I am getting ready to put the floor of the oven. I am doing the herringbone pattern. I do not want to cut a circle floor I just want the rows (courses) to start on top of the floor.

Next is my problem.

1. We want to build the 42" Tuscan (high dome) interior height 21". The directions state the "first course" can be done in 2 ways, 1) stand a brick cut in 1/2 upright (4 1/2 ") as shown in (Photo 7.1) 2) or you can lay a 1/2 brick on its side (2 1/2") as shown in Photo 7.2 (Page 37 in the directions)

I understand the 2nd course (row) is where the bricks are cut in 1/2 laying on their wide side

Which is the best way to do it, in order to acheive the 21" dome height. the 4 1/2 " standing upright on the floor or the brick cut in hald lying on its side???

2. Is that considered the 1st course (the bricks on the oven floor)??

2. Do we put down 3 courses (rows) of brick, then start to angle with shims?

Thanks, Mgreene

Next is my problem.

1. We want to build the 42" Tuscan (high dome) interior height 21". The directions state the "first course" can be done in 2 ways, 1) stand a brick cut in 1/2 upright (4 1/2 ") as shown in (Photo 7.1) 2) or you can lay a 1/2 brick on its side (2 1/2") as shown in Photo 7.2 (Page 37 in the directions)

I understand the 2nd course (row) is where the bricks are cut in 1/2 laying on their wide side

Which is the best way to do it, in order to acheive the 21" dome height. the 4 1/2 " standing upright on the floor or the brick cut in hald lying on its side???

2. Is that considered the 1st course (the bricks on the oven floor)??

2. Do we put down 3 courses (rows) of brick, then start to angle with shims?

Thanks, Mgreene

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