How to Mortar Fire Brick?

Answer Fireplaces can reach temperatures of up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. When this happens, the gas inside the fireplace looks to escape. In well-mortared fireplaces, gas only escape out the chimney. Fi... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Mortar Fire Brick

What kind of mortar do you use on fire brick?

You should always use firebrick in the construction of any indoor or outdoor wood-burning fireplace and use a non-water soluble fireclay compound as the mortar. Burning wood creates intense heat th... Read More »

How do I clean mortar off of brick?

Scrape the MortarRun a small stream of water from a garden hose over the mortar. Place a putty knife or scraper the at edge of the mortar, and scrap off as much as possible without damaging the bri... Read More »

Brick Sidewalk Mortar Repair?

A mortared brick sidewalk can look very elegant and sophisticated when properly executed. Unfortunately, if a weak mortar is used to hold the bricks together, it can easily crumble under the consta... Read More »

How to Install Brick Pavers in Mortar?

While brick is traditionally used to suit structural needs, it is more commonly used for aesthetic purposed in modern construction. Brick pavers are an alternative to concrete pavers, and can add w... Read More »