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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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  • newbie

    Hi all, I am in New Zealand and have just started a Pompei style oven. I am at the stage of laying the base for the fire bricks. The support structure is plain hollow blocks four courses high just stacked on the 4 inch concrete foundation.

    I am supposed to fill the blocks with concrete but don't think I will bother given their mass and weight. OK, I know we have earthquakes here but the oven will be the last of my concerns if anything does happen. Not sure if I will use firebricks or mud for the dome, no doubt I will find an answer on the forum.

    Another query that I need to find an answer to is does the kindling material affect the taste of the cooking? I have heaps of eucalypt bark and twigs to get rid of?

    I am following plans from here Pizza Oven Revised

  • #2

    If you are stacking the bricks without mortar at the joints, then the fill inside (with a few pieces of rebar) is very important. Don't skip that detail in the building of the base. With regard to insulation, what kind and where does your 'revised' plan use insulation?

    Insulation is one of the most important components of a high performance oven.
    Last edited by Lburou; 10-05-2011, 05:39 AM.
    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.