By Stephen from NC on May 9, 2015
What is the drying time per inch depth of this IPC pre-mixed furnace cement?
By Brennan W. on May 11, 2015
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the dry time for this cement is approximately 3-4 hours.
By Terry from GA on August 25, 2014
Is this the proper material for repairing masonry cracks in the chimney cap?
By Kevin E. on August 25, 2014
This product would do the job. However, our Rutland Fireplace Patch
may be better suited to the job considering it's ability to effectively fill cover and fill irregular cracks.
By Dennis from Mission Viejo, CA on August 15, 2014
Does it dry by itself, or does it need heat?
By eFireplaceStore on August 15, 2014
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this product does not require heat to cure. The product will set up at any temperature above 0 degrees Fahrenheit, although warmer temperatures do make for faster drying.
By Pete from IL on March 21, 2015
I've read the directions on how to apply this furnace cement and they state to first spread a thin film into the pores in order to prime the surface. Do I have to leave this thin layer to cure before putting on the top layer or can I immediately apply the top layer over the priming one? Does it even matter?
By eFireplaceStore on March 23, 2015
Answer:As long as the initial priming layer is given approximately 15 minutes to form a good bond to the masonry surface, the amount of time you wait to begin the next layer will not matter.
By Luke from FL on May 19, 2015
I am making a small, propane forge and I was wondering if this IPC Pre-Mixed furnace cement would work for the refractory material. The forge will be like a coffee can style forge. Also, are there any other materials that I should look into purchasing?
By Will M. on May 19, 2015
The homemade forges that I have seen that match this description use a combination of kaowool and a solid refractory shelf. You could use this High-Density Yellow Firebrick
for a shelf in this type of design. If the design will differ, please provide details or a drawing so that I may look into the proper product for your homemade forge.
By Paul from WI on March 10, 2015
I'm looking to seal the small gap between my firebrick ends and the back steel wall of the firebox in order to keep moisture out from behind the firebrick on my wood furnace. Will this product do it? I'm basically looking to extend the life of the back plate of the wood furnace by keeping moisture, therefore rust out. If this is not the recommended product to do what I'm looking to do, what do you recommend?
By Kevin E. on March 10, 2015
If the patch you are installing is on the interior of the combustion chamber, then yes, this product would work just fine for you. If this is an exterior application, you might consider something like our Rutland Fireplace Patch