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RE: Airstone

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by firefighterjake, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Was thinking about putting up some stone work . . . or faux stone . . . in back of the woodstove since the drywall there keeps cracking from the heat.

    Was wondering if anyone has used this . . . or if there would be any concerns . . . it uses an adhesive that claims to be good up to 120 degrees. I think I would also feel better about putting it on to Durock vs. sticking it up against drywall. Thoughts?

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  2. Augie

    Augie Feeling the Heat

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    What is your clearance that the drywall is cracking... I'd be concerned about that more than anything else..
  3. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Clearances are not an issue . . . I actually exceeded the clearance requirements by a few inches. It's just that the Jotul Oslo is a beast of a heater!
  4. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    why not go to faux stone that uses mortar? it is fairly easy to do, I did about 3000 sq ft on the exterior of the house and inside on the steps and fireplace.
    still I would think 120 degrees would be sufficient, I do not think you would see those temps. also the cracking peeiling issue is probably more from dryness than heat IMO

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