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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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Dry Stacking

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  • Dry Stacking


    When drystacking, is it imperative that the joints be absolutely flush with one another?

    Im figuring its ok because im using rebar and filling every other core when done then covering the base in stucco when done.

    Any help would be great, im starting the 2nd coarse when I found that some of my cinder blocks weren't fitting tightly (maybe about 1/4" in between some of them)


  • #2
    Re: Dry Stacking

    Mine were close but not perfect. I used rebar and filled the cores. Filling the cores really adds strenght. My walls are not gonna move.


    • #3
      Re: Dry Stacking

      They can never be perfect, the tolerance on CMU is generous.


      • #4
        Re: Dry Stacking

        Originally posted by Eddie4 View Post

        (maybe about 1/4" in between some of them)
        What are you, a machinist? You will be golden...
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        • #5
          Re: Dry Stacking

          Thanks guys, i figured as much.
          I appreciate the help now i can sleep at night!


          • #6
            Re: Dry Stacking

            I find some of the blocks often have some bits protruding from the bottom. These should be removed or ground off so the fit is better.
            Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.


            • #7
              Re: Dry Stacking

              my spacing issue is not top to bottom, it is where the cinder blocks meet left to right.
              Im still thinking ill be fine, just pack with stucco on the finishing end.......right?


              • #8
                Re: Dry Stacking

                You are over-thinking this. 4 feet of block, with cores filled, that will be holding up hundreds of pounds of concrete slab and a firebrick dome is not going to move at all. If you are worried about the gaps you can use a surface bonding mortar/stucco that has fibers in it to keep it from cracking.

                You will be fine.


                • #9
                  Re: Dry Stacking

                  Thanks Jaronimo.
                  I am overthinking it you're right.
                  Moving forward.

                  Thanks man.