Next, scrape out loose mortar from between the fire bricks using a linoleum knife or putty knife.
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Background. Unfortunately fireplaces are expensive to repair or replace but it's cheaper than replacing your new house from a fire that your insurance provider won't. I also considered tile, but i think that would look odd also without covering the brick fascia and i don't want to go to that time/expense, or make it more difficult for the next owner to customize it how they like.
Guidelines for sufficient thickness and size of hearths and hearth extensions can be found in the international phase i standards of practice for inspecting fireplaces and chimneys. So i decided since i had a gas fireplace, i could paint the bricks on the side. The best fire building techniques as well as how to choose the right wood and properly store it for use.
A stone fireplace hearth is essentially the face of your fireplace.
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