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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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A few queries...

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  • A few queries...

    Hi All,
    I've started my 32" build (floor in and dome started - photos to come in a while) and whilst not as polished as many ovens on the forums I'm reasonably happy with my progress so far given my skill level! I've just a few questions that have been banging around in my head.
    I'm using half bricks (not tapered at all) and as I progress up the dome the vertical gap between bricks in the same chain becomes more triangular in shape rather than a regular gap, if that makes sense.
    I'm assuming that the mortar between the bricks provides a couple of basic functions. (1) it holds the bricks in place at the right angle to create the dome (vertically as well as horizontally), (2) it creates 'wedges' that prevent the bricks from moving during the life of the oven (similar to keystones) and (3) it provides extra mass to the oven for heating and cooking.
    On each chain I'm finding a brick or two do not always meet perfectly on their vertical edges. Sometimes 1 brick is slightly 'forward' (up to 2-3 mm) of it's neighbor. If (2) above is correct, is this going to case any issues for my build? I'm guessing no but wondering if anyone can provide any advice?
    I'd rather not tear down the chains I've done so far as I don't think I've got the skills to get each brick perfect aginst it's neighbour!
    Any advice or suggestions are welcome.
    Cheerio,
    Mark CH

  • #2
    Re: A few queries...

    You can minimize the triangular mortar gap by using narrower bricks than half bricks. Try using third bricks.
    George

    My 34" WFO build

    Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

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    • #3
      Re: A few queries...

      Thanks fxpose,
      Yeah, I've cut some 3rds and have started to interpose them throughout the chains with a view that the last couple of chains will be wholey 3rds or, if needed, quarters. My bigger concern is if 1 or 2 bricks do not line up perfectly in each chain, will this compromise the integrity of my oven.
      Cheerio,
      Mark CH

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      • #4
        Re: A few queries...

        Although I'm using the indispensible tool I sometimes find some bricks do not line up perfectly. In those cases I tweek them a bit laterally, diagonally, or vertically, so they line up.
        George

        My 34" WFO build

        Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

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