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Old 05-18-2012, 12:04 PM
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Default Mortar or not to mortar

I am preparing to lay my first chain of bricks for the dome. I have read that this chain should be mortared to the hearth and I have read that it should not as the mortar might adversely affect the thermal expansion of the dome. I will greatly appreciate any input.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:16 PM
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Let it float.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:34 PM
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As in don't Mortar it.
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should the first course have mortar between the bricks or no mortar until second course?
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should the first course have mortar between the bricks or no mortar until second course?
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That's what I did. Mortared them together on the sides, but let them float on the base.

Note that I built my dome around the floor, not on it - so mine are not mortared to the floor on the fronts either. Just mortared together in a ring.
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Thanks for the input. I think that I will mortar the sides only on the first chain as you did.
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