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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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  • Corner installation...

    I noticed that at least one member of the forum has built their oven on an existing 3 1/2" thick patio slab. The reason this interests me is that my oven location would make screeding and pouring a proper 6" slab with 2" of gravel underneath fairly heinous.

    It could be done, but the end result would be an oven that was less well insulated (I plan to stick with a lot of loose vermiculite, maybe a 1" layer of blanket if my wife approves, so a 54"x54" stand is a lot better than a 46"x61" stand due to the sides) and perhaps no stronger than a corner installation. The reason being is that an existing masonry wall with footers forms the corner. It has withstood numerous earthquakes and seems to be doing quite well. I am hesitant to screw around with its foundation just to pour another. The thought of doing a double-thick block stand to spread out the weight and increase the surface area bearing the load has also occurred.

    Now that I have thought through the steps (I wish to build a 30-31" oven), I am not particularly leaning one way or the other, but if I can avoid destabilizing the existing wall and instead use it as part of the weight-bearing apparatus -- well, that would be very nice.

    Any thoughts? One way or another I'm going to end up sinking masonry anchors and welding or tying rebar, so I have no illusions about avoiding any work :-)
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