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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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    Is the vermiculite I would use as an insulator, the same stuff you can buy in the lawn and garden deptartment or is it something else. Where can I get it at? Thanks

  • #2

    Welcome aboard,
    That's it. You can find vermiculite at some Home Depot stores, and at wholesale garden supply stores, in 4 cu. ft. bags. Don't buy it in small bags, or it will add up.

    Here are a couple of useful links:



    For Under Oven insulation, you might want to consider Super Isol, a rigid insulating board.


    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces


    • #3
      I found my vermiculite and perlite at a hydroponics supply store. I just finished the insulating hearth today. It took just over four bags ($100) of perlite and about three hours (including start up and clean up) to cover the entire hearth.

      In hindsight, the SuperIsol would have been a better use of my time, but I'm having fun trying to do my first oven as cheaply as possible (but no cheaper).

      I'm building a Pompeii Oven in Austin, Texas. See my progress at:
      Il Forno Fumoso


      • #4
        I was horified by the first little batch of pearlite concrete I mixed up to go under my fireplace floor. What is this mess, I thought, but it hardened up to a really solid surface. The edges of it don't have any kind of hardness, but they don't fall apart, and it will all be covered up in my plan anyway.
        My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


        • #5
          If Perlite is used, then be sure it is agricultural grade!

          Originally posted by OvenBoy
          Is the vermiculite I would use as an insulator, the same stuff you can buy in the lawn and garden deptartment or is it something else. Where can I get it at? Thanks
          (M) If you decide instead to use Perlite rather than Vermiculite, be sure that the Perlite is agricultural grade. The construction grade is coated with silicon and is *not* what you want. In mixing Perlite as an aggragate, it needs to be able to absorb water!


          "Everything should be made as simple as possible, ...
          but no simpler!" (Albert Einstein)