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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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Curing the oven

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  • Curing the oven


    I am up to the 7th course of bricks and on the homeward leg to completion. My question is do you start the curing fires before you put the fire blanket and insulation on so any moisture has somewhere to go rather than being trapped inside the shell?
    Then do more as the outer layers are completed???


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    Re: Curing the oven

    congrats on getting close to closing up the oven. You can start your curing fires before or after adding insulation if you are using blanket. The moisture can still get out through the fibers. It won't be trapped unless you do something to seal it.

    If you are using vermicrete I think there are other considerations, but it doesn't sound like that is the case.
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    • #3
      Re: Curing the oven

      Thanks, was going to use a 25mm blanket and then cover in 75-100mm of vermiculite. and then finish in stucco as a weather proof coat
      What difference would that make?
      Cheers Grant


      • #4
        Re: Curing the oven

        I may have missed something from the conversion chart that I used but it looks like your are going to use the equivalant of 1" blanket and 4" of (what I am assuming is) 3 to 4" of vermicrete? (depending on the vermiculite to portland ratio)
        It sounds like enough insulation to me but, as far as curing is conscerned: leave ample time between layers, or leave a vent hole in the top of your stucco render layer, through your vcrete layer to your blanket. In my opinion this will allow any remaining moisture a means to escape during the curing process. The hole can be sealed in after you are sure of the final curing or a permanent type of water shedding relief vent can be installed.
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