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havasu 09-27-2013 11:31 AM

Is a hearth mandatory on a fireplace remodel?
 
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I'm preparing to reface the brick on my old fireplace with a natural stack-stone product. I would also like to remove the brick hearth, and just continue my ceramic wood (look alike) plank across the base of it.

I've now been told that the removal of the hearth is possibly prohibited by code, since a wood log could roll onto the floor and catch fire.

Just to add, the ceramic plank tile is thinsetted on a 4" concrete slab, which is obviously fireproof, and the fireplace has been converted to natural gas with fake fireplace logs.

Could anyone shed some light on whether I will have problems with this upgrade?


havasu 09-27-2013 11:31 AM

Is a hearth mandatory on a fireplace remodel?
 
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I'm preparing to reface the brick on my old fireplace with a natural stack-stone product. I would also like to remove the brick hearth, and just continue my ceramic wood (look alike) plank across the base of it.

I've now been told that the removal of the hearth is possibly prohibited by code, since a wood log could roll onto the floor and catch fire.

Just to add, the ceramic plank tile is thinsetted on a 4" concrete slab, which is obviously fireproof, and the fireplace has been converted to natural gas with fake fireplace logs.

Could anyone shed some light on whether I will have problems with this upgrade?


havasu 06-03-2014 08:45 AM

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Well, I've pulled the trigger on this project, and I have a sore back to prove it.


havasu 06-03-2014 08:45 AM

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Well, I've pulled the trigger on this project, and I have a sore back to prove it.


havasu 06-03-2014 08:45 AM

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Well, I've pulled the trigger on this project, and I have a sore back to prove it.


havasu 06-03-2014 08:45 AM

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Well, I've pulled the trigger on this project, and I have a sore back to prove it.


havasu 06-03-2014 06:49 PM

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I considered removing it like you, but it doesn't take up much space. Here is today's work.


havasu 06-03-2014 06:49 PM

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I considered removing it like you, but it doesn't take up much space. Here is today's work.


havasu 06-04-2014 11:47 PM

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I grouted the floor, added 4 can lights in the living room, replaced a bad wax ring on a toilet, and finally hung the TV. Now ready to hide cables, add power over the TV, and face the fireplace with stack stone, then add a mantle.


havasu 06-06-2014 06:20 PM

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Today's progress.



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