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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!

    HI! Have been lurking since joining the FB forum, waiting for my info to be updated, yeah, it happened today, I can finally talk to you all.

    My husband and I are planning out pompeii oven here in West, Texas ( about 20 miles north of Waco). We found a pallet of cinder blocks at Habitat for Humanity for $60 about 2 months ago. Got the stand laid out on the back patio....will be putting the concrete in and framing for the slab support over the next few months......I want it done NOW, but I will have to work on my patience as we both work full time.

    We have printed out the Pompeii plans and spend time reading and thinking about how things are going to go. Loved reading about the oven builder up in...Witchita Falls I think it was, had his cuts so precise, amazing.

    Anyway, wanted to stop by and say hello. Soon as I have a few posts in, I will post the photos of the stand, very basic, but our beginning!
    knowledge is contagious, spread the infection!!!

  • #2
    Welcome!

    Good luck with the next phase of your project

    When you are looking for a source for your fireclay, ceramic insulation, rigid insulation and such, Wesco refractories is in Mansfield.....Very fortunate for us. They were very helpful to me. Spoke with the owner, his son and their engineer and found they have/manufacture every material that must endure heat in your oven.

    We are between Granbury and Cleburne.

    Weso Refractories
    301 S. 6th Ave.
    Mansfield, Tx 76063
    817-332-1589
    Last edited by Lburou; 01-11-2011, 08:16 PM.
    Lee B.
    DFW area, Texas, USA

    If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
    Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
    An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

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    • #3
      Re: Hello!

      lt,
      Congratulations on starting your most wonderful adventure! You and your better half are in a wonderful place: blocks in hand, committed to the most satisfying of all projects, and your entire build ahead of you. Try to be patient with your approach and take your time to enjoy the process. You will be finished before you know it!

      Good luck, don't hestitate to ask the stupidest question and post lots of pictures!

      John

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      • #4
        Re: Hello!

        Thanks for the welcome. I love looking at the finished projects that everyone posts. I really want to have the oven in the traditional bee hive configuration.....my husband wants to build it its' own little house......not sure who will be the winner on this point. I understand that it would offer protection from the elements and inhance temp holding ( at least I think it would) but I just love the natural, elemental shape of the dome!!!!! Any one have an opinion> for or against?
        knowledge is contagious, spread the infection!!!

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        • #5
          Note!

          We have progressed some since my post above. Have installed the PBX insulation offered by Wesco. It supports the dome fine, but with some compression.

          The bricks under my dome have compressed the insulation about an eigth of an inch. When I step on the bricks in the center of the oven floor, they go down flush with the outer ring of bricks, then, spring back up when the weight is removed. I think its going to work, but with a little extra (read unwelcome) work to get around this issue.

          What is going on with your build?
          Lee B.
          DFW area, Texas, USA

          If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
          Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
          An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

          I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

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          • #6
            Re: Hello!

            we have not moved past the placement of the cinder block foundation. We had several things crop up that demanded attention. Hoping to get back on track as soon as the refund from the Government shows up.......will do rebar and cement in the cinder block cavities for strength in the near future.
            knowledge is contagious, spread the infection!!!

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            • #7
              Re: Hello!

              Hi,
              Building the Pompeii myself this summer, please keep me posted on any recommendations you come up with or helpful hints. Thanks Joseph

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