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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.
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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Cultured stone for dome exterior

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  • Cultured stone for dome exterior

    I have finished the dome, but haven't put the insulation around it yet. All my buddies love the dome look, so I have changed my mind about a "doghouse" enclosure and will be going with the igloo look. A couple of buddies think I could do some kind of cultured stone over the hemisphere, something small. They mentioned some kind of "paper backed lathe". Has anyone seen anything other than stucco for the igloo. I will be extending my outdoor kitchen roof to cover the dome, so it won't get direct rain, but it could get indirect rain, especially here in Florida ( tropical storms and such).

    Thanks


    Tom

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    Re: Cultured stone for dome exterior

    I'm not aware of paper backed lathe, but small tile (1x1, 1.5x1.5) come in sheets with a poly netted backer to keep it all together. (Think of the stuff you've no doubt seen in shower enclosures and bathroom floors.) It's actually pretty flexible and due to the poly backer maintains spacing well... although, as you bend it the gaps will seem slightly bigger as the overall radius is downsized. (From flat, or 180*, the gaps would be 1/8, but as you make the radius smaller or pull the sides closer together, the gaps will elongate.)
    My oven (for now):
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f43/...ven-14269.html

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    • #3
      Re: Cultured stone for dome exterior

      Paper backed lath is a pain to work with and will be doubly so trying to form it over the dome. Just use 2 layers of building paper under regular lath. Most cultured stone is somewhat large which will make it awkward on a dome.

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      • #4
        Re: Cultured stone for dome exterior

        I have become a fan of those who have the patience (not me) to mortar flat natural stone around their dome. I really like the detailed and rustic look. If it works with your landscaping and the general appearance of your property...Go for it !

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