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Starting one in Arizona..... - 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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Starting one in Arizona.....

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  • Starting one in Arizona.....

    Hello -

    I'm about to start my project out here in the Valley of the sun, and wanted to see if
    1. Anyone else that has built one lives in Arizona... and
    2. If so, were is a good place to get all the material.
    I'm getting all the basic material from Lowes; however, were is a good place for the fire brick, as well as the high heat mortar.
    I’m pretty sure that I will have other questions down the road, but just wanted to connect with other people in the Valley.

  • #2
    Re: Starting one in Arizona.....

    I'm in Phoenix as well. I just finished building my support structure last weekend - this weekend I'll be pouring the hearth.

    My recommendation for supplies that aren't carried by the big box stores would be Marvel Building Supply. They carry firebrick as well as the proper mortar. I do not know about insulation, but they might carry that as well if you are looking to buy locally.


    • #3
      Re: Starting one in Arizona.....

      Looks like we are all on the same schedule! Starting to lay firebrick this weekend. I have found AZ brick source on 36th st. to be very helpful for bricks, marvel for the mortar. Plenty of vermiculite and perlite around.


      • #4
        Re: Starting one in Arizona.....

        How is AZ brick source on pricing? I went down to Phoenix Brick Supply yesterday and was quite shocked to find that they want $99 for a 55lb bag of HeatStop mortar.

        I ended up ordering the insulation layer for under the oven from FB, but it got damaged in shipping, and so FedEx never even attempted delivery - they just automatically sent it back when it got to the local hub. I think, since it will have to be re-shipped, I'll add a couple bags of mortar to the order before it goes out again.

        I already have firebrick (my father-in-law had about 125 bricks that he donated to the project), so I'm good there.

        I was really looking forward to starting the floor and soldier course this weekend, but without the insulation all I can do is plan.



        • #5
          Re: Starting one in Arizona.....

          I am on the finishing touches on my structure in Queen Creek, AZ.
          I found a place that has most everything you would need. It is called Pacific Insulation. I got the brick, blanket, and mortar from them. They even deliver for free. Ask for Jaime, she is very helpful. If you all are near QC you are welcome to come by and take a peek.


          • #6
            Re: Starting one in Arizona.....

            AZ Brick Source sold me fire brick at 1.45 each, Marvel quoted 1.68. I went with a homebrew mix for the mortar, and have had really good results. Minimal cracks at 400* curing stage today.


            • #7
              Re: Starting one in Arizona.....

              I'll check out both those places. Thanks!!