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We want to put large porcelain tiles over the old brick fireplace to modernize it. Any suggestions or warnings about the process are most appreciated.
   
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I'm doing this installation literally as I type. The original fireplace is brick. We nailed 2"x2" wood strip sleepers to the brick. Then screwed 1/2" durarock to the sleepers. 24"x37" tile will be installed next. We did install a cable chase to run electronics for the tv that will sit in an inset we built into the fireplace.
   
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Forgot. The cable chase is done in 1 1/2" pvc pipe.
   
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