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Enough about pizza, what about PISE? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Enough about pizza, what about PISE?

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  • Enough about pizza, what about PISE?

    PISE, as in Pneumatically Impacted Stabilized Earth.

    It's a play on the old pise de tierra, which is a more traditional rammed-earth method of building walls:

    Pneumatically Impacted Stabilized Earth - from ecomii

    Oversimplified, it's blasting something like shotcrete against a one-sided form and calling it a wall.

    My curiosity in this all has started from my wife complaining about all the noise of cars passing by in front of our new house. We moved from inside our city to an area that is trying to still be rural, but with the highway and being on the corner of a road off of it, it feels like we have even less privacy now. The noise--particularly of motorcycles and construction vehicles--has been getting on my wife's nevers. We have pondered different ways of making walls, all the way up to just sacrificing 18 feet deep of the frontage and just berm up some dirt. Then we saw earthbag construction, and I got distracted by rammed earth. Then I found out about PISE.

    All the stuff about all this is about building houses with it, which is a little too ambitious for me. However, we still have to build a pizza oven for this place, and I was pondering trying one of these methods in the back to create a wall for the outdoor kitchen. I could use that one wall in tandem with some posts to make a patio for it. This PISE method seems the most appropriately lazy, but it's the hardest on which to find out any information.

    I figured I'd post about it here so people could ponder it at a minimum or maybe contribute. I'm not set on doing anything drastic right away, but I think my wife may be looking for a solution sooner instead of later. I figured if I could get enough details about one method or another, we could first try it as a garden retaining wall, then maybe as a wall for an outdoor kitchen, and then maybe consider going for a highway barrier.