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  1. #1
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    Default Proper way to measure Hearth Extenstion

    Does any one know if the hearth extention on a masonary fireplace should be measured out from the "front " or "rear" of the facebrick? See photo.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Proper way to measure Hearth Extenstion

    Front, the way you've got the tape. That hearth needs to be wider.
    I've seen people lay a row of tiles across the front for a simple upgrade.

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
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    Default Re: Proper way to measure Hearth Extenstion

    Is that a raised foundation? If so, I believe there shouldnt be any wood below the hearth extension-check with Bob Harper, he'll know for sure.

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