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Old 08-11-2009, 09:12 PM
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Default Refmix mortar

1. I cannot easily obtain fireclay. Any recommendations instead of the sand-fireclay mixture for the underfloor paste? I was going to use either plan sand or a thin layer of Refmix mortar.

2. Any objections with using Refmix mortar in construction of the vent, chimney, and openning arch?

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Old 08-12-2009, 02:33 AM
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Hey Jeff,

Refmix will be perfect for the vent, chimney and opening arch. That area gets hot, so using a high temperature mortar is the right thing to do. Plus, it has a nice, fine grey finish, so it will look nice.

I don't think you need to go to the trouble or expense of mortaring down your floor bricks. If you can't find fireclay, you can use a bed of fine sand and tap your floor bricks into place with a rubber mallet.

Would other builders agree with that?
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:03 AM
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I also found that by time i cut all my bricks in half, i had more than enough dust/sand for underneath the hearth. i still have a bag left over. But it would be a long drive from Calgary to deliver it to you )
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:30 PM
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Any idea where you can get refmix or a good refractory cement in calgary?
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:42 AM
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i bought most of my masonry supplies, including Heatstop 50, from

Alomar Building Products
7107 Fairmount Drive Southeast, Calgary, AB T2H 0X6 (403) 291-4740

they are not very good at answering the phone or taking messages, but extremely helpful when i dropped by.

Philip
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:49 AM
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Thanks Philip. They were helpful.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:54 PM
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Good luck with the build. i bought some fabulous stone for the oven opening from Alomar too.
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