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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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Combining fire bricks

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  • Combining fire bricks

    Hello All,

    This question is directed towards our experienced members who might be familiar with this issue. I have two chains started on oven #2 and too few of the same kind of bricks to complete another chain. I have enough different fire bricks, of the same dimensions, to complete the oven (36" Pompeii). I am sure the fire bricks are from different manufacturers and they are different colors too. Is there a problem combining different "medium" fire bricks to complete my oven? The question is more about the thermal expansion from the different bricks and the possibility of cracks developing in the joints.

    My guess would be that it is ok for our backyard oven purposes. As a positive note, it would give me the opportunity to stagger the colors for an interesting effect.

    I am using dry refractory mortar to place the bricks and poor mans mortar to fill the V voids. So far, the oven is going together well and no problems except for this question about using different bricks.

    Outdoor temps are high 70's, the birds are chirping and there is plenty of beer in the 'fridge. Arizona is great this time of year.



    Here is the link to my oven number 1 construction photos!

    Here is the link to my oven number 2 construction photos!

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    Re: Combining fire bricks

    I think the thermal expansion on the bricks would be nearly identical. I don't think you will have a problem.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: Combining fire bricks

      Thanks for your reply Dave.

      I'm about 40% done with the brick dome construction and decided to continue with the poor man's mortar by itself. It is sticky and seems to be no problem even in our very dry air when mixed in small batches. Today I will start planning the entry and cutting a few bricks to give me an idea how the arch (or not) will look. The simplicity of the angle iron support is interesting and practical.


      Here is the link to my oven number 1 construction photos!

      Here is the link to my oven number 2 construction photos!