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  • how to fix uneven hearth

    how do i fix this uneven/rough area?



    Last edited by superfly; 06-29-2013, 06:36 PM.

  • #2
    Re: how to fix uneven hearth

    Pull up the floor tile and re-level it with a dry fireclay/sand mix. Forget about some kind of magical self-leveling product you can apply to the surface...nothing like that will work.
    Old World Stone & Garden

    Current WFO build - Dry Stone Base & Gothic Vault

    When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
    John Ruskin

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    • #3
      Re: how to fix uneven hearth

      It actually seems like I can remove the 4 bricks and put new ones in.

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      • #4
        Re: how to fix uneven hearth

        Up to you but yeah...may as well replace them. Either way, you will have to get things level after you take the floor up.
        Old World Stone & Garden

        Current WFO build - Dry Stone Base & Gothic Vault

        When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
        John Ruskin

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        • #5
          Re: how to fix uneven hearth

          The bricks seem rather large, like 14x27. Where would I go about purchasing something like that? Maybe I should call the manufacturer.

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          • #6
            Re: how to fix uneven hearth

            Yeah, or you can use firebrick splits..1 1/4" thick.
            Old World Stone & Garden

            Current WFO build - Dry Stone Base & Gothic Vault

            When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
            John Ruskin

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            • #7
              Re: how to fix uneven hearth

              Excellent, thanks!

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              • #8
                Re: how to fix uneven hearth

                Flip them over and re level
                Chip

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                • #9
                  Re: how to fix uneven hearth

                  I thought about that but then they would have to go on opposite sides of the oven and where they meet the dome if they arent exactly the same, they wont fit. The oven is only 2 bricks wide approximately 27" per brick.

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                  • #10
                    Re: how to fix uneven hearth

                    Originally posted by superfly View Post
                    I thought about that but then they would have to go on opposite sides of the oven and where they meet the dome if they arent exactly the same, they wont fit. The oven is only 2 bricks wide approximately 27" per brick.
                    Then get yourself some standard firebrick to fill in the gaps at the edges and or cut down the one that needs cutting. At the edges no one will notice or care. But that leads to another question, can you even get one out and or turned over because of the size?
                    Chip

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                    • #11
                      Re: how to fix uneven hearth





                      A little update, removed the bricks today. Sunglasses are for size comparison! The brick on the right isnt broken, well a piece of it is, but it was cut to go around the gas burner in the oven. The bricks are about 1-7/16" thick now.

                      I am going to get some 9x4.5x1.25" firebrick splits tomorrow and replace them. Charlie, the person that manufactured the oven told me to use thin set to replace the bricks. Can I just use fireclay sand mix dry instead?
                      Last edited by superfly; 07-07-2013, 06:59 PM. Reason: spelling

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                      • #12
                        Re: how to fix uneven hearth

                        No to thin-set, bond will fail during the very first fire...sand fireclay mix is good.
                        Old World Stone & Garden

                        Current WFO build - Dry Stone Base & Gothic Vault

                        When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
                        John Ruskin

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                        • #13
                          Re: how to fix uneven hearth

                          thanks so much for the insight!

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                          • #14
                            Re: how to fix uneven hearth

                            a couple pics from the hearth installation. all went well, and turned out well, thanks for everyones advice! one pic of the existing floor with a new brick on it just to show how worn it was.







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                              one more

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