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Repair Cracked Limestone Hearth

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:47 pm Reply with quote

Hi All

The hearth for our new Limestone fireplace was recently involved in an 'incident' icon_redface.gif in our garage in which it ended up getting cracked. When the pieces are tight together the crack is only visible when very close up, but i would like to permanently re-join the pieces together.

I've had a look round the web looking for advice regarding repair mortars/compounds and have found some products available in the US but can't seem to find any here in the UK.

Can anyone adsive the name/brand of a product to help me out? The best advice I have found to far is a clear epoxy resin mixed with limestone dust.

Any help or advice would be most appreciated!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:37 pm Reply with quote

google says check- good luck
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Location: Cheshire,
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:02 am Reply with quote

i know that limestone fireplaces (backplates) can come in sections (as opposed to 1 piece). they are then assembled on installation using a white cement/mortar.

i would try you local fire shops to get some of the cement. once the cement has gone off then the area can be "sanded" to improve the aesthetics albeit you will never be able to completely remove the crack.

i can advise on the sanding if you get to that point. Itís quite simple and produces good results.
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