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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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9 X 18X4.5 inch firebrick

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  • 9 X 18X4.5 inch firebrick

    I have the oppotunity to buy 9 X 18X4.5 inch firebrick, Is there a reason to avoid this or would it actually be better than creating a 4.5 inch thick floor with standard fire bricks. Seems like fewer seams in the floor would be a good thing, but I'd appreciate your thoughts on pros & cons.

    Thanks

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    Re: 9 X 18X4.5 inch firebrick

    That is about the exact measurements of the the bricks we used on our floor and back of our barrel. They all high duty, 3000 degrees, new, from a now destroyed steel mill in Utah. They are great, I used them for the exact reason you are considering. I doubled them so my floor width was 36 inches wide. I have had no problems with them so far, about 2 years. Go for it if the price is right, mine were basically free, we bartered for them.

    Derk

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      Re: 9 X 18X4.5 inch firebrick

      Thanks. Did you do side walls also? Is there any concern with cracking since they are larger castings?

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        Re: 9 X 18X4.5 inch firebrick

        No we did not do the sidewalls, just the floor and the back wall of the vault. the seem to be just fine even though they are larger. They look the same, just supersized regular bricks. We used the whole bricks layed flat for the first course(three high I think), and we were able to find regular sized firebrick, but tapered for the barrel. We had to do very little cutting.

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          Re: 9 X 18X4.5 inch firebrick

          Oh, also, no cracking or spalling so far. Cutting would be the most difficult thing. We designed around the size of the bricks. We were also lucky to find 4 large half arches, perfect for our two openings. Do a search for my posts, there a few good pictures of our initial design.

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