You are here: Home > Topics > Concrete/Masonry > Any idea how I prepare this disaster fireplace? Any idea how I prepare this disaster fireplace? Tagged: brick, fireplace, mortar This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by DirtyWhiteBoy 1 week, 4 days ago. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts March 7, 2019 at 8:17 pm #716006 daknutsPro So I can install stacked stone ledger panels? It’s going to be used as a gas fireplace only from now on. I’m guessing that I can use mortar to level over the brick and use something like Hardy board for over the studs further out? Should I use lath? Or is there a better way? I also want to lift up the opening to about 12″ on the bottom and raise the gas tube ‘burner’ to almost that height, too. Will adding a couple of rows of any type bricks to the bottom edge be sufficient to adhere the stacked stone panels to down there? Thanks for your patience 😉 Attachments:IMG_0251.jpgFireplace-Disaster.jpg March 7, 2019 at 9:43 pm #716018 DirtyWhiteBoyPro Honolulu,, Hi. Oh boy that looks to be a mess. I’m sure some one will be able to help you out.. I have never used or seen a fire place in use myself. Dirty A Working Pro since 1988! Member since January 26, 2013. Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.