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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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Picture of Newport oven

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  • Picture of Newport oven

    I have attached a picture, hopefully, of the Pompeii style oven when work had to cease due to the onset of the cold weather. Closing the space between the cement board roof and the terra cotta roof tiles in the front and back with stucco remains to be done.
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    Fred Di Napoli

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    Nice-looking oven


    Very nice-looking oven.

    Is there some technical reason you're going to stucco that space between the roof and the tiles? Cosmetically I think it looks fine. As long as it's staying dry inside, I might leave it as is, if it were mine.

    If you take a look at my oven photos, you'll see I took pains to seal all parts of the roof so everything was tight as a drum. Now I'm not convinced that was necessary. As long as you have a good roof that's keeping everything dry inside, I don't think it will hurt things if it breathes a little. Maybe some others here who have more construction experience will disagree.

    By the way, are you in Newport, Rhode Island?

    Again, Fred, very nice work.



    • #3

      Thanks for the compliments. I went over board with the roof design, as well as with other components of the oven. The cement board for the roof had a seam and I was concerned that it might let moisture in over time especially if I could not get the terra cotta roof tiles in place before the cold weather set in.

      I covered the entire roof with a rubber roofing membrane made for exterior use to alleviate my concerns. The combination should keep out moisture. In retrospect it would have been less costly and quicker if I had just bought 2 more sheets of cement board and lived with the surplus.

      The reason for wanting to close the space is thus cosmetic in nature. I did not realize it until looking at the picture but it does not show the ridge cap tiles. They are of a clover leaf design that has an open space the entire length of the roof that is close to 3" high and does not look very nice. If I close that space I might as well close the remaining spaces as well.
      Fred Di Napoli