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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 Long Island

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  • Hello from Long Island

    I have been lurking for weeks.....I am ready to make the plunge. I live within an hour of so many great places to get pizza and I eat a lot of it. I still feel the need to make my own at home. Thanks to everyone on the forum for providing so much great information. I really feel ready to get started. The slab is already in place (the backyard came that way) so step one is already complete!

    Doug
    Thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/g...land-8759.html

    Member WFOAMBA

  • #2
    Re: Hello from Long Island

    HI ds
    welcome to the club,, If you have the foundation done you have one of the physically hardest parts done... the rest is cake..ok pizza... enjoy and take lots of pics..we love pics here
    Cheers
    Mark

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    • #3
      Re: Hello from Long Island

      Welcome, Doug! Will you be building through the winter? I'm sure you've checked, but make sure the slab is thick enough, and reinforced. Wouldn't want it to crack on ya'!
      - Daren
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      Oven-building thread

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      • #4
        Re: Hello from Long Island

        I do plan on building through the winter (I enjoy a nice outdoor winter project). Any advice on that topic would be appreciated!
        Thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/g...land-8759.html

        Member WFOAMBA

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        • #5
          Re: Hello from Long Island

          I do plan on building through the winter
          hey doug,, building thru the winter is tuff,,, your cement may not cure properly below freezing.. you could always build or buy a tent around your build and keep it semi warm though..

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          • #6
            Re: Hello from Long Island

            I have a tent with sides which I will be using. I plan on avoiding the freezing nights as much as possible. If I cant is it ok to use some sort of mortar antifreeze mixed in with the refractory mortar while building the dome?
            Thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/g...land-8759.html

            Member WFOAMBA

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            • #7
              Re: Hello from Long Island

              Antifreeze" is a misnomer applied to admixtures for cold weather mortar that are really accelerators, and not depressants of the mortar freezing point. These mixtures may decrease the compressive and bond strengths of the masonry if they are used in quantities that significantly lower the freezing point in the mortar. Antifreeze compounds have little benefit and are not recommended. Accelerators may reduce the time that newly constructed masonry needs to be protected from cold temperatures, but they do not eliminate the need for such protection.

              Accelerators normally used include soluble carbonates, silicates and fluosilicates, aluminous cements, calcium aluminate, and some organic compounds such as triethanolamine. Calcium chloride is sometimes used as an accelerator, but may produce side-effects such as corrosion of steel (reinforcement, ties, anchors). For that reason, calcium chloride should not be permitted for use in mortar.

              ds, I hope this helps. you may want to do some more research on this....

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              • #8
                Re: Hello from Long Island

                Thank you for the advice NJ. I am going to avoid the use of an accelerator, not worth the potential problems. The plan is going to be build the stand starting sunday and pour the hearth in the next week. The weather is still fine and the temps look ok for now. I will evaluate things again at that point. I will post pics next week.
                Thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/g...land-8759.html

                Member WFOAMBA

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                • #9
                  Re: Hello from Long Island

                  looking forward to it......

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hello from Long Island

                    Dry stacked the blocks this weekend for the stand. It looks great, but have a problem. I think I may need a permit for this build. I had some conflicting info. but have decided to be safe rather than sorry.
                    Thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/g...land-8759.html

                    Member WFOAMBA

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                    • #11
                      Re: Hello from Long Island

                      I think I may need a permit for this build. I had some conflicting info. but have decided to be safe rather than sorry.
                      I agree, will delay you some but like insurance its always good to have even if you dont need it... When you go for the permit, tell them it is a barbecue type structure. May towns do not have brick ovens listed in the code.. will make it go faster and easier,,

                      Cheers and good luck
                      Mark

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                      • #12
                        Re: Hello from Long Island

                        When you go for the permit, tell them it is a barbecue type structure.
                        I agree: "freestanding masonry barbeque" will be your mantra. Building departments have been ignoring them for half a century. Have the tuscan grill ready and in place when it's inspected.
                        My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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                        • #13
                          Re: Hello from Long Island

                          Better to stop work yourself and triple check the permit aspect. Nothing worse than having a building inspector issue a stop work order. They all seem to get a real hard on at that point and will nit pick you to death right up to the final inspection. They figure that you were a "system cheater" from the beginning and will be looking to take all the short cuts. They rank just above pond scum and just below a buy here - pay here used car salesman in my book. again, just my biased opinion.

                          RT

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                          • #14
                            Re: Hello from Long Island

                            "but have decided to be safe rather than sorry."

                            Wise. Explain to you local building department what you are doing, in many areas permits for this type of construction are not necessary. Document that you asked.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Hello from Long Island

                              Document that you asked
                              neil brings up another good point... If they end up telling you you dont need one, document the whole thing, ie;who you spoke with, date & time...

                              Good Luck
                              Mark

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