Case Study: Fireplace Brick Replacement
Before and After
Remove a broken fireplace brick,
The homeowner needs a W.E.T.T. certification.
Water may have leaked in, putting pressure on the brick.
Damage to the face of the brick may have happened.
!! Fireplace Maintenance:
The National Fire Code and the Gas Code
suggest flues be inspected annually and cleaned as necessary
for both wood and gas fireplaces.
From Broken to Removed
The brick was weakened with a Hammerdrill, then chiselled out.
A HEPA filter dry-vac was used to keep dust down during the process.
Clean heavy canvas dropsheets were employed to create a work area around the fireplace.
New Brick Ready
Although these fireplace bricks look black, they are all beige inside.
The new brick will have special High Temperature cement to hold it.
Cemented, jointed, done.
The homeowner could paint it with a black high-temp oven paint.