FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. How do I know how much Fire Glass I need?
  2. Fire Glass vs. Gas Logs & Lava Rocks
  3. What do I need to use Fire Glass?
  4. Is the Quality of all Fire Glass the Same?
  5. What size is your glass?
  6. Can I use Fire Glass with propane?
  7. What is reflective Fire Glass?
  8. Does the Fire Glass ever burn or discolor?
  9. Do I need a custom burner for the glass or can I use the burner I already have?
  10. How do I choose a color and does the flame match the color of the glass?
  11. Can I mix Fire Glass colors?
  12. Do I need a fireplace screen on my fireplace to use the Fire Glass?
  13. Is the glass sharp and is it dangerous to touch?
  14. Do gas burning fireplaces and fire pits produce more heat than wood burning ones?

How do I know how much Fire Glass I need?

You can use our Fire Glass Calculator to help you determine how much glass to purchase. Our calculator is really 3 in 1 and has a way of determining the perfect amount of glass for standard fireplaces, round fire pits, and four sided fire pits. Trust our calculator. It is extremely accurate and if used correctly will steer you in the right direction.

While every fireplace and fire pit is different, you’ll usually need anywhere from 2″ to 4″ of glass depth to get the right coverage. We also have phone support to answer questions for those tougher and more unique projects.

 

Fire Glass vs. Gas Logs & Lava Rocks

Fire Glass usually produces more heat than gas logs. The reason being that the Fire Glass heats up and then reflects the heat back into the room, thus improving the overall heat. You get the heat coming off of the fire as well as the soothing heat from the Fire Glass rocks and or stones.

The same principle goes for fire pits. By changing out old lava rock with Fire Glass, not only does the fire pit burn more efficiently but it also gives off much more heat.

What do I need to use Fire Glass?

Fire Glass must be used with a natural gas or propane burning fireplace or fire pit. Most of the complete units we sell can be used with Fire Glass. We also sell burners and components to put in your own vented fireplace or you can use our parts to build your own gas burning outdoor fire pit. Do you have an existing gas burning fireplace or fire pit and want to know if it can be used with Fire Glass? Give our technical department a call who would be glad to help you determine this.

Is the Quality of all Fire Glass the Same?

As with any product, quality is never the same and “you get what you pay for.” As crazy as it sounds, not all broken glass is the same. There is cheaper glass on the market today that may be impure which can melt, crack, discolor, or pop out of your fireplace. It may also have sharp edges which make handling it very uncomfortable or even dangerous.

We offer the best brands of Fire Glass available and only sell stuff that we would put in our own fireplaces and fire pits. Our glass is heat tempered to withstand extremely high temperatures. The broken glass is tumbled and polished to remove the sharp edges and is heat tempered to withstand extremely high temperatures. Our glass is has a lifetime warranty and is guaranteed not to fade, melt, crack, or pop.

 

What size is your glass?

We stock both 1/4″ and 1/2″ Fire Glass in a array of colors. 1″ to 2″ glass is even available upon request. The Firebeads and Liquid Glass are are approximately the width of a nickel. The Eco-Glass is about the size of a jelly bean and almost looks like one but, don’t eat it.

Can I use Fire Glass with propane?

Fire Glass is compatible with propane so long as your fireplace or fire pit is setup properly. This usually involves the installation of a propane conversion kit or air mixer and one of our burner pans. For more information, make sure you watch our How to Build a Fire Pit Using Propane Gas video.

What is ‘Reflective’ Fire Glass?

Reflective Fire Glass has a mirrored finish on one side. The mirrored Fire Glass colors reflect light which makes them sparkle and shine more than the standard Fire Glass.

Does the Fire Glass ever burn or discolor?

Our Fire Glass is designed to withstand the high heat put out by a fire pit or fireplace. Our Fire Glass does not melt or give off any harmful fumes or smoke. We take pride in providing our customers with the best possible performing and aesthetically pleasing Fire Glass online.

Do I need a custom burner for the glass or can I use the burner I already have?

Fire Glass is very versatile. It can be used in nearly any application, from commercial to residential settings. Not every fireplace or fire pit burner is compatible with Fire Glass. Contact our helpful technical department to ensure that your fireplace or fire pit can be used with Fire Glass.

How do I choose a color, and does the flame match the color of the glass?

The flame is always the same, only being complemented by the sparkling Fire Glass. The color selection is completely up to the customer. We like to see contrast between the Fire Glass and the fire pit or fireplace its going in. If your fire pit is made of brown stone, try going with a color that will stand out instead of blending in. Feel free to contact us anytime if you need help deciding.

Can I mix Fire Glass colors?

Yes. Our customers are creative and we love that about them. You can mix as many colors as you want. If you have an idea for colors that you’d like to see mixed together, contact us and we’ll send you a picture of your custom Fire Glass mixture. We also sell our own pre-mixed Fire Glass colors. No matter the situation, we have the right Fire Glass for you!

Do I need a fireplace screen on my fireplace to use the Fire Glass?

A spark screen is not required when using Fire Glass. Fire Glass is specifically designed for fireplace and fire pit use. This means that no popping or sparking will occur with our Fire Glass.

Is the glass sharp and is it dangerous to touch?

We prefer that our customers handle our Fire Glass carefully and preferably with protective gloves. Some pieces can have sharper edges than others. Although we do our best to eliminate sharper pieces, we cannot catch every sharp edge.

Do gas burning fire pits or fireplaces produce more heat than wood burning ones?

Gas burning fireplaces do not produce more heat than burning actual wood, but they can come pretty close. Additionally, there are a lot of advantages to burning natural gas or propane rather than wood. Gas burning fireplaces are better for the environment. Governments are regulating more and more the use of burning real wood. There is no mess, ash, or smell to deal with that is common with burning wood. Gas fireplaces do not produce sparks or embers that can start wildfires. Gas fireplaces are efficient and easy to control. They also allow you to get very creative with your design and decor.