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April 2012 Newsletter


Fountains

by Carl Herkes

Until recently, Exotic Flames was all about FIRE.  Since we have been asked about water features so many times, we decided to add fountains to our product line.

Exotic Flames offers you a selection of three fountain designs.  These kits include the water pump and there is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE to ship them to your location.

These Fountains are built as they are ordered.  Therefore, processing time is normally 12 to 14 days before they ship.  Standard ground freight is included to anywhere in the continental US, excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.  If you are purchasing other products at the same time, you will see freight options only for those items.  These Fountains are limited to Standard Ground Freight only.

Fountain highlights:

  • Kit includes bases and water pump
  • Available in several colors and textures
  • Different sizes available
  • Professionally packed and crated to reach you in good shape

water scuppers

Our new line of Water Scuppers are sure to be a hit.  Create your own cascading Scupper design.  Add your own water pump for a free-standing design or tie into your pool filtration system to create a poolside masterpiece.  On our Exotic Flames Facebook Page, we will soon be running a sale on these products.  You must "Like" the Facebook page in order to see the coupon codes.

Square Water Scuppers

Cast Concrete Spheres & Half-Spheres

For Barricades, Landscape Enhancement, Fountain Centerpieces.

Common Uses:

  • Barricades for commercial building entrances
  • Barricades for airport or other traffic control
  • Protecting/securing sidewalks
  • Marking/protecting the end of a driveway
  • Landscape enhancement
  • Fountains (we can core a hole through the sphere or half-sphere to accomodate the plumbing). Coring performed upon request
Spheres - Bollards
Sphere - Fountain

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April 2010 Newsletter


Automated Tiki Torches

by Carl Herkes

Automated Tiki Torches are one of three exciting new products in our line up.

Exotic Flames offers you a selection of (NG) Natural Gas or (LP) Liquid Propane tiki torches with different crown designs.  If you are looking for a permanent mounted tiki torch or a portable tiki torch, we have what you are looking for.

Built with quality craftsmanship and a powder coated 2-1/2'' metal pole, 96'' tall with crown, you will be satisfied with your choice of any tiki torch we offer.  Convert any of these tiki torches into a fully automated, remote controlled system and with the push of a button turn them all on at the same time.  No more oil to fill or mess to clean up.  No more dealing with the wind blowing them out and having to re-light them again.  Our automated tiki torches are the best in the market and deliver the reliability you expect from an automated system.

These tiki torches come with the following options; manual, push button spark light, or fully automated.

Fire Bowls

Our new line of Fire Bowls are sure to be a hit.  We continually get asked if we know of a source for Fire Bowls.  Now, we are the source!  Can these also be used for planters?  Sure they can.  But they also make a great fire pit.  Imagine not having to hire a mason to build a fire pit from scratch.  These fire bowls can be set up for manual operation or fully automated operation.  They come in 6 different earth-tone colors and your choice of a smooth or sandblasted finish. The Fire Bowls come in the following sizes:

  • 21" Opening
  • 27" Opening
  • 33" Opening
  • 39" Opening
  • 48" Opening and larger
Fire Bowls

Remote Controlled Fire Module

Exotic Flames offers a newly designed automated remote control module, the RCM 1.  This power pack gives you the ability to operate your fire features from a central location.  The size has been reduced in order to fit it into smaller locations and the performance has been increased to deliver dependability, reliability and guaranteed results.

One push of a button and you can control your outdoor fire features without the worry of wind blowing them out and having to re-light them.  A perfect solution if you have multiple locations that may be too high or out of reach.  The 240,000 BTU, 24 volt wired system allows you to install this system with ease and low cost.  The best part is that they are made in the USA.

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August 2009 Newsletter


ICS Fire Pits

by Carl Herkes

You wanted it so ICS created it!  A quality turnkey fire pit with contemporary lines!  The additional customization available for this fire pit makes it extremely versatile.  The side panels can be left plain, or graced with your choice of copper or stone veneer for an additional cost.  The fire pit serves as the centerpiece for the deck or patio both visually and socially.  Concrete offers a unique role as a strong mediator to bring out the best features in complimentary materials such as stone veneer and decorative copper accents.  These materials are easily applied within the recessed beveled inserts fusing them together in a dramatic marriage of texture and shape.  Or, if leaving the inserts unadorned, it renders a sleek, contemporary flavor to the fire pit.  This fire pit includes everything you need (other than a propane tank if you plan to use propane).  It even comes with a vinyl cover to protect it from the elements.

