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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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  • Foundation Question

    I'm excited to be planning construction of my first WFO.
    All the plans I have reviewed call for a 5-1/2" thick concrete slab as a foundation. Will this be sufficient if my oven design calls for a brick housing for the oven as well as the brick base? Does it matter that I live in the Chicago area and have some colder winters? My brick supplier is recommending six concrete piers 36" deep to support my foundation slab. (seems like overkill to me).

    Thanks,
    Giuseppe
    Thanks,
    Giuseppe
    pizza,pizza!

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    Re: Foundation Question

    Originally posted by I am Giuseppe View Post
    I'm excited to be planning construction of my first WFO.
    All the plans I have reviewed call for a 5-1/2" thick concrete slab as a foundation. Will this be sufficient if my oven design calls for a brick housing for the oven as well as the brick base? Does it matter that I live in the Chicago area and have some colder winters? My brick supplier is recommending six concrete piers 36" deep to support my foundation slab. (seems like overkill to me).

    Thanks,
    Giuseppe
    If the oven is independent from other structures and is a normal sized oven (less than 10 X 10 ft) then a floating slab, (No piers) will be fine, Use REbar and Wire in the slab and if the slab moves a little the whole oven will move a little, no big deal.

    Put 6 inches of paver base - (class 2 or 5) and 2 inches of sand then the concrete slab and it will float nicely.

    It gets colder in Minneapolis

    Chip
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      Re: Foundation Question

      Originally posted by mrchipster View Post

      It gets colder in Minneapolis
      Sounds like fighten words

      Seriously, I don't know how anyone can live in either place. We get cold and snow but no where the level you do. I heard that in the city of Chicago (down town), the trucks melt the snow and vacume it up because there is no place to put it - is that true?
      Check out my pictures here:
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

      If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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