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What Dome? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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  • What Dome?

    Starting to look at the firebrick dome for my oven.

    Should the dome follow a catenary arch, a circular arch or a parabola?

    Also, should I lay a soldier course to raise it, or is there another reason for the soldier course?


  • #2
    Re: What Dome?

    Ideally, the dome should be a catenary arch rotated 360 degrees around an axis. If you think about it, you'll realize that a round arch and a parabola both can follow a catenary curve; they just have different equations defining the curve. (Ok, the "cup" of the parabola will be a little off but the springers or sides of the arch can follow the catenary curve--try it with a rope or chain).

    The soldier course saves you two extra courses on the dome. The soldier or no soldier discussion is found on multiple other threads. Both designs have successful builds.
    Last edited by azatty; 06-27-2012, 05:56 AM.


    • #3
      Re: What Dome?

      Elliptical arch.

      How to construct (draw) an ellipse - Math Open Reference