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rlf5 08-24-2007 05:20 AM

Begining dome construction
 
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Well I started cutting bricks yesterday for the dome (thanks Hendo for the tips). These shown will actually be the oven floor level course. I plan on stacking them on top of the oven floor so that I can trace were to cut. I also have a box of insulating board that needs to be put in under the oven floor.

rlf5 08-24-2007 05:21 AM

Re: Begining dome construction
 
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Rest of the pics

Ken524 08-24-2007 07:08 AM

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Looks good!

What kind of mortar are you going to be using? When you are cutting and laying out your first course, don't forget to figure in the width of the mortar joint. If you lay the bricks out perfectly with the edges touching, your final result with the mortar will be a larger diameter circle than what you planned.

Edit... After looking at your photos more closely, it appears you might have left some gaps in there. I really like the way the tapered cut bricks look. I can't wait to start cutting!

Ken

asudavew 08-24-2007 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Ken524 (Post 14253)
Looks good!

What kind of mortar are you going to be using? When you are cutting and laying out your first course, don't forget to figure in the width of the mortar joint. If you lay the bricks out perfectly with the edges touching, your final result with the mortar will be a larger diameter circle than what you planned.

Ken

Hey Ken I have a question related to this.

I know in the upper layers it is hard to avoid joints that grow larger, but on the bottom layers don't you want the bricks touching on the inside or should there be a bit of mortar on the inside edge?

Would it be better if you could build an oven with no mortar. If you could make it stand up! I know its probably not possible, but if you could.....

Ken524 08-24-2007 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by asudavew (Post 14265)
Would it be better if you could build an oven with no mortar.

Yeah! That would be the perfect oven I would think.

Les 08-24-2007 09:55 AM

Re: Begining dome construction
 
RL,

I noticed you have the saw pump in the tray. This was a source of great pain. The pump kept failing because of the "mud". I hung a 5 gallon bucket off the back of the saw and dropped the pump into that. Haven’t had a problem ever since. Just a suggestion.

Les…

rlf5 08-24-2007 10:36 AM

Re: Begining dome construction
 
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Originally Posted by Ken524 (Post 14253)
Looks good!

What kind of mortar are you going to be using? When you are cutting and laying out your first course, don't forget to figure in the width of the mortar joint. If you lay the bricks out perfectly with the edges touching, your final result with the mortar will be a larger diameter circle than what you planned.

Edit... After looking at your photos more closely, it appears you might have left some gaps in there. I really like the way the tapered cut bricks look. I can't wait to start cutting!

Ken

Yea there's about a 2mm gap left in there for mortar. All my joints are going to be very tight fighting b/c of the taper. If i'm lucky I should be able to do the whole dome with one bag of mortar. Oh, to answer your question I ordered two bags of RefMix, which should be arriving soon.

rlf5 08-24-2007 10:37 AM

Re: Begining dome construction
 
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Originally Posted by Les (Post 14267)
RL,

I noticed you have the saw pump in the tray. This was a source of great pain. The pump kept failing because of the "mud". I hung a 5 gallon bucket off the back of the saw and dropped the pump into that. Haven’t had a problem ever since. Just a suggestion.

Les…

Les

Havn't had any problems yet, but I may just try your suggestion. Thanks!

rlf5 08-24-2007 01:24 PM

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Finished cutting the rest of the surrounding floor bricks. I'll line them up a little better and then trace the ID onto the oven floor bricks so I can cut those.

Kemo 08-24-2007 01:40 PM

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subscribed! thanks for posting.


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