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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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  • covering the dome

    Do I have to cover outside of dome with refractory cement or is that just to put dome joints together. Can I fill in and smooth out the outside of dome with portland cement . Do you have to use both the ceramic blanket and portland cement@vermiculite for insulation or can you use just use portland cement @ vermiculite for isulation on outside of dome. Then Put stucco over that

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    Re: covering the dome

    There's no reason to cover the dome with cement. Some people do this to add additional thermal mass, but there's no structural reason for it.

    You can insulate with the blanket, or with vermiculite concrete, or both. The blanket is twice as efficient as the vermiculite concrete, so you need less thickness if you use it. The blanket doesn't cover the dome very evenly, it's lumpy with the overlaps and wrinkles, so folks who want to finish in an igloo shape sometimes cover their blanket with the vermiculite mix to get a smooth base for the dome stucco.

    If you use just the vermiculite concrete, you are going to want at least a four inch covering, maybe more at the top.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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