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    Rutland Pre-Mixed Refractory Fireplace Cement - 1 Gallon Tub

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    Manufacturer: Rutland
    Part Number: 611
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: RUT-611
    UPC: 00022624006114


    • Ideal for setting, coating, and repairing firebrick
    • Seals air and gas leaks around coal or ash pit doors
    • Extremely effective for masonry-to-masonry joints less than 1/4" thick
    • Can withstand up to 2,000 F once heat cured
    • Pre-mixed for convenient application
    • May be painted after drying
    • Meets ASTM E136-79 and E72
    • Adheres to masonry
    • Properties:
      • Solvent: water
      • Cement Type: sodium silicate
      • Consistency: trowelable paste
      • Tooling Time: 30 minutes
      • Dry Time: 24 hours
      • Heat Cure Time: 1 hour
      • Heat Cure Temperature: 500 F
      • Coverage: one gallon covers approximately forty-five 4.5" x 9" firebricks
      • Color: buff
    This premixed refractory fireplace cement by Rutland will set, coat, and repair your refractory firebrick. This cement seals air and gas leaks around coal or ash pit doors and is extremely effective for masonry - to - masonry joints that are less than 1/4 in. thick. This one gallon tub will cover approximately 45 4.5 in. x 9 in. firebricks, and can withstand up to 2,000 degrees once the cement is heat cured. You can also paint this cement after it is dried so it will perfectly match your application.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    11 Questions & 11 Answers
    from WA asked:
    October 27, 2017
    Can I add cement dye to this product to achieve a certain color?
    1 Answer
    Yes, that would be fine.
    on October 27, 2017

    from NE asked:
    October 27, 2017
    Can I use this to skim coat refractory panels to form a smooth firebox?
    1 Answer
    Yes, you can use the product this way.
    on October 27, 2017

    from Washington, DC asked:
    May 17, 2015
    The firebrick in my ordinary, wood burning fireplace was painted with a non heat resistant latex paint for a number of years when the fireplace was out of use. Now we want to begin using the fireplace again. What should we do about the firebrick that now has 2 coats of latex paint? We don't want to release chemicals into the house. Is it necessary to cover the bricks and mortar with something like this Rutland Pre-Mixed refractory fireplace cement? Or can it be wire brushed and then repainted with a heat-resistant paint? If so, what paint would you recommend?
    1 Answer
    You will indeed want to use a brush to remove the latex paint from the bricks. As for a high temperature paint, I would suggest our Stove Bright brand of spray paint.
    Brennan W.
    on May 18, 2015

    from Mission Viejo, CA asked:
    March 26, 2015
    I burn approximately 3 cords of wood per winter and I have several cracks in my fireplace. Can I use this refractory mortar mix to fill in the cracks and float the entire lower firebox? Also, how thick can I float the material?
    1 Answer
    This product can indeed be troweled over existing firebrick to level or repair it. The thickness should be kept to 3/8 of an inch or less to ensure it will fully cure.
    on March 26, 2015

    from Salvo, NC asked:
    May 24, 2013
    I need to repair the floor of my outdoor fireplace/ grill. I'm planning to chip out the badly cracked cement and then skim the area with this product. What is the approximate coverage? The floor of the fireplace is about two feet by two feet and I believe that I'll need no more than an inch depth of refractory cement on top. Will a gallon cover this, or will I need more?
    1 Answer
    Per your dimensions, the gallon quantity of this product would be sufficient to skim coat your fireplace floor. Approximately 1/2 gallon would be needed to skim the floor at a thickness of 5/8", which is the recommended thickness for this application. A second coat can be applied after the first has set, if you wish.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on May 28, 2013

    from Princeton, NJ asked:
    May 3, 2013
    The mason that built my outdoor fireplace used regular cement with the firebrick instead of refractory and it is now cracking. Can I skim coat the entire inside with refractory cement? Or do I have to remove any loose chunks and plug it with refractory?
    1 Answer
    Skim coating the interior surface will indeed take care of the issue. Before skimming the surface, I recommend using a hammer and cold chisel to remove as much of the existing mortar as possible. Even if it has not appeared to crack or separate yet, this will help to ensure that further separation will not occur later on and cause cracking of the refractory mortar surface.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on May 6, 2013

    from Odessa, TX asked:
    April 30, 2013
    Can this be used to adhere fire brick in a outdoor fireplace?
    1 Answer
    For an outdoor application, it is recommended to use the Rutland Castable Refractory Fireplace Cement - 12.5 Pound Tub. This cement is weather resistant and is a hydraulic curing product, so no heat will need to be applied for it to fully dry.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on May 1, 2013

    from MD asked:
    March 24, 2013
    I have a Rumford-style masonry fireplace with cream-colored firebrick on sides and rear of the firebox. I would like to skim coat the rear and sides to make a smooth surface and then whitewash to match historic 18th century fireplace treatment. Can this product be used for this? What tips can you offer?
    1 Answer
    This product can indeed be used to skim the existing firebrick for a smooth look. Another similar product is the Rutland Dry Refractory Mortar Mix - 10 Pound Tub. However, both products will dry to a buff and light brown color respectively. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer a mortar that dries to a white coloration, although it is possible to acid wash either of the mortar products to lighten their color. Either product is best applied after thoroughly acid washing or scrubbing the interior firebrick. Any loose mortar should also be removed prior to the application.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on March 25, 2013

    from Charlotte, NC asked:
    March 19, 2013
    I have a fire box that is gas logs only. However, the front cover was removed and stone work was done above and on both sides of the dry wall. The cover was then placed over the stone work. The gap between the stone and firebox was "finished off" with dry wall. The concern is a combustible material (dry wall) that varies from an inch to three inches (exposure - variations due to curvature of rocks). I'm thinking of using this product to go over the dry wall to "fire proof" it. Will this work?
    1 Answer
    I do not recommend using this material to skim over the existing drywall. This mortar can only be applied effectively to masonry or stone and will not provide an effective heat barrier for the drywall. In fact, the material can absorb heat and possible cause the drywall to reach temperatures that are too high. Ideally, the gap between the stone and the unit would have been finished with cement board or a product such as Micore, which is a type of heat resistant fiber board. Because of its close proximity to the fireplace, the drywall may become too dry over time and possibly ignite.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on March 20, 2013

    from West Hartford, CT asked:
    January 20, 2013
    Where can I purchase this product in CT?
    1 Answer
    We are an online-only retailer with no brick-and-mortar locations. We recommend contacting Rutland directly to find a local dealer.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on January 21, 2013

    from Connecticut asked:
    October 9, 2012
    Can I use this product to patch the refractory panels in my fireplace?
    1 Answer
    While this product could be used, ideally you would use a product such as the Rutland Masonry Fireplace Patch, as it is formulated to adhere to irregular holes and cracks. The fireplace cement is better designed to skim coat an existing layer of firebrick.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on October 9, 2012

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