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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 From Melbourne, Australia

    Hi all!

    What a great forum and site. I like many others found this site whilst looking for oven plans. Using info from here and other sites I have started constructing my oven. I'll post under the "Brick Oven Photos" section of the progress so far. Title will be "Toolmans Oven".

    Dave

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    Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

    Welcome to the group.

    James- Whats the deal... you guys have Kangaroos over there with sandwich boards that say FB or what? Seems like we have a lot of people from Australia on here..

    Dave- I realize its a beautiful Country and not all Crocodile Dundee and Kangaroos its just a joke....
    http://www.palmisanoconcrete.com

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    • #3
      Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

      hey Uno.....we are probably one of few countries who actually eat all our animals on the coat of arms (emu and kangaroo) ...crocodile is nice too
      Cheers
      Damon

      Build #1

      Build #2 (Current)

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      • #4
        Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

        Never had Emu.

        Had alligator... tastes like chicken...

        I used to eat at the Jack In The Box fast food joint. Great hamburgers... Rumor has it, there was kangaroo meat in the burgers.

        So I guess i had that too!

        I've also had American Bison.. Buffalo.. It's tasty as well!

        And welcome Toolman!

        Can't wait to see your pics.
        My thread:
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
        My costs:
        http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
        My pics:
        http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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        • #5
          Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

          Yeh Toolman,
          go for it and lets show these forum members that we Aussies really mean business when it comes not only to the building but also cooking a multitude of goodies.
          Neill
          Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

          The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


          Neill’s Pompeiii #1
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
          Neill’s kitchen underway
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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          • #6
            Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

            Welcome!!!

            Soon there will be more ovens on oz than in Itally!!!!
            My oven progress -
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
            sigpic

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            • #7
              Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

              Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. By the sounds of it there are quite a few aussies here. Is there anybody from Melbourne? I would like to catch up with others in the area. I can also provide info on local suppliers of materials needed. For instance, when I went to buy my vermiculite everyone was quoting me around $40 a 100L bag. I ended up buying it for $17.80 so it pays to shop around.

              Dave

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              • #8
                Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

                Hey Toolman, not a couple of days went by form my posting about supplies in Melbourne, then your posting came along! Your pics so far look great. I am wondering about where you are getting your materials from. I know of a couple of places, Consolidated Refractories and Darely. Do you know of any others?

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                • #9
                  Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

                  Tastes like chicken indeed!

                  When we visited Up Over back in the day we visited one of the crock farms. We got there just a feeding time. Guess what they were fed... that's right chicken! I asked one of the workwers where was the sport of feeding them skinned and cleaned chicken why not let the birds in live - more sporting. He cocked and eyebrow and stated that they used to do that but the tourists got all up in arms over the practice.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

                    Hi Toolman,
                    I'm very much a Newbie to the WFO thing (building rather than eating out of!) and would also like some information about suppliers/costs etc in Melbourne.
                    My budget is very limited and I've been in touch with Darley and Consolidated. Essentially their prices will mean that mine will be a very long term project to complete but I note you got vermiculite a lot cheaper than I've been able to find.
                    Any information would be great!
                    Cheerio,
                    Mark

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                    • #11
                      Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

                      Spring is coming. At least it is down under.

                      We're falling back into autumn, and our members from Australia and NZ are looking forward to a summer of wood-fired cooking! Hey, speaking of the southern hemisphere, we're still looking for an FB dealer in South Africa.
                      James
                      Pizza Ovens
                      Outdoor Fireplaces

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                      • #12
                        Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

                        ahhh yes....no more juggling wood stocks so they don't get wet and oven firing times are shortened......we even had our water restrictions lowered (in South Oz) this week and can give the gardens a bit more (looks like we are headed for another drought tho).
                        Cheers
                        Damon

                        Build #1

                        Build #2 (Current)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

                          Hi Toolman,

                          I am also from melbourne, got quoted $2.50 a firebrick from darley, vermiculite was $40/100L from local garden supply. Am still trying to convince hte wife that we need an oven in the back yard.....

                          andrew

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                          • #14
                            Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

                            Hi Andrew,
                            Try Thermal Ceramics for your fireclay, Vermiculite and super wool blanket insulation. Try them at:
                            Unit 3-4, 111-113 William Angliss Drive
                            Laverton North VIC, 3026 Melbourne Australia
                            Tel: +61 (3) 9360 0355
                            Fax: +61 (3) 9360 0807
                            very good people to deal with especially here in SA.

                            Also try:
                            Exfoliators (Aust) Pty Ltd
                            3 Kitchen Road
                            Dandenong, 3175
                            Victoria, Australia

                            Phone : (03) 9706 6049
                            Fax. : (03) 9706 6046
                            Mobile : 0427 999 949

                            Neill
                            Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                            The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                            Neill’s Pompeiii #1
                            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
                            Neill’s kitchen underway
                            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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                            • #15
                              Re: Hi From Melbourne, Australia

                              Hey ando (and any other melbournites starting out for that matter)

                              I am just getting ready to purchase firebricks. I wonder if anyone else is interested in joining me, hopefully the if we buy more we can get a better price approach can happen, so if anyone from melbourne wants to pm me, please do.

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