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Surround immediately around fireplace

Posted by maxdel (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 30, 08 at 7:03

I am in the process of removing the 1980s fireplace surround that goea all the way to the ceiling. It is slow going but I hope to be done by next weekend.

Above the mantel I am planning on having just drywall but what should I have under the tile that is to around immediately around the opening? I don't know what burns and what does not; so what do you suggest?

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RE: Surround immediately around fireplace

You can get fire-rated sheetrock. But you shouldn't have temps outside the chimney that would cause inflamination--surely there's still brick or stone there, or adequate space around the metal flue.

RE: Surround immediately around fireplace

I am in the process of pulling the brick off the fireplace. I would like to put tile around the firebox but should it adhere to?

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