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Stone veneer over existing brick fireplace and a problem

Postby Paladin on Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:32 am

Good Morning All,

We're redoing the living room and one of the things I would like to go over is the existing brick fireplace with a colonial field stone veneer. The problems are twofold; 1st, I have never attempted anything like this before, but I've checked out a few tutorials on youtube, so I have an idea of what needs to be done. 2nd, the existing brick is uneven I.E. the end pillars are uniform, but as you get near the top where the mantle is, one level on the face juts out a half inch and the next level juts out another half inch before the top.
I have no idea how to compensate for this and I was wondering if anyone here has done a project like this and if so, how would I get a uniform face all the way up from floor to mantle?

Cheers,
Paladin
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Re: Stone veneer over existing brick fireplace and a problem

Postby Joel on Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:48 pm

Is this thin adhered stone? Just take a cold chisel and hammer and remove the brick that sticks out. If you are planning to use real stone you need to do some careful planning before adding to face of existing fireplace.
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Re: Stone veneer over existing brick fireplace and a problem

Postby Paladin on Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:27 pm

It's thin stone and there are several bricks that stick out, not just a few.
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