The soldiers was mortared with 1:1:1:3 like most of the people here.
I was surprised how easy it was and how fast i could do it. Just like building lego
The soldiers i cut down to 8,2 inches since i never understod Marcos idea where he said
soldiers should be 22cm but then again the net hight should only be 18-19cm. So i made something in between.
The oven door is 44cm wide and 22cm high so this will maby cause some problems. We will see later on.
The biggest concern i have now is that the oven door is supporting the structure as you can see from the darker circles.
I did read jeffs comments on his first oven. I was actually suposed to build a vault around the oven door so the dome itself
could be selfsupported with help of buttress around the soldiers.
The door itseld is really thick corten steel and it is really heavy so i hopw to minimize this problem with steel moving in different pace
than mortar due to heat? Please if anybody thinks how i did it will destroy the whole oven please shout out so i quickly can run and tear it apart
What i did was just to fit pieces in between the soldiers and the oven door. Imade it quickly and not so exact so i could finish everything from the door to the soldiers in one day.
As buttress i intend to have a metal lathe that i connect with the oven door that goes around the middle of the soldiers.
I will most defenitely also have a metal lathe that goes around the angled pieces of firebricks that will go ontop of the soldiers. This lathe will not be connected
to the oven door since it is to high up.
Before i attach the butress i am planning to put a fibre insulation blanket around the the soldiers. I figured i now both could make the lathe less hot and at the same time easily attach the blanket around the soldiers.