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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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  • Vermiculite

    I found Vermiculite and perlite at the garden section at Lowes, which is used for pot mix, is that the same that I am going to use for the hearth insulation?



  • #2
    Re: Vermiculite

    Yes, but it's really expensive going the 8 qt bag route. Try a garden supplier or a pool supply/installer. You may have to tell the pool guy you're building an oven so he doesn't think you're a pool do-it-yourselfer, they frown on them. I have no idea how much is in the bags I bought, but they're about 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide- and cost me less than $20. I used about 1 1/2 bags for my insulating layer (but it's just under the oven part), using CV Dukes ratio.

    And before you get there and have to ask, yes, it's supposed to look like that when you mix it up.



    • #3
      Re: Vermiculite

      Thanks, that is a valuable tip, should save me some money, these small bags at Lowes are about $4 each.


      • #4
        Re: Vermiculite

        The big bags are four cubic feet.
        I used 2 for the insulating layer under the floor.
        And 6 more on the outside of my oven.

        I would get vermiculite if you can find it. It's much easier to work with than perlite. (I used both)

        Also, check out garden stores. They also sell large bags.
        That is where I bought mine from. But I did have to order it when it was out of stock.

        My thread:
        My costs:
        My pics: