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Roadkyng 10-01-2009 09:31 AM

Ugly Mortar Joints
 
post to hopefully gain some comfort from the 'Masters' I see on this forum.....

I am on my 6th course and no matter my efforts my mortar joints look they were done by a spastic 3'rd grader. You know it's a bad sign when the OUTSIDE of the chain looks better than the INSIDE ! None of the chain to chain joints are over 1/2" at the backside so I think I am fine structurally. I just can't seem to get the knack of getting each chain brick in 'square' and 'faced' properly with several ending up a bit cock-eyed. The mortar joints inside the oven are generally tight and small, just some at angles including the dreaded triangle between adjoining chain brick. Looking a Les's Oven makes me sick!

Please tell the the Pizza will not know the difference!

papavino 10-01-2009 10:18 AM

Re: Ugly Mortar Joints
 
RDWHAHB. Oops. Wrong forum. Relax, don't worry, have a pizza. It'll be fine.

Les 10-01-2009 11:09 AM

Re: Ugly Mortar Joints
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Roadkyng (Post 66278)
Looking a Les's Oven makes me sick!

You should try my cooking ;) It's going to work just fine. One trick to keep people from looking at your work is to keep a hot fire going.

Les...

fxpose 10-01-2009 11:27 AM

Re: Ugly Mortar Joints
 
I don't trust my brick laying skills so I intend to use a brick guide. :D

Archena 10-01-2009 03:34 PM

Re: Ugly Mortar Joints
 
If the choice is perfecting mortar or pizza, go for pizza. Your friends only care about the pizza anyway.

ThisOldGarageNJ 10-01-2009 04:38 PM

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Quote:

If the choice is perfecting mortar or pizza, go for pizza. Your friends only care about the pizza anyway
I agree 100%.... as long as it cooks your golden

mluttropp 10-01-2009 05:57 PM

Re: Ugly Mortar Joints
 
I have also created some "challenged" looking brick placements inside my oven. Some of them offended me to the point that I took an angle grinder to them clean them up. Now they look a bit better. I agree with the group. Don’t worry too much about it, after all people are going to be more interested in the pizza.

For what it is worth I saw a professionally made oven in a restaurant this weekend and the mortar joints were huge and I thought rather sloppy. Pizzas that came out of the oven were fantastic, so clearly it works.


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