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Old 06-28-2012, 05:52 PM
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Russell and Tracy,

Thanks for the information. I hope either option is better than the angle grinder. It is tough.

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Old 06-29-2012, 06:36 PM
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Been a slow go, finally finished course 4, worked on adjusting course so dome is level front to back and side to side. Was starting to dip a little so thought now was the time to correct. Getting the hang of tying into the arch. I found that if I keep the arch one course ahead of the chain the tie-in is easier. Still a lot of shaving or grinding (flyfisherx - yes I broke out the grinder from the garage). Using a combination of the two. Heat is setting the mortar fast, mixing small batches so only doing 3-4 bricks at a time, even with soaking the bricks no wally gagging. Moving on and upward to course 5.
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Russell,

It is looking great! So how many bricks did you buy if you don't mind me asking and do you think it will be enough? I bought 250 and I hope it is enough but who knows with all the cutting to make all the tight fits. Anyway, just curious.

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Follow up on the question about cutting your base cinder block. This morning I tried to get the wet saw I am borrowing from a friend but it is lent out so I went with Tracy's suggestion and bought a diamond blade for my circular saw and it was so EASY. Thanks again to both for the ideas.

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Hey Nate,

My count will be different than your count since I am using various size bricks, they are larger and thicker and tapered. I am pretty sure there is a thread on "how many bricks do you need" where there was a ton of opinions. Glad the circular saw diamond blade worked out and also you have access to a wet saw for the dome. Life will be better than a angle grinder build. Good luck.
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That transition is looking flawless. Awesome job!!!
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Thanks Fish, But it is a slow go tie-ing in. Just finished dry cut tie-in on next course, I think I can lay the whole course in the time I have doing the tie-in brick. Thanks for the encouragement.
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I hear you, but the time you are taking is showing in a very good looking build. I just got past my arch yesterday and am done with my 7th course. I used the grinder a lot with it. I can't see how one can do it with the wet saw alone. Moving to the 8th tonight.

Just keep taking your time. Just like Gianni said. "you only get to build it once."

I am taking the 50/50 road. Take my time....get impatient and just say...it's good enough!

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i love the large bricks Russell
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