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Dome on top or on side of floor? - 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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Dome on top or on side of floor?

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  • Dome on top or on side of floor?

    I'm sure somewhere in the forum this may have been asked but, here I am asking again.
    Does it really matter whether the dome is on top or on the side of the oven floor? Or, is this just expansion theory by preference?

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    Re: Dome on top or on side of floor?

    It doesn't matter at all. The professional oven builders use the dome and floor separate method, because commercial ovens that are fired every day will wear out the floor bricks in a decade or so, and they are slightly easier to replace if they are entirely inside the dome. I put my dome on the floor, because I thought it would distribute the weight on the insulation better. Experience has shown that both ways work fine.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


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      Re: Dome on top or on side of floor?

      Thanks for the info, As I get closer to submitting a permit, I just want to make sure I have my questions all answered and I have a plan in my head. I think the dome on top of the floor would save me some cutting and if there is notther to fear in a home build and average home use, I will probably pursue this method.


      Tony Boca, if you see this, how are you doing with you build?


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        Re: Dome on top or on side of floor?

        Hey Bob,
        Just walked in the door. Poured in the foundation today using the mini cement mixer. I'll post some more in the morning, I'm beat.

        See My Photos:http://picasaweb.google.com/tonyboca5/IlForno#

        My thread: