Need to add firplace cement

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  1. gobug

    gobug Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Check with your local cement supplier (I don't think the big box places carry it) Ask for fire brick mortar. It is pricey. Maybe $50 a gallon. Regular cement does not do well above 200 degrees. There is also a clay that can be mixed with portland to make fire brick mortar, but I don't know the name or availability. If I'm not mistaken, the bottom of your firebox should be fire bricks anyway. I bet a gallon would cover adequately.

    Try this link:
    http://www.masonsmasonry.com/

    Please post what you discover.
    Thanks, Gary
     
  2. mtman

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    you can buy refractory cement
     

  3. gobug

    gobug Well-Known Member Supporter

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    mtnman-
    That's the name of the product I couldn't recall. I said "fire brick mortar" but refractory cement is the correct term. Thanks
     
  4. Ole Man Legrand

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    A fire place insert will work much more efficient, with out all the heat going up the chimney. We heat 6 rooms with it. Jay