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Base construction - 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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  • Base construction

    Can the base be framed out of pressure treated lumber and then bricked around. Would this be stong enough to hold the hearth and the oven as well as any enclosure that may be used to cover the dome? Would that even be cost effective?

  • #2
    Re: Base construction

    Hi Roobgn! Welcome to the FB Forum.

    I wouldn't mess with the pressure treated lumber for the base. You need an absolutely rock-solid foundation and stand to hold your oven. The whole structure will weigh close or over a ton.

    If you want to do a brick stand (and a LOT of us have them), build it with cement blocks then brick it. If you dry-fit the block stand, it might go together faster than a lumber frame and be impervious to the shrinking, swelling, and sagging you'll get from wood.

    Be sure to post some pictures of your project when you get it started!
    Ken H. - Kentucky
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    • #3
      Re: Base construction

      I concur with Ken's post. Wood is a bad idea considering the weight and time. Wood WILL rot, and block will take quite some time to dissolve. At the end of the day, the cost is not that much different.

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