By James from CA on June 22, 2017
Can this product be troweled to a smooth finish over fire bricks inside of a gas burning residential fireplace and painted black with high temperature fireplace paint?
By Tom from Summerland, BC,CAN on October 27, 2014
What kind of heat does this cement need to cure?
By eFireplaceStore on October 28, 2014
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this cement should be heated to at least 250 degrees for a 1 hour time period to cure properly.
By Donn from Gainesville, FL on August 7, 2017
I would like to build an outdoor fire-pit using concrete pavers. Would this cement be suitable to apply over the inside surfaces (1/4 to 1/2 inch thick) to give the paver's some protection from the heat/flames?
By Owen on August 8, 2017
Answer:Yes, that product would be a good choice.
By James from WI on January 2, 2015
I have a new maple syrup evaporator. The arch is all metal construction. I received the insulation board and firebrick with the evaporator. I want to first apply the insulation board in the evaporator and the fire brick over the insulation board. After the insulation board and fire brick are in place, I can put a fire in the combustion chamber to get to the 250 degrees required for curing. Now, will the Super 3000 cement work between the metal outside the wall and the insulation board as it also should between the insulation board and the firebrick?
By eFireplaceStore on January 2, 2015
The Super 3000 product is not ideal for forming a bond between metal and insulation board. The product is simply not formulated in a way that it holds to metal well. A better product to use for that part of the project is the HomeSaver Flue Goo Pre-Mixed Furnace and Refractory Cement - 1 Gallon Tub
. This product bonds to metal quite well, due to its thinner consistency.
By Kim from Schreiber, ON on August 27, 2015
Is this Super 3000 smooth troweling cement water resistant?
By Will M. on August 27, 2015
The best product to use for outdoor applications is Rutland Castable Refractory Fireplace Cement - 25 Pound Tub.
This castable cement will offer the ability to be shaped into individual bricks or used as a parge coating. It also offers superior resistance to degradation in the outside elements.
By Ron from Schenectady, NY on August 25, 2016
Is this product suitable for use in an industrial boiler firebox?
By Chris C. on August 25, 2016
Answer:It is suitable given that the operating temperature does not exceed 3,000°F.
By Serge from Morden, Manitoba, Canada on June 6, 2014
What will happen to the mortar when it gets colder than 0 degrees? I live in Manitoba and it does get this cold.
By Chris C. on June 9, 2014
Answer:Per the manufacturer this troweling cement is not as strong as concrete, but will still hold up to the extreme temperature changes.
By Berlinda from Fort Morgan, CO on February 12, 2015
What is the abrasion resistance of this cement? What is it guaranteed to protect against?
By eFireplaceStore on February 12, 2015
Answer:Once fully cured, this product is designed to be able to withstand the abrasive effects of wire chimney brushes, cleaning whips, and creosote removal chains.
By Harold from Melbourne FL on May 6, 2013
Does this cement have to be heated to set up or will it dry on its own?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on May 7, 2013
Answer:Yes, this cement does require heat to set.
By Carl from Manchester, TN on November 4, 2014
I used this product to build up an area that needed heat protection and it is incredibly thick. How long do I need to let this cement dry so that it can be heated to 250 degrees for one hour?
By eFireplaceStore on November 5, 2014
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this product requires 2 to 4 hours to air dry and then should be heated for 1 to 2 hours to at least 250 degrees to fully cure the product.