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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.
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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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Glass fibre stove rope

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  • Glass fibre stove rope

    Hi Guys,

    I'm making good progress on my oven, built around an Ephrem 2061 from France. Photos to follow soon! (The oven dome is pre-cast in two halves, from volcanic rock.)

    Because it's just a basic dome and base, you have to build an arch in front of it to support the chimney. So, I've done this - with high density firebricks, and I will also soon be building a decorative arch in front of that, made from wirecut engineering bricks. There is a gap of about 10mm between the oven and the firebrick arch, and again between the firebrick arch and the decorative arch. This is to act as a thermal break, to stop heat being conducted away from the dome, and also to stop the decorative brick arch (or the tiled fascia) cracking due to heat.

    I have some glass-fibre woven stove-rope (from Dudley Designs) to pack into the gaps, it is quite squashable and has gone in OK. However, I am a little concerned that the fibres could be toxic, and if so the likelihood of them landing on the food.

    I'm guessing that the heat will soon fuse any microscopic strands together, or else carry the loose ones up the chimney. But, should I be caulking the rope with something heat-resistant and flexible, and if so, what?

    My second question is that I have added a layer of calcium silicate blanket (similar to FB blanket?) to the dome, and 'glued' it on with heat-proof silicone. This silicone is said to be good up to 300 degrees c., but what will happen beyond that? The dome is about 50mm thick and I'm guessing non-porous, so as long as no toxic 'burnt silicone' products can seep through... Maybe I should have used some other adhesive, I don't know.

    I'll try to get some photos up soon, this whole thing has taken me since March to get this far, and I still haven't started on the roof!

    Any advice much appreciated...

    Last edited by cleverdick; 08-23-2011, 12:37 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Re: Glass fibre stove rope

    Originally posted by cleverdick View Post

    I have some glass-fibre woven stove-rope
    I melted some on the front of my oven from the heat.
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

    My Build.