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Tinytom

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Im not that F*****g brave...but come on lets be honest for a minute youve got to accept your cutting corners and doing a rushed job to get around multiple in a day apose to taking time and leaving it mint
I’m doing what they pay me for, if they want the full job plastering I’d do it and do 2 a day
I agree if I was doing my own I’d do the job lot
 

ChrispyUK

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Is what it is.

Thing is though, once installation is done and advice probably given to leave it a few days/week before firing up, after that most will be lighting fire every day due to novelty. Come spring/summer, when it’s off, problems will start showing.
 

Brimstone

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I get where Tom is comng from. Lot of people not willing to pay much for a fireplace, expect it to be a cheap lab price, so they get what they get or you decline the job. I only do full installs and decline that sort of work but that does not reflect on Tom. After he's gone they probably do a DIY stove install, and any problems are usually down to them then.

I find Hardiebacker easier and cheaper to buy than Aquapanel but both do the job. One issue some get is with the board cracking - seems to be if there are too few dabs and you get uneven heat expansion. I put a lot of dabs on, and use a quick set floor tile adhesive (which costs more of course) - touch wood no problems yet.
 

Kasper

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I started doing them like @Tinytom , I use the hardie backer boards though, I got a lot more trust in this method than s&c
 

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Tinytom

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I get where Tom is comng from. Lot of people not willing to pay much for a fireplace, expect it to be a cheap lab price, so they get what they get or you decline the job. I only do full installs and decline that sort of work but that does not reflect on Tom. After he's gone they probably do a DIY stove install, and any problems are usually down to them then.

I find Hardiebacker easier and cheaper to buy than Aquapanel but both do the job. One issue some get is with the board cracking - seems to be if there are too few dabs and you get uneven heat expansion. I put a lot of dabs on, and use a quick set floor tile adhesive (which costs more of course) - touch wood no problems yet.
I’m doing the work for a stove shop, it’s a dream come true. They do the knock out, tidy up and lay the hearth, I just do my bit and they come back, line the chimney and fit stove and geocast beam
 
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