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Best practice for fitting a lintel in fireplace

Discussion in 'Building' started by Turnermtb, 22 Sep 2014.

  1. Turnermtb

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    Hi looking for some advice on how to best fit a lintel in our fireplace, i have bought a concrete lintel and have been told two ways to fit it, one being to dry pack it with slate ( which i cant find any) and fill any gaps with mortar and the other way to lay it on mortar and fill all gaps on top with mortar. The wall it will support is only lightweight blocks up to living room ceiling height so not much weight ( new build house with false chimney breast that were making deeper). Any advice greatly appreciated .
     
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    I always put a mortar bed on top, then I pack it with slate, then I go over it again with more mortar
     
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