Category Archives: Fireplaces

Common Question: Should Burner Holes Face Upward or Downward?

Today I will try to clear up any confusion on the direction a burner’s holes (or jets) should face (upward or downward). First of all, this post is about burners using natural gas.  Propane is a whole different subject.  If … Continue reading

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How to Maintain and Clean Your Ethanol Fireplace

Article Source:  http://www.wallfireplacepros.com/blog/how-to-maintain-and-clean-your-ethanol-fireplace/ If you already own an ethanol fireplace, then you know how simple and easy it is to use and enjoy. Simply fill with bio ethanol fuel, light, and enjoy. If you are considering purchasing one and are worried about … Continue reading

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Can you use FireBalls in place of fake logs in your direct vent fireplace?

The FireBalls should work, in theory. If they are added in place of the logs, and you keep adequate airflow through the FireBalls and you pay attention not to rest them on the igniter, it should work. There are many … Continue reading

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Direct Vent Fireplaces and FireGlass

I am often asked if glass can be used in place of logs in direct vent fireplaces. Glass could be used if the burner system was designed for it. Unfortunately, direct vent fireplaces do not have burner systems designed to … Continue reading

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Discussion on Listings and Ratings and Approvals

We often get asked if our products have AGA, CSA or UL listings. Our products do not require any certification from the AGA, CSA or UL as our products are considered a stand-alone product by these agencies. We are told … Continue reading

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FireBalls, FireShapes and FireStones

FireBalls – Fire Balls – Cannon Balls for the fireplace, some call them, are really gaining in popularity.  And they are not just for indoor use.  I sell just as many for outdoor fireplaces or fire pits.  There are some … Continue reading

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Propane Burners for Aquatic Glassel

Since custom propane burners are now available for use with Aquatic Glassel, I thought I would give a brief low-down on what type of fireplace you need to have and what to expect if you want to install this burner … Continue reading

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A Catalog is Coming

We are in process of creating a 40-50 page catalog and hope to be done in a couple months.  This will be a great way for people to order that are not too fond of using the Internet.  There will … Continue reading

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Glass Toppers, Ice or Drops

Because the flames burn above the bed of glass, the glass stays free of soot.  When objects get touched by the yellow part of the flame, soot can deposit.  Keeping that in mind, the sizes of some of our glass … Continue reading

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Sand and Lava Rock, or Just Lava Rock?

The short answer, just lava rock. Upon reading our installation guides, you will see sand as an optional medium to use over the top of lava rock in order to create a bed for the glass to sit on.  We … Continue reading

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