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Old 04-29-2015, 04:20 PM   #41
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In the morning I have to pop out that block wall , I didnt realize its actually in the smoke chamber.
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:36 PM   #42
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Ive been sticking these cut off pieces here, what do you all think

J I and the old man always use them there it's good as they fit so nicely and if too big a but ..so what. Try to split the miter at the corners when the slant starts....it sounds like alot of extra work wbut it has benefits and becomes quite easy after a while. It stops both the back and side wal from coming in otherwise the side wall is free wheeling..inwardly

Before saws Id keep prick punches or similar/and a few long concrete nails to point off the knobs to get a tight fit.....dont tell Karl over there with all those prew sawn stone....lol kidding Karl!
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Ive been sticking these cut off pieces here, what do you all think
Well, yeah. When the layout results in a full brick bearing just 2" or less on the side wall, sure. I take a half brick or whatever and put it in there without concern about how far it sticks out.

Of course I'm usually laying a curved back so as I come up that piece begins to show

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So this is how I've done a "modified" rumford (and I'm sure purists will have a coronary ) But this will take a gas log unit and gives the HO the 50"X50" opening she wanted. It was subsequently veneered which wrapped around the front 4" of firebrick.

I laid firebricks up the form, and 4" blocks on the angle iron. then filled in with concrete mix reinforced with #4 steel.


What you're doing is way more advanced for sure but I would think for outdoors, or for what I was trying to do here, this works
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I like that dave, might be just as good as the traditional method, who knows.

I would love to do a herringbone on that form eh!

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