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Old 09-01-2011, 03:37 PM
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Thats wierd the joint has moved on the rh side so much it looks like the 1st row brick has been removed and cut smaller or shrunk if you look at the perp joints relative to the soldiers before and after, while the lh joint remains the same Or was 1st pic taken whilst 1st course was laid out and not mortared . Anyway not the end of the world
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:52 PM
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Thats wierd the joint has moved on the rh side so much it looks like the 1st row brick has been removed and cut smaller or shrunk if you look at the perp joints relative to the soldiers before and after, while the lh joint remains the same Or was 1st pic taken whilst 1st course was laid out and not mortared . Anyway not the end of the world
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I added a pic with the next two courses mortared. The soldiers were mortared in the first pic.
I did grind out on the outside and was able to remove mortar wedge between the two soliders. I then did as Brickie suggested, with the oven warm I put a slurry of heatstop in and then put in a wedge of firebrick which made the joint quite tight. I did the similar for the upper cracks although the mortar was not removed. I still had room for some small pieces of firebrick to insert. I then covered over the rest with the left over slurry. Today I went back inside the oven and filled in the gaps from the inside as the slurry did not make it all the way through from the outside. I used a premixed product that is tan in color and it seems to have a very sticky consistancy to it. It went on nicely and I wiped off the excess. I am a rather large person and to get in to reach the back with any sucess was a real feat by itself!
I will start some curing fires again next week and will see what transpires.
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:10 PM
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Here are a couple of pics of the crack repair. I guess I'll have to wait a week or so to cure the repair and start oven curing all over again! I still have a ton of finish work to do which, from here on in I do not have a good plan. I have a plan, but it is more in general terms rather than drawn out on sketch up. I got a couple of huge pieces of marble for a counter top. It is 2 inches thick and came in two pieces, so I used two levels to extend across the pad. Hey for fifty bucks I couldn't pass it by!
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:56 PM
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The repair looks good - inside and out -although it's hard to see the outside!

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who doesn't have the outside design finalized. Generically it's going to be stucco on top and rock on the bottom with a granite ledge in front, but I'm still trying to figure it out the details.

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Old 09-04-2011, 05:59 PM
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Killer patchwork, John. You now have a 'character line' to go with those gorgeous countertops!
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The repair looks good - inside and out -although it's hard to see the outside!

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who doesn't have the outside design finalized. Generically it's going to be stucco on top and rock on the bottom with a granite ledge in front, but I'm still trying to figure it out the details.

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If it wasn't for hurricane Irene I would have taken some pics after grinding and cleaning the outside, and then some pics as I patched. I just had to get all the potential flying objects out of the yard and hatches battened down.

I know all to well the feeling of figure it out as you go!
As for the finish, I am continuing the block look all the way up to the roof. It is just the details of where to steel stud in relation to arch etc.
Good luck with the stucco, I am staying away from that as my brain can only learn so much in one year, then it shuts down. The stucco class would put me over the limit!
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Killer patchwork, John. You now have a 'character line' to go with those gorgeous countertops!
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Thanks, we'll see if it holds up this time. I will look for any more debris in between the hearth and dome bricks before I light it up again!

My wife refers to me as a "character" so I guess the oven is a match! lol
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:31 PM
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My wife refers to me as a "character"
I get the same, but I know she means "dick head"
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NINE WORDS WOMEN USE

(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.


(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given
five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.


(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.


(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!


(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks
you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)


(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.


(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome.. (This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - which is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' -- that will bring on a 'whatever'.)


(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!


(9) Don't worry about it, I've got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to
do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking, 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response, refer to # 3.


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I get the same, but I know she means "dick head"
Yep Al, my wife confirms that statement!
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