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Old 01-07-2014, 12:31 AM
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Gudday Moose4life
That all looking really well advanced ... Well done.
I can see that that section of hearth under the entranceway is not contained and will want to expand out would over time. Cutting back the pearlite cement and contsining it sounds the go. I'm not sure how the brickwork of your enclosure will marry into the entranceway at this point.
On the insulation . Ceramic is the best, 2 ins is worth over 4 ins of pearlite cement! Then overkill by loose fill pearlite you can't go wrong. Don't bother with pearlite cement, you don't need it and you'll only be introducing more moisture to your structure to dry out later
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:07 AM
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The red brick I'm bringing around the sides will lay flush against the arch bricks, both on top and sides, with the chimney coming through it all. Haven't figured it out perfect but the arch will be surrounded. Question on that... Use home brew mortar for the red brick and firebrick connections?

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Old 01-07-2014, 12:21 PM
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Gudday
I would . If nothing else its a good easy mortar to work with.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:00 PM
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