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    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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    Re: Mortar or not to mortar

    Let it float.
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    • #3
      Re: Mortar or not to mortar

      As in don't Mortar it.

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      • #4
        Re: Mortar or not to mortar

        should the first course have mortar between the bricks or no mortar until second course?
        Texman
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        • #5
          Re: Mortar or not to mortar

          Originally posted by texman View Post
          should the first course have mortar between the bricks or no mortar until second course?
          Texman
          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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          • #6
            Re: Mortar or not to mortar

            Thanks for the input. I think that I will mortar the sides only on the first chain as you did.

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