Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fireplace Hearth Construction

Been a little while since I posted, things have been coming along kinda slowly since I got the fireplace functional. It's easier to just light a fire and sit back, than it is to finish the job!

Here's how its looked for the last couple weeks. All the metal framing is in place as well as the ductwork.

Here's the start of the raised hearth. Those are 2x6's, so when the hearth is complete and tiled, it will be about 7-1/2" tall.

The dogs quickly found their new favorite spot, nice and warm...

Cutting the 1/2" thick, fireproof cement board with a diamond blade. This will line the walls and the hearth. Yes, if you look closely its snowing outside. Where's our nice spring weather?

Here is the hearth with 2 layers of Durock to offer extra protection from the heat. Also the first sections going up on the walls. The next pieces I will need to cut to follow the curves of the top of the fireplace.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Chimney - Up Top

Here's how things look up top now on the chimney. The new metal pipe sticks up out of the masonry about 3 inches. It is surrounded by mortar to fill the gap around it, where the opening was chiseled out. Attached on either side is an aluminum "L" bracket that was drilled and bolted into the concrete, this is where the chimney cap attaches.

"hellooooooooo".... Looking down into the new stainless chimney.

Here's the completed product with the new chimney cap to keep rain and bats out!

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