With a choice of several finishes and inserts in addition to hundreds of dollars less than the manufacturer's suggested retail price, this fire pit is a smart buy!  For use with natural gas or propane.

Here is what you get with this pit:

  • 38" x 38" x 20" ICS Fire Pit with 22" Opening
  • 20" Burner Pan with Air Mixer
  • Key Valve
  • 1 Flex Line with 60" Regulator Hose (propane model)
  • Lava Rock Sub-Base
  • Choice of Glass or Artificial Log Insert
  • Vinyl Cover
  • Leveling Device
  • Choice of Side Materials at Additional Cost (price includes plain side panels)

Forget the Newsletter!  Why don't you go take a look at it right now?  Click Here to be taken directly to the Shopping Area.  Then scroll down to see all the images.

You also asked about ROUND!  Just as exciting, a round model is currently being developed and will be ready for production within a few short weeks.  Quite often, we are asked if any ICS fire pits come in a round shape.  With the introduction of a round fire pit, there will be an ICS fire pit that will fit into any decor.

The ICS line of fire pits are high quality.  For that reason, it is the only line of turnkey fire pits we carry.  We have sold these fire pits to up scale businesses, such as the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida and PF Chang's in Massachusetts.  So rest assured, you are getting what you are paying for.

August 2007 Newsletter


ICS Fire Pits

by Carl Herkes

At last!  A multi-purpose fire pit that is built like a tank!  It looks like it was custom built "on site", but can be assembled in a mere 20 to 30 minutes!  ICS (Interlock Concrete System) has developed a clever, functional and beautiful alternative to having a fire pit built from the ground up.  The groutless, stone-veneered, interlocking blocks make setup simple and quick.  Disassembly is just as quick and easy.  Since this is a pre-fabricated fire pit, you can take this with you when you move or change the location of the pit as needed.  This fire pit includes everything you need (other than a propane tank if you plan to use propane).  It even comes with a vinyl cover to protect it from the elements.

With a choice of several finishes and inserts in addition to hundreds of dollars less than the manufacturer's suggested retail price, this fire pit is a smart buy!  This ICS Fire Pit is built with your choice of insert.  Insert choices are Glass (FireGlass), FireBalls or Artificial Logs.  Fast and easy assembly/disassembly with your choice of four stone finishes and two cap finishes.  For use with natural gas or propane.

Here is what you get with this pit:

  • Small, Medium or Large Fire Pit
  • Burner Pan with Air Mixer
  • Key Valve
  • 1 Flex Line with 60" Regulator Hose
  • Lava Rock Sub-Base
  • Choice of Glass or FireBalls or Artificial Log Insert
  • Vinyl Cover
  • Choice of Cap Finish
  • Choice of Side Finish
  • Optional Propane Cover (Side Table)

Forget the Newsletter!  Why don't you go take a look at it right now?  Click Here to be taken directly to the Shopping Area.  Then scroll down to see all the images.

You also asked about ROUND!  Just as exciting, a round model is currently being developed and will be ready for production within a few short weeks.  Quite often, we are asked if any ICS fire pits come in a round shape.  With the introduction of a round fire pit, there will be an ICS fire pit that will fit into any decor.

The ICS line of fire pits are high quality.  For that reason, it is the only line of turnkey fire pits we carry.  We have sold these fire pits to up scale businesses, such as the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida and PF Chang's in Massachusetts.  So rest assured, you are getting what you are paying for.

February 2007 Newsletter


Burners for Ventless Fireplaces

by Carl Herkes

There is some very good news on the way.  A burner for a ventless fireplace is finally being designed.  This burner is being designed to be used with FireGlass and will hopefully be shipping in 3 to 5 months.  The setup will be similar to that of the Propane burner setup (instruction manual found here.

On a daily basis, I get asked if there is a burner system developed for FireGlass.  Needs create products - that's for sure.  Let's keep our fingers crossed that these burners will be shipping within the estimated time frame.

For the folks that are unfamiliar with what a ventless fireplace is, let me elaborate.  It is simply a fireplace that has no flu.  The fireplace burner is regulated for a low BTU rating.  If the BTU rating is low and the fuel burns cleanly enough, there will not be a build up of dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in the room.  Two additional benefits of ventless are that they are the most heat efficient and can be placed almost anywhere in a room.

Please keep an eye on the website for the latest developments.

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