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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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To Footer or Not To Footer - Build begins in DC.

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  • To Footer or Not To Footer - Build begins in DC.

    I can't decide if I should pour footers. I had planned on just doing a 5.5"d reinfoirced slab with 3" of compacted gravel below.

    I live in Wash. DC and we are in a transition zone, winter weather is all over the map. Frost line here is 24".

    Suggestions?
    Last edited by DC8702; 08-23-2010, 08:56 PM.

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    Re: To Footer or Not To Footer - Build begins in DC.

    The cost difference is really insignificant and the labor is pretty minimal - I would do it.

    Les...
    Check out my pictures here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

    If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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    • #3
      Re: To Footer or Not To Footer - Build begins in DC.

      I put in a footer, three feet down, one foot thick, extending six inches beyond the footprint of the oven, but I was building a two story chimney. If your oven isn't any taller than you are, I think a reinforced slab on well drained gravel is fine.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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      • #4
        Re: To Footer or Not To Footer - Build begins in DC.

        I'm in Louisville, KY. Our winters aren't quite as bad as DC, but we get plenty of cold weather. My slab is on a gravel base; so far no problems.
        Ken H. - Kentucky
        42" Pompeii

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        • #5
          Re: To Footer or Not To Footer - Build begins in DC.

          Your reinforced slab is enough. You don't need footings unless you have unusually bad ground conditions. Even if you get movement from frost action, the slab will move as one unit. Unless it tilts enough for the pizzas to slide out on their own this is no problem.
          Last edited by Neil2; 08-24-2010, 06:31 PM.

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            Re: To Footer or Not To Footer - Build begins in DC.

            Originally posted by DC8702 View Post
            I can't decide if I should pour footers. I had planned on just doing a 5.5"d reinfoirced slab with 3" of compacted gravel below.

            I live in Wash. DC and we are in a transition zone, winter weather is all over the map. Frost line here is 24".

            Suggestions?
            I used 4" stone, 5 1/2" concrete with six sono tubes dug down to 42" That is the frost line here in Ct. Lots of rebar and wire mesh for reinforcement.
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            Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
            Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
            Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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