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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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  • Newbie Hearth Question

    Hi
    Lurked for a while and thought I ought to join.
    Our oven project is coming on well. We are trying to keep costs down by using recycled products as much as possible. We are just about to lay the insulated hearth below the fire brick base.
    The question is, to keep costs down, could we use broken glass as ballast mixed in with the vermiculite/cement mix? Would that work for insulation?
    Thanks in anticipation.
    SB

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    Re: Newbie Hearth Question

    Hi SB,

    I remember seeing a video once of a guy using glass under his floor but I reckon he used it for heating purposes rather than insulation.
    Not sure how it would work but the way I think about it is this.:

    if you had a handful of glass and there was a fire on the top of it surely it wouldn't be long before you began to feel the heat, therefor that means to me that it would not be a good insulator to mix with the vermiculite.
    I have heard of whole bottles being used as an insulator in pig stys for instance under the floor.
    Your aim is to keep cost down but it is my understanding vermiculite is cheap.
    Just my thoughts SB good luck.

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    • #3
      Re: Newbie Hearth Question

      Most insulators work by trapping air, a poor conductor of heat. Bits of glass won't do it. Vermiculite, or perlite, has air pockets in it.
      Can you get scoria, or pumice? Lots of air bubbles trapped in the volcanic rock.
      Off-cuts of Aerated Autoclaved Concrete (AAC) from a building site, maybe?

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