Faux stone veneer

FlatwatrJuly 7, 2013

I'd like to remove a wall of faux stone veneer surrounding the fireplace in my living room. The fireplace is masonry construct, flush with the inside wall. I expect to find stud wall and expanded metal left and right of the fireplace and chimney but I'm don' know what to expect between the chimney and the stone. The house went up 40 plus years ago for a "Show of homes" during which short cuts may have been taken.

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annzgw

You really won't know until you tear into it. What you find will depend on the type of fireplace and the venting they used.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 12:37PM
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Flatwatr

I'm reasonable certain it's masonry. An insert was added in time and a flu liner. The inside wall for some twelve feet is faux stone veneer. As stated earlier, I would expect to find sme metal lath behind the veneer to the left and right of the fireplace. The outside width is a third of that inside. Block with Faux veneer. I wonder what chance there may e that the inside veneer is attached to metal lath even across the fireplace?

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 7:13PM
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