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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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Storage Building 'Foundation'

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  • Storage Building 'Foundation'

    This thought occurred to me today and I'm wondering if it can be done (with no idea if I'll actually ever need to). Could a small storage building be set up on concrete blocks instead of a slab - for a few months or so, not permanently (permanent things should be done right) - without a floor? I mean ring the entire structure not just prop it up on a few but enough to keep it off the ground and protected from water. The stuff in it would either be on the walls or be on wheels so that's not an immediate concern.

    I'm just toying with buying a cheap (emphasis on cheap) metal building to store the lawn mower and misc gardening junk but I'm also still very much intending to move so I don't want to commit a large amount of money (and I really don't want to put down a slab here for anything - the storage building shouldn't have a better foundation than the house, anyway...). Obviously a pier foundation won't work without a floor and I wouldn't want the walls to sag so the block would have to be all the way around (maybe a few with an inch or two left open for drainage).

    So, how stupid is this?
    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

    "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka

  • #2
    Re: Storage Building 'Foundation'

    I don't really see a problem with that idea. If you have grass in that spot you may want to peel it back to get yourself down to better soil do that it doesn't sag. You could go one step further and rent a packer and run it around for 20 minutes to give yourself a more compacted surface to place the block. You may also have to think about the weight of the shed. If its light and gets windy will it may end up in your neighbours yard.

    Cheers, John
    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas A. Edison


    • #3
      Re: Storage Building 'Foundation'

      Thanks - I hadn't really started fleshing it out but you're right - the neighbors probably won't appreciate a huge metal box kite on their roof.
      "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

      "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka


      • #4
        Re: Storage Building 'Foundation'

        I used to put up sheds for Lowe's in between cabinet installs.

        Many of them, kits, were built on top of a wood floor.
        The floor consisted of treated lumber: 2x4's and plywood.

        So blocks would be just fine.

        And most home improvement stores sell anchor kits for light weight sheds.
        The kit consists of large screw-in ground anchors. And steel cables.

        Go for it!
        You shouldn't have any probs.

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        • #5
          Re: Storage Building 'Foundation'

          :smile: Thanks!
          "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

          "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka