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Old 06-08-2012, 09:22 AM
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The professional Italian oven builders mortar between chains but not between bricks. Once the dome is built this way they fill the triangles between the bricks with castable refractory. I used this method on the upper courses of my low dome oven and really like it.
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So you are saying triangles are good ?
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Not really, just giving you an easy but effective option to address them. Mortar is much weaker then brick. Over time if the mortar in those triangles was to break down it could weaken the dome. Castable refractory is not as strong as firebrick, but it is much much stronger then mortar. Your other options are to simply fill them with mortar and or to spend a lot of time cutting custom brick.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:50 PM
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Oh ok i understand now, i was taking a look at hendos page and probably gonna go that route i am halfway there no im gonna have to make alot of cuts . thanks again for you input..
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