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Fill stone gaps with what?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by don brown, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. don brown

    don brown New Member

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    I am getting a Jotul Oslo installed in a couple weeks. I am in the process of making a hearth pad. I have some 1.5 inch thick flagstone that I am setting in Flexbond thinset. My question is: What should I use to fill the gaps between the stones? They are irregular shapes, so some of the gaps will be up to 1.5 inches. I'm assuming this kind of gap is too large for normal sanded grout. Can I use the Flexbond thinset? The grey color is fine.

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  2. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    I guess so, or just some regular old type S mortar.
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    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    Does the stove require more than just an ember barrier?


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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    It only needs ember protection, but the flagstone would look nice.
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  7. don brown

    don brown New Member

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    Correct, the Jotul Oslo does not require any 'r' value for the pad, just ember protection. The type 's' mortar sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the help.

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