Just bought another tub of High Temperature Furnace and Stove Cement and re-mortared the dome. I ran out with the first tub and the dome had some thin spots.
This time I used a rubber spatula as my spreading tool and it was way easier and faster than using a drywall tool or a spoon. The spatula was also much better than using my hands for smoothing out the cement. Didn't even have to wear gloves!
Also touched up the firebox. Now, I'm debating whether or not to also completely mortar inside the bottom. Right now, there's some JB on the original cracks and Stove and Gasket Cement (3000F) on the new cracks. If so, I will need to buy a 3rd tub of furnace cement.
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