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Ash instead of Vermiculite - 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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Ash instead of Vermiculite

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  • Ash instead of Vermiculite

    We use our wood burning stove at home quite a bit, and so now I have a large stockpile of regular ash made from burning wood. I am about to insulate around my dome, and I was going to use vermiculite, however, since I have all this ash I was thinking of using it to save money. Recommended?

    Also, is it possible to mix ash with the heat resistant mortar?

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    Re: Ash instead of Vermiculite

    Vermiculite is pretty cheap. Ash may work, I don't know, but I wouldn't cut corners on the insulation. You are only going to need 2-3 bags.
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    • #3
      Re: Ash instead of Vermiculite

      Throw the ashes on the garden and mix in or on the compost heap.

      You need lots of entrapped air to make insulation work properly, ash will compact.
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