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Four-Sided Open Gas Fireplace

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Open gas fireplaces have become one of the hottest fireplace solutions in the past year; in particular, the open gas indoor fire pit. So what is the difference between an open fireplace and an indoor fire pit? Well, to begin with, indoor fire pits offer the same feel you get from roasting marshmallows in the flames of an outdoor campfire…minus the bugs!

One thing you can’t beat with an indoor fire pit, sometimes referred to as a four sided gas fireplace, is the 360 degree wrap around, unobstructed view; allowing enjoyment of your fireplace from every angle.  But that’s not all; our indoor fire pits are fully customized with burners to suit your needs including: square burners, rectangular burners, or circular (round) burners. These show-stopping gas fireplaces come open (no glass), partial glass, or full glass styles. 

 

Acucraft Four Sided Open Gas Fireplace Indoor Fire Pit Four Sided Fireplace

Acucraft Custom Gas Indoor Fire Pit

 

A perfect example of one of our custom gas indoor fire pits is a gorgeous unit we designed and manufactured for Atlas Holdings, LLC in Greenwich, CT.  This four sided gas fireplace was designed to be open (no glass), with a custom rectangular burner and a suspended hood supported entirely by the roof of the building.  All Acucraft custom gas open fireplaces are fully equipped with an Automatic Draft Control System and power venting for safety.

 

 

 

Our open indoor fire pits have four safety checkpoints, each of which needs to be met before the system will ignite:

  1. When the fireplace is turned on (wall switch on/off), it sends a signal to the Automatic Draft Control (ADC-100) System which opens the damper.
  2. The exhaust fan engages.
  3. The Proven Draft System (PDS) ensures positive exhaust of flue gases.
  4. The gas valve opens, signaling the spark ignition. The flame sensor provides combustion.
open gas fireplace

Customer Rendering of Custom Gas Fire Feature

Our Fireplace Advisors and Designers worked with Pavarini North East Construction Company (Stamford, CT) to design the perfect fire solution for Atlas Holdings, LLC. We initially received a rendering (see photo to the right) of the space from the customer and worked with them to determine the best option for an open four sided gas fireplace that could be enjoyed by their employees. 

Our Fireplace Designers prepared drawings for the open fireplace along with the suspended hood of the fireplace in accordance with the plans provided. 

 

acucraft-open-indoor-fire-pit-drawing

 

 

After the design was approved by the customer, it was placed into our production schedule for manufacturing. Every Acucraft gas fireplace is handcrafted using 7 gauge steel and double welded inside and out to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment.

Acucraft Custom Gas Open Fire Pit Indoor Fire Pit Campfire Four Sided Open Fireplace

Acucraft Open Gas Fireplace

 

Before being shipped to the customer, the four sided fireplace was put through Acucraft’s internal functional tests including, but not limited to: BTU rate, proper combustion performance, flame height, turbulence and performance, along with positive flue performance. Once the fireplace was tested to meet International ANSI standards, along with Acucraft’s high standards, it was shipped to the customer for installation.

Finished with gorgeous slate river rock, this indoor fire pit is the perfect addition to Atlas Holding’s ultra modern common area for their staff! To learn more about our Indoor Gas Fire Pits or request a copy of our stunning Custom Gas Fireplace Brochure, click here!

Acucraft Residential Custom Outdoor Gas Fire Pit

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Acucraft Custom Gas Outdoor Fire Pit

Acucraft Custom Outdoor Fire Pit – Meet Our Team (from L to R): Mike, Fireplace Advisor; Max, Fireplace Testing Technician; Kristen, Customer Experience Manager; Anthony, Custom Fireplace Welder.

 

ACUCRAFT CUSTOM OUTDOOR GAS FIRE PIT

Earlier this year, Jay Howard of BUILD LLC, came to us looking for a custom gas outdoor fire pit to fit within a specific location for a new home he was building. 

Jay worked with Mike, one of our Fireplace Advisors, and shared photos of the landscaping and fire pit location along with some of the key items he was looking for in an outdoor fire feature: 

  • A complete system he could set in place
  • Proven ignition system
  • Tall, consistent flame
  • Linear burner
  • Open, no glass
  • Enclosure for finished material

 

Acucraft Custom Gas Outdoor Fire Pit

Acucraft provided custom outdoor fire pit drawing & specifications

 

 

Jay’s gas fire pit was designed to be enclosed by the customer with the gas and electric components being brought from underneath the unit itself. Two of our Fireplace Designers, Adam and Robin, custom designed a stainless steel H-burner for this unit with air being pushed up on either side of the flame as well as through the middle ensuring a tall, consistent flame and minimizing the flame’s turbulence.

