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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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  • Hi, new Aussie

    Hi, I live in australia and am fairly new to the wfo world. and even newer to online forums (first post ever)! Am half way through my oven it is 1M internal diameter dome with a polished concrete bench in front and a pit to dump ash and coal / spit pit down one side.

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    Welcome!

    We're dying to see your work, try posting a picture or two.

    This, is a link to a thread explaining how to post the pictures
    Lee B.
    DFW area, Texas, USA

    If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
    Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
    An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

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    • #3
      Re: Hi, new Aussie

      Hi VicBrickie!

      I join you in your newness. I have been reading these forums for some time, and I too am halfway through my build (36" Pompei). I look forward to following your progress! Thanks for helping me pluck up the courage to make my very first post. Now, enough about me, lets see some photos of what you're building!
      The Melbourne Fire Brick Company

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      • #4
        Re: Hi, new Aussie

        Yeah we want pics....
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          Re: Hi, new Aussie

          Originally posted by Vicbrickie View Post
          Hi, I live in australia and am fairly new to the wfo world. and even newer to online forums (first post ever)! Am half way through my oven it is 1M internal diameter dome with a polished concrete bench in front and a pit to dump ash and coal / spit pit down one side.
          Give me a call at Refractory Supplies if you are after any materials. 0451470371

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          • #6
            Re: Hi, new Aussie

            sorry guys been busy with other things but will try get some pics up asap

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            • #7
              Re: Hi, new Aussie

              so i just finnished the dome of my oven got some pics for you guys hope they work never done it before!
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              • #8
                Re: Hi, new Aussie

                I cant see in the pic but what did you use for the under floor insulation?
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                • #9
                  Re: Hi, new Aussie

                  vermiculite / cement screed only about 65mm would have liked to have had a bit more but got a bit difficult trying to keep the bench flush with oven floor height without the step in it being too extreme

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hi, new Aussie

                    65mm may be a bit thin, time will tell, are you going to put a chimney on it?
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                    • #11
                      Re: Hi, new Aussie

                      yeah i think bit thin too.fingers crossed! planning on another arch in front with vent and small chimney. bricking up the sides and enclosing the whole thing. walls will add some support for sides of arch carying the load of the chimney

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                      • #12
                        Re: Hi, new Aussie

                        Nice work. Your 65mm of vermicrete should be ok provided you didn't go richer than 5:1 (more cement = poorer insulation). The vermicrete takes up tons of water, so if you didn't dry it out well before putting the floor over it, then water removal via curing will take some time. Melb. weather at this time of year is not great drying weather.I really like the Romanesque style arch, hope you build a larger one in the same style for your outer decorative arch.
                        Dave
                        Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Hi, new Aussie

                          cheers dave. i did use a 5:1 ratio for the "vermicrete" and it sure did use up tons of water. i've now covered the whole thing in plastic to keep any moisture / rain out and plan to leave it to cure for a week maybe two. then some tiny fires to dry it totaly i think. I do plan on a 230x230 gothic elipse arch (same style) in front of the one there already with a vent opening and small chimney on top. ill post some pics as it goes up

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                          • #14
                            Re: Hi, new Aussie

                            so ive started curing the oven and it has some cracking. nothing so bad that i think it is going to collapse but it will obviously let some heat out. Can anyone let me know what is an acceptable amount of cracking? have others also had similar issues and how have they affected your oven?
                            Thanks.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Hi, new Aussie

                              They all crack, and all still work too.

                              The blanket and vermiculite will keep any small amount of heat from getting away.
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