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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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  • Using Mortar

    Today was the my first time using mortar (Refmex). I was stacking vertical bricks for my oven opening and arch. I soaked the bricks in water and mixed the mortar to a "pancake" consistency. When I layed the mortar the bricks would suck the water out of it leaving a cake like consistency which would not spread or layer out when I layed the next brick on top. Is this normal or am I doing it wrong?
    Jeff

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    Re: Using Mortar

    I have not used Refmix. My experience is with Heatstop 50. I found