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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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  • New to Wood ovens

    Hi, from the UK, was wondering if anyone could give me some detailed plans of a small to medium, igloo type oven, wanting to get one built this summer, got a mate who's a builder willing to help but cant get any decent plans or construction information, please help



  • #2
    Re: New to Wood ovens

    Hi Steven,

    The good folks who host this web site have produced a set of plans for the round, dome shaped (Igloo) wood fired oven. The name for this oven is Pompeii. The plans and detailed instructions for building this oven are available free at this link -

    Brick Oven Plans | Build an Italian Brick Oven

    Along with the advice available from this on - line community here on this forum, this plan set is the resource I used to build the oven in my back yard. I am completely satisfied with the results.

    Good luck with your project and keep us posted with pictures and any questions you have about building your oven.



    • #3
      Re: New to Wood ovens

      got a mate who's a builder willing to help
      Pay particular attention to insulation. We've heard of more than one "expert" who has skipped this vital step.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


      • #4
        Re: New to Wood ovens

        The plans posed on this site are a good start.

        Modify as needed. The foundation will have to be site specific. (If you have a mate who is familiar with local construction this is a great asset).

        There are basically three types of foundations:

        - Reinforced structural slab on grade. This is the easiest to construct but is only suitable if the underling subbase material is compact and consistent.
        - Footings. Often used if there is a concern with the subbase material. For example a poorly or unevenly compacted clay or clay till .
        - Piles. Again, if there is concern with the subbase material.