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Old 07-18-2010, 02:30 PM
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in the instructions I don't see this called for and in most pics it does not look like folks have a mortar joint under the soldier but I did see a few with it. I am putting my soldier on top of the floor. If you don't put it under what keeps the bricks from moving in recognizing most of the force would be pushing out from the dome and you have mortar on the outside to hold them in place

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Old 07-18-2010, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: morter under soldier?

If for no other reason, you should mortar it so that you can keep everything level.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:31 PM
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its pretty level now but I guess a thin layer of mortar underneath won't hurt
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:38 PM
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The tolerance for firebrick is pretty tight since they are dry pressed, but there is still a small amount of variation in size.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:43 PM
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good point, thanks
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:34 PM
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Default Re: morter under soldier?

I mortared under mine. I don't plan to have mortar behind them.

Seems like that's the base and you would want them firmly held in place. Either under or behind.
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