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Veneer Stone

We're about to cover old red brick with HD's Veneer Stone.   we've already installed the fire box and the gas logs.   The frame of the fire box is flush with the front of the red brick.    Should we pull the fire box out to the depth of the stone we're about to install?


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Posted 2012-01-28T19:31:27+0000  by hammerqueen hammerqueen

Hello hammerqueen and thank you for joining our How-to-Community.


Position of the firebox is dependent on the style of the veneer and style of the fireplace insert you’re using.


Typically inserts come with something called surround trim. Surround trim it’s basically a picture frame type of trim that is installed on the outside perimeter of the insert to conceal mounting brackets.

Normally with the stone veneer (due to surface texture of the material) you would position your fire box so that once the veneer goes up it is flush with the surround piece. With the tile (smooth surface) veneer surround piece can go over (top mount) or flush.


This is a typical installation, yours may differ depending on the style of the insert and manufacturer recommendations.


What is the brand name of your insert and can you post a picture of it?


Hope this helps.



Posted 2012-01-31T20:44:16+0000  by George_HD_CHI
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