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  • Arch strong enough?

    May have jumped into the arch to soon and didnt think through it all the way. Im worried that the way i built it its going to push the side walls out? thoughts? a buddy suggested an "L" bracket to help support the sides but curious on everyone's opinion?

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    Kind of depends on the chimney type, I have seen several of these type of configs that use SS chimney vents and "seems" to be solid enough. If you choose a masonry chimney then you definitely need to bolster the sides. You can add an additional stack of bricks along the verticals to bolster the side walls.
    Russell
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    • #3
      I was also thinking of maybe drilling a 1/2 hole down the middle of the side briks to the concrete hearth (halfway through it) and putting a piece of rebar through it all. anyone ever done that? thoughts on if that would work?

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      • #4
        heres an example of what i did to test my theory

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