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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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  • New NC build

    Here I go, posting the first pics, so far so good, 12 or 14 manhours in so far.
    footings and slab, blocked out to high, lowered the stand I should be cooking around 40" or so looks good. I used some 6" block on the sides I had them and the still have a core to fill, I just filled each core. Loads of great info here and really looking forward to cooking, eating.
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    Re: New NC build

    Stonejohn,
    From the pictures, it looks like you have a lot of Southern Pines that will be used for firewood after the next hurricane blows through! I know, I lived in Cary for 13 years, and lost a dozen large trees to Hurricane Fran. If only I had a WFO back then...

    Looking good!
    Ed

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    • #3
      Re: New NC build

      Looks like you've got a good start on it! Won't be long and it will be warmer, then you can really move on the rest.

      I just live about 18 miles north on 54 from you. Where 54 crosses the Haw River.

      Chuckster

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      • #4
        Re: New NC build

        Looks good stonejohn. This is a fun project, sometimes frustrating, but it will be worth it when you can cook in your oven. At least that is what I gather from everyone here as I'm not done with mine yet.
        Keep up the good work.

        Tom
        Member WFOAMBA Wood Fired Oven Amatueur Masons Builders America

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        • #5
          Re: New NC build

          Hi All, just posting some more pix, formwork, rebar, and pour of the platform,
          all looks pretty much the same as others, The BIG news is my boulder got delived 3746lbs, it looks like a giant handprint in wet clay. I'm trying to clean up my posts, to make it easier to follow and to post.
          Thanks
          John
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          Last edited by stonejohn; 01-30-2010, 10:43 AM.

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          • #6
            Re: New NC build

            I did some wet saw cutting a couple of evenings ago, cut the floor and the soldier course. I decided to cut 20 degrees off like "Pizza Bobs" build, I also liked the idea of a "floating floor" not so much for brick repair, but I feel that with expansion from the heat cycles having no mortar bond between the floor and the dome will be good. I am also thinking of a similiar method at the connection between the dome and the arch. Does any body have any idea what a tight fitted cut simply butted up against the arch would do to the overall performance of the dome? I've seen a couple of real bad cracks at the arch and dome connection, would like to avoid that. Any and all help is appreciated!
            Thanks
            John
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            • #7
              Re: New NC build

              Hi All, Snow in NC, I moved south to get away from it, at least only got a couple of inches. It still held me up a little, removed the form and set the vermiculite mix form, just under the hearth and entrance. It was my first time mixing the insulated concrete, at first a little too wet got the hang of it though "oatmeal" was a good likeness. I gave the forms a couple of days and pulled them. I formed up the surrounding concrete and will pour this week. I'm looking forward to the dome. but I might dress out the base first, and wait for some better weather for the oven itself.Thanks for all the info here!
              John
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              • #8
                Re: New NC build

                John, your insulated slab looks great. Hope you get nice weather soon.

                Tom
                Member WFOAMBA Wood Fired Oven Amatueur Masons Builders America

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                • #9
                  Re: New NC build

                  So far looking good! I am up here in the mountains in Asheville. I know what a drag this cold weather has been for oven builds!

                  I see why you call yourself stonejohn! Maybe I missed it somewhere, but what are you planning on doing with your immense 1.87 ton boulder?

                  Darius

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                  • #10
                    Re: New NC build

                    Hey Darius, Im going to put a stone wall and run it into the boulder. I have some others to mix in the wall, nothing as big though. Weather is a total drag, I moved south to get away from the stuff. I'm going to visit Asheville this summer, but I said that last year too!

                    John

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                    • #11
                      Re: New NC build

                      Cool! Sounds like you have a generous area dedicated to your wfo build. On my 0.36 acre "estate"(of which only 1/4 is flat and usable), I don't have a whole lot of room left to devote to my oven area. I look forward to seeing the progress of your build.

                      If you end up getting up to Asheville let me know you're coming! I'd love to show you my oven and give you a tour of my estate.

                      Darius

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                      • #12
                        Re: New NC build

                        Thanks for the offer, maybe I will get there after all. Had a little decent weather this weekend, 45 during the day 30 tonight. I got a some work in on the oven. layed the floor and put in the soldier course, some had said they don't see the need for it. I used it because it seemed like a good spot to start, and like the idea of a "floating floor". Our local sand is a little course but I'm used to it, but if it is your first time laying firebrick a finer sand will give you a little more time before an intial set.
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                        • #13
                          Re: New NC build

                          stonejohn,

                          I also live in Cary... been here for 12 yrs and this is the coldest winter I recall. (another transplant from the north) The wife and I are kicking around the idea of doing a outdoor patio/kitchen and wanted to add a fire pit or fireplace and I been wondering if a oven would work. Keep the pictures coming and give me some inspiration...... good luck with the project.

                          joe

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                          • #14
                            Re: New NC build

                            Originally posted by jad View Post
                            stonejohn,

                            I also live in Cary... been here for 12 yrs and this is the coldest winter I recall. (another transplant from the north)

                            joe
                            For those who don't know Cary, locally it stands for Concentrated Area of Relocated Yankees The "C" used to stand for "Contained", but the way Cary has grown, it is far from contained!

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                            • #15
                              Re: New NC build

                              Hi Guys, I thought the locals refered to it as the Containment Area of Relocated Yankees, and the Yankees themselves refered to it as the Centralized Area of Relocated Yankees. Anyway, This winter stinks, I need some good weather, I'm working this Saturday, but hope to do some work on sunday morning. Joe, This weekend is the Raleigh home show, at the convention center. I built an outdoor kitchen setup, and a small fireplace for the guys over at Greenscapes, It looked like a decent show this year. Last year was a bust, but it looks like they had a couple of nice setups in the outdoor living genre. Might be worth a look. Think oven!

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