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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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  • soldier course on or next to hearth floor??

    we are laying the first firebricks today....is there a benefit to having the soldier course on top of the firebrick hearth floor? we've seen the pictures of them next to the floor, but we are wondering if the block can be layed on top of the floor....any help (quickly please!!!) we appreciate

  • #2
    Re: soldier course on or next to hearth floor??

    Most lay them on top as it's easier to keep a "circle" than trying to cut your bricks in a perfect circle to lay them "next" to.

    I think the majority of builders are placing on top.

    Also, no need to mortar the soldier course to the hearth. The weight will keep it in place and allow for a little expansion and contraction.

    Hope this helps.

    Dick

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    • #3
      Re: soldier course on or next to hearth floor??

      Hehe, when I built mine, most people seemd to be putting the bricks round the outside.

      ... I really don't see that it matters either way, just go for the version that strikes you as being easier.
      "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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      • #4
        Re: soldier course on or next to hearth floor??

        My soldier course is placed around the floor (also, no need to mortar the soldier course to the hearth - gravity takes care of that).

        Some claim the oven is more efficient this way. I've wasted a lot of time trying to figure out why. If there is a difference, it's likely splitting hairs.

        Take your pick!
        Ken H. - Kentucky
        42" Pompeii

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        • #5
          Re: soldier course on or next to hearth floor??

          I agree with Ken, it's splitting hairs. I did mine on top.
          RCLake

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