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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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  • Refractory Formula

    I have been going back and forth on Castable or Brick. I have a friend that works at a cement products distributor in the area that has offered up nearly 1000 lbs of raw Refactory Cement in 94 lb bags.

    He has casted (formed) a very cool raised fireplace with it by combinining it with Lightweight aggregate. The Lightweight aggregate (pre-fired) is very cheap and I can probably cast an oven for less than $50-$100.

    Since I should have plenty of cement, I'm thinking I can do a trial-run and cast a smaller oven as a test. I'm wondering what the formula should be and should I also add sand to the aggregate.

    Thanks,
    Kelly

  • #2
    Re: Refractory Formula

    It sounds like what you would want to do is cast a 2-4" layer without the insulation, then another layer of highly insulated refactory over the top.

    If it is that cheap it is well worth a try.

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    • #3
      Re: Refractory Formula

      Nevermind. I found old Firebrick locally for .25 each so I'm now back to using a brick structure. I will use the Refractory Cement to make mortar and to cast some veneer stones to be used around oven entrance.

      Eventually, I will cast a small portable oven using the refractory cement.

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