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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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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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Metal Hearth?

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  • Metal Hearth?

    On page 22 of the guide it briefly mentions using a fabricated metal tray for the structural layer.
    Would I just cut a 1/4" plate to size & drop it on top of the foundation? If I welded sides onto it I could then pour the insulating layer?
    Has anybody built using a metal tray? Seems like it would be easier than pouring two layers of concrete.
    Or what about putting down just a steel plate & then blocking off the whole thing with bricks for insulation?

  • #2
    Re: Metal Hearth?

    I used steel decking under my hearth- see my thread, elizabeth's oven, under the construction heading. I haven't figured out how to make it a hyperlink yet, unless I can just open a new window, find it, and copy the address bar? Hm. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/e...oven-3714.html

    someone else had a piece of 1/2 inch steel plate I think they used under theirs, but I can't remember where that was. You need some mass and insulation under the oven floor- or it won't retain heat and it will get so hot under the hearth that things will get ugly.



    • #3
      Re: Metal Hearth?

      Elizabeth, that sure is a nice setup you have! Still the metal portion isnt really what I was thinking of.
      Im thinking more along the lines of a 1/4" plate, with sides that would hold in the concrete. Just set the steel on top of the stand & pour


      • #4
        Re: Metal Hearth?

        You could do that, I suppose. Sort of like a tray. I'm not sure why that would be better than doing it the other way. I think a few people have skipped using the vermicrete layer altogether by using more FB board on top of the structural layer- I'm just using both because I'm a believer in overkill on insulating.

        If you try it, just be sure you get it well insulated underneath or you'll have a really hot steel plate at belly button level!