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Newbie Hearth Insulation Question - 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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Newbie Hearth Insulation Question

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  • Newbie Hearth Insulation Question

    Just joined today after lurking for a while. We started our pizza oven project a few weeks ago and are getting to the stage of heart insulation and hearth laying.
    We have built the brick and concrete base for the oven so far.
    We are trying to keep to a budget and use recycled materials as much as possible.
    The question is therefore when mixing the vermiculite/portland cement for the hearth insulation base could you add broken glass as ballast therefore reducing the amount of vermiculite needed.
    This would keep the cost down but would the insulation still be good enough?
    Thanks guys in anticipation.

  • #2
    Re: Newbie Hearth Insulation Question

    Not sure if you have proceeded or not. I wouldnt use glass in the insulation. Vermiculite and portland are fairly inexpensive. Glass wont insulate either.
    My Progress:


    • #3
      Re: Newbie Hearth Insulation Question

      Thanks for that.
      Yes we have progressed and went with the standard vermiculite/portland mix for the hearth pad. This is drying nicely now and hope to crack on with the firebrick hearth tomorrow.
      Didn't want to mess it up so thought it was best not to mess with standard thinking.
      Thanks for the reply.