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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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Vermiculite Layer Question

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  • Vermiculite Layer Question

    This is a repost from my original build thread. I do apologize for this, but... if your not watching my build you may not realize I need help!!

    Its been 12 days since the vermiculite/concrete pour. I have read numerous times that this stuff takes a long time to dry and when it does it has a cork like consistency.

    By cork like, does that mean it is soft and can be scraped away with a finger nail or did I do something wrong? I am asking before I get on with the oven floor which brings me to another question... If this mix is so soft how do you use a notched trowel to spread the firebrick mortar to lay the brick?

    Thanks in advance!

    A change since my last post... It is harder now but scrapes away very easily. Im guessing thats the nature of this mix??
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  • #2
    Re: Vermiculite Layer Question

    Originally posted by ArkansasOven View Post
    By cork like, does that mean it is soft and can be scraped away with a finger nail
    Thats how mine was and the oven ended up ok..
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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    • #3
      Re: Vermiculite Layer Question

      This is exactly how it's supposed to be. It's flaky around the edges, and can be broken loose with a fingernail. I think the phrase "cork like" brings to mind the tough smooth wine bottle corks. Think instead of those old fashioned porous cork tiles that were popular in the seventies of the last century.

      The sand/fireclay mixture is just a leveling medium. You can lay it down as a dry powder, and once you've got the brick floor laid the way you want it, you can wet the floor to solidify the mixture.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


      • #4
        Re: Vermiculite Layer Question

        Sorry for my delayed thank you, but... Thanks! Glad that I am still on the right track. I was beginning to have doubts and that scared me.

        Great community here!
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