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fireclay help - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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  • fireclay help

    I need help for the mortar because I cannot find fire clay in my country. Is there other alternative for the mortar?
    i know that old ovens were build using lime but dont know the mix

  • #2
    Re: fireclay help

    It's been discussed, but I don't know if it's been done.


    Have you tried pottery suppliers? Refractory suppliers? Fireclay isn't a rare substance.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: fireclay help

      when building my Pompeii, I used the poor man's mortar which worked a treat.
      When covering the superwool insulation with vermiculite cement, I added some fireclay which made the mix easier to work as it became much stickier.
      I would (in your current situation) use the poor man's mix but leave out the fireclay. It may not be quite as good but there are a lot of houses built with this mix (cement and lime) that are still standing 60 - 100 years later.


      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
      Neill’s kitchen underway