Hotspot Hi-Temp Redi-Mortar

At a glance

  • Ideal for setting firebricks, installing and repairing fireplaces, chimneys and BBQs.
  • Designed for replacing and/or repairing fireplace bricks.
  • Ensures smoke and gas tight joints.
  • Easy ready-to-use mortar
  • Air dries in 24 hours
  • Heat resistant to 1400 degrees C
  • Sandstone colour
  • Available sizes: 400g, 1kg, 2kg, 4kg, 8kg, 20kg & 35kg Tubs

Rubbedin Hot Spot Redi-Mortar is a heat resistant, sandstone coloured, ready-to-use mortar. It will withstand heat up to 1400 degrees. It's ideal for use in installing and repairing fireplaces, chimneys, fuel stoves and barbecues. It's pre-mixed, simple to use and air dries in 24 hours.

 

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Hotspot Hi-Temp Redi-Mortar

At a glance

  • Ideal for setting firebricks, installing and repairing fireplaces, chimneys and BBQs.
  • Designed for replacing and/or repairing fireplace bricks.
  • Ensures smoke and gas tight joints.
  • Easy ready-to-use mortar
  • Air dries in 24 hours
  • Heat resistant to 1400 degrees C
  • Sandstone colour
  • Available sizes: 400g, 1kg, 2kg, 4kg, 8kg, 20kg & 35kg Tubs

Rubbedin Hot Spot Redi-Mortar is a heat resistant, sandstone coloured, ready-to-use mortar. It will withstand heat up to 1400 degrees. It's ideal for use in installing and repairing fireplaces, chimneys, fuel stoves and barbecues. It's pre-mixed, simple to use and air dries in 24 hours.

 

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  • How to Use
  • Tips For Your Fireplace
  • FAQ's

How to use our Hot Spot Redi-Mortar

  1. Clean the area to be filled or fixed, removing any loose material and dust.
  2. Mix Hot Spot Redi-Mortar thoroughly until even consistency is reached.
  3. Wet (with water) area to be repaired and then apply Hot Spot Redi-Mortar with a trowel or suitable tool.
  4. Allow 24 hours to air dry.
  5. Keep lid tightly closed and store away from heat when not in use.

Safety

  • Never use petrol, oil or kerosene to help light the fire as they can cause an explosion.
  • If you have young children - a guard around any form of heating is a good precaution - Ask your dealer for advice on the best type.
  • Smoke detectors save lives. With or without a fireplace, a smoke detector is a good investment in your family’s safety.

Getting Started

  • Use kindling wood, paper and fire lighters to get the fire started. Large pieces of wood should be added after a bed of hot coals has been established.
  • Leave air controls open for 20 - 30 minutes to start the fire burning. You can expect some smoke from your flu when you first start but it should not last longer than 15 minutes.

Fueling your Fire

  • It’s important to get the fire hot as quick as possible & maintain it for the heating period.
  • Most heaters burn better with 3 or 4 logs rather than 1 or 2. Logs should not be too big -- 2kg to 4 kg or 40cm logs are typical.
  • Heaters with grates will perform better with a layer of ash on the base of the firebox, and should only need cleaning periodically. When cleaning out the ash, always leave 10mm or so behind.
  • Efficient burning only occurs when adequate air is supplied to the fuel. Leave air controls on for 15 - 20 minutes after reloading.

Overnight Burning

  • For overnight burning, load the heater at least half an hour before going to bed. Only turn the air supply down to a minimum once all the wood is charred  (about 15 - 20 minutes).
  • Most heaters should still burn for eight hours without difficulty and you will have far less creosote problems than if you fill the heater and turn it to slow burn straight away.
  • It will probably take you some time to get the feel of operating your heater for long periods. You might even find that once you have a good lighting method worked out and your house is well insulated you don’t need to burn overnight except on the coldest nights.
  • Do not close down air supply totally overnight - a little air avoids a lot of smoke.

Buying Fuel

  • It is always best, to use the type of fuel recommended by the manufacturer. If your heater meets the national emission standards, it will have a compliance plate which specifies the correct fuel to use.
  • Be sure of what you are buying or collecting in firewood.

Money Saving

  • Getting the best performance from your fuel and heater will save you money each year.
  • Make your home energy efficient by insulating the ceilings and walls.
  • Prevent heat leaks through cracks in doors and windows.
  • Reduce heat loss through windows by drawing heavy curtains at night.
  • Leaving the firebox open will affect the efficiency and reduce the heat output of your heater.

Wood Storage

  • Buy your wood in Spring or Summer as heaters operate best when wood is completely dry and well seasoned.
  • Store wood undercover in a dry ventilated area. Wood stored on pallets in a crisscrossed fashion allows air to circulate freely.

Service and Maintenance

  • The key to clean and efficient heating is not just installing an efficient heater, it is also operating and maintaining it correctly.
  • Whatever the age of your heater, use it correctly to reduce the need for repairs and servicing. Every heater has slightly different characteristics, so read and follow any instructions from the manufacturer carefully.
  • Service your heater during Spring or early Summer. This minimizes the corrosive effects of creosote residues and condensation during the off season.
  • Prior to winter, check the condition of the heater including the flu, door, seals and baffles. Specifically check for bird nests in or near the flu systems in the roof cavity. If loose insulation has been added to the ceiling check carefully that none has built up in the flu cavity clearance area.  Alternatively, have an experienced service person to do these checks.
  • Flues should be checked regularly by a chimney sweep.
  • Make it a habit to look outside and check your flu for smoke.

Based on text kindly provided by the Australian Home Heating Association Inc.

Can pregnant woman use it?

Yes, anything that can cause fetal abnormalities has to be stated, by law, globally.

What temperature is the product effective to?

1400C

How long after applying product can I use my heater?

Hot Spot Redi-Mortar requires 24hours to air dry. You can use the heater after that.

Is hot spot ok for use on an outside BBQ?

Yes, Hot Spot can be used if it is cured and dried. Protect from rain/moisture for 24 hrs until curing process is complete. It is not as strong as instant brick.

What is the difference between Hotspot and Black patch?

The colour (hot spot is a sandy colour, black patch is black – ideal for cast irons).

Is Redi-Mortar suitable to repair a smashed up fire box in a Kamodo Cooker?

Yes in principle it should hold all the pieces together, but we have never tested our product in this situation.


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