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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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Hello from Aus. Thanks for all the help

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  • Hello from Aus. Thanks for all the help

    Hi guys,

    I've been a long time lurker of these forums, it was my primary resource for building my oven.

    I spent hours trawling through discussions and looking up ways of mixing mortar, and the end result is a bonafide pizza oven.

    It's not the most efficient, attractive or effective oven ever, but I'm pretty proud of it (especially since it is mostly recycled materials)

    We had heaps of baked clay pavers left over from a renovation years ago. I read that they could withstand some heat, and the oven idea was born.

    I laid a double layer of pavers onto pounded sand and gravel, sloshed it with concrete slurry and built my support straight on top.

    I laid some rebar in cement across the central gap to level it off and then placed 600mm concrete slabs on top, one cut in half to form the triangular front. We wanted the oven mouth to face the whole garden.

    Then I built my double brick walls, and triple brick rear arch out of red pavers and homemade refractory mortar. In went a layer of ceramic insulation (also secondhand) and a floor of firebrick.

    Then I sealed the whole thing with two consecutive layers of concrete, one thick layer of vermillicrete and a final concrete render.

    We took advantage of the curing fired to cook a few pizzas, it has been a roaring success. Looking forward to getting final layers of insulation on to attempt baking.

    Thanks again to the experts and contributors to these forums, whether you intended it or not this is the go-to for any and every info on wood fired ovens.
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