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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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Off to a bad start?

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  • Off to a bad start?

    So I had the guys who redid our patio and front steps pour a foundation for the oven last year. Then I had a baby and forgot about ovens. I'm finally ready to start the stand for my 42" oven and realized that somehow I had them make a 70x83.5" slab, instead of 77"x86". A year later, I have no idea where those dimensions came from. Probably panicking about the baby, or the contractor messed up, or both. Anyway, I can still barely fit a 69x76" stand in on the slab, but that means no room for proper finish, and also, two sides of the stand will be just about flush with the edge of the slab (barely 1/2" to spare on either side.)

    So my questions:
    1- Is it ok to put one side of the stand so close to the edge of the slab? I live just north of NYC where it freezes - if the slab erodes a bit under the blocks, can this cause problems for the oven?

    2- If I go ahead with the stand, can I pour more slab around the perimeter to allow for finish material?

    I could also make a smaller stand and oven, but I'm hoping this is only a last resort. This is not what I imagined dealing with on my first day of build!

    Here's mine:

  • #2
    Re: Off to a bad start?

    You should be fine. Depending on what finish you want, you really don't need foundation under it. If you were doing a layer of four inch brick, you might be in trouble, but if you were, you could easily substitute half the block layer for brick, using four inch blocks under the brick to support the slab.

    Good luck with the project!
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: Off to a bad start?

      I would pour a footing around the perimiter of your slab, it is more work but in the end worth it. Note the footing should be lIke at least 8" wide by 8" thick with some rebar then you will be safe.


      • #4
        Re: Off to a bad start?

        There are a few builds here where the builder installed a support slab that protruded past the block stand.

        Congrats on your new addition, BTW.


        • #5
          Re: Off to a bad start?

          Or you can set back the walls about 4 inches from the edge of your slab. The reinforced suspended slab, which the oven will be built on, can cantilever (extend) out beyond the walls the eight to 12 inches or so you need.
          Last edited by Neil2; 09-12-2010, 10:38 AM.


          • #6
            Re: Off to a bad start?


            Great idea. I think I'll do that so I can build a 42" oven, instead of making it smaller. Okey doke. I'm gonna start a new thread for my build.
            Here's mine: