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  • Work out your brick bond before you start.

    Work out your brick bond before you start.
    I have seen so many ovens visually ruined with bad brick bond.
    Before you start make sure your bond works, having halfs in the middle of a wall or oven is not a good look.
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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    Re: Work out your brick bond before you start.

    And if you DO manage to work yourself into a spot needing a half in the bond, it is much better to cut 2ea 3/4 brick to span the gap.

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      Re: Work out your brick bond before you start.

      Ain't that the truth. If you are working with 8" (7.5 + .5) bricks, your outside dimensions should be divisible by 8.



      See those weird half bricks in the center, and the elaborate inset to disguise the problem? 60 isn't divisible by 8
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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        Great advice! I had to cut EVERY brick on this wall except the bottom coarse. I came out on day two after the mortar had sat and didn't feel like knocking them out. A total rookie mistake that started when I cut the block.
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        Check out my pictures here:
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

        If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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          Hi Les,

          Can you enlarge your photo some?

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            Re: Work out your brick bond before you start.

            Originally posted by Tscarborough View Post
            it is much better to cut 2ea 3/4 brick to span the gap.
            There is a display house just down the road from here and the bricklayers didnt work out their bond, they have 6 3/4 cuts over a lintel right in front of the front door.
            You would see it every day, it would drive me nuts.

            Its a display house, its supposed to show your best work.
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              Re: Work out your brick bond before you start.

              Originally posted by Laurentius View Post
              Hi Les,

              Can you enlarge your photo some?
              I had to copy it from the original post. If you select the thumbnail you can view it large. It's kind of wierd because sometimes it goes large then it shrinks back. At any rate - here is the page

              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/8/le...d-4207-15.html

              Oz - you should see the workmanship on my home. Not so much the cuts (breaks), they just didn't give a damn about cleaning the mortar off.
              Check out my pictures here:
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

              If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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                Brickie in Oz

                Sound advice.....it doesn't take much working out either. Can't really avoid the cuts when your corbelling out with stacks or pillars like I built here.....

                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...ter-blend.html

                ....but even over the window on the main house....it had to work bond (even if you can't see it.)

                Terry

                p.s.....love the website !!!
                Honi soit qui mal y pense

                My 2nd Pompeii build.....

                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...eii-build.html

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                  Re: Work out your brick bond before you start.

                  Originally posted by Les View Post

                  Oz - you should see the workmanship on my home. Not so much the cuts (breaks), they just didn't give a damn about cleaning the mortar off.
                  Put up a pic..
                  The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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                    Re: Work out your brick bond before you start.

                    Originally posted by cannyfradock View Post
                    it doesn't take much working out either.
                    I just measure most times as everything here is metric it just makes it so much easier to get the calc out.
                    Bricks here are 230mm, 240mm with joint, it cant get any easier.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Work out your brick bond before you start.

                      Here is that display house I said about earlier with the cuts over the front entrance, its 4 not 6, but still, work it out before hand.
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                      The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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                        Brickie in Oz

                        Just surfing the forum and re-found this thread of yours. Since posting in this thread I've built another oven and your title "Work out your brick bond before you start" was very important to me in making sure full bricks were laid over a wall containing 3 arches.....

                        setting out the bond.....



                        resulting in full brick bond over the arches..



                        Hope you don't mind me posting this as it may help people understand the importance of this thread title.

                        Terry
                        Honi soit qui mal y pense

                        My 2nd Pompeii build.....

                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...eii-build.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: Work out your brick bond before you start.

                          A hint: if you are using 8" bricks (7.5+.5), make sure the size of your structure is divisible by 8. For example 5 feet (sixty inches) isn't divisible by eight.
                          My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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                            Re: Work out your brick bond before you start.

                            Originally posted by cannyfradock View Post
                            Brickie in Oz

                            Just surfing the forum and re-found this thread of yours. Since posting in this thread I've built another oven and your title "Work out your brick bond before you start" was very important to me in making sure full bricks were laid over a wall containing 3 arches.....

                            setting out the bond.....



                            resulting in full brick bond over the arches..



                            Hope you don't mind me posting this as it may help people understand the importance of this thread title.

                            Terry
                            Nice work, and you even worked out for the arches NOT to have a split over them, a true professional..

                            PS, I think its time you treated yourself to a new level.....
                            The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

                            My Build.

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                              Hello Al

                              I appreciated your kind words. I have visited your website on many occasions but I've only just read the entirety of your 2nd oven build. Never mind the fancy arches....That's one sexy beast you have built there.

                              Terry
                              Honi soit qui mal y pense

                              My 2nd Pompeii build.....

                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...eii-build.html

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