By Justine from Holbrook, MA on December 6, 2014
We are trying to tile around our wood stove but we are afraid of the adhesive drying out and the tiles falling off the wall. We have 8"x8" and 8"x16" ceramic for the wall and 18"x18" ceramic for the floor. Is this product good for that our would you suggest something else?
By eFireplaceStore on December 8, 2014
Answer:This product can indeed be used to set ceramic tile or thin brick veneer against a fireplace facing. This has been the best product I have found for this purpose.
By Gary from Huntington Beach, CA on April 22, 2015
I have a Temco wood burning fireplace insert and I need new bottom and back refractory panels. The panels are no longer available so I've elected to laminate half firebricks to these existing refractory panels. Which product could be used in the lamination process and also work as mortar joints on the back panel? I need these to stick to the existing panels which are cracked and a bit decomposed from the heat.
By Brennan W. on April 22, 2015
By Mike from Slidell, La. on January 11, 2013
Can this be used as a base bottom plate in prefab fireplace? Can it be 3/4 - 1" thick?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on January 14, 2013
This product's ideal usage is the repair of firebrick and masonry surfaces. A more appropriate product for your application would be our Castable Cement
By Karen from Woodland, CA on July 8, 2013
Can I use this product alone to coat the inside of a kettle grill to turn it into a oven for making pizza?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on July 9, 2013
Theoretically, yes, this product would make a fine liner for an oven. However, I'd be concerned about it's ability to adhere to the full steel surface of the grill. Something like our Stovo mortar
may be better for this application as it is suited to adhere to both masonry and metal. Of course, there are no guarantees about the success of such an application.
By Paul from New York City, NY on May 25, 2016
What mortar product do I use to retrofit a Vestal cast iron throat damper?
By Brennan W. on May 25, 2016
By Frank from Woodland Park, New Jersey on October 17, 2013
The mortar around the inside of my fireplace is starting to drop out. The fireplace is thirty or more years old. I would like to chip out the existing old mortar and replace it with new mortar. The mortar is in between a metal frame and the brick. What type of mortar should I use?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 18, 2013
By Marco from Los Angeles, CA on June 18, 2013
I need to build an extension in front of my brick oven, where the stoke hole is. Will this Rutland Dry Refractory Mortar Mix work to fill the joints between the my firebricks?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 19, 2013
Answer:Yes. This refractory mortar mix is the intended product for joining both firebrick and clay flue tiles. It will also not require heat to cure, unlike some other brands of refractory mortar.
By Kurt from Pittsburgh, PA on October 2, 2013
I need to coat the entire inside of a wood fireplace and just want to know how much I have to clean the old bricks and joints before I put this on? Do I just put this over the bricks, also?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 2, 2013
Answer:While the inside does not have to be perfect, it is recommended to scrub as much of the loose creosote away as possible. Any layered deposits that are left can have enough acid content to degrade the new layer of mortar. This mortar can indeed be parged directly over the bricks.
By Roy from Burlington, NC on June 7, 2017
How much of your product will I need to pour a hearth and firebox the following size (45" long x 18" wide x 2" deep)? Thank you.
By Will M. on June 8, 2017
Answer:Ten pounds will cover 1,268 sq. in. with a 1/8" thick coat and you have 1062 sq. in. If you are using this as a parge coating, one 10 pound tub should be sufficient.
By Andy on November 9, 2012
I have a manmade stone fireplace with a glass door. The outer edge of the door is metal, and there are gaps between the door and the stone because of the stone’s irregular shape. The largest space is maybe 1-1/2”. Can I use this product to seal the edges?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:This would indeed be a perfectly acceptable product to finish out the door gap. You may need to build the product up at the largest gaps to ensure that it adheres properly. You can do this by filling the gap halfway, then letting it sit for an hour or so before completing the installation.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.
By Art from Palm Harbor, FL on September 22, 2014
I built an outdoor fireplace in my backyard out of concrete block and I am ready to install the firebrick (buff colored) in the firebox. Since this is an outdoor fireplace (and in FL), I understand that it is best to use a Non Water Soluble Refractory Mortar. Is this Rutland Dry Mix 211 the correct mortar to use?
By eFireplaceStore on September 23, 2014
By Karen from CT on February 27, 2015
How much water do we mix with this mortar mix to replace the bottom panel of my fireplace?
By Chris C. on March 2, 2015
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this product requires 1 quart of water per 10 pounds of dry material. If the mix is too dry, add .5 cup to the mix.
By Prashant from Abu Dhabi, UAE on December 16, 2014
What is the curing/drying time of the Rutland Dry Refractory Mortar 211? It says that it is non-water soluble. Does that mean that is has no water and doesn't need water for curing? Can this mortar mix be used to bind insulating bricks to the steel shell of the furnace?
By Brennan W. on December 17, 2014
Answer:The curing time for this mortar mix is 2 hours. This is a dry mix, so water will be necessary before application. This mortar can stick to masonry, but it can not stick to metal.
By Stefano from Holiday, FL on January 25, 2013
Can this product be used to set fire brick or clay bricks?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 28, 2013
Ideally, this product would be best used to parge or finish the joints between firebrick that has already been set. Instead, I recommend using Rutland Pre-Mixed Refractory Fireplace Cement - 1/2 Gallon Tub
to set the brick. This product will have better adhesion and is more workable for your application.