Fire-Shapes & Fire-Stone
COLORATION: Solid Concrete FireBalls, Fire
Shapes, and Fire Stones are not
a paint-based coating. They are a water based ceramic stain formulation that is
made for fire use. This ceramic stain application will provide a fairly
consistent covering, unfortunately not all castings absorb at the same rate.
Some soak up all the coloration resulting in a "thin" look. When this
occurs, we cannot "double dip", as the 2nd coating will reside on the
surface; and will peel under heat.
In sum, there will be variations in the same color from time to time and piece
to piece. The staining penetrates the base material to provide certain
colorfastness under heat; unattainable by regular paint. Yet, over time and
continual usage - the surface layer will burn away.
CRACKING: Hollow Terra Cotta
FireBalls are not to exceed temperatures of 600 degrees. If placed directly
on the fire, under excessive heat, over a long period of time, the FireBalls
will crack. We would advise the following guidelines: If directly in the
flames, run a low to medium flame, and remove when planning to run on
high flame. Place the FireBalls behind the flames, and or in front of the
flames. If FireBalls are in the flame, Do-Not place the opening of the hollow
fireball down, allowing the flame to enter the hollow FireBall. Have the
opening facing away from the flame (ideally facing the back of the fireplace).
Porcelain coated, Terra Cotta FireBalls (hallow): These
are handmade 2-piece construction, and then porcelain coated. Because of the
nature and construction of these FireBalls and the actual material, there is no
guarantee to the finished look. The porcelain is applied and fired up to 2200
degrees. The rate and adhesion is different with every batch of balls
manufactured. Some may be shinier the others and or smoother. Some may be and
can have a rougher texture than the previous batch. There is nothing wrong with
the FireBalls just because they look different than any other previous balls
manufactured or purchased.
- If directly in the flames, run a low to medium flame,
and remove when planning to run on high flame.
- Place the balls behind the flames, and or in front of
If FireBalls are in the flame,
Do-Not place the opening of the hollow FireBall down, allowing the flame to
enter the hollow fireball. Have the opening facing away from the flame
(ideally facing the back of the fireplace).
Chemistry and Physics class, now pay
Water vaporizes 1,700 times its
size, that’s a lot! So if your FireBalls are wet or have been subjected to
moisture, they will crack or explode if they are heated too quickly (try to
keep them covered when not in use). Turn your fire on low to dry the FireBalls
completely. If you choose to do otherwise, you can or will cause damage, accept
responsibility. The FireBalls are designed as a creative design element to
place in your outdoor or indoor fireplace or fire pit.
Yes, there are rules and you must abide
by the rules or you will damage your person, property or the FireBalls
themselves. Used respectfully, they will work as intended, if misused or used
incorrectly, there can be and will be consequences. Please use your fires responsibly.
For those of you who cannot follow rules and live on the edge, maybe this
product is not for you.
President Moderustic Inc
9467 9th street
Suite D Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730
909 989 6129 fax
CSLB# C-17 868256 CSLB# C-17 693887
US patent number #
7,976,360 B2 (in reconsideration) and # 8,419,505 C1