Old 05-17-2011, 11:24 AM
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I used small bits and chunks of fire brick as shims and simply left them in there. I also used smalls screws of varying lengths as shims, but pulled most of those out after setting.

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Old 05-17-2011, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: Using Shims

However you do it, you want to avoid air entrapment. Normally, the mortar has enough body that it should be able to hold the brick at the proper angle, but there is no real issue with shims, so long as you do not end up with a bunch of air bubbles all over the dome.
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