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Unread 11-03-2004, 03:54 PM   #1
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I am restoring my 1908 coal burning fireplace. The marble face is cracked in three peices. I need help in finding a way to hide the cracks as much as possible after I glue the pieces back to the hardibacker board.

I am also looking for any recommendations for a product to clean the marble. I would appreciate any help.

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Unread 11-03-2004, 10:39 PM   #2
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Hi Steve

My first suggestion would be to take the pieces to a local fabricator, and have them epoxy it back together, and rod it for you. I don't recommend that you mount it to the hardiebacker board, unless you want it to crack again.

Can you give us a photo, or more info of the fireplace you want to attach it to?
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Unread 11-04-2004, 08:15 AM   #3
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Thanks John. I do not have any pictures. I have built a wooden frame and attached hardibacker board to the frame. I was planning on using versa bond to attach the marble facing to the hardi board. I was also going to glue the broken pieces the same way and in addition use the epoxy glue to attache the cracked pieces. The pieces are on the bottom leg part of the marble. How will it crack more if I do this?

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Hi Steve

Thanks for registering! Perhaps I misunderstood your original post.

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I need help in finding a way to hide the cracks as much as possible after I glue the pieces back to the hardibacker board,
It sounded like the marble was on the hardieboard when it cracked, and you were putting it back on. Either way, my concern is that the hardieboard won't be stable enough (alone) to support glueing the pieces on, without epoxy repair and rodding the material.

Hopefully others will come in with different perspectives.
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