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Old 12-09-2008, 10:58 AM
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Remember, there is no cement in this mixture- it doesn't set up like you think. It's more like playdough with sand in it. You'd need to work really, really slow for it to dry before you finish setting the floor.

If you are worried, spread the mixture a little at a time- maybe a foot or so, lay some brick then spread another foot or so and lay some more until you are done. That's how I did it.
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If I remember correctly, it's maybe 30-45 minutes. One way or the other - you have plenty of time to set them out and then use a rubber mallet on the whole thing.
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Oh! And congratulations on reaching this step! It's all downhill from there because you can actually see the thing being created!
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Thanks Amber, That sounds like plenty of time since they will all be cut and ready to set. Leaving now to go pick up my bricks. Starting to get exciting.

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I was able to get my floor cut this afternoon, I'm a little apprehensive about setting it. Is it pretty difficult to get it very flat (no high edges)? Have many of you belt sanded your floor. I have no problem sanding it if it works well. Does it scratch the bricks a lot?

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Old 12-10-2008, 06:12 PM
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I sanded mine, it's not that bad. In regard to scratches, no worse then the grit of the bricks or the marks from the wire that cut them. I prefer the imperfections over the chip in the brick you can get if you catch the edge of the peel. JMO

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Les,
Thanks. That's what I'll do. That way it will be much flatter and I won't have to worry about every edge being perfect when I lay them. 60 grit sound right?

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I wouldn't recommend sanding the floor. I did sand mine. I think Dmun pointed out that the brick exterior has a glaze that is stronger than the interior of the brick. My floor was only a bit off in a couple of spots. Its easy to get carried away with a belt sander. My floor is pitted and not looking too great, I believe because of the sanding.

I'd purchase a peel and try sliding it across the floor. If you hit a real high spot - sand it.
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the brick exterior has a glaze that is stronger than the interior of the brick..
I know this is true with decorative brick - I don't think there is a glaze on firebrick. If that were the case - we should not be cutting them in half and exposing the cut to fire. To my knowledge, the fireclay/magic potion, is mixed up, poured into molds, wire screeded, then fired. You can cut/grind them ten way's to Sunday and you will see the same product - brick stuff...

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