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Foundation Question - 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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  • Foundation Question

    I'm planning on starting my WFO in spring. I have been gathering supplies and thinking about the location of it in my yard. I currently have an old shed on a cement pad. It's about 10' square, and 8" thick. The shed has been there for over 30 yrs and was going to be replaced next spring in another location. The cement slab is close to level, about 1/2" over the 10'. I'm not sure if it has the mesh in the cement or not, I also think there is no rebar as there was none in the driveway when I ripped that up this spring, but there was mesh. I think I would like to either build directly on top of this or increase the thickness of the pad to raise it a little higher off the ground. The cement pad is just a little higher then the lawn.

    Can I just build a form the same size and build right on top about 3"? Or should I build on what is currently there. Building right on top would make things easy, I was not looking forward to ripping it up when the shed is gone.

    Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!

  • #2
    Re: Foundation Question

    If it's eight inches thick and mesh reinforced, you should be good to build right on top of it. If it was going to crack or frost heave, i suspect it would have done so long ago.
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    • #3
      Re: Foundation Question

      "Can I just build a form the same size and build right on top about 3"?"

      If the existing slab shows no sign of failure such as major cracking, I would go ahead.


      • #4
        Re: Foundation Question

        I would just build on it as is.