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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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  • Bricks vs Mortar

    Hi all,

    Been reading this forum for a while now and thank you all for the great inspiration. I am planing to start my first build this spring so you'll see lot more of me. For time being I only one question, or more like series of em regarding one topic. Is it possible to build a dome using a mortar (fire mortar, refractory mortar,...etc) instead of bricks? What would be downside of it and would it perform as good as brick dome?

    My idea is to create a mold out of sand and use the mortar to create a dome, either single peace or break it down into sections. I would use the steel reinforcement into the construction just to give it extra strength.

  • #2
    Re: Bricks vs Mortar

    Yes there is plenty of info about cast ovens here. Try searching for cast ovens or castable refractory.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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    • #3
      Re: Bricks vs Mortar

      Originally posted by david s View Post
      Yes there is plenty of info about cast ovens here. Try searching for cast ovens or castable refractory.
      I've read lots of post on this subject and definitely interested in building my oven this way. From what I can tell it's lot faster, easier and cheaper. One thing that I am not clear on is the performance of the castable ovens compared to brick ones? Does anyone have any research on this?

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      • #4
        Re: Bricks vs Mortar

        If you are thinking about casting an oven, check out IronPony's thread. This is probably the nicest cast oven I have seen. Were I to do this over again, I would think about using that approach

        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...old-18287.html
        My build progress
        My WFO Journal on Facebook
        My dome spreadsheet calculator

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        • #5
          Re: Bricks vs Mortar

          I just ran into this product
          Castable Refractory Cement at Menards

          Has anyone used it before?

          Castable Refractory Cement by MEECO'S Red Devil
          Create custom cement shapes to replace worn-out firebrick or fill large holes or cracks in masonry fireboxes with Castable Refractory Cement

          Castable refractory cement
          Ideal for casting into custom shapes
          Use to replace worn-out firebrick
          Dry material that mixes with water
          Chemically sets and dries rock hard
          Can be cast in irregualr shapes
          Fill large holes/cracks in masonry fireboxes
          Can be used as a solid stone bed
          May be used in outdoor fire pits
          12.5 lbs. casts a block 12"x12"x1-1/4"
          Light brown when cured


          Dimensions:
          Ship Dim: 11.0 x 11.0 x 11.0
          Shipping Weight: 25.0 lbs

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          • #6
            Re: Bricks vs Mortar

            did you use this product?

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            • #7
              Re: Bricks vs Mortar

              yes I did, it worked great.

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