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Old 02-23-2012, 05:42 PM
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:29 PM
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Had some problem with course number 11th because my brick guider or indispensable tool was a little too big for the cut brick for the last course. I didn't realize the problem until I started to mortar up the second brick because the side of the guider was pushing the first mortar up brick from where it suppposed to. So, I had to take the angle grinder to make some adjustment and it was golden again!
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:42 PM
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Done with course number 11th and the KEYSTONE baby on Mardi Gras day!

I have to say that it was a joy when I placed that keystone on top of the dome. The height of dome spot was exactly on the money at 17.45" which pretty gave me the prefect ratio of 63% because my door height is at 11". I did some modification from the original plan on the last 3 courses to make sure that I will reach the target height because if I had not make the adjustment, the dome height would had been 16.5" which is not that big of the difference but it is nice to get what you were aiming for. And that doesn't happen very often for me.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:55 PM
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Okay, after two days of doing nothing. I realized that I will eventually have to face the vent/chimney and it is indeed a headache.

I did some mock up to see how it would look like. I am going to spend the next few days on Visio just to just to draw it out and hopefully I will get start working again next weekend. I had to go out of town this weekend and leave my "mistress" alone for the first time over 3 days. I will surely bring picture of her with me and think about her the whole time.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:15 AM
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Are you going to taper the arch bricks? I think *any* taper you can get makes the arch much more stable (the bricks can't drop out). With the bricks upside-down, I took about 3/16" per side at the top edge, and set the angle so the blade broke out as far down as possible. When it's mortared, you don't notice the untapered bit at the outside of the arch.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:55 AM
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Are you going to taper the arch bricks? I think *any* taper you can get makes the arch much more stable (the bricks can't drop out). With the bricks upside-down, I took about 3/16" per side at the top edge, and set the angle so the blade broke out as far down as possible. When it's mortared, you don't notice the untapered bit at the outside of the arch.
I will only taper two pieces of brick on the outter arch and leave the rest the way it is. However, I do agree that any taper brick for the arch will be more stable such as your build.

To make the mortar stronger or more stable, I use bigger aggregate (broken down firebrick from scrap left over) in addition to sand for the refractory mortar in area that is thick.

I am done with the outside arch and I pretty much used Dino Pizza idea for the vent except mine does not flarred out. However, I did use his "quaker hat" brick cut idea for the transition vent to chimney which is an awesome idea.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:07 AM
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Next is the anchor plate holder brick for round transition to chimney.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:10 AM
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Then I cut some L shape brick to hold the archor plate down.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:58 AM
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Then I cut some L shape brick to hold the archor plate down.
That is some nice cutting!!!

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:46 PM
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Great job! Tu,
I saw your post at lunch today and wanted to comment then but, took only about 15 minutes to choke down a sandwich and glance at the site. I don't know what you do for a living but there is a little finnished carpenter (cabinet maker) in you. And a damn fine brick layer too.Those L-shaped brick are precision. You are doing a lot of that.
I can't wait too see what you do with the finnish.
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