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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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Perlcrete over foil dome insulation finished

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  • Perlcrete over foil dome insulation finished


    (M) Tarik and I are neck to neck though we're not racing. I have also finished my perlcrete layer. I'm having some problems with the images on PhotoBucket but I think you'll be able to see 3 out of 4.

    (M) The first image is the left side of the dome with layers from the bottom as follows: Firebrick, Refractory Mortar (only sporadic), Aluminm Foil, Chicken Wire, and Perlcrete in the proportions of 6 parts perlite to 1 part Portland cement:

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    (M) The second image is essentially the same but of the right side:

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    (M) The third and last image is of the back. Due to the thickness of the perlcrete application there, so close to the end of the hearth, I needed to cut back on some Chicken Wire and easily chisel out some recently applied Perlcrete. I needed more room for the narrow metal stud channel that will support the cement boards. The image shows the metal channel before the perlcrete was chiseled away.

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    (M) I took a shot from the top but it was only partly viewable on PhotoBucket so I'll show it when I've uploaded new images.

    (M) OK, I think you will see it now. The Keysone at the dome's top will be an anchor point for some kind of chimney liner support. I'll have to work that out.

    (M) If you look carefully at the back left on the Hearth Slab above, you'll see the first piece of horizontal metal channel for the vertical metal studs to engage. I have drilled through the channel and into the mortar. I secured that channel with special hardened blue concrete screws with a hex nut head; about every foot.


    Last edited by Marcel; 11-21-2005, 07:32 PM. Reason: Text should mention visible metal channel
    "Everything should be made as simple as possible, ...
    but no simpler!" (Albert Einstein)

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    Images for preceding post, follow:

    (M) The images were no longer accessible from the preceding post so I replied to my own with these images. They may not coincide with the text exactly, but I think you'll get my drift.

    (M) In a later thread I postulated that radiant heat might be reflected off the foil, back to the dome but that I would need the input of a thermal engineer to support that theory.



    Last edited by Marcel; 06-27-2006, 10:01 PM. Reason: The critical element, foil, was left out of the text.
    "Everything should be made as simple as possible, ...
    but no simpler!" (Albert Einstein)