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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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Laying half fire bricks onto reinforced concrete base

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  • Laying half fire bricks onto reinforced concrete base

    I am building my own external wood oven.

    I have built the base and have a 5 inch reinforced concrete base. I have purchased some half fire bricks for the base/hearth (230 x 114 x 32mm). So with the refractory cement layer there will be a heatproof thickness of about 40mm between the burning wood and the concrete base.

    Question I have is, is this enough to protect the ordinary concrete base from fracturing/cracking with the heat?

    All opinions & advise greatly welcomed


    PS. Hello everyone

  • #2
    Re: Laying half fire bricks onto reinforced concrete base

    If I understand this correctly, you have no insulation layer on the top of your concrete base?

    I dont think you should worry about protecting the ordinary concrete. The main issue is that you will lose so much heat with no insulation.
    my own Quest for Fire:


    • #3
      Re: Laying half fire bricks onto reinforced concrete base

      If you take portland cement based concrete up through about 550 F, it will deteriorate.