stonemasons wants to use epoxy

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Hello, I am getting some chimneys repaired. When knocking in the quoins, the masons broke a 4" square section off an adjacent facing stone (sandstone). This left a hole in the chimney. He wants to glue the broken piece back in with 2 part epoxy. The alternative is to take down the chimney and rebuild. Any thoughts or experience in this method of repair? The mason comes with a good reputation working on many historic buildings.
 
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It's as good as your going to get without replacing, and if that can only be done with a rebuild then it's your choice.
 
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For damage this size, if you still have the piece that came off, using epoxy resin is just about the simplest and most practical method to use.
I used to have to grind a stone to dust, to make a patch up that would match!
 
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