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Experience:  Licensed Architect- 17 years, L.E.E.D. AP
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I have a burning fireplace. The front of the fireplace is

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I have a wood burning fireplace. The front of the fireplace is finished with gyproc up to the edge of the opening. It appears the gyproc is glued to the concrete surrounding the fireplace and chimney. I'd like to cover the gyproc with ceramic tile one foot to the sides and 21 inches above the opening. Do I have to remove the gyproc first (to meet code) or can I tile over the gyproc?
JA: Just to clarify, what type of fireplace is this?
Customer: Open front wood burning fireplace.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If I can.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Don't think so.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

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You don't have to remove it. You can tile over it. There are no building code violations here.

Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

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