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repointing inglenook fireplace help needed

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by karolyn706, 11 Dec 2007.

  1. karolyn706

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    Hi i wonder if anyone can help me, i have just moved into a 350 yr old cottage and am restoring the inglenook fireplace. It was covered in black soot and tar from years of an open fire which i have managed to remove. Now i need to repoint around the bricks in the inglenook fireplace so that the part i have restored matches up with the rest of the fireplace. The cement appears to be very light in colour cream/white colour. I am wondering if anyone can tell me what sort of cement etc i need to use. I presume it must be a lime based one. I hope someone can help me.
    Many thanks
    Karolyn :)
     
  2. Grot

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    Just render over it & paper on the top of that with that brick work effect wallpaper ...... Lovely :p
     
  3. marshman

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    you need lime putty and most likely semi-sharp sand ( look closely at the old mortar and see if there is small
    stones in it about 3 or 4 mm in size)
    the mix will be 3 & 1 3 being sand to 1 lime;
    no cement , the lime comes in a bucket with water on the top, tip the water into another bucket and keep this
    if you don't finish the bucket of lime tip this lime water back on top, if you finish the bucket of lime then use the
    lime water in the last mix; and you are best to hire a cement mixer to mix it.
     
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    Hi Karolyn706,

    We're in a similar positon and are looking for the best way to get rid of the old tar and soot. How did you manage to get it all off?

    Regards
     
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    I have 3 inglenooks, 2 are 16th c, I re pointed the old with hydraulic lime, running the risk of smoke in upper rooms, but it kinda works. for the new one I used refractory cement, running up to 2600degrees C, good stuff and much cheaper that a liner and gather, no smoke in upper rooms or staining in upper rooms, worked a treat. Guess I am too late, but you might not have got around to it yet.
     
  6. Bilioustrumpstaine

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    Breezer......... :LOL: :LOL:
     
  7. breezer

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    you could have done it.

    Annette03, karolyn706, who started this post did so over a year ago and if you look at the post count, only ever made 1 one post, never to be heard of since.

    So yes, "I am too late" is an understatement.

    This was a public service post.
     
  8. Grot

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    T0sser :rolleyes:
     
  9. breezer

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    no, Tosser has not made a contribution to this topic.

    But if you are using it as your opiion of me, thats fine, and I trust it makes you feel better. "Mr Pot"

     
  10. masona

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    Why, is it against the forum rules :?:

    Are you saying Annette03 post is waste of time for though who will find the information useful, isn't it what the diy forum is all about, loads of information :?:
     
  11. Grot

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    Nah he's just trying to make the place as unfriendly to all & sundry (Take a min to read thro' some of his other gems of wisdom) ......... My comment didn't help either as it goes .............. Looking on the brighter side, perhaps he pens negative comments on forums to make up for his short comings & general inadequacies in the bedroom........ Umm I think so ........ :eek:
     
  12. breezer

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    what ever.

    I do suggest however you read the forum rules. all of them.

    also annette03 realised it was a waste of time

    also as i pointed out the OP only ever made 1 post, and that was over a year ago, so chances of her coming back are very slim.

    Most people also treat this as a Q & A board, (which it isn't) so they will as the OP did, post a question regardless if it has been asked before or not, very rarley (but it does happen) does anyone search to see if their question has been asked before. ands some will post the old one "I can't find the exact answer to MY problem" then they proceed to ask a question that has been asked before a dozen times.

    and since this is not a Q & A board, its a forum, which has opinions, my opinion is it was pointless annette03 making her post, and if anyone doesn't like my opinions then use the [​IMG]

    or complain about me via admin@diynot.com
     
  13. Grot

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    I think its time to stop digging :rolleyes:
     
  14. masona

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    I have, have you? Could you kindly tell me where in the forum rules about old posts :?:

    It's your words, so how do you know that :?:

    Very clever, now complete the sentence or shall I do it for you.

     

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