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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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Indoor ovens in the Southeast

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  • Indoor ovens in the Southeast

    I live in the hot and muggy Southeast. I am interested in an indoor installation of a brick oven in my kitchen. However, heating up the kitchen in mild or hot weather is a major concern. Before I make the move to purchase a brick oven,I want to be able to assure my wife that it will not be uncomfortable in the kitchen. Our climate is actually very close to southern Italy's, and many Italians think of our town as reminding them of Italy. Is there anyone with an indoor installation in a hot climate that can share their experience with the amount of heat escaping from their brick oven?

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    Re: Indoor ovens in the Southeast

    A well insulated oven mostly throws off heat from radiant heating, not from the masonry mass heating up the room. I think an exterior draft door, made without glass, will keep most of the heat confined in the chamber, as well as help with the bit of smoke, on startup, that can be a problem indoors. James had in indoor oven in California, but I don't know how hot an area he was in.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: Indoor ovens in the Southeast

      Thank you. Are you suggesting a second door on the room side of the vent? Or are you suggesting I use just one door which is placed at that spot, instead of being placed at the oven itself?


      • #4
        Re: Indoor ovens in the Southeast

        Yes, an exterior door (on the outside of the enclosure), with adjustable air vents at the bottom, will help your fire start faster, and deflect radiant heat. You'll also need an inner door if you plan to do retained heat baking.
        My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2