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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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5) Click Post
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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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Stainless steel and masonry/concrete

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  • Stainless steel and masonry/concrete

    I want to put a chimney on my outer arch. I don't want to have an exposed SS flue so am planning to "cover" it somehow.
    One idea I have is to enclose it within an outer chimney of, say, vermicrete.
    My question is, can I just shape the vermicrete around the SS flue or will that cause the steel to corrode?
    If ghe concrete will cause corrosion Is there some way of spacing the concrete off the flue?
    Is home brew a better idea than vermicrete?

  • #2
    Re: Stainless steel and masonry/concrete

    Vermicrete is not particularly strong. On its own it will probably crack. Remember the flue pipe will expand slightly when heated. You would need to encase the vermicrete in something. Ferrocement, brick stone etc. Cement actually inhibits corrosion. If it is stainless you should be ok.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.


    • #3
      Re: Stainless steel and masonry/concrete

      Thanks David
      I had forgotten how fragile vermicrete is. I was planning to render it like the rest of the oven.
      I guess I will shape home brewed fire clay around the flue and plaster that. Although I suspect that may be a bit heavy


      • #4
        Re: Stainless steel and masonry/concrete

        Yes you can just render over it like the rest of the oven, but give it some strength by using some mesh or chicken wire like a ferrocement boat once you've done that it doesn't matter what happens to the vermicrete because it's trapped inside..
        Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.


        • #5
          Re: Stainless steel and masonry/concrete

          Thanks again David
          Do you mean tender straight over the steel or use a layer of home brew first?


          • #6
            Re: Stainless steel and masonry/concrete

            No, I mean vermicrete then ferrocement.
            Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.