 

Product specs of Jay’s outdoor fire pit include:

  • Custom stainless steel H-Burner
  • All weather electronic ignition system
  • Raised lip for finished material
  • Combustion air inlet at the base of the fireplace
  • Mesh screen for crushed glass media
  • Dimensions: 18″H x 48″W x 24″D
  • 90,000 – 105,000 BTUs

 

Quality & Consistency are important factors when it comes to outdoor fire features; we spent over three years researching and internally testing 15 different ignition systems before choosing our All Weather Electronic Ignition System (AWEIS). All of our outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, and burners come fully equipped with our All Weather Electronic Ignition System (AWEIS) ensuring operation in rain, wind and snow so you can enjoy your outdoor space year-round!

 

Acucraft Custom Gas Outdoor Fire Pit  Acucraft Custom Gas Linear Fire Pit Outdoor

 

Acucraft Custom Gas Welder - Anthony "Twizz"  Carlson

 

 

Meet the Custom Fireplace Welder

Just like with every one of Acucraft’s custom fireplaces, this outdoor fire pit is made of 7 gauge steel and double welded inside and out to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment. This particular custom outdoor gas fire pit was fabricated and manufactured by one of Acucraft’s skilled custom gas fireplace welders, Anthony “Twizz” Carlson. Twizz started with Acucraft in 2015 after working as a welder for over 14 years! His favorite thing about Acucraft? The people! The satisfaction and pride he receives from being a custom fireplace welder comes in at a close second. Click here to learn more about your Acucraft team.

 

 

 

Testing

Every Acucraft custom gas fire pit, fireplace, and burner is internally tested to exceed ANSI Z21.50/CSA 2.22 Standards. Our custom gas fireplaces are one-of-a-kind, exclusively designed and fabricated to meet your needs! Below is a video of Jay’s custom gas outdoor linear fire pit being tested in our internal test lab before shipping out to it’s new home in North Carolina.

 

 

It was a pleasure working with Jay and we look forward to collaborating on future projects!

 Stay tuned for finished photos…

Request a copy of our Custom Outdoor Fire brochure by clicking here 

888-317-6499 or info@acucraft.com 

Acucraft Custom Gas Outdoor Fire

Outdoor Fire – Fireplaces, Fire Pits, Burners

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Acucraft has been designing and manufacturing outdoor gas fire products to meet specific requests of customers for several years. The demand has continued to increase over that time. In fact, the outdoor fire industry is the fastest growing sector within the entire hearth industry. From custom gas, propane, and wood outdoor fireplaces to fire pits and burners, if you can dream it we can build it! 

CUSTOM OUTDOOR GAS FIREPLACE
This custom gas see through outdoor fireplace was custom designed for Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, MD for The Prime Rib® Restaurant. The Casino’s designers (Cleo Design) and architects (Klai Juba Architecture) custom designed this fireplace to add to the overall experience in the casino and steakhouse.
Acucraft Custom Gas Outdoor See Through Fire place

Acucraft Custom See Through Outdoor Gas Fire place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They wanted to accomplish three things with the design of this fireplace:

  1. An unobstructed view across the patio with a large viewing area
  2. The ability to attach steel cladding enclosure to the fireplace outside of the viewing area
  3. Down venting the flue underneath the patio because the retractable roof feature made traditional venting impossible

Our Fireplace Designers created 3D drawings and renderings to present to the client fulfilling all of their needs and providing them with a showstopping custom gas see through outdoor fireplace!

Acucraft Custom See Through Outdoor Gas Fire place Down Drafting - Maryland Live Casino

Acucraft 3D Rendering – Custom Outdoor Gas Fire place

Acucraft Custom See Through Outdoor Gas Fire place

Acucraft Custom See Through Outdoor Gas Fire place

 
CUSTOM GAS OUTDOOR FIRE PIT
Mission Construction came to us looking for an outdoor fire feature for Kellogg Square Apartment’s new outdoor patio. This custom linear outdoor gas fire pit fit perfectly with their design aesthetic and creates an inviting common area for the residents.
 
