MDF around fireplace

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Forum topic by Evelyne posted 02-25-2010 09:59 PM 2769 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2010 09:59 PM

Hi, I am just finishing my gas fireplace mantel and I was wondering if, instead brick, I could put a fake brick mounted on MDF just around the fireplace itself. Is it dangerous for fire?

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 10:30 PM

It think it would all depend on distance from the heat source and heat contuctive materials the MDF would be.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 11:56 PM

Cement board might work better. (hardibacker).

-- Brian

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 11:58 PM

I would check what the firecode says in your area. But I think if you are within a certain distance from the fireplace you have to use something like cement board.

-- Russ

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#4 posted 02-26-2010 12:24 AM

This will get you in the right direction:

-- Tony, Ohio

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