Ventless Fireplace #1 - Natural Gas
The ventless burner
below was sent to our customer in Georgia. The glass that we tested it with was Multi Mix BAse Glass
a combination of various FireGlass. This type of burner can also be used with Natural Gas. Notice the stainless box tray underneath the upper pan.
Ventless Fireplace #2 - Propane
The ventless burner
below is made of steel and there were actually 4 of these made. We covered the front and sides with 5" skirts. These pictures were taken just after the testing. This is a propane ventless burner
and these are available in natural gas as well.
The pictures below are of the same burner as above with Azurlite Base Glass
installed. These 4 ventless burners
are being installed in Georgia. If you dream it, design it, think of it, we can build it as we are the innovators in the industry.
The Roxbury Hotel
The fire pit table is at the Roxbury Hotel and we will show you the process from beginning to end. We start with the framing and making sure we understand how the gas line comes in and out out of the floor.
Roxbury Hotel, a cool fire pit!
FireGlass With An Unconverted Propane Burner
The fire pit below is a failed attempt to burn FireGlass with a regular propane burner. Remember you can't burn propane with FireGlass without modification! If you try this, this is what it will look like.
You need to calibrate the burner or it will back fire, burn black or explode! 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 Base Glass with Azurlite Reflective Base Glass.
A Propane Fire Pit - Done Right!
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 Base Glass and Bronze Reflective Base Glass 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 propane fire pit was calibrated so that every valve and ring we installed would eliminate back flow and any problems that may happen. We also installed the proper type of air mixer to insure a clean burn; eliminating the soot produced by propane. If you have a propane fire pit you know what I am talking about.
Single Burner Pipe - Propane Pan Burner
The propane burner below was made to inset flush to the floor with a remote control underneath the pan. The pan sat 5" below the surface so the glass would appear to be just above the surface. The outer ring was bolted down to keep the glass from falling underneath the burner in the event you ever had to service the burner or remote control. The tower you see is actually for the air mixer to draft fresh air to the propane before it burns.
As you can see we drilled it to look like a ribbon burner.
Ribbon (Single Pipe) Propane Burner
The burner below is a propane ribbon burner with all stainless steel construction. A ribbon burner produces a linear flame, this can accommodate different design expectations.
The pan and all around was filled with glass hiding/ concealing all of the workings. A ribbon burner will mold all of the flames together making it look like a ribbon of fire.
Joe Ramirez contacted us with a few fire pit problems, which we helped him fix. When building a propane fire pit, keep in mind the following:
- Don't put your controls under the base plate, you want to make sure that if you ever need to service the until you will be able to have access to it.
- The Air mixer needs to be located in its proper position so that base of the fire pit wont fill up with gas and create a bomb.
- Again air ventilation is critical when it comes to propane.
Here is what Joe had to say...
"Were all good, I spoke to Morgan very helpful, you got a great crew. Works like a champ. Thanks again."
A Propane Burner With a Brushed Finish
The propane pan below has a brushed finish on the front metal shield. This is a two part shield, one to retain the FireGlass and second to conceal the controls.
The picture below shows the complete front dropped down to access the controls.
This type of propane burner can modified for outdoor (rectangle) fire pits.
Ventless Fireplace #3 - Propane
The pictures below are of a steel propane ventless burner. We used the original burner and installed an air mixer under the pan to insure a clean burn. As you will see the thermocouple, pilot light and ODS (oxygen depletion sensor are intact). These pans can be made in any shape or material.
Whatever burner you purchase with or without remote control, we can convert it for you. Propane or natural gas, vented, direct vent or ventless as shown.
The skirts will hide the the valves and the remote control will be moved to the side of the fireplace. This was a ventless burner the customer sent to us for conversion and they asked for us to add a remote to all 4 vent less burners.
Stainless Steel / Propane Pan
The pan burner below was built to be used outdoors that's why its stainless steel. We've installed an electronic ignition under the pan. These can also be made for natural gas.
Propane Pan Burner
The pan burner below is for a 2 sided fireplace and this pan is 25" x 45" and controlled from only one side. It is constructed from 16 gauge brushed stainless steel with 3" x 3" x 3" corner legs. The picture in the middle shows the thermocouple and safety pilot light kit which are UL and CSA approved.
