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Postby mattmoo_007 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:06 pm

hi, hoping someone can help, i've plastered the front of the fireplace but now need to do the inside. Its a small opening, current rendered over brick but i intend putting a log burner into the fireplace. I wondered if anyone can tell me what i need to put inside the fireplace so a log burner can be installed. i assume normal plaster would crack due to heat, someone mentioned ready mix fire cement? Any ideas please? ultimately i want to paint the inside of the fireplace.
(apologies if i've posted in the wrong forum area)

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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:55 pm

The only solution I have found to be successful is to tile the fireplace recess.
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Postby meldrew21 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:28 pm

I'm looking to do the same thing as Matt. Is it OK to use standard tile adhesive?
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:50 pm

I used an ordinary waterproof tile adhesive and the tiles have stayed fixed over two seasons of using the fire. Suggest you use floor tiles not wall tiles.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:28 pm

fire cement would hold up, not sure if the paint would though?
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