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Old 08-26-2008, 10:34 AM
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Mike,

I didn't mortar the bricks down under the arch sides. I don't think it's necessary.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:13 PM
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Ken, how about this brick? Isn't that mortared down, or am I looking at that wrong?
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:08 AM
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That's sand and fireclay base for the bricks - except I think Ken used the leftover grindings from his cuts (which is basically fireclay).
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:55 AM
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Yeah Mike...that's a fireclay mixture. I did the same thing (per the FB plans). That mixture really holds the floor bricks in place, it's a really sticky clay. However, since there is no concrete in it, it allows some room for thermal expansion.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:56 AM
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Oh, one mroe thing. When I went looking for a bag of fireclay, I could only find something called Mortar Clay- which, as it turns out, is the same thing.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:33 AM
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If my bricks all sit level, is the fireclay necessary? (I'm using insulation boards, not vermicucrete).

Also, do I really need to mix the fireclay with sand?
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:22 AM
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Thats a good question. I think the main function of the fireclay slurry is to help you level your bricks. Even if the floor is perfectly level, the bricks usually have slight differences. I thought my bricks where spot on even, but after laying them down, there were little curves here and there...some of the bricks rocked a little if I put a bit of pressure on one side or the other. Also, it was nice to have them seated in that bed when I ran the belt sander over the floor so they didn't move.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:21 PM
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Had a productive weekend (relatively speaking )

My boards arrived. I was surprised, but they were not very uniform in size. It took quite a bit of work to level the bricks. I used the fire clay that I gathered from the sludge on the bottom of the wet saw tray. Mixed dry with sand. It worked out well.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:24 PM
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Next, I built the side walls for the vent area. I don't know why I did this first, rather than the dome. Just worked out that way. Hope it's all right. I tried to stagger brick whenever possible to avoid continuous lines of mortar.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:26 PM
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I got the first three brick in my soldier course down before having to wrap it up. The rest will have to wait until next week!
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