Fire Glass is very safe. There are no sharp edges, it is not made with chemicals and it burns cleaner than gas logs. Homeowners with small children will want to make sure that the children do not have access to the fireplace or the Fire Glass. Fireplace Screens or Fireplace Glass Doors are recommended in such cases.
Does the Fire Glass get consumed?
No, the Fire Glass is reusable and if used correctly, should last a lifetime. Please note: the glass itself does not burn! You ignite the fire pit by using a lighter and opening the gas valve. The gas emitting from the fire pit burner underneath the fire glass is what burns when using a gas fire pit.
Where can I use Fire Glass?
Fire glass is designed for use only in a gas fireplace or gas fire pits. It is not for intended for wood burning units.
How much does Fire Glass cost?
Fire glass is sold by the pound and the price is determined by which color or colors you select. You can purchase Fire glass at Woodland Direct.
Does the Fireglass get hot?
Yes! The Fireglass does get hot - don't touch it! After the fire has been turned off, the top layer of Fire glass will cool while the bottom layers will continue to radiate heat.
What types of Fire glass are there?
There are many varieties of Fire glass allowing you to create a display that is uniquely yours. Lava Rock is generally used for filler with a more vivid Fire glass on the top. It comes in small and large and is an inexpensive way to fill up the space in a firepit or fireplace. Filler Fire glass comes in a large variety of colors and is generally a bit more expensive than Lava Rock but will give you a more decorative appearance. It is usually used as a filler with a more vibrant color placed on top. Accent Fire glass is the most brilliant in color of all of the selections of Fire glass available. Generally, it is a bit more expensive so as long as you plan on leaving the glass as you originally design it, you’ll use it just for a top layer.
What kind of glass is used?
Fire glass is made from "tempered" glass, meaning that is heat treated for high strength. It is designed to withstand high temperatures without breaking, fading or significantly changing colors.
How much Fire glass do I need for my fireplace?
We have provided a Fire Glass Fireplace Calculator to give you the recommended amount of Fire Glass in pounds. Best results are when a thickness of 4" of Fire Glass is used in the fireplace. This is typically enough to cover the gas pipe and results in a beautiful flame. Fireplaces that are level with the floor can have a fill level of 1/2" at the opening of the fireplace that slopes up to 4" at the rear of the fireplace.
Can I use my existing fireplace?
You can use your existing fireplace if it is setup for gas burning. If you have a wood burning fireplace you must first convert it to a gas fireplace and then add the Fire glass.
How do you install Fire glass?
Installation is very simple.
- Thoroughly clean your fireplace.
- If you are painting the inside of the fireplace, cover items surrounding
your fireplace so no paint overspray gets on them.
- Make sure that the gas is working properly.
- Pour in the Fire glass slowly, pouring front to back.
- If you are using a Accent Fire glass as a topping, pour that on after the Filler using the same method.
- Removal of the glass can be done at a later time using a shop vac.
Yes! A very simple and cost effective way to dramatically improve the inside of your fireplace is to purchase a heat resistant paint. Any color will work fine, however, black seems to be a favorite. Care should be taken during painting: items near the fireplace should be covered and protected from paint overspray.
Can Fire glass be used with Gas Fire Pits?
Absolutely! Fire glass works the same way in Fire Pits as it does in Fireplaces.
Are there other materials I can use for filler besides Fire glass?
We do not recommend other fillers for fireplaces. If you decide to again use your gas logs or move from the home, it will be very difficult to reuse the Fire glass once it has been mixed with other materials, such as sand. For large fire pits, you may want to substitute glass with Lava Rock or pea gravel as a filler. Filling a large fire pit can be expensive.
Does the fireplace flue need to be opened when I am burning the Fire glass?
Yes. Anytime your fireplace is in use, there must be ventilation.
Can you clean the Fire glass?
Yes. Use a shop-vac to remove the Fire glass from the fireplace and simply clean with water and replace.