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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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Clay pizza oven design improvements/suggestions...

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  • Clay pizza oven design improvements/suggestions...


    I'm going to be making a start on building my first pizza oven this weekend so am looking for some advice.

    For my first oven the main criteria are that it is cheap, usable, easy to build, and quick to fire to temp required for pizza's.

    I did consider doing a brick oven but money's a bit short at the moment so it will have to wait, plus I think it would be good getting some experience first with a MUCH cheaper clay oven.

    So anyway onto the point of this thread...

    I have found an exellent journal/tutorial of a clay oven build that was done here in the UK at:

    1. Building a Clay Oven - The Basics The Clay Oven

    I'm going to be following the basic design and ideas of this journal however will be making some changes. For a start I'm building a brick base/stand for the oven. I will also be using firebricks inside on the base of the oven.

    My main question to you guys would be what simple changes would you make to this design to improve it, without drastically increasing build time and/or cost. I'm guessing insulation will be one of the main suggestions, and also the base of the oven.

    Anyway as MUCH help as possible would be greatly appreciated, as I'm starting it in 3 days time, and want to make the best possible oven for as little time and money as I can. The more specific you can be the better.

    Thanks and look forward to hearing your ideas!

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    Re: Clay pizza oven design improvements/suggestions...

    The design does not appear to include any insulation under the floor. It would be wise to include some, probably a cast slab of vermiculite/cement would be the cheapest.
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