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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

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  • Soldier angle cut

    Just about to lay in the floor for my 36" Pompeii. I plan to do a internal floor with vertical soldiers. Two questions. 1. What angle to cut the tops of the soldiers? 2. With the internal floor my brick saw obviously cuts straight angles not curves, do i fill in with fireclay/sand/lime/portland mortar, just fireclay and sand or other? I guess the fireclay bog question is also relevent to the top of the dome as well where the guide pdf shows a fair bit of mortar between the bricks.

  • #2
    Re: Soldier angle cut

    1. What angle to cut the tops of the soldiers?
    1) Set brick upright on insulation, in position.
    2) Stretch string from center of floor to desired height of soldier.
    3) Mark string angle. Cut and repeat.

    do i fill in with fireclay/sand/lime/portland mortar, just fireclay and sand or other?
    I vote for filling that gap with wood ash.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: Soldier angle cut

      "I vote for filling that gap with wood ash."

      Or have the hearth bricks go under the soldiers.