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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.
I built a couple of burners for mine. Neither was based on a commercial design though. One was for radiant heat during pizza cooking and the other to fire the oven when I didn't want to bother with wood (or didn't have any).
The first used a 35K gas grill replacement burner and sits against the side wall. It's attached to the gas by a slip fit into a 3/4" black gas pipe coming through the wall (best to use a drill press to make the hole before closing the oven in or a 1/2" heavy duty drill after the oven is closed up). The outside gets capped with a quick fit & a hose with quick fits goes between it & a standard 20lb tank. I didn't use it so I ended up closing the pipe in when I housed my oven (although if you crawl in my oven and look over your right shoulder you can see where the pipe used to come through the brick.
The big burner I made out of a turkey fryer gas burner, 4' of 3/4" black pipe, a bundh of brass fittings to make the fittings from the burner to the pipe and on the other end from the hose supplied with the burner to the pipe. That all hooks into a standard propane tank and churns out 150K btu --- enough to heat the oven without wood. This is good for bread baking or roasting as it gets the oven hot fast and I don't have to kill the fire or pull it out still burning.
I found my turkey fryer at Lowes on a season end sale a year or so ago and was lucky to get it cheap ($20 ish?) with a big burner (they're not all 150K btu). I've got plans for a forge burner I've built in the past (for a home forge) that runs the same btu rating. It uses standard gas piping, some fittings and a welding torch nozzle for the jet. There are a bunch of those designs out on the 'net for folks who do a little home forging.
There's a whole sub-culture of home forging enthusiasts out there -- people who use them for blacksmithing or art. Ron Reil is a great resource (http://www.reil1.net/index.shtml) as is Larry Zoeller (http://www.geocities.com/zoellerforge/). Ron & Larry have done a lot of work on burner design and their stuff works. No need to reinvent the wheel. The sidearm burner is an awful like Chas Hone's commercial burner that's pictured in Dan Wing's book.
I use mine when I want to cook bread without pizza first. That way I can bring it to temp and then pull the burner out. No raking burning wood out or waiting for the fire to drop down.
If I were going commercial I'd chase down one of those vertical burner systems that are about 18" long x 12" tall (commercial size...wonder if they've got something a bit smaller for a smaller oven) that I've seen in the back of a few pizzaria ovens. Seems like a very controllable way to keep the pizzas cooking.
The Scott oven I built was okay (especially since I didn't know what I really wanted yet) but it heats too slowly for me. I just don't have the patience to wait for all that mass to heat up & 80% of the time all of that stored heat goes to waste anyway as all I want is a round of pizzas or a half-dozen loaves of bread.