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Hi, I have some "hairline" cracks in the back wall of my fireplace. I was told by my chimney cleaner that I should purchase a fireback for safety reasons. What is your opinion? How should I measure for one?
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 03:26 PM

Our Answer:

A fireback can be a good way to protect against possible damage caused by cracked firebrick. Do you have a true masonry fireplace or is it a manufactured (metal) firebox? We offer refractory cement and replacement liners to repair either type of box. If you wish to go the fireback route instead, you will simply need to measure the width of the back wall of the box and the height from the floor to the top of the wall. The fireback needs to be sized as closely as possible to cover the entire wall for protection.

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