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Old 11-09-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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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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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.

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

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

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........
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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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