By Thomas from Erie, PA on May 27, 2014
How many square feet would I get per tub? Also I have an old cast iron stove with a series of firebrick. I want to make a spherical form and use this to cast a perfect cylinder. This is an indoor 1948 warm morning stove. Would this application work?
By eFireplaceStore on May 28, 2014
Answer:This 25 pound tub will offer 2 square feet of coverage when applied at 1 1/4 inch of thickness. It is not recommended to spread the product any thinner than 3/4 of an inch. This castable cement is indeed the perfect product to use for creating custom shapes.
By Jason from Tampa, Florida on November 2, 2013
Up to how many degrees can this withstand?
By Kevin E. - NFI Certified Specialist on November 3, 2013
Answer:This castable cement is appropriate for applications with temperatures as high as 2,200°.
By tom gallagher from New York on October 20, 2012
Is this a liquid or a powder to which you add water?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 22, 2012
Answer:This is indeed a dry mix material that must have water added prior to application. The manufacturer recommends 1 quart of water per 12 1/2 pounds of material.
By Kyle from FL on August 24, 2015
I have a prefabricated wood-burning fireplace that was converted to gas by the previous homeowner. We'd like to convert it back to wood burning. According the our chimney sweep, the people that installed the gas drilled a 1 inch hole outside of the designated place for gas to be drilled into the fireplace. Can this Rutland castable refractory fireplace cement be used to fill in that hole?
By Will M. on August 25, 2015
Answer:Actually, there should be a 1/2" black iron pipe running into the opening that can simply be capped. If the gas line is to be removed, the refractory panel must be replaced and cannot be repaired.
By Dan from Sioux Center, IO on May 24, 2016
I have a cracked cement fireplace log. What do you have to repair this?
By Will M. on May 24, 2016
Answer:When refractory logs crack, they cannot be repaired and must be replaced.
By Wade from Little Rock, AR on October 29, 2014
My BR-36 Majestic fireplace has developed cracks in the back panel. Can the Rutland cement be used to repair these?
By eFireplaceStore on October 29, 2014
By Ed from Cleveland, OH on February 25, 2014
Hello, can this product be successfully applied at low temperatures (specifically, at temperatures in the 15-30 degree Fahrenheit range)?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 25, 2014
Answer:Per the manufacturer, an application temperature down to 0 is acceptable for this product. This is a chemical reaction aided product and mixture of water to the dry cement mix creates a small amount of heat, aiding the cure and preventing the product from curing improperly in cold temperatures.