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Old 09-12-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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I have a brick fireplace where the bricks are very rough. The surface varies in height plus/minus 1/4 inch. I was going to parge the surface
and attempt to get is relatively smooth. I was then going to use a construction adhesive and tapcons to apply 1/2 thick hardie board to the parged surface. After that apply the granite stone.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:36 AM   #2
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I can relate.......

This is what we got when we bought our house......

Best part.....see that paneling? It's behind the brick....no way to get it out.....



So....we did this....



Just covered that bad boy with plywood stained in a color we like.....oh, and built the mantle and book shelves on the side....

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I have a brick fireplace where the bricks are very rough. The surface varies in height plus/minus 1/4 inch. I was going to parge the surface
and attempt to get is relatively smooth. I was then going to use a construction adhesive and tapcons to apply 1/2 thick hardie board to the parged surface. After that apply the granite stone.
Any comments?
How will the granite be supported? The brick is supported underneath, but the granite will be projecting out past this support.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:22 AM   #4
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Nice job ddawg, that is beautiful!
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