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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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  • Thanks to forum members

    A big thank you to members who have responded to my questions re construction of the oven. With the feedback that I have had I have gone ahead and completed the hearth.

    After installing 9" high forms ( 2"X4" joined with a 2"X6") around the concrete block stand I proceeded to pour 4" of standard concrete with rebar. Next I poured 2 1/2" of vermicrete for insulation. On top of this layer, and embedded 1/2" into it, I placed a circle of aluminum 170" long and 3" wide. (This circumference gave me a 54" diameter. I figured with my oven having a 42" interior diameter I would need another 9" to account for the thickness of the firebricks plus a little more.)

    I then poured standard concrete inside the circle up to the level of the aluminum followed by more vermicrete on the outside of the circle extending out to the 2"X9" holding the whole thing in place. After getting the level right for the surface I took out the aluminum strip then troweled the whole surface one last time to get rid of imperfections.

    Today (24hours after finishing) I checked the vermicrete and observed that it was level and smooth, but soft to the touch. I am going to leave the forms in place for weeks, or at least until I have finished the dome. I don't plan on starting the dome until a fortnight has gone by; perhaps by then the hearth will be strong enough take all the weight.

    I have photos of this stage of construction and will soon attempt to add them to the forum.

    Davy
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