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Hardiebacker to brick?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by mattjm1017, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    Does anybody know of a way to install hardiebacker to brick? Im giving my hearth a makeover and need to install the hardiebacker directly to the brick. I planned to just use concrete/brick anchor screws but when I talked to hardiebacker they said that they have no recommendations for installing it to brick so Im kind of at a loss now.

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  2. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    That's a unique install! What is the reason for the backer? Most all masonry products can be attached to the brick without any trouble. I used mesh behind my stone veneer, but that was only because the brick was painted with semi-gloss paint.
  3. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    the reason for the backer board over the brick is because part of what will be tiled is also over studs I need the backer board on the studs for the tile and to make it all flush and even i want to put the backer board on the brick too.
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    I would think you could use thin-set to bond it to the brick. Just use some anchors randomly to hold it to until the thin-set dries.
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    Thanks webby for the quick reply I found on another forum about shower stuff to use thinset and tapcons so Ill go ahead and try that. Thanks again.
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  7. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    Heres an update I used the mortar and tapcons on the brick seemed to work out nicely. After that was all fiinished I started in on the tiling got that done tonight now to wait and grout it all. All I need is a new mantle and some trim on the edges of the tile. Th pictures dont quite do it justice but yall will get the idea Im sure. After its all done and put back together Ill get my wifes camera and take a real good picture of it.

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