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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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No fireclay for dome

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  • No fireclay for dome

    Hi out there - I've been looking at this forum for a few weeks now whilst I've been building my WFO. During this time I was expecting to be able to find some fireclay for when I was ready to build my dome however everyone that I've tried e-mailing/phoning in the UK doesn't have it in stock.

    I've looked at some posts that say that a sand/lime/portland mix is ok for building the dome - has anyone tried this and does it work? I'd hate to build the thing and watch it fall down on my first pizza!!

  • #2
    Re: No fireclay for dome

    Hi Chris, and welcome aboard.
    Your mix for your mortar joints would be fine. I used that for my 40" Pompeii but I did also have a 1 part fireclay inclusion in the mix.
    I have several bags here but the freight would kill you.
    Your oven if built properly should be self supporting but the mortar fills in the gaps and helps hold it together. When I put in my final 2 keystone blocks, I immediately removed the sand form and stood on the top. If was going to fail, then best then rather than later.
    I have just built a new steel framed patio and had 2 adults standing on it to stand up the end rather large and heavy steel truss. Again a gross overload but no problems.
    Go for it and get it underway.
    Also you might like to check out my build for a few ideas and tips.


    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know

    Neill’s Pompeiii #1
    Neill’s kitchen underway


    • #3
      Re: No fireclay for dome

      Thanks for this Neill - I've been a bought the lime and am starting to lay my oven floor today. I'll post some photo's when I get chance



      • #4
        Re: No fireclay for dome

        Chris, I'm not sure what you are doing to cut bricks, but if you are using a wetsaw, the dust/mud that collects in the water tray is essentially fireclay. I have (as have many others), re-purposed that stuff into the mortar recipe.

        If you are using a dry saw, with all of the dust flying into the air, I think you'll be out of luck.
        Mike - Saginaw, MI

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