carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
11/10/12 10:20 p.m.

Does anyone know the theory behind these things. Actually I want to know how to do it without spending $500-$1,000 per fireplace.

The gas burner is buried down in the bottom of a pile of shattered glass or lava rock and the fire burns ABOVE the pretty glass material and it doesn't soot up the fireplace. The fireplace stays a showplace all year round and doesn't require cleaning.

Why doesn't it burn back into the glass or lava?

The only clue I have is that one person told me that the deeper the burner is buried the better the oxygen will mix with the gas. This particular fireplace has a S.S. tray or container to hold the burner but most just place the material in the fireplace. There is a very limited thickness of decorative material covering the burner in the one in the pic.

So is it a style of burner or is it the fact that the gas permeates up through the glass mixing with the air.

I have the material to do the decorative material, but before I soot up a virgin fireplace I want to be sure I've got it right.

oldsaw
oldsaw PowerDork
11/11/12 12:17 a.m.

Why would anyone want a "decorative" white fireplace in the first place?

Put some real wood in there and go all Mandingo on that sucker.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
11/11/12 1:19 a.m.

I'm not really sure exactly what "going all Mandingo" entails, but I'm pretty sure I don't want you doing it in my home.

poopshovel
poopshovel UltimaDork
11/11/12 6:49 a.m.

Still laughing.

ahutson03
ahutson03 Reader
11/11/12 7:23 a.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: I'm not really sure exactly what "going all Mandingo" entails, but I'm pretty sure I don't want you doing it in my home.

Whatever you do don't google that

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
11/11/12 8:45 a.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: I'm not really sure exactly what "going all Mandingo" entails, but I'm pretty sure I don't want you doing it in my home.

Make sure google safe search is off then search for "Mandingo". Good times.

carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
11/11/12 9:19 a.m.

References to the movie Mandingo aside (man, you must be old!), it's a whole lot easier to use with a gas fireplace and it's prettier & cleaner doing it this way.

You lay out a decorative base of colored glass or whatever and then your fireplace looks good all year round.

Anyone? Anyone? Buler? Buler?

carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
11/12/12 9:32 a.m.

Does no one know how they work?

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