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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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  • Slate Oven Floor

    I am in the process of building an oven based on Dan Wing and Alan Scott's book. I was wondering if anyone had made an oven with a slate floor. I know that slate is used for pizza stones in electric ovens, but hadn't heard if anyone tried using it for oven floors. The 3 pieces I have are 1 meter x 1.25 meter x 3.5 cm pool table slate.

    Any suggestions?
    Has anyone tried this, or should I break down and buy firebrick, use one piece of the slate for my slab and the other two for an oven roof worthy of the overkill of the year award?
    Thanks,
    Joe

  • #2
    Re: Slate Oven Floor

    I would stick with the fire brick. Especially with a cooler climate in the winter. When you heat your oven, you will find that the fire brick actually gets red hot. I had a fire going one dark winter night and when I scraped the coals off to the side, the floor was glowing red. Stay with the fire brick and avoid the larger slate cracking...

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    • #3
      Re: Slate Oven Floor

      Yeah, I think the only proven natural stone for high heat applications is soapstone. Slate is going to sloth off sheets of nasty sharp shards in direct flame conditions. Save the slate for the countertops of your work surface.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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      • #4
        Re: Slate Oven Floor

        Thanks for the advice. I tried a piece in my grill at 600 deg. F and it flaked all over!

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