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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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Block Stand Slab Thickness

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  • Block Stand Slab Thickness

    I am pouring the slab on top of my block stand this weekend. I was orignally going to do 3.5" as recommended on the FB install instructions.

    A 3" will work exactly with my brick veneer elevations. Does anyone see a problem pouring a 3", reinforced with 1/2" rebar?

    I dont have a finishes stand picture to attach, but you can get an idea of shape in the attached. Stand is 4 1/2 courses high.
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    Re: Block Stand Slab Thickness

    I don't think the problem is so much with the thickness of the slab, which is a bit of overkill anyway, but with the problem of positioning the rebar exactly in the center of the pour. By loosing the half inch, you've lost your margin of error in keeping the rebar well surrounded with concrete.
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    • #3
      Re: Block Stand Slab Thickness

      Stay with the 3 1/2 inch or 4 inch. For a 3 1/2 inch suspended slab, consider using 3/8 inch rebar. Use twice as much if replacing 1/2 inch rebar. For example if you plan calls for 1/2 inch on a 12 inch grid, you get the same (or a bit better) by using 3/8 on a 6 inch grid. The 3/8 inch is also much easier to cut and bend.

      You can always bevel grind the edge down to 3 inches if necessary.

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