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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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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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6x8x1 5/8 fire brick

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  • 6x8x1 5/8 fire brick

    Hi guys
    I just got some bricks that are 1 5/8 thick - I would like to use the brick for the cooking floor, is this possible? Should I add more insulation to compensate for the base?


  • #2
    Re: 6x8x1 5/8 fire brick

    Hi Frank,

    I would consider using two layers of these brick for your cooking floor. The objective it to get the appropriate amount of thermal mass.

    The standard Pompeii plan uses one standard fire brick or 2 1/5 inches of thickness and two of your brick will be just a bit over 3 inches. - a bit more mass will require a bit more fuel to get to temperature, but would hold heat a bit longer.... The 2 1/5 inches has proven to be a good amount of mass for most residential applications. I don't know if there would be any problems with the thinner floor - 1 5/8 may be enough... and a bit over 3 inches would certainly work fine.

    And lots of insulation is a good thing, regardless of the mass in your cooking floor. - a couple three inches of refractory insulation or four inches of perlite or vermiculite / concrete - at a minimum in the cooking floor.

    Good luck with your build, and send along picture if you can, we like to see the progress!



    • #3
      Re: 6x8x1 5/8 fire brick

      Thanks Jed

      I might just buy new brick for the floor, but the thing is in my area the
      bricks cost $5/inch it is quite expensive.
      I will post some pics soon.



      • #4
        Re: 6x8x1 5/8 fire brick

        You could also do an "island hearth" with a slug of ordinary concrete or common brick below the thinner refractory tiles for additional thermal mass. I do think the inch and five eighths tiles are a little thin by themselves.
        My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2