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Old 11-18-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Retiling the INSIDE of a firebox?


Last year we bought a house from 1911 and the inside of the firebox has (had) approximately 2" square tiles up to the integrated ash-dump. It is all breaking apart, and now I'm not sure what to do.. Is it possible/advisable to try to repair the damage here? Are these a certain sort of special tile that resists heat? What about thinset/mortar?

I read another post on this forum where a DIYer redid a similar situation with Marble tiles, but he didn't seem to use his fireplace for actual fires (we plan to occasionally - heat loss aside).

Can anyone point me in the proper direction here? Any advise? Ideally I think I'd like to find the same tile and just re-do those areas that have crumbled, but we'll be in the house for some time hopefully and would like to do it correctly.

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Old 11-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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I'll move this to concrete and masonry for you---that looks like a job or a mason--


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There's a lot of different size fire brick out there,and you'll need refractory cement also,this site might be of some help,hope you can find the size you need.
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You could cut those out of standard red firebrick no problem.
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