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New Guy needs help - 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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New Guy needs help

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  • New Guy needs help

    Greetings all,

    I am building a 42" Pompeii. I poured the insulating layer of concrete. I followed the instructions mixing 5 to 1 vermiculite to Portland cement. Thoroughly mixed it dry, mixed it wet and poured. I screed it off. It has been poured for 4 days now. It set up well and is very firm BUT the surface has some give if I press my finger on it. Is that normal or have I done this wrong?

    Advice please! Thanks in advance.

  • #2
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    This is Reg, I just poured my insulating layer of concrete today and I'm experiencing the same level of uncertainty: that layer gives a little when pressed with finger. What did you finally discover after after your pour?


    • #3
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      Hi Reg,

      I found out the the finished insulation layer should feel a bit like a cork. It give a bit when you press on it. It's edges also flake of and the top is easily gouged or marked. I used the mud (sand and fire clay) to even out the marks and lay a level floor. It has high compression strength. It's wired but it sounds like you are doing it right.


      • #4
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        Here is a picture of the oven floor and first course.
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        • #5
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          Here is the just poured insulation layer
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          Last edited by TheBigC; 06-04-2013, 11:38 AM.


          • #6
            Re: New Guy needs help

            Here is a close up of the dried insulation layer.
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