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Old 08-01-2009, 09:47 PM
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Got the soldiers up today. Was harder than I thought as I had to reset the first 3 or so bricks over 4 times before I got them right. Using Lars' mortar recipe which was a definite plus as it doesn't set as fast as Heatstop or the FB mortar does. Gave me time to get my head right. Even so it's not perfect as I have a few bricks that are gapped back from the edge of the floor. (ie the face is not completely flush with it's neighbor brick). That was the hard part was getting the mortar compressed to ensure good adhesion while trying to line everything up.
I have to keep reminding myself this is a wood burning dome oven and not the space shuttle. Still, my Grandfather (God Rest) impressed on me the idea of craftsmanship in everything you do. Wonder if he ever laid brick....


PS - tried to upload pics but kept getting a failure msg. Anything special I need to do? - GOT IT!
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:57 PM
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Click on Go Advanced.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:49 AM
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Thanks,
I had done all that while trying to post but your response told me the images were too big.


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Get irfanview (if you are on a pc). It's free. One click resizing.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:01 AM
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Thanks dmun.

I used the Windows XP powertoy ImageResize and got it fixed.
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Hi Roadkyng!

Where are you in Texas?
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:26 AM
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I live in Talty, a small town between Forney and Kaufman, about 45 miles east of Dallas
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Looks good Roadkyng. Your mortar joints look like mine in your pics. It always seems not perfect working up close but as you said, it's not the space shuttle but it will hold the dome together & your insulation will hold the heat in. Good job with the soldiers around the dome and the angle cut on top to get your dome going. Can't wait some dome rings go up.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:55 AM
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Thanks a bunch Dino. Eases my mind a bit hearing that from you since I am using your oven and Lar's as my guide.

Did you use a variation of the indespensible too? I built one and have found out the angle of the first course will not line up with the tool bracket. It needs a steeper angle. I believe it is because the fulcrum is approx 1" higher than the floor due to the thickness of the plywood it is bolted too and the height of the eye bolt. I can bend the bracket to get everything lined up but am not sure if it only affects the first course or all of them. Can't see bending the bracket back and forth too many times.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:29 PM
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Pics showing my angle problem with the tool. I believe it is due to the added height of the fulcrum. Not sure but was wondering in anyone else had this issue.

Pic 004 shows the tool bracket is at the correct angle if the chain brick is resting on the soldier. (Soldiers are cut at 17 degree angle)
Pics 011 and 012 shows the mismatch between the tool bracket and the chain brick, when the brick is shimmed to correct angle.

My question is will this be consistent all the way up. If so I'll bend the bracket. If not I may have to come up with another solution
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