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Old 05-12-2013, 07:24 PM
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Fourth Course done. Still no arch! Arch is next.

I am starting to visualize what the entire area will look like. It will have a flagstone ground surface and a brick wall at the back (to hide the boat!)

I don't think I can hold up any more courses without a support. Maybe it's time to add a right angle bracket to my independent tool! (been using it as a measurement tool and "angle" tool only up until now)

Now the tricky arch-dome tie-in starts. I will post photos.....

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:37 PM
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I do indeed have half height soldiers. The half bricks are standing vertically with the narrow edge inwards. My sailor comment was a feeble attempt at a joke!

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Sorry Neil - I see it now. I just glanced at the pic and saw the top row
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:07 PM
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Wow, Les, I just took a look a your build - it is incredible!

Your brickwork is amazing - how did you get such clean lines?

I am using the "antique" style bricks which are pretty forgiving in terms of lines and accuracy. I wouldn't dare try and use tight clean joints like yours until I had way more experience!

Your kind comments on my build are much appreciated!

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Old 05-15-2013, 09:46 PM
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I completed the inner arch. Not perfect, but it is structurally solid and only the lower inch of the arch (for the reveal) will be visible. Also, it seems that the inner arches get pretty black very quickly!

I am pleased with the amount of buttressing between the inner arch and the dome. I think there is plenty at the back to prevent collapsing.

When I get to building the arch that supports the chimney I may use some metal brackets to buttress the arch that covers the landing.

Next step is to tie the dome and inner arch together! Lots of brick cutting ahead!

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Lookin good, almost clearing the arch. I don't think there are any perfectly cut ovens out there, well maybe Les's
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:03 AM
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Thanks Russell!

well your arch is almost perfect - and you certainly have set the standard for arch to dome transitions!

Question for you - early in your thread you said you you most likely going to buttress your outer arch - but then I see from your later pictures that you didn't do that.

Were you worried about the arch pushing out at the bottom? Have you seen any cracks?

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:14 AM
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I ended up doing a full arch versa a partial arch with my thought being minimizing outward thrust. I also did not have a heavy brick chimney above my arch. No crack or shifting as of yet.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:44 PM
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Fifth course done. I also placed the first flat course of bricks on top of the inner arch. I will start to build the back part of the chimney on top of this. (but will build the outer arch before I get too far with the chimney). I also angled these bricks at the back to tie into the dome.
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Looking good Neil.......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:47 AM
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Thanks KB! I might try and close the dome this weekend - depending on how much time I have to work on it.


You must be almost closed yourself? Or maybe already done? I think the last picture you posted was course 6 or 7.

Hope it's going well!
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