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Old 10-16-2013, 05:19 AM
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John,

I would highly recomend using water. I dont know about where you are in Australia, but here in the states there seems to be a pretty good supply of used brick saws on the cheap. I used a brand called "Target" brick saw, it worked famously and cant imagine cutting all the bricks I used in my build dry. The few bricks I had to cut dry made for a real dust storm and would not be good to breath. I have seen here In the forum where guys have used the steel chop saw with a diamond blade with a make shift water supply that have appeared to work well.

There are many benifits to the use of a brick saw not to mention the recirculating water supply like: rolling table, foot pedal operation and adjustable guide.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:52 AM
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Hey John - I would strongly recommend that you find a wet saw. I found a second hand 14 inch one in good nick with a new(ish) blade for $425 and there is life in the blade yet after the job is done. I am sure that I could sell it for more than I paid for it but being a tool hoarder I will probably keep it. You never know!! The dust from all of the cutting would be nasty and the water is the difference when it comes to blade wear.
I found mine on Gumtree.

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Old 10-16-2013, 07:44 AM
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Hey John - I would strongly recommend that you find a wet saw. I found a second hand 14 inch one in good nick with a new(ish) blade for $425 and there is life in the blade yet after the job is done....snip...
Good advice! I bought a used saw and sold it for what I paid. Only cost was the replacement blade. Take some time to find the used one.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:08 PM
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Thanks all you blokes.Looks like Ill have to bite the bullet and buy at wet one.
Well Les you may be right, but i thought that this forum was for dumb a#@!# like myself .
OK back to the main issue ,size. After doing lots of reading and procrastinating i am going with either a 1200mm or 1300mm high dome as Lburou has suggested.This will do the job nicely.

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Old 03-31-2014, 07:06 AM
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Gday all , well in a couple of weeks(hopefully) we'll have some concrete in the ground. With the weather now cooling it's a good time to do some concreting. The plan is to use 150mm(6") for the whole slab,so if i need to do anything else it wont be a problem. So thanks for all your feed back and will join you all in another forum. Cheers john
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:12 AM
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Gday all,now with the weather cooler its time to do some concreting. The plan is to make the whole slab 150 mm(6") thick so if i need /want to build anything else its not a problem. So thanks for your feed back and i'll see you all in another forum,with photos��. Cheers john.
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