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Power / fan venting? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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Power / fan venting?

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  • Power / fan venting?

    Does anyone have any experience with adding a small (convection-style) fan to help vent the oven where the flue is not tall enough to vent it naturally? I have seen fans for other high-heat applications but don't know if they would work in this case. Any information on how much draw a 36" oven actually needs in order to work well?

    Thanks to anyone who might help.

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    Re: Power / fan venting?

    Power venting is used for exterior fireplaces, which have a nasty habit of blowing smoke back in downdrafts. You could get some info from the Rumford site.

    You don't even need a chimney, at the risk of getting smoke in your face. Why do you want a fan? I suspect that it would just gum up in the smoke and be a lot of trouble.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: Power / fan venting?

      Thanks for these tips, dmun. I was led to believe that the oven needed at least 24" vertical rise to create a draft and sustain the convection effect. But this may be wrong. The fan would be to help pull some air. The Rumford site looks interesting, and they say that using a chimney pot will create the effect of greater vertical rise.