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Old 2017-05-31, 07:07 AM
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Default Stonerox Precision Ledge Stone Fireplace repair

Not happy with these two repairs. Any suggestions on how it can be done better?Click image for larger version

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First picture - large space where you could see the mesh - mortar was added then coloured by burning a pencil crayon.
Second picture is a chip - pencil crayon was heated and used to colour it.
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Old 2017-05-31, 09:50 AM
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Forgive my eyes, but what specifically is the problem? The differently coloured circle?
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first picture half way down - horizontal mortar fill repair - where large gap was.
second picture half way down centre of picture circle chip filled in/coloured with grey pencil crayon.
the problem is it really stands out as both at eye level - just wondering if there may be better ways to fix it?

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Old 2017-05-31, 05:49 PM
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Could you post a pic of the whole thing from say 8 - 10 ft away?

I can't tell about texture, but to my eye the colour is wrong. It needs to be more beige than the grey.

Good example of poor workmanship. Those two pieces never should have been installed in the first place.
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Old 2017-06-01, 12:45 PM
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most of the issues on fireplace have been fixed - just trying to find the best fix for this space that was filled. I did ask the installer why he installed some of the pieces as in our opinion at least 6 pieces/sections should not of been installed due to chips in corners etc. He told me he did not have any extras pieces to use, so had no choice? Spoke to builder they said they always order extras. So builder is working with us to correct issue. Installer said this was best fix? Im wondering if material added could be removed and a small flat piece of the stone put in that place where there is a large gap? I am just wondering if anyone has a better solution or if they think that would work?

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Default picture 8-10ft away

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The stones come on 6 x 24 inch sheets. I would ask them to replace the damaged tiles with new ones. Dry stacked stone with no grout will come apart easily.

The installers story is bs. Working from bottom up how would he know he didn't have extra when he was down that low.

Manufacturer recommends 10% extra be ordered.

The initial work was poor and the fix is worse.
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Old 2017-06-01, 11:37 PM
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thanks for info
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Old 2017-06-23, 10:12 PM
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brick removed - tricky to do - couple more got broken - all replaced - looks good - thanks for the advice - again - contractor and builder came through
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