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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.
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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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  • Kiln Bricks

    Hello all from Melbourne,

    As a complete novice I am in the process of accummulating the required bits and pieces as inexspensively as I can.

    I have sourced almost everything and have the opportunity to acquire 2nd hand Kiln bricks, some are around 1 Kg in weight and the others are around 3.8Kg's in weight, they are descibed as hot faced Kiln bricks and Outer Bricks
    the latter are the heavier ones.

    Which should I take to build the oven?

    Suggestions based on your collective experience would be greatly appreciated.


    Many Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Kiln Bricks

    I will assume that both bricks are around the same size as a standard brick. Saying that, the 1kg brick is an insulating brick and the 3.8kg one is the type you need for your cooking surface and dome.

    Cheers

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    • #3
      Re: Kiln Bricks

      Used kiln bricks might be a problem- some of the glazes used in firing ceramics contain toxic heavy metals, and the bricks may potentially be seriously contaminated.
      -jamie

      My oven build is finally complete!

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      • #4
        Re: Kiln Bricks

        Yup, stay away from kiln bricks from glaze firings. If they were used for earthenware or bisque firings they would most likely be okay.

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        • #5
          Re: Kiln Bricks

          And stay away from possible chimney stack or similiar stuation second hand bricks, also could have nasties. I dont know your proximity to Melbourne, but could help you with materials. As others have said, the heavier bricks are for the dome, light bricks for beneath the floor, or over the dome for insulation. my contact 0451 470371

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          • #6
            Re: Kiln Bricks

            Hi Malcolm, and welcome on board.
            By all means source your materials s inexpensively as possible, I am all for that BUT do be careful to ensure that what you get and where it came from (or rather what it was used in/for) is pretty important to your and your families health.
            If all else fails and you can't afford the proper firebricks, buy some new solid fired clay pavers, they are cheap and appropriate for your oven.
            Don't skimp however on your insulation, both beneath your hearth and over your dome! Your oven's success is dependent on this factor.

            Neill
            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
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
            Neill’s kitchen underway
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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