These were taken with and with out the flash so you can try to get some idea of the color
Phil's fireplace had a few issues which we helped correct.
- The original Paint job was patchy / spotty
- Paint was not in the back right vertical seam, showed metal
- Front top center was not painted at all
- And he was originally sold a $162.75 stainless steel burner, which was unnecessary. All he needed was a double 18" steel burner for $69.25. Its the equivalent of taking a canon to go duck hunting!?
The next fireplace below was designed and installed by Nadine in Texas. The colors that were installed were:
Clear Base Glass, 45 lbs
Starfire Base Glass on top, 40 lbs
3/8" Sky Blue Base Glass, 1 lb
New Yellow Base Glass, 1 lb
Blue 2000 Base Glass, 1 lb
Red Orange 1122 Topping, 1/4 lb
Emerald green Topping 1417, 1/2 lb
Neo Lavender Topping 1842, 1/4 lb
Aqua Blue Topping 1808, 1 lb
Deep Royal Topping 1114, 1 lb
Salmon Pink Topping 0305, 1 lb
Erbium Pink Topping 1821, 1/4 lb
Pink Topping 1215, 1/2 lb
Pumpkin Orange Topping 3 lbs
Lipstick Topping, 1 1/2 lb
and Gold Base Glass around the outer edge, 23 lbs.
The next fire pit was build/ constructed by Rose Harms in Wyoming. Long story behind this one with what the plumbers were telling her and what actually happened. We will explain as we go.
Above and below you can see we had her install a gas line with a quick disconnect hose.
Here is what Rose had to say:
Hi Ed and Claudia,
Wanted to be sure I got the photos to you of our completed fire pit.
Here are the steps we went through:
Bought the brick/blocks (no lip on the stones) from Lowe's, put in circle, 3 rows high.
Bought the iron fire pit at Lowe's and placed on and inside fire pit. -note -it is iron, so I sprayed it with HIGH HEAT paint, in Copper. Wow!
got plumber to run natural gas from deck above (outlet for BBQ) and under the deck, ran down the deck post and he put in a Shut Off valve there.
He ran a precise hole through the bottom off the fire pit to hold pipe for gas to the double ring burner (from Moderustic of course) and it is stainless
steel (no rust). At the bottom of the deck post is a flexible hose which goes over to the fire pit. It CAN be disconnected or even roll up and
shove inside fire pit (after it is cooled).
Note: you do need to chop off a piece of the block, or else just pull one out when you are using the
fire pit. (Kind of like Jenga -just pull out the stone, the others support the fire pit) Unless you can successfully saw off a piece of the stone.
Lit the burner to be sure it works well. It did.
We put in the 1" lava rock in the bottom of copper fire pit and then filled in the spaces with 1/4" lava rock. Should have used More! When we went to
cover the burner we were short on the FireGlass. So we ordered more. Still looks beautiful.
Got rest of glass and made circles with the glass and it is beautiful. There are photos of it burning last night!! Lots of warmth on a typical
cool Wyoming evening.
Brick: $200, Fire Pit $79 on sale, double ring SS burner $126, glass -about $250, gas line -don't know yet but guessing $200. Maybe $750-800 total.
And -the way it is made, we could actually dismantle and move it. No mortar in stones. We are very happy with our fire pit and thanks to Ed and the gals
at Moderustic, we were able to make the right choice for glass and burner. Thanks Ed, Rebecca and Claudia. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Could not have managed
this without your guidance. We love being DYI-ers but directions are needed!! We appreciate all your help.
Rose and Doug Harms, Cheyenne Wyoming
Mind that the customers stacked their own bricks!
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The glass that was used:
and the rest is history!
This was originally going to be propane but if you have natural gas, then use it if you can. It will cost less in the long run.