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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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Basic questions for a 36" in Denmark

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  • Basic questions for a 36" in Denmark

    Hi FB
    After following this great Forum for about a year, I’m finally about to make my own oven.

    Right now I’m working on the stand, and while some might say that this is the easy part, my lack of experience within any kind of craftsmanship forces me to read up on every tiny step of the process. It’s time consuming but so far I’ve been enjoying it greatly.

    I hope to finish the stand this weekend and then collect the firebrick the coming week. I expect the inside diameter of the oven to be about 92 cm (36”), and have ordered 160 firebricks. Do you guys think this is going to be enough? Firebricks are ridiculously expensive here, about $4 per brick. So I really want to keep my needs at a minimum.
    I don’t expect to custom cut every brick but basically just cut each brick in half. I know the inside of the oven won’t be as sooth and good looking as if I custom cut the bricks, but will the performance be affected?

    The floor of the oven will be put on top of a base of about 10cm (4”) Portland cement and 5cm (2”) of Vermiculite boards. Will these boards be enough insulation?

    My last question for now is regarding the mortar. I originally planed to be using homebrew, but I’m having trouble translating “fireclay” into anything I can find at shops around here. So now I’m considering buying refectory mortar. I found a bag of 25 kg for about $50. My question is then how many bags I should expect to use? I know this is a hard question to answer, but every guess is much appreciated.

    Thanks!
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