By Toby from Spokane, WA on March 18, 2013
I just had my fireplace cleaned. They recommended using a Rutland product to repair the back panel. Would you be able to recommend the right product?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 18, 2013
By Dr. Spence from Monongahela, PA on May 12, 2012
I have a neat, old-fashioned gas heater in my house that has six bricks. Will Rutland Pre-Mixed Chimney Sweet High-Temp Furnace Cement fix one of the ceramic bricks that broke? Or what would you suggest?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 14, 2012
Answer:You can indeed use this product to repair damaged bricks and hearthstones. However, it may be more economical to replace just the broken brick that you have or to use a new brick set. We may carry a replacement, however I will need to know the exact dimensions of the broken brick. Please advise at your convenience.
By Kathy from Fredericksburg, VA on October 9, 2016
We need to replace a rusted out cast iron chimney cleanout door. We intend to replace the damaged door with an identical door, but need furnace cement to adhere it to the masonry of the chimney. This is on the exterior of our home, so the cement needs to be appropriate for outdoor use. The fireplace has a wood burning insert, so the cleanout door is actually not needed/used. I'm not sure how hot the area would get for full curing to take place. Is this an acceptable product? Some products say whether it is intended for indoor use only, but I haven't seen any that specifically list they are appropriate for outdoor/exterior use.
By Will M. on October 10, 2016
By Canida from Memphis, TN on May 19, 2014
I need to cement my furnace flute to my chimney. Will the furnace cement do the job?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 19, 2014
Answer:You can indeed utilize furnace cement to seal and pack the area around the vent pipe as it passes through your chimney thimble. The product should be cured by heat after the initial 24 hour dry time has been achieved.
By Lynn from Indianapolis, IN on May 18, 2015
I used this Rutland Pre-Mixed chimney sweep furnace cement to repair a crack in my wood fireplace insert. I am not sure how I should go about heating it to 500 degrees to cure it. Do I just build a small fire?
By Will M. on May 19, 2015
Answer:I would recommend building a fairly small and contained fire to reach 500 degrees and also to avoid discoloring of the cement. Unfortunately, this is not an exact process.