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Old 06-25-2008, 12:40 PM   #1
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I have a fire pit in the center of my deck. Built it myself in a hurry as we needed to close when we first built the house. So no research done prior to building the fire pit.
I have fire brick on the interior and wall stone outside the fire brick. When I had my first big hot fire it cracked the mortar joints around the stone as the heat transfered from the brick to the stone. I pointed up the joints but it cracked agiain. It seems I will need either air space between the brick and stone or some type of insert.
Any ideas?

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Old 06-25-2008, 12:48 PM   #2
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did you use refractory cement or just regular cement in the mortar ?,,, might be your problem,,, w/o rebuilding it all, might try lining w/vermiculite/refractory parge coat.

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