freetown fred wrote:I think maybe DH musta cornered CC in the shed--but on a serious note, hope everythimg is OK there??
Hehe If that were true, I'd be smiling right now!
I thought I would get on the Forum before midnight tonight, but no
Status remains incomplete.
Well, we decided to not remove any brick, (at least for now), so we poured an 8" high concrete pad. Added some charcoal pigment to the mix. Bought sealer, but directions say new cement needs at least a 30 day cure, so we'll live with it unsealed until the Spring. (this is somewhat of a "let's see
" install, before we did get surgical w/ the brick, or rip the mantle, etc.). Still maintain 16" in front of pad. One thing I thought of too late, was to pour the pad in four sections for future removal. Since the concrete is 'raw', we placed four marble tiles we had on hand, under the unit, for now.
Regarding the mantle, (again, being conservative for the 1st season), we removed it intact and will replace it in the Spring. It's just bare now, but we will probably add some nice molding to fill the unpainted space between the mirror and the bricktop.
So... she's almost
ready. In the photos you may see the coal-trol box mounted to the hopper, but it's just there until DH drills some holes on the back side of hopper tomorrow. I thought Jerry mentioned two sets of holes in the CD, but there aren't, only the side mount. Is there a heat issue with moving it to the back?
Regarding the mirror, DH discovered that the upper corner was pulling away from the wall!
trip to the Home Depot for some mirror mastic. (He says the older mastics tend to shrink over the yrs.)
Can't wait for that warm glow!!