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Old 02-14-2014, 02:54 PM
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Anyone thought about using a product like this on top of the vermiculite concrete layer?

Dunlop 5kg Floor Leveller I/N 6829515 | Bunnings Warehouse

Its a self levelling cement based compound that will fill any uneven gaps. I could then go over with a very thin layer of fireclay slurry to set the floor bricks...
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:18 PM
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That stuffs a sloppy mix which finds its own level. Leveling the hearth bricks you want a moist mix of sand clay which you comb with a notched trowel ( a plastic bunnings special will do). When you lay the bricks into position its just lay into position and a coupla gentle taps on brick to level. Drop each brick into position rather than sliding to the next brick which results in the sand clay mix seperating the bricks.
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PS if the dry insulation layer sucks the water from your sand clay mix and makes it hard to work a smear of table margarine over the insulation will help. I know you'll laugh... But it's simple available and works!
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:18 PM
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Yep. Thanks.

Used the levelling stuff before was just thinking put that first to level out the divots which I didn't realise were there, let it set, then the slurry fire clay mix... Reckon it would be ok?
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:32 AM
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No I don't think it will be OK. The clay and sands the fire proof leveler that you need. The self levelers for house tiles not brick that will taken to temp extremes.
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:08 AM
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Fluid mixes like that are Portland based, and will degrade quickly. Leaving your form on after you pour the insulating mix will provide a surface to screed your leveling mix (fireclay/finesand) over the uneven insulation surface.

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Old 02-16-2014, 02:08 AM
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yea figured that...haven't used it. was just curious as to others thoughts
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