I have a fireplace that is missing its ornamental cast-iron
surround--the three-sided, right angled thing that goes right next to the hole,
overlapping the ornamental tiles that also surround the fireplace. I found a
good fit in a salvage place but one of the sides was broken off at the bottom.
The missing piece was still available, and fitting it together I saw that 1) it
had been broken and welded on from behind at least once before and 2) when you
put the pieces together it was an absolutely perfect fit---from three inches
away you couldn't see the line of fracture. So I crossed my fingers and bought
it at a reduced price. Now I need is someone to marry the pieces and
install it. What kind of craftsman would do that, and is there a ballpark
figure for the service?