This first picture is a fireplace which is ready for an install
and this is how easy it really is!
The installation is our 2" method which saves you 1/3 the cost of the glass! Don't be fooled by the antics of some installers.
After the fireplace has been cleaned and is now ready for paint. We have installed the burner which is as easy as hooking up a garden hose.
This is a little hard to see but we have 2" of crushed lava rock under the burner which is actually your new base.
We now have pulled the burner to the top surface and covered the lava rock with sand to expose the burner. We then adjusted the flame pattern by turning the burners to obtain our flame direction.
Here is the finished product with Blue Green Reflective and who would know that there is a 2" base of filler underneath?
Here is another installation with Blue Green Reflective
This has an 18" x 18" burner with a lava rock and sand base. This method is will save you 1/3 the cost over atypical installation.
Can you see the crushed lava rock and sand? Here is another customer self install using bronze reflective with gold on top.
Step one, yuck!
step two, paint and lava rock
step three, glass
step four, done!
Clear base with evergreen Reflective on top.
again step one
clean and paint
and the final step, pour and light.
Clear base with Blue Green on top.
2” Installation Guide
First we would like to thank you for choosing Aquatic Glassel fireplace glass and now for the good stuff. Clean your fireplace and wire brush if needed to remove any soot build up. Wipe the surfaces clean with a dry cloth to remove any dust. If you are painting mask off the areas you don’t want any paint on. Spray your paint and remove the masking
Now you want to hook up your burner and place it in the center of the fireplace. Turn the gas on and light it to check that you have the flame pattern in the center and going up and not lapping on the back wall. This will cause soot and look like do-do. Now you have found the general location for the burner. Pour in about 2” (you can use as much as you want) of crushed lava rock and maintain about 3” to 4” from the front of the fireplace. Keep the front clear of lava rock and sand, as we don’t want it to show through. Pull the burner to the top and light it again to insure the pattern has not changed. Now cover the burner and lava rock with sand, brush the burner of any sand and light it again. Checking for the flame pattern again. Looks good? Now your ready to pour the glass on the lava rock and sand base. Starting from the front to back to keep the lava rock from mixing in the glass. Now you’re done unless you are topping off with another color. We recommend you do this slowly as it looks better if you take your time. We also have found that if you do this at nighttime it makes more sense as you can see the actual effects of the fire and the toppings.
In the event you want to remove the topping at a later time, use a shop vacuum to remove the top layer. We put tape on the end to make the hole smaller as not to suck up the complete fireplace of glass. Save this glass you just removed for use later in time. Now you can re-decorate with a few pounds of another color to change the entire look of your fireplace.
Here are some pictures of 1/4" Ford Blue with Reflective on top.
This is also a self installation so follow the pictures down to see how it turned out.
this is how it looked when we arrived
installed burner and test the draft of the flame
pour lava rock and pull burner to the top
Ford Blue with Ford Blue Reflective
The pictures below are of John Hanson in Northern California and he did a pan burner we provided and installed it himself.
A clear base with 3/4" clear on top
Here is how it all started
The bottom of the pan goes in
The top goes on and you light it
Now the glass
and now the magic
This is how the pan started
There you have it, simple as that. Great job John Hanson!
The pictures below are of ford blue and fore blue reflective from beginning to end.
Sand over lave has been installed over the burners.
Where is the lava rock and sand? Don't let anyone tell you different as this proves to be very cost effective if you choose to do it this way.
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)1
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 pictures below are of a 2" install with starfire and black paint and this install took only 30 minutes.
Be sure to clean the fireplace before painting.
install the burner and test the flame pattern.
test the flame on high and low to insure the flame goes straight up and does not hit the walls.
after masking and painting we turned the flame on low to heat the paint to dry it quicker.
Turn the light down low to see the flame pattern as you will have the light down low with your evening fire. The pipe burners can be adjusted to the desired effect.
Above the lava rock goes in and then we test the flame pattern once again.
Above the sand goes over the lava rock and we once again test the flame pattern.
Pour the glass on and your done.
We have been told by dozens of customers that you will need an installation by a tech. As you can see how easy this actually is, they just want your money more than you do. Again this was a 30 minute install.
To see how this fireplace was transformed CLICK HERE or on the pictures below!
Creativity and IMAGINATION is how.