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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi! Any advice much appreciated. What material do you use for the roof of a masonry firebox? The discussion and comments here: http://www.livingstonemasons.com/instructional/how-to-build-an-outdoor-fireplace seem to indicate that you can just use cement for the firebox roof. If regular cement...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I recently cut out the rusty metal heatalator in my brick masonry fireplace. I am building a new firebrick box. how do I construct a smoke shelf? I am tempted to fill exterior cavity with stone and add concrete to the last 2 inches while topping this off by shoe horning my dampener top. Is...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello DIY Community, This is my first post, and I'm hoping I can solicit some advice from the knowledge on here! My wife and I recently moved into a 100 year old home and completely gutted/renovated the interior. One of the final pieces left to finish is a fireplace on the mail floor. I've...
  4. Building & Construction
    All you Masons out there, I would love some advice. I am wanting to restore my fireplace and instead of having it wood burning, either have a gas log installed, or a complete gas insert - preferably a gas log, as it will cost like $3000 dollars less. The attached pictures are of the inside of...
  5. Remodeling
    My wife and I bought our first house (1965) in March and have been putting together our list of projects we want to do. I have already put in torn out the carpet (hardwood underneath) two new toilets and re-sided the house among other small projects. the chimney is in the center of the living...
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