Rated 5 out of 5Â by 4
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DIYer Love this fireplace!
I ordered the fireplace kit on-line and had it delivered to our local store. I ordered the stone and concrete from our local store. They delivered everything to my house for just 79 dollars. Much cheaper than the $945 shipping if I had ordered everything on-line. The only problem I had was that the glue supplied with the fireplace kit was old and was impossible to squeeze out of the tubes. Our local HD doesn't stock the Quikrete adhesive but they traded it out for SikaBond construction adhesive. That stuff is great, easy to work with and super strong bond. I was going to place the fireplace on an existing concrete slab but it was not very level and had a 1/2 inch dip in the middle. I did myself a favor and poured an additional 31/2 pad over the existing slab making sure it was dead flat and level. I followed the instructions and everything went together great. I did have to grind a little here and there between layers but nothing extreme, maybe one hour total time. We completed the entire in three days. Check out the pictures, I thing they speak for themselves.
April 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by KoDanJa great product easy to assemble with very clear instructions
The kit came with very clear instructions and was easy to assemble. My only complaint was that there was not enough of the caulk adhesive that was needed for the complete build and I used conservatively in the initial part of the build. I think I may have been shorted a case, and had to purchase a second one from HD. Other than that the quality was very good and I was very happy with the final product.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TonyL Great product for the money.
This fireplace was the best one I came across for the money. It was delivered on 6 pallets and was pretty easy to build. I would suggest saving the pallets to burn afterwards.
I do not have any masonry skills, just a little common sense. And that is pretty much all you need for this project besides some basic tools and a little time.
You do have to pay attention to certain aspects as you go along because the instructions are vague and just pictures for stone placement. I had to download them from the distributors website and they do not give you any pointers or suggestions. For example, as you set up for the fire box, it is a good idea to take a measurement of the width before you plan on setting it in place, this way you will not need to cut or grind any stone. Another thing that will help, is to have a bucket of mortar by your side. Even though you are using adhesive to set the stone in place, you will come across stones that vary in thickness. You can use a little mortar for build up to help keep everything level.
After setting the foundation, it took myself and son-in-law about twelve hours to complete the whole thing. Not bad for a couple of DIYer's
Overall, this fireplace was a great buy for the money and I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by adam fireplace insert fit was great but don't glue mini blocks until it is in place
Well pleased with product. great for the price. It did have extra blocks with it.
October 3, 2013