Opening up fireplace and add bioethanol burner
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Andyearnshaw
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Opening up fireplace and add bioethanol burner

by Andyearnshaw » Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:29 pm

I’ve started renovations of our living room, and want to open up the fireplace to renovate and add in a bioethanol burner. I’ve started the work on a small fireplace. Having taken off the plaster it looks like a soldier course above the opening with no obvious lintel (though I’ve heard they can be quite high up, I’d rather not take off more plaster unless I need to.

My question is - can I remove the infill used to brick up the fireplace?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Opening up fireplace and add bioethanol burner

by stoneyboy » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:57 pm

Hi andyearnshaw
You could try but it looks very likely that the row of bricks just under the plaster line will collapse.
Regards S

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