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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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5th fire last night

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  • 5th fire last night

    Had my 5th fire last night got dome to 580 and walls at 420 to 440 floor only got to about 320. The lower parts of the wall were around 340 I see that it takes time for the floor to get hot. What is the best way to check the temp on the dome just stick my hand in and point my IR and shoot up. I use gloves but it still gets hot and the IR is very warm when I pull it out. I don"t see any cracks so far and There is no heat on outside walls of oven so I think I got my Insolation right. I posted a few pictures of the oven in the finish oven gallery look for Doug Elliot's oven. Tomorrow I will go for 700 to 750 then I think I will go all out on friday. I used some firestater wood to start the fire but I notice that it leaves some oily residue on the floor. What is the best way to clean the floor? Do I take the ashes out after each fire?At what temp will I get the white effect on the dome and will it be white on the whole dome or just the top part. Any idea's on what I should cook first? I would love feedback on my pics. Thanks for all the post on this forum it is very helpfull.

  • #2
    Re: 5th fire last night

    Looks awesome Doug!


    Maybe you could clean the floor by putting the next fire on top of the spot, and keeping coals on it.

    Of course for the first meal........ PIZZA!!!!!
    My thread:
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    • #3
      Re: 5th fire last night

      Once you get some big hot fires, the floor will clean itself. Don't go all out on the fire yet...keep increasing little by little...

      You could do a roast first or even some sausages in a cast iron pan...

      My Oven Thread: