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First timer - 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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  • First timer

    Having just signed up to the forum this will be my first posting.I am a semi retired bricklayer and have worked as a refractory bricky on a wide variety of jobs over the years.I built my first WFO probably 20 years back. I think the forum is a great thing and find it very interesting. Two weeks back I put pencil to paper and started to design up a new WFO. I have just purchased the side arch bricks for the internal arch not cheap at $4.40 Aus each.The oven will be hard refractory keying into 135F Densecrete castable with SS needles then 2" blanket followed by Vermiculite/Fondu mix then render. Once things start to reach picture stage I will post them "Slowly slowly catchy monkey" Take your time and do it right.

  • #2
    Re: First timer

    Welcome Bricks I just assembled a casa2g modular don't have the time to build one from scratch you being a pro could probably whip one out in a week
    maybe when I have more space


    • #3
      Re: First timer

      Your vermiculite mix doesn't need expensive "fondu" refractory cement, particularly outside your blanket. Portland works fine at brick oven temperatures.

      Good luck with your project
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


      • #4
        Re: First timer

        Hi Dmun so just regular portland will do for the outside over lath?


        • #5
          Re: First timer

          Once portland is away from the heat its fine.

          Welcome Bricks. where abouts are you?
          $4.40 each is dear, Ive bought mine in Melbourne for $3 each.
          The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

          My Build.



          • #6
            Re: First timer

            On the issue of fondue verses portland/ geelong cement over fondue I use a separate barrow to mix in as normal cement can alter the properties of castable concretes therefore I prefer to keep normal cement out of the equation.The hard refractories Im using are 42% alumina which only have a +- .01% after firing thats 1mm over a metre I live down past Geelong but I do buisiness with a supllier up past melbourne. One other tip when mixing castable concrete always check the specs for mixing temp. Years ago one hot summer we were casting blocks out of high temp concrete and ended up chilling the water for the mix.Just one experience.