 
Acucraft Custom Linear Outdoor Gas Fire Pit - Kellogg Square Apartments - Saint Paul, MN

Acucraft Custom Linear Outdoor Gas Fire Pit – Kellogg Square Apartments – Saint Paul, MN

Acucraft Custom Linear Outdoor Gas Fire Pit - Kellogg Square Apartments - Saint Paul, MN

Acucraft Custom Linear Outdoor Fire Pit – Kellogg Square Apartments – Saint Paul, MN

 
 
 
 

CUSTOM GAS OUTDOOR BURNERS
This beautiful linear custom gas outdoor burner was designed to enhance a residential outdoor space while maintaining unobstructed views of the nature surrounding the home.
 
Acucraft Custom Gas Outdoor Fire Linear Burner

Acucraft Custom Gas Outdoor Linear Burner – Fall City, WA

 
Every Acucraft Outdoor Custom Gas Fire Solution comes complete with our All Weather Electronic Ignition System which ensures operation in rain, wind, and snow allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space (and fire feature!) all year-round. In addition to our AWEIS all of the components are made with commercial grade stainless steel to maintain the integrity of our product. 
 
Get started on your dream fireplace project today by requesting a copy of our new Custom Outdoor Fire brochure!
888-317-6499 – info@acucraft.com  
 
 

Custom Residential Gas Fireplaces – Tiburon, CA Residence

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Acucraft Custom Gas Fireplaces - Tiburon, CA Residence - Lowell Strauss - David Kotzebue

Custom Gas Fireplaces by Acucraft in California Residence

Smart home technology, breathtaking views, Italian marble, French limestone, and NanaWall retractable glass walls are only a few of the extraordinary features of this modern contemporary hideaway in the Haven Hill neighborhood of Tiburon, CA. When Lowell Strauss, of Amalfi Ridge LLC came to us looking for an elegant custom gas fireplace system for the master bedroom of this home we were excited to add to this gorgeous residence! 

We started working with Lowell Strauss and David Kotzebue, the Architect who created this masterpiece, in Spring 2015. They originally came to us with a need for a see-through custom gas fireplace for the master bedroom/bathroom. We custom designed and built this gorgeous gas fireplace to fit seamlessly into the modern feel of the home. After receiving their first fireplace and absolutely loving it they proceeded to order another custom gas fireplace for the home.

Their first fireplace is an Acucraft Custom Gas 3-Sided Corner See Through Fireplace elegantly merging the master bedroom and master spa bathroom. 

Acucraft Custom Gas 3-Sided Corner See Through Fireplace

Custom Gas Fireplaces by Acucraft in California Residence

Acucraft Custom Gas 3-Sided Corner See Through Fireplace

Custom Gas Fireplaces by Acucraft in California Residence

 

  • 43″ electronic ignition natural gas burner with wall switch on/off control
  • Fully sealed fireplace with single pane of 1/4″ tempered glass
  • Viewing areas:
    • Front & back: 57″ wide x 24″ tall x 20″ deep
    • Corner side: 11 1/8″ wide x 24″ tall
  • River Rock
  • 55,000 BTUs depending on desired flame height
  • 8″ Class A Flue System
  • 10″ Combustion Air Intake
  • RS9 Exhausto Chimney fan with variable speed control
  • ADC-100 fan speed control with provden draft switch
  • Firebox was constructed of 7 gauge steel and double welded, inside & out
Acucraft Custom Gas 3 Sided See Through Fireplace

Custom Gas Fireplaces by Acucraft in California Residence

Acucraft Custom Gas See Through Corner Fireplace

Custom Gas Fireplaces by Acucraft in California Residence

Acucraft Custom Gas See Through Fireplace

Custom Gas Fireplaces by Acucraft in California Residence

 

After receiving this 3 sided custom gas see through fireplace they were so impressed that they ordered another fireplace for the home based on another one of Acucraft’s custom gas fireplaces!

One of our most sought after fireplaces is a large custom gas 4-sided fireplace designed & manufactured for West Square Apartments in Boston, MA which happens to be the same fireplace that Lowell was looking to add to his space.

Acucraft Commercial Gas Fireplace

Custom Gas Fireplaces by Acucraft in California Residence

After discussing the needs & desires for their second fireplace we designed a custom gas 4-sided suspended glass fireplace with a 24″ open reveal to maintain an unobstructed view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Downtown San Francisco.

Acucraft Custom Gas 4-Sided See Through Fireplace

Custom Gas Fireplaces by Acucraft in California Residence

Acucraft Custom Gas 4-Sided See Through Fireplace with Suspended Glass & Open Reveal

Custom Gas Fireplaces by Acucraft in California Residence

 

  • 54″ electronic ignition natural gas line of fire burner with wall switch on/off control
  • Viewing area: 72″ wide x 93 9/16″ tall x 24″ deep
  • 1/2″ thick tempered glass on all sides with a 24″ off-base opening on front & back sides
  • Glass suspends from the ceiling
  • River Rock
  • 69,000 BTUs depending on desired flame height
  • Custom vent hood designed for dual 10″ Class A Flue System
  • 8″ Heat Relieft Port
  • RS12 Exhausto Chimney fan with variable speed control
  • ADC-100 fan speed control with proven draft switch
  • Firebox was constructed of 7 gauge steel and double welded, inside & out
Acucraft Custom Gas Four Sided Glass Fireplace with Linear Burner

Custom Gas Fireplaces by Acucraft in California Residence

Acucraft Custom Gas Four Sided Glass Fireplace

Custom Gas Fireplaces by Acucraft in California Residence

Acucraft Custom Gas Linear 4-Sided See Through Fireplace

Custom Gas Fireplaces by Acucraft in California Residence

 

It was a pleasure working with both Lowell and David on this project; we are looking forward to collaborating on future projects!

Like what you see? Contact a Fireplace Advisor today to start your own Fireplace Journey! (888)317-6499 or info@acucraft.com 

Commercial Custom Gas Indoor/Outdoor & Peninsula Fireplaces – Blue Mountain Resort

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Located along the Appalachian Mountains in Little Gap Valley, Blue Mountain Resort is home to the highest vertical, the most varied terrain, and some of the longest runs in Pennsylvania. With such an impressive location you’ll need the accommodations to match, including gorgeous amenities!

When Serfass Construction Company came to us looking for multiple fireplaces for a restaurant within a luxurious ski resort we were happy to help! Our Fireplace Advisors walk through all types of fireplaces and options with each and every customer to ensure we find the perfect fire solution for your project. In this case, Serfass Construction chose a gorgeous custom gas see-through indoor/outdoor fireplace to connect their interior and patio dining areas; they also chose a 3 sided custom gas peninsula fireplace for the restaurant interior.

Let’s start with the custom gas indoor/outdoor fireplace selected by the customer:

Indoor/Outdoor Fireplace by Acucraft

Indoor/Outdoor Fireplace by Acucraft

 

This beauty has a 60″ wide x 24″ tall viewing area with a 52″ propane burner adding the perfect amount of ambiance to both the interior & exterior dining options at Slopeside Pub & Grill.

This custom gas fireplace also includes:

  • Up to 100,000 BTU’s depending upon flame height
  • Wall switch on/off control
  • Bronze glass media
  • Dual-pane glass
  • Class A Flue system with heat relief
  • Power vent with proven draft system
  • RS9 & RS12 fans with variable speed control
  • The firebox is built of 7 gauge steel, welded inside & out

Next up is their custom gas open with glass peninsula fireplace:

Peninsula Gas Fireplace by Acucraft

Peninsula Gas Fireplace by Acucraft

This show-stopping custom gas commercial fireplace includes viewing areas of 72 1/4″ x 48″ and 26″ x 48″ with a 60″ electronic ignition natural gas burner.

This fireplace includes the following features:

  • Dual pane glass barrier 12″ around the bottom of the fireplace
  • Custom open with glass viewing area
  • Up to 100,000 BTU’s depending on desired flame height
  • Wall switch on/off control
  • Glass media
  • Class A Flue system with heat relief
  • Power vent with proven draft system
  • RS14 & RS16 fans with variable speed control
  • The firebox is built of 7 gauge steel, welded inside & out

We truly enjoyed working with Serfass Construction Company on this project and look forward to future opportunities! Special thanks to Steve Wolfe Photography for amazing photos.

Like what you see? Looking for a fireplace vendor for future projects? Give our Fireplace Advisors a call to discuss what Acucraft can do for you: 888-317-6499

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