Hello everyone,

I am ready to lay down the second course of bricks and need some advice. My oven will be a low dome style oven, and I have already put down the 1st course ( I believe these are referred to as soldiers ) . The soldiers are full brick standing 9 inches high and the internal diameter is 36 inches.

My question : Do I need to be very fussy with the angle of my first course on top of the soldiers? This will be a low dome, remember, so according to the diagram on page 9 of the Forno Bravo 2.0 version, I am to use bricks cut at bout 70 degrees. However, this diagram on page 9 is the only info I've come across regarding the angle of this course for this type of style. Does this sound about right?

Other info : The oven entrance is 10 inches high, plus the additional area of the arch on top of which peaks at an additional 2 inches.

I am ready to lay down the second course of bricks and need some advice. My oven will be a low dome style oven, and I have already put down the 1st course ( I believe these are referred to as soldiers ) . The soldiers are full brick standing 9 inches high and the internal diameter is 36 inches.

My question : Do I need to be very fussy with the angle of my first course on top of the soldiers? This will be a low dome, remember, so according to the diagram on page 9 of the Forno Bravo 2.0 version, I am to use bricks cut at bout 70 degrees. However, this diagram on page 9 is the only info I've come across regarding the angle of this course for this type of style. Does this sound about right?

Other info : The oven entrance is 10 inches high, plus the additional area of the arch on top of which peaks at an additional 2 inches.

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