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Pouring the Hearth - 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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Pouring the Hearth

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  • Pouring the Hearth


    I would like the experts opinion about the following question:

    In section 4 of the instructions for Pompeii oven, 2 alternatives are provided:
    1) Using FB board, or alternatively,
    2) using insulating concrete (cement plus vermiculite).

    I have seen a 3rd option in books about earth ovens (using empty bottles plus perlite and clay slip).

    What do you think?
    Is there any discussion of this or other techniques in this forum?


  • #2
    Re: Pouring the Hearth

    1) Use FB board, or alternatively,
    2) use insulating concrete (cement plus vermiculite/perlite)


    • #3
      Re: Pouring the Hearth

      Thanks for your reply, but I was trying to get some opinions on option 3 (bottles plus perlite and clay slip).


      • #4
        Re: Pouring the Hearth

        Glass, broken or in bottle form is not an insulator. Clay isn't either. Neither is sand, or gravel, or broken masonry, or rock salt.

        We aren't living in the middle ages. We have access to modern materials, and we should use them. The cost of insulation is small compared to the cords of firewood you would have to burn to heat up an uninsulated oven.
        My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2