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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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How small can an oven be?

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  • How small can an oven be?

    I haven't got a big garden.

    Is it possible to make a small oven at all?

    Thanks

  • #2
    The smallest oven we sell (Casa80) is 31" round, which makes it a one pizza at a time oven, that can roast a chicken, but not a small turkey, and bake in a couple of pans.

    There are two problems going smaller than that:

    You are getting pretty tight on coooking floor surface. You need a fire in the oven for a number of types of cooking, and you end up with a fire, and no room for food. I installed a 26" Italian oven as an experiment, and honestly did not like it.

    Second, the oven opening in proportion to the volume of the oven chamber is out of kilter. In a small oven the opening needs to be wide and high enough to get pizza and food in and out, so the smallest acceptable opening is still to large relative to the size of the oven. It is very difficult for a small oven to retain heat.

    So if you can find the space, I think the 30" size should be the starting point. If you don't have the space, and your decision is between a 26" oven and no oven, you should still go for it. Still, do everything you can with high efficiency insulation to get as much cooking space as you can. 4" isn't a big deal in construction terms, but it really matters in cooking floor.

    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    • #3
      Consider keeping footprint small

      I built a 35" oven, and it's just barely big enough for my tastes. I minimized on the footprint, and gave myself very little extra room around the sides and the back. The result is that I have a 35" oven resting on a base that measures 49" X 56". Check out my construction thread to see pix.
      There is nothing quite so satisfying as drinking a cold beer, while tending a hot fire, in an oven that you built yourself, and making the best pizza that your friends have ever had.

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