Repairing a hole from gas pipe in wood burning fireplace?

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Old 01-27-18, 10:38 AM
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Repairing a hole from gas pipe in wood burning fireplace?

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I moved into a home that had a wood burning fireplace before the last owner turned it into gas. I'm not a fan of gas so I removed the insert and want to repair the damage to the firebox firebrick and outside brick after removing the gas line.

How do I fill in the hole from the gas pipe? Use refractory mortar through the entire hole? Or use refractory mortar inside and regular mortar on the outside? Best way of getting the mortar into the middle of the hole?

Any help or ideas is appreciated!

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Old 01-27-18, 11:03 AM
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I don't know how thick the mortar needs to be but you can take a stick or whatever to push it in deeper
 
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Old 01-27-18, 01:56 PM
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marksr: Thanks for the idea on the stick.

I found this mix "Rutland Castable Cement" to be what I might be looking for. If anyone has experience on this, please share.

http://www.woodstoves-fireplaces.com...LAND600TDS.pdf
 
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