We are manufacturing these to order, give us a call 909 989-6129.
Flat Pan Propane Burner
The flat pan below has a propane burner installed for a fire pit. These can be customized to various sizes, shapes or burn pattern. The one shown below is an electronic ignition control and these can be adapted with manual ignition as well. This was build for a designer in New York and actually placed on a shelf of the fireplace.
Our FPPK Kit In A Outdoor Pit
The fire pit below is in San Francisco California. They use one of out FPPK units. Here you can see the simple construction. A local artist made the glass inlay top. Very cool!
We supplied the FPPK and the Clear Base Glass
Another Outdoor Fire Pit With an FPPK
The fire pit below was built by Scott Spector in Florida. He started with a 30" FPPK which includes a 30" base plate and a double 24" stainless steel ring.
The propane line was run/ installed under the pavers.
The colors that were used are, 1/2" Clear Base Glass, Black Magic in the center, Clear Diamonds, Cobalt Blue Topper, Clear Topper. Our FPPK 30". That is our 30" propane burner. You can see the actual burner above burning before shipment and installation.
Ventless Propane Fireplace with Electronic Ignition
The fireplace below belongs to Ross Barnett in Florida. This was a ventless propane installation. Ross built a front wave design and we built a special wedge pan with the controls underneath. This is a remote control ventless burner. Below on the right you can see the WAVE shape base before the ventless burner was installed.
What makes us different from anyone else is that we allow you to exercise your imagination. If you can dream it, we can build it. You see what Ross has done and we can work with you in the same way to help your unique design ideas come true. Thanks Ross, Great Job!
A Mining Cart Converted To An Outdoor Propane Fire Pit
The fire pit below belongs to Mike DeVito in Northern California. When I saw his sketches I got very excited to help him create something so unique and wonderful. He took this old mining cart and converted it to a propane burning fire pit! We used a FPPK (fire pit propane kit) with valves, thermocouple, pilot light and air mixer.
The pit received its gas supply from 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 thermocouple and pilot light lines under the base plate.
Have your spouse light it in case something should go wrong! (Just Kidding)
A Large Two-Sided Propane Fireplace With Electronic Ignition
The fireplace below was installed with a dual battery operated 100,000 BTU propane electronic ignition
system. Each capable of 100,000 BTU's of fire. The first pictures show what we had to work with and how it progressed.
Burning wood and fake logs is just dirty! True story! As you can see the soot that comes out of the fireplace leaves your house smelling like fresh carbon monoxide - YUCK!
Here are a few pictures of the fireplace exterior being rebuilt . The customer added some lime stone and a few more pieces of copper.
Below you can see the sand bed and the ignition box we built. The two vents we installed for the air mixers are inside the electronic ignition
The glass that was used was Starfire Base Glass
, Gold BAse Glass
and Ice Ice Ice Topper.
And here we have the finished product. Now isn't that much better !? Modernizing old rustic fireplaces can bring new life and style to your living areas - I guess that's why we are Moderustic!
Outdoor Stacker Stone Fire Pit
This next fire pit was built by our customers Tim and Sarah, they simply built this with stacker stones and a bit of ingenuity. The used a crushed lava base This was done with a propane valve that we supplied. They used a wood burning fire bowl for the pit. The tank was accessible from the back of the fire pit. You can use the larger lava and then over it with the crushed lava to save some cash! Note we do not use the 3/4" size, why? Way to large for the glass as it will fall through1
Below you'll notice that the pilot light and thermocouple are inside the ring. This is a must for safety reasons when working with propane. The Aquatic Glassel used was Black Base Glass topped with Black Reflective Base Glass, and Light Amber Topping to create the Fleur De Lis.
And you're done!
A Wine Barrel Fire Pit
Steve Hinojos (S.B. County Sheriff) built two fire pits using propane. One of which was a Wine Barrel Fire Pit. We supplied the know-how and all of the parts to make his Wine Barrel Fire Pit a success!
We also supplied Steve with all of the propane parts to make his fire table work properly. But it wasn't until we received his photo that we noticed three were rocks in his Fire Pit!? You can't burn ROCKS, they EXPLODE! You can see this on our Famous "How Not To Do It" page.
Initially there were no problems but once the rocks took on moisture, the problems began. And sure enough Steve contacted us again to replace the center rocks with some safe and sound Aquatic Glassel. All in all, great job Steve!
Conceal Your Propane Controls with a Flip Top Box
If you are building a fire pit or fire table and did not plan for and where your controls will be located, we have a solution! We can build a Flip Top Box to conceal your controls for propane or natural gas. We can modify these is dozens of ways to fit your fire pit project.
This is just the Copreci Valve and Air Mixer installed in the box. We can build a box to hold the FPPK with auto start as well.
A Traditional Mexican Fireplace
This next fireplace was installed in Mexico by Roy Quick. It turned out amazing.
The base glass that was used is: 1/4" Clear White BAse Glass, and Scarlett Toppers, accented with Gold Base Glass on top of it all.
The propane pan has a removable front skirt/ cover to conceal the controls.
A Super Bowl Fire Pit (Propane Converted o Propane)
The following Propane Burner was designed for our customer Richard King of South Carolina. He was throwing a super bowl party in his gazebo and he wanted to convert his existing propane fire pit to one that could burn without sooting while still using propane. So of course he came to us to make sure he'd get a clean burn.
Below is what was sent to us to convert. As you can see the flames were rather small and had no air mixer whatsoever - so there was a lot of soot and black smoke! The reason is once you start to turn up the fire, the soot starts to show. So often you will be told not to turn up the flames. Which makes us say - Whats the Point Than!
Now we step in. We calibrate the air mixer to the ring, valve system, pilot light and thermocouple. And as you can see the flame goes from low, medium and then to turbo high without sooting! Allowing you to burn cleanly while using a propane gas.
And here is Richard's hand built gazebo, which turned out beautifully!
Here is the fire pit turned up so you can see that we installed one of our FPPK (fire pit propane kit) The tank was under the deck. Richard may of had a few flex lines that were a bit too long. though.
The controls were adapted to his old controls.
Thanks for the pictures Richard, looks like the 2009 Super Bowl Party was a big success!
Yes, we can convert anything!
A Fire Pit Built & Installed
By Kevin Smith
This is a simple but clever idea for utilizing an nontraditional area for an outdoor propane fire pit. We used a stainless steel pipe, which we always recommend for outdoor use. You can see the cinder block hollowed out. You don't need a pan, the block is the pan! Below you see the stainless steel burners on a bed of crushed pea gravel. -The burners were calibrated to the Copreci Valve to insure a clean burn.
Be warned there are so many companies out there who sell propane without addressing the issue of using FireGlass and they will leave you holding the bag. Too many times we see this situation and the customer is told they need a pan, why? Ohhhh, because the dealer needs your money more than you do!
Below you can see the Copreci and air mixer mounted to a bracket on the end of the pit. Remember, the air mixer and Copreci have to be calibrated to the burner or it won't work! There is no magic bullet, it's pure and simple knowledge. Propane Burners have to be dealt with great care. The glass that was installed was Ford Blue Base Glass.
Done, simple but effective at creating a great outdoor atmosphere.
Propane Fire Table
Below you will see how simple it's to convert / install a propane into an ordinary outdoor table. This is our FPPK box with controls and air mixer calibrated to the burner we are using. This underneath view gives you a good idea of what it all looks like.
The burner on the top side with the thermocouple, pilot light and battery operated ignitor exposed. Pour the filler lava or FireGlass, then get ready to drink some beer! You're done!
Another Custom Outdoor Fire Pit
The fire pit below was constructed by Andrew Jordan in Miami Florida, Buena Vista Flats. We build a 16" x 16" aluminum pan with a 1/2" lip on top. The propane tank was mounted below the table top. Nice and simple feature! If you're in the area, send them a line or stop by.
Propane FPPK Kit with Black Magic / Blue Flames
The burner and pan below was for our customer Scott Spector. 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. The pan below belongs to 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.
Christina's Propane Fire Table
The fire table below was built by Christina aka "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, great job Stina!
Yard Crashers Fire Table
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.
Outdoor Propane Ribbon Burner
The fireplace below is on the water in Florida. We built a Ribbon Burner for this Propane Burner and equipped it with an Electronic Ignition. All parts that were used were #316 marine grade stainless steel.
The media that was used was a very fine crushed lava.
Mark Cotter was the contractor in Florida who is responsible for this wonderful addition!
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