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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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  • Earthship WFO

    We're almost done building an Earthship in upstate NY. I'm putting in a small WFO ~30" diameter that will also heat water (in a copper coil) to be pumped through heat PEX in the back hallway floor. This will be our only heat source. I'm wondering if anyone has done this before. I can't find anything online. Attached is a photo of the initial blocks. The back wall slants back so I will be pouring the rear support instead of using block.
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  • #2
    Re: Earthship WFO

    It took me a few secs to see which way was up in your photo
    I have no useful input for you but am very interested to see what you end up with. And maybe you could sneak in some pictures of the earthship as well?
    Volo et Valeo


    • #3
      Re: Earthship WFO

      So far we have the base and hearth done. I ended up embedding the insulation board into the 6" thick slab. Around the board I embedded insulating firebrick as well as pouring vermicrete. It should retain a lot of heat. More pictures at Freeville Earthship
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      • #4
        Re: Earthship WFO

        Please correct me if Im wrong but isnt an Earth ship a fully enclosed entity? With no input or output into the planet Earth.

        Your build looks remarkably just like a house?
        The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

        My Build.



        • #5
          Re: Earthship WFO

          Are you asking: "why do you need a heat source?" Our winters are pretty cloudy here so the supplemental heat source that doubles as an oven would bring us up from the 55 degrees F that we bottom out at with no sun input. We have a propane stove/oven that will be used less as a result.


          • #6
            Re: Earthship WFO

            Here's a quick update of our build. We have a 34" diameter brick oven and currently have about 4 chains left at the top. We're using the exercise ball method to finish it off. Attached are some pictures...Wish I could figure out how to upload more. Check freevilleearthship.blogspot.com for more pictures.

            The San Marzano Tomato plant in our greenhouse eagerly awaits completion.
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            Last edited by Cdevoe; 07-06-2013, 03:19 PM.