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Old 05-16-2013, 04:26 PM
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I'm using Super Demon by Plibrico. Itís made for tight joint 1/4" max. My first tilted course had some shrinkage issues with the larger joint. Brickie suggested I go back and fill any voids after drying some time, which I will do. I have been able at this point to control shrinkage by using my brick scraps wedges to fill the tilt voids. I thought of adding sand to the mortar mix for the shrinkage issue not sure how that would work........ I need more mortar. I may switch to a different mortar on the upper courses, though I don't like the idea of having different bonding materials . So Iíll probably stay with it. I thought the price was good at $ 38 per bucket, which should put me at about $120 total for high heat mortar.
Thanks for sharing your experience. Spent some time reworking my jigs. Do you have any sense how much the top width of the bricks was reduced by the tilt angle in the early courses? Bruce
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:03 PM
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Thanks for sharing your experience. Spent some time reworking my jigs. Do you have any sense how much the top width of the bricks was reduced by the tilt angle in the early courses? Bruce
Not much maybe a 1\8" each side to nothing a tiny more each course. Don’t recall measuring the top but tried to keep bottom over dimensions quoted in Dee’s dome sheet calculator. The bevel was cut the same time as the sides were cut. I basically laid out the cut with a Marks Alot marker on top and bottom then experimented by increasing the tilt, till I had the proper bevel angle making equal cuts on both sides. Otherwise the side angle will be thrown out in relation to brick face. As I sliced away I kept in mind to finish the bottom of cut with the marked bottom line. Once I established the proper cut and angle first couple of bricks. I used the best one as a template taking the brick and flipping small side down on top of new half cut brick and mark top of brick to use as a guide to end up at the proper bottom dimensions. Make sure to place both clean brick faces parallel and square one another. I made the mistake of not keeping them lined up, using the back edge of brick and not keeping quoted bottom dimensions, which made staggering joints of upper courses a challenge.

Hope my cut to fit approach helps aka: Geometry for Dummies………Ps the cut to fit approach has its disadvantages, one; saw blade wear, offset by brick savings. The savings lost with bad cuts do to my bad geometry calculations. I wish I had the mind of those Geometry pros that have gone before.

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I think you may be thinking what I was thinking at this point in your build. Looking at the dome sheet calculator I input the needed parameters and ran the calculator. The 4th pic shows the spread sheet and the column labeled tilt I set my jig to 15.2 degrees and cut, and said to my self that right....... I think the sheet is talking about the tilt of brick as seen in the 2nd pic........The 1st pic is my jig which I was calling tilt the adjustment done with the long bolt and wing nut..........3rd Pic I'm calling side angle the taper of brick and adjusted by the wood back stop and wing nut............The bevel of the brick which get's rid of the inverted "V" which become more pronounced as the dome grows in courses is very small 1 to 2 degrees thus far.....I am on my 6th course I think it was about 2.5 degrees. I am adjusting the tilt of my jig to by placing my angle locator on the saw blade to find zero then placing it on the table adjusting the tilt accordingly………… trial and error at this point I not sure if this trial and error method will continue to be productive............I’m open to all others suggestions........I'm probably confused on my terms as usual but I hope this helps.
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I'm using Super Demon by Plibrico.
If it the same sort of stuff I use which it loos like just a different brand name, dont splash it in your eyes as its a trip to the hospital....
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:11 AM
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If it the same sort of stuff I use which it loos like just a different brand name, dont splash it in your eyes as its a trip to the hospital....
I know it taste funny and sticks well to my glasses ............. Are speaking from "horsepistol" experience?
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:55 PM
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Been slow going on this end, had a little cleaning up after some sloppy brick work. Completed 7th course, inner arch only 4 more bricks left.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:51 PM
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Thanks K79,

Finished inner arch and 8th course Dry fitting was a little easier, I used modeling clay to hold the bricks during the dry fit.....hoping it will work on the upper courses as well.
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Finished inner arch and 8th course Dry fitting was a little easier, I used modeling clay to hold the bricks during the dry fit.....hoping it will work on the upper courses as well.
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Nice work clearing the arch.
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Nice piece of work kbartman.

My saw just arrived yesterday so I'm a bit behind you. I like your arch transition and your use of firebrick shims on the dome. I haven't seen anyone else employ clay as an aid either. Good idea.
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