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daveplot 11-09-2013 02:58 PM

Loose brick on fireplace hearth
 
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On my fireplace I have a loose corner brick, as shown removed in the picture attached. The mortar all remains in place when I remove the brick. Is there a good adhesive recommended to fix this? I see plenty of options such as a liquid nails 2 part epoxy or a one part adhesive. Will any of them work, as long as they mention masonry, or is one better than the other?

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joecaption 11-09-2013 05:17 PM

No way would I be using any for of adhesive.
Remove the old mortar with a 4-1/2 right angle grinder with a diamond blade and a brick chisel.
Mist the area with water, remortar and put the brick back in place.

joed 11-09-2013 07:20 PM

Before you go removing the mortar you need to find a way to match the colour or it will look much worse than attempting to glue it.

stadry 11-11-2013 08:36 AM

i'd use adhesive :yes: obviously just enough so it won't ' drool ' or be visible,,, small tube of silicone altho gorilla glue's good :thumbsup:


jomama45 11-11-2013 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by joed (Post 1264624)
Before you go removing the mortar you need to find a way to match the colour or it will look much worse than attempting to glue it.

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Originally Posted by itsreallyconc (Post 1265270)
i'd use adhesive :yes: obviously just enough so it won't ' drool ' or be visible,,, small tube of silicone altho gorilla glue's good :thumbsup:


I agree with these two, it's far easier for a DIY'er to just glue it back in place than try to match the mortar again, especially when it's inside and will become a mess to use mortar........

daveplot 11-12-2013 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by jomama45
especially when it's inside and will become a mess to use mortar........

that was a thought of mine, especially since a new vinyl plank was installed in that room today. This is the product I was thinking of: http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/100371817


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