
V Blue, V Blue Reflective, Turquoise Toppings,
Deep Royal Toppings and Copper Blue Topper
on a bed of 1/4" and 1/2" starfire
The fireplace below has a starfire base with red toppings,
red toppers, scarlet red toppers and Ice
The pictures below are of a starfire base with
black reflective on top.
THESE WILL BE OUR NEWEST FIRE PITS WITH GRANITE TOPS AND OF COURSE GLASSEL IN THE FIRE PIT AND YOUR CHOICE OF COLOR.
THESE WILL BE NATURAL GAS OR PROPANE BOTTLE FUELED.
WE WILL POST MORE DETAILS IN A FEW DAYS.
The 6 pictures below show a self install with all glass using the original burner which didn't have a bad flame pattern.
1/8" clear was used as a base and then starfire was added to the surface saving money and it did look great.
It's a simple as that.
The fireplace below has a base of starfire and topped with dark red orange topper
The 6 fireplace pictures below have starfire, amber and a surround. This is in Texas and is a customer install. Very nice Rodney.
The cool kitchen fireplace below has starfire and looks really nice in the kitchen.
The burner was too close to the back wall and sooted the wall up. Be sure to not let the flames hit the walls as this will cause soot.
This fire pit has clear, chunky clear, starfire and 1/2 starfire and a water fall going into the fire, pretty cool!
The fire pit below was a traditional lava rock fire pit
Now filled with lava rock (crushed 1/4" 3/8") over 3/8" 1/2" crushed. Remember the larger is under the smaller to keep the glass from falling through.
Above a flex line was installed to raise the ring to the surface.
You don't want to leave the ring at the bottom unless you want an explosion or if you want to get rid of the significant other.
Pour more crushed lava to make the desired shape of the fire pit and test burn for flame pattern.
Starfire base and a few other colors were added
Azurlite, Scarlet Topper, Red Topping, Ice,
Copper Blue Topper, Copper Blue is a chameleon as when it gets hot it turns green and when it cools it turns back to blue!
Patterns, can you do better?
Great job and very creative.
The fireplace below has starfire and ice.
This is a complete makeover and turned out very nice.
Boise International Airport
Fire Water feature in the lobby/ food court
This fire pit featured starfire surrounded by water. We only did the glass and the burners were by another company.
Three Public Art Projects Selected for Boise Airport
BoiseCity Council has approved the selected artists to design and build an art glass fireplace with Aquatic Glassel, a cast and fused glass wall feature, and a fabric mural for the new buildings of the Boise Airport. Art projects will complement the modern, curvilinear architecture inspired by Idahos natural resources.
Project: Fireplace/Water Feature Artists: Lawrence Ko and Ray Ahlgren from Portland, Oregon and Moderustic of Rancho Cucamonga, California
Budget: $155,000 Site: Food Court in New Terminal Completion: September 2004
Sponsored by: Boises Percent-for-Art, Aviation and Public Transportation Department
A fireplace made of glass (Aquatic Glassel) with a surrounding water basin feature inspired by the stepped landforms of the Boise Riverbanks and nearby reservoir will act as a beacon of light within the new food court area. Sited below a skylight, the fireplace will be a focal point and gathering space for travelers.
The fireplace below is in Georgia and we will explain as we move down
The first 2 pictures are of how it used to look, nice logs! I don't think so!
The owners of this fireplace called and told us they couldn't use the fireplace because of the soot (carbon-monoxide) (poison)
So we redesigned the fireplace with an air vented pan and our glass (starfire and Ice) and now a clean burn!
The flames are all above the glass and therefore no more carbon-monoxide.
Fireplace Shops and dealers won't tell you about this unless you ask, how would you know to ask?
Starfire and Ice on the left
Pan and ring burner on the right.
Really nice fireplace in the middle of the great room surrounded by 3 glass walls.
The fire pit below has a clear base with 1/4" starfire and 1/2" starfire, Yellow Amber Topper.
Cobalt Blue Topper and Emerald Green Topper.
The earth as the back yard and a lot of friends, wow!
The fire pit / fireplace below has a starfire base with red and red orange on top.
It is a low flame which produces this blue flame effect.
The fireplace below has Starfire and a clean simple look
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.
The fire table below has a propane burner and is not configured correctly.
That is why you will see soot (carbon monoxide) the black stuff on the glass.
If you purchased a table from one of these clowns that have you connect a propane tank to a burner ring, you will have problems.
We use all the proper safety valves and air mixers to insure a clean and safe burn. See our propane page.
We are the only company manufacturing a propane burner that is safe and built correctly for these fire tables when you are using our glass.
The glass used was starfire and pale blue topper.
Since and after the install we did supply the correct burner and it is burning clean as it should be.
As you can see after burning for about 10 minutes the soot is and will be an issue. Carbon monoxide IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU!
The fireplace below is in Glendale Hills California.
We installed starfire as a base with about 1 lb of Ice Ice Ice on top. Then to finish it off we installed a brass surround with bronze frosted glass.
The customer loved it!
She is the CEO of Fredrick's of Hollywood! Awesome house by the way.
The fireplace below was installed by the customer (Kim Clark) with a remote control, propane burner manufactured by us and topped with starfire.
The fireplace was transformed form an ordinary to work of art, nice job!
The picture below has the burner being tested
This is the remote control on the lower right with the pilot light assembly
We now have fire!