Adding brick to fireplace front

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Old 12-27-13, 10:14 AM
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Adding brick to fireplace front

I am working on refacing my fireplace (shown in picture). I removed the tile, and now the front is concrete block. You can see that it has a recessed area at the front with no support underneath of 1.5" deep, 6" high and ~4' wide. I would like to know if I could fill the area with concrete bricks (1.25" deep, 3.5" wide, 6" tall) to make the top/front flush around the fireplace insert. If I built a 2x4 support underneath them to hold them in place while curing, is there a product that could be used to permanently mortar/cement/hold them in place (even after removing the support)?

After adding the brick, I want to retile the front, so that's the reason for wanting the front to be flush.

Thanks!

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hi, I am not a mason,but maybe you could screw a piece of angle iron onto the concrete block so the brick can sit sit on top of that to give a some support,not sure but i think over time the brick will fall with no support, maybe some of the masons will chime in with some options.
 
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looks like your wife left the hammer & chisel in front so it shouldn't be a problem for her to knock out tile & lay brick on mortar bed while you watch the game happy to help
 
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