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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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  • Oven floor?

    Are kiln shelves good for the oven floor. Just trying to get bigger pieces to have less chances for an uneven floor.

  • #2
    Re: Oven floor?

    Kiln shelves, the plain ones, are the right material, but they are too thin to be an effective floor. Also, they are extremely expensive compared to the US prices for firebrick.

    If your underlayment insulation is flat, your brick floor will be as flat as it needs to be. The best way to insure that is to use insulation boards, which are factory flat.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: Oven floor?

      Thanks I never tought of that


      • #4
        Re: Oven floor?

        If you use the fireclay and sand mixture with the firebricks you can get it really flat, and if necessary belt sand any high edges. I was worried about the flatness like you but it turned out fine.



        • #5
          Re: Oven floor?

          Also try and use the herringbone pattern. This helps the peel avoid the straight on edges. It's really not any harder than laying the bricks side by side.



          • #6
            Re: Oven floor?

            I believe that if you use the fireclay/sand mixture under your floor you can also "tamp" any offending firebrick edges level before resorting to the belt sander.
            (like with a trowel/hammer handle or rubber hammer)
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