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Old 10-02-2009, 01:51 AM
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Some progress shots, most of the timber was reclaimed from the garden where the wood oven now stands.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:54 AM
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I would pour a couple inches past where your dome will be... You can just pour the round part if you want, I poured a square that was built into the slab, as seen below Hope this helps

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Old 10-03-2009, 02:59 AM
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Thanks
Has anyone used Brighton light cement in their HB mortar. I would like the lighter colour it gives with the fire brick instead of the dark grey from Portland. I assume it will work fine.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:47 PM
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Updates photos. Picking up the firebricks tomorrow, $3.30 each is the best i can get them for.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:13 PM
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hey 3 g..

You guys down under need to see if you can get a group together to buy a container of firebrick,, Here about 1 us dollar each, Im sure if you could get enough guys it might be worth it...
Its a shame you have to pay that much
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:22 PM
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Yeah, especially with the dollar as it is ATM. I want to start tomorrow but i should have started a bulk buy a while ago. Its only money!!
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:44 PM
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you should start one anyhow,, If you open your own firebrick supply you might make a few bucks,,, you can get 2nds,, for like 50 cents each, Have no idea what it would cost to ship,, Hindsight is always so much better..

Good luck with your build
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:06 PM
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I have decided to lay the first course on top of the base, i doubt ill ever need to replace the floor. Do i need to mortar the first course down or does this just sit on the floor?
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:50 AM
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I have decided to lay the first course on top of the base, i doubt ill ever need to replace the floor.
I doubt it too,,, Are you talking about the soldier course ? If so I used a slight amount of mortar under it, Had I read more before I got to that point I would not have bothered, As long as you mortat them together well they should be fine, and having no mortar underneath them allows them to move with expansion thus alleviating some more possible cracks...
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:48 PM
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I have put the base down and put in three courses.
The base was easy, i didnt need to use sand and fireclay, the vermiculite layer had a mm or 2 or give if i tapped the tiles with a mallet.
My diamond blade hasnt arrived yet so i have been using a bolster to halve the bricks, this has been fine but i want to start tapering in the vertical sides on the next course.
Im going o go for a half round entrance, 19" wide and 12 high.
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