Ortal offers media which can provided with the fireplace unit.
Other media can be purchased from other providers after market. If using aftermarket media, be sure to confirm that the materials are authorized and appropriate for use in a gas, direct vent fireplace.
Regardless of the media source/type, the following lay in guidelines must be followed:
Pilot: Maintain 2” radius clearance from pilot. The area around the pilot must be free from obstruction or the pilot will not ignite properly.
Burner/Grill: Cover up to 80% of the burner and grill’s surface area, not more. It is OK to cover less, but not more.
Ceramic Glass Panel: Maintain minimum clearance of ¼” from media to glass panel. The media is not to touch the glass panel(s).
Size: If using aftermarket media (i.e. glass pebbles, small “woodchips”), make sure that pieces are ½” or more in diameter.
Long sticks (Branches, logs, other similar decoration): If ORTAL branches or others, when stacking them vertically (i.e. like a tee pee), be sure to avoid catching the top of the flame, the yellow area of the flame (usually the highest point) as that can create soot.
Glass: When using glass, maximum thickness layer is 1”.
Layout: Choose placement of media that fits the desired aesthetic and design (i.e. height, spacing between pieces, overlap, etc.), but be sure to adhere to the above guidelines for proper fireplace operation. Do not lay in media in one pile. Make sure that materials are spread out to maintain proper appearance and function of the flame.
LOGS & BRANCHES
Natural looking firewood replicates a variety of trees from near and far.
Displayed over charcoal and bark, crafted logs complete an authentic fire scene.
Watch for hours as flames dance on a bed of sparkling glass in colors to highlight a room’s design details. Enhanced with dramatic internal lighting, glass media exhibits stunning effects.
BRICKS & PANELS
From classical raw clay to modern industrial,brick adds character to any fire. Although easy to install, Ortal panels make it look like you laid each row brick by brick.