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.
Do I need a special burner to switch from gas logs to gas rocks in a ventless gas fireplace?
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.
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?
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.
How can I clean soda discoloration off of the glass pebbles and get them back to their original crystal color?
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.
Can I just take out my old gas log & put your glass pebbles or pieces in its place?
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.
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?
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.
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 ?
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.