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firebert 07-11-2011 07:53 PM

36" no masonery experience in CT
 
Like many first time builders I have read some great pst on this forum and seen some really good designs. Quick question if anyone can help.
I have finished my base and poured a 3 1/2" reinforced slab and a 3 1/2" insulating slab of vermiculite and portland. I think the floor will be no problem. My question is why some have cut an angle in the soldier course, is this to minimize the height of the dome?
I have some pictures will download tomorrow.

Aegis 07-13-2011 08:42 PM

Re: 36" no masonery experience in CT
 
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Originally Posted by firebert (Post 116925)
Like many first time builders I have read some great pst on this forum and seen some really good designs. Quick question if anyone can help.
I have finished my base and poured a 3 1/2" reinforced slab and a 3 1/2" insulating slab of vermiculite and portland. I think the floor will be no problem. My question is why some have cut an angle in the soldier course, is this to minimize the height of the dome?
I have some pictures will download tomorrow.

Welcome aboard!
I cut the top soldiers at an angle to start the curve without having a huge mortar joint with the first chain. I hope I did it for the correct reason! lol I too have no or VERY little masonry experience. I live down the road from you a piece in Southbury Ct. pretty much off exit 15 on 84 I am almost done closing up the dome.
Good Luck!


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