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How to seal indoor rendering?

I'm working on making my chimney hearth nice. But before and after plastering, it appears that there is moisture coming through on part of the rendering. I realise I can't go further until this is ...
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Hearth Protection

Looking for some kind of protective mat for the area in front of this wood burning fireplace. Both to keep it clean for the 9 months we aren't using it and to protect it from heat/embers. It's only ...
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Removing fireplace mantle made out of drywall

I'm wondering if I can remove the drywall looking mantle buildout and replace with a wood mantle? I'm guessing it would be easiest to leave the vertical drywall beams, but I'm not sure if it makes ...
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Can I add spacer material for my fireplace in between foundation and hearth stone?

So we have an old fireplace and are giving it a full rennovation. We're replacing the ugly hearth with something more modern. We're putting in a wood stove insert and adding a more modern (nicer ...
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Can a woodburner hearth be slightly below floor level in UK?

I am installing a hearth for a wood burner. I removed the old hearth, as well as the construction hearth. I am redoing both. At the back of the fireplace recess I have uncovered a layer of old brick ...
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How to remove the fireplace hearth

I have removed a fire place surround. And removed the piece that sat on the floor in front of the fire. Before removal But after removal there is some kind of cement that is on the floor in front and ...
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How can I repair a large chip in the front of a concrete hearth?

I am working on an old fireplace and there seems to be some damage to the hearth. The middle section has some damage on the face and I'm wondering how to go about repairing it. They are made from ...
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Should rough, rustic terracotta tiles be treated with linseed oil? Or what else?

I have seen advice (for example here - note, scroll down 1 article) to seal terracotta tiles with one or more coats of boiled linseed oil and then floor wax. The pictures I've seen attached to this ...
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Preparing Broken Concrete Hearth Extension for Tile

I am planning to retile my fireplace hearth extension. As I was removing the old tile, the front edge of the concrete bed crumbled away. I presume this was because it was much thinner than the ...
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How to place engineered hardwood against rough fireplace hearth? [duplicate]

We are going to replace the carpet in our living room with engineered hardwood flooring. We’ve installed the flooring elsewhere in our home so that part isn’t a problem. The problem is what do we do ...
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Fireplace project- how to lower the top of the fireplace

I decided to hummer down my old-style boulder-faced fireplace. The project took two days, but when I was finished, i realized, the the actual fireplace opening is bigger that it was before, because it ...
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Tile uneven fireplace hearth concrete

I remodel my fireplace and the hearth was poured concrete over: I plan to install tiles over the 3 sides However the surface is not even and not 90 degree You can see the bumps from previous ...
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Tiling over broken fireplace hearth [closed]

My flat is an old Glasgow tenement flat built around 1900. When I bought the place, the fireplace had been badly covered. I now want to do the fireplace up so removed the covering. I am planning to: ...
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Levelling hearth - what to use?

I'm trying to fit an old cast iron fireplace in my Victorian house. So far, I have replaced the builder's arch with a concrete lintel (the floor level is apparently a few inches higher now than when ...
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fireplace hearth

I was helping to redo the hearth on a 100 y/o fireplace, and as I pulled up the bricks and moved sand out of the way I noticed wood installed on an angle (subfloor?). The fireplace is in the middle of ...
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Does a masonry hearth need a moisture barrier between it and the plywood subfloor?

I intend to place a hearth on to the plywood floor of my mobile home. Just a basic question really. Do I need a plastic barrier between the plywood and the concrete? My worry is that it may condensate ...
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Firewall / Hearth thickness - Building Fireplace for Gel Fuel

I am planning on building a "faux" fireplace in my basement that I can burn gel fuel canisters. I was looking at buying an electric heater, or pre-made gel fireplace, but I like the idea of a real ...
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Can I paint the cement under the fireplace hearth?

I recently had a fireplace installed. The floor wasn't level so there is a wedge of cement exposed below. Click for larger view The installer says I should conceal it with wooden beading but ...
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What can be used to fill a wide gap on a curved hearth?

We just converted our fireplace back into a wood-burning one. When we discovered there was a matching hearth already under the carpet, it was suggested to us to cut it out and use it. Unfortunately, ...
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How to tidily restore a sandstone fireplace

I would really appreciate some advice in regards to the best solution to restore a stone fireplace that was previously covered by plasterboard. I am looking to fit a log burning stove into the hole, ...
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How can I repair a crack in my fireplace hearth?

We have just purchased a house, and upon the inspection noticed the the fireplace hearth has a crack in it. It's a clean crack, but it goes from the front to the back, and pretty much right through ...
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How should I lay my engineered flooring to account for a hearth?

I'm scratching my head over how to layout some new flooring in relationship to our walls vs. hearth. This is an engineered floor with somewhat wide boards (about 4.5") As it happens, I could lay ...
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