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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.
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5) Click Post
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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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  • Insulation Question

    Hi all.
    Getting ready to start construction soon, but have one question pivotalto everything else. I am looking to build a 42 inch diameter low vault pompei oven and need to know exactly how big to make my hearth and base. My oven will be 42 inch internal diameter (give or take the size a few inches with brick size variances where I am) and would like to know how much insulation I need. On top of the brick walls, is 1 inch insulfrax insulating blanket plus 4 inches vermiculite insulation enough? Does covering the finished dome in mortar before insulating help? I will then render the outside layer for appearance. Will this give me enough insulation for pizzas and for a few bread bakes or at least one?

    Any thoughts would be a huge help.
    Cheers

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    Re: Insulation Question

    Originally posted by waitingtocook View Post
    My oven will be 42 inch internal diameter (give or take the size a few inches with brick size variances where I am) and would like to know how much insulation I need. On top of the brick walls, is 1 inch insulfrax insulating blanket plus 4 inches vermiculite insulation enough?
    Yes, that's plenty of insulation. Remember you need an inch or so for your finish stucco if you are doing a dome type finish.

    Does covering the finished dome in mortar before insulating help? Will this give me enough insulation for pizzas and for a few bread bakes or at least one?
    Covering the brick dome with masonry will increase thermal mass, and increase the retained heat, and also absorb more heat, taking longer bigger fires to heat up. It has no effect on the insulation. Consensus seems to be that the half-brick thickness of the pompeii is more than enough.
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      Re: Insulation Question

      Cool. Thanks a lot Dmun. I am now ready to build! Ill keep you all posted

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