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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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Firing my oven in the east where it is cold

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  • Firing my oven in the east where it is cold

    Question, does any know about firing a oven where it has been 20-25 degrees for several months. I would imagine that by bringing the oven up slowly like normal that I would be ok not to crack anything. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Firing my oven in the east where it is cold

    If your oven is well cured, and been kept dry, you can fire it up as usual in freezing weather.
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      Re: Firing my oven in the east where it is cold

      I agree with dmun, moisture would be the enemy at below freezing temps. Thermal shock on dry refractories is negligible. A 20 to 50 degree temp variation is nothing when you think about it (firing up to or over 1000 degrees). As long as its dry and you are not dousing it in liquid nitrogen (-320 degrees), you are good to go.

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      • #4
        Re: Firing my oven in the east where it is cold

        Here in the Midwest, we've been pretty cold and I ran out of bread, so I fired the oven up. Moisture is the enemy, as was mentioned. Moisture not only in the oven itself, but the underlying structure as well. I had a problem with moisture getting into the stand which eventually made it into he oven. Fire away!
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        • #5
          Re: Firing my oven in the east where it is cold

          I would start with a smaller fire first and not "shock" it with a large fire all at once.

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