New Brick hearth question


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Old 07-26-10, 10:09 AM
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New Brick hearth question

I am planning on making a hearth for a wood stove in my basement and was going to use brick. I plan on framing the edge of the hearth with a soldier course and infilling the area with bricks laid flat. Since the soldier framing is 8" high(nominal) and the infill bricks are anywhere from 2 1/4" to 4" depending on the brick I buy what do I fill the area below the infill bricks with?

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Old 07-26-10, 01:01 PM
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Sand if you are going to lay them dry, concrete or mortar if wet laid.
 
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Old 07-26-10, 02:00 PM
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I was thinking of pouring concrete
 
 

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