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    Default Crack in concrete around fireplace

    I have an insert fire place. The fireplace was installed and concrete was put around the metal opening and the brick around the inside of the fireplace. The concrete around it is cracked, thereby letting in the heat and the cold from outside. Don't think it would be a good idea to fill cracks with foam insulation. If I have to use concrete, is there a special concrete to use that will not dry and separate?

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    Default Re: Crack in concrete around fireplace

    A fireplace is an architectural structure to contain a fire for heating and, especially historically, for cooking. A fire is contained in a firebox or firepit; a chimney or other flue directs gas and particulate exhaust to escape. Fireplaces are a central household feature, as the flames and crackling sounds are comforting, even when not necessary for heat or cooking. Fireplace mantels are a focus for interior decoration.

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