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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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  • has any one used calcium silicate board

    looks like chalk, rated to 1100 degrees
    Will this hold up under the weight of the oven ...
    I was thinking of using it under the firebrick floor for insulation
    $4 per sq ft. (2"thick)


  • #2
    Re: has any one used calcium silicate board

    Cal-sil board is the generic name for the super-isol board sold by FB. It's the best under oven insulation.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: has any one used calcium silicate board

      Berryst, lots of people here are using the boards, but there are several types and thicknesses. Do a search here for cal-sil, super-isol, Kaowool, Insblok, and tried-and-true FB Board, to name the most common, and you'll find lots of discussions. I think some people calculated that the oven exerts about 2 psi on the hearth, so that shouldn't be an issue in most cases. Getting them wet is a concern for some (like the kaowool - see this post).
      Picasa web album
      Oven-building thread


      • #4
        Re: has any one used calcium silicate board

        I have given up on calcium silicate board. My oven will be underground in the pacific Northwest. Rain is a daily affair all winter. I drove 70 miles and bought perlite. The seller says that the call for perlite is down as consumers are not building fire places. Thanks to all who replied