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Old 05-15-2010, 08:38 PM
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I started laying the dome today. I didn't cut angles on any brick yet. Everything including the head joints looks good except one place. I guess my perlcrete had a dip in it which transfered into the soldier run and then on into the dome and of course it's in the back in plain view when you look through the door. I should have been more careful leveling things up before I started. I think angles will need to be cut on the head joints of the next run of brick to get even joints on the brick. I've noticed that some people cut all their brick to get even joints from the inside out, is there any benefit to this other than less mortar usage. Does it effect the structural integrity of the dome?
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:30 PM
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I started on the vent today. Does this look like it will work? I cut angles on the side of the vent walls to accept the soldier run and plan to cut the bricks on each dome run to that angle where they join the vent wall. Will this be a strong joint?
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:50 PM
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I built the first half of the upper vent today. I took alot of cutting. There is a one inch lip for the door cut on each brick behind the form. I hope the arch holds when the form is removed.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:43 PM
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Thats looking pretty sweet. Kick out the forms (after a day), no worries.

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Old 05-19-2010, 08:24 PM
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I finished my vent and made some progress on the dome in the last two days.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:47 PM
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Beautiful work!
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:05 PM
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Thanks for the complement Eric. How is progress on your oven, from your pictures it looks like a very ambitious project to say the least.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:15 PM
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More pics.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:43 PM
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I completed the dome today. I was going to try to complete the last run without any support from underneath but gave up on the ninth run when gravity desided it liked the bricks better than the mortar. I went with the plywood circle and sand technique which worked quite well I must say. I got a little sloppy on last run with the cuts on the head joints. When you get that close to the top you really need to cut each brick individually to get a perfect fit but I was so close to being finished that I found an angle that was close and cut all the run before laying it. I regret this but at least you can't see it without sticking your head in the oven.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:01 PM
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Your dome looks perfect to me. Congratulations. I was not smart enough to drop the sand form the same day and had a mess when I finally did. Nice work,
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