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Gas Fireplace Stones, Glass, and Architectural Shapes

Fireplace glass is a type of glass that has been specially designed for use with gas fireplaces and burners. A unique tempering process allows glass gas fireplace gems to withstand prolonged exposure to high heat without cracking, fading, or producing any unpleasant odors. This resilient construction and versatile nature makes fireplace glass ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Experiment with different colors and sizes to determine which combination of gems works best for you.

Architectural fireplace shapes, like fireplace glass and gas fireplace stones are intended to help you create a totally unconventional hearth. One of the major attractions of fireplace shapes and stones is their flexibility. They can be used with both indoor and outdoor gas burners, and you have complete freedom when it comes to arranging them. Many people choose to display them in conjunction with fireplace glass.

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By Jeff from Nashville, TN on January 10, 2013
I have an existing fireplace that is 24-inches wide in the back and 36-inches in the front. I want to convert/change it to a gas fireplace with glass, the gas is already there, it comes out from the left hand side half way from the front to back. looking for an open front burner pan and some kind of starter that does not require a pilot light that i can wire to a light switch to turn on and off. attached is a picture of the fireplace. What do you recommend that will work and fit in my place?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 10, 2013

You will likely want to use one of our R.H. Peterson fire glass sets, with an electronic pilot assembly. This would eliminate the need for a standing pilot and enables the use of either a remote control or a wall switch. The system is also battery powered, so no electricity needs to be run to the unit. What is the depth of the fireplace opening? Also, I am assuming that you are using natural gas, rather than propane? Do you have a preference on the color of glass you would like to use? Please advise at your convenience.

By Jane Trembour from Clinton Township, MI on November 26, 2012
Can I remove the gas logs in my fireplace and replace with glass?
By Magan B. on November 26, 2012

The RH Peterson glass is intended to be used with a pan burner. As such, we sell the complete Gas Fire Glass Sets.

By Nancy from MD on August 11, 2015
I am interested in the Empire Tahoe premium direct vent propane RF fireplace with remote control and blower. Can I use a river rock or fire glass set instead of the gas logs in this unit?
By eFireplaceStore on August 11, 2015

Unfortunately, this unit does not have the ability to be adapted to a fireglass or ceramic stone media.

A similar type of unit that offers an all inclusive control system as an option is the Monessen Belmont Clean Face Direct Vent Fireplace with Signature Command Control - 42 Inch. The unit can be equipped with the Monessen Contemporary Stone and Glass Kit - For 36 Inch and 42 Inch Monessen Belmont Clean Face Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces for a more modern appearance.

By William from New York City on August 14, 2014
Are your gas vented glass stone fireplaces UL approved or by another testing agency?
By eFireplaceStore on August 14, 2014

The units we sell are tested and listed by various certification agencies, including UL, OMNI, and PFS. All of these agencies are generally recognized by local code offices.

By Angelique from Fort Myers, FL on February 13, 2014
I want to change my gas logs into fireglass. Someone said I need some kind of screen, plus lava rock and sand. What do you suggest?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 13, 2014

Typically, sand is indeed used as a base material before adding the fire glass to the burner. The separation screen you mention is nothing more than a sheet of perforated metal, which can be obtained from a local home improvement store or a welding supply shop.

By Virginia from Phoenix on February 13, 2013
Can I just take out my old gas log & put your glass pebbles or pieces in its place?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 13, 2013

In order for a fireplace or log set to use fire glass or fire shapes, it must be able to use an adapter kit or tray that will allow you to spread the glass or position the shapes accordingly. Without the tray, flame impingement will result, creating large amounts of soot.

By Elizabeth from Orlando, FL on June 24, 2013
How can I clean soda discoloration off of the glass pebbles and get them back to their original crystal color?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 25, 2013

It is likely that the glass pebbles cannot be returned to their original color, as the soda likely cooled them rapidly, causing contraction and the residue to be drawn into the glass.

You may try soaking the pebbles in a tub of glass cleaner, as this might help to draw out the residue. If the color does return, rinse the pebbles in clean cool water before returning them to the fireplace.

By Mark Gilkey from Phoenix on December 19, 2012
When using fireplace glass, if what you have had was the usual log assembly, to use the glass instead do the logs just come out and you remove the grate? Does the burner have to be modified in any way ?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 19, 2012

Yes, the burner you are using must be tested and listed for use with fire glass. You cannot use fire glass on any vented gas burner.

By Debra from Fort Wayne, In on January 12, 2014
We are in need of majestic msf42 fireplace pivot hinge. Can you help with this?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 13, 2014

My apologies, but we are no longer able to procure parts for this particular model, as the manufacturer ceased production several years ago. I apologize that I cannot assist you further.

By Jon from Salem, SC on December 10, 2014
Can I use any of these fireplace glasses in a Vantage Hearth Luminary Linear Vent-Free Fireplace for use with propane?
By Tyler M. on December 10, 2014

Unfortunately, no. None of these accessories can be used in the Vantage Hearth Luminary Linear Vent-Free Gas Fireplace. That fireplace can only use the glass pebbles that are included with purchase, though other colors are available in the "Accessories" tab on the fireplace's item page.

By Mitchell from Evanston, IL on April 18, 2016
Do I need a special burner to switch from gas logs to gas rocks in a ventless gas fireplace?
By Will M. on April 19, 2016

For any ventless hearth system, you are only allowed to use the decorative media the burner was designed and safety tested for use with. With a firebox or masonry fireplace with a ventless log set installed, the log set may be replaced with a burner that is configured for use with fire glass. For a ventless fireplace, you will unfortunately have to replace the entire system.

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