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Old 05-02-2012, 04:35 PM
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Ummm. yeah.. that didn't work.. I guess I need to find a bag of fire clay..I had too much sand and not enough clay.. wont post any pictures of that fiasco..
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:02 PM
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here is the photo of the brick..lemme know..
That looks right for the cuts.

You might want to use a herringbone pattern on your floor so that you don't have bricks perpendicular to your peel.

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Ummm. yeah.. that didn't work.. I guess I need to find a bag of fire clay..I had too much sand and not enough clay.. wont post any pictures of that fiasco..
any suggestions?
Cut a bunch of your sailor bricks and you will have plenty more wet fireclay. Just clean out the saw tray.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:14 PM
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How thick does the bed need to be?
On the herring bone pattern.. aren't there going to be ridges on that even when its tapped into the clay?
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How thick does the bed need to be?
On the herring bone pattern.. aren't there going to be ridges on that even when its tapped into the clay?
Thick enough to level the bricks used for the floor only. If they are flat without filler, you don't need it.
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Thanks Lee Thanks DJ... will be cutting a mess of bricks tomorrow again!
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Did you use a square notch trowel to trowel it out? It only needs to be as thick as the grooves. 1/4" maybe?
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Yah.. bought the same one at Ace.. I'll see how it goes tomorrow..
My head hurts now..LOL
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Hah. I haven't been able to work on my oven since Sunday night. Pulled off the tarp and looked at the last three bricks I laid, and they looked horrible. None of them lined up. I wondered if I had been drunk when I put them in and just forgot that part. Ended up knocking them out with a cold chisel.

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so I cut a bunch of bricks at a 7 degree angle today .. question.. on the sailor course, when i do set them in HS50 do I stagger the mortar joints on the second course? Do I cut the the second course with the taper 7 deg? Or do I do whole half brick?
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:35 PM
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I did a mock-up of the arch..14 inch door opening 9 inches from the floor..
should I put a tapered brick in the center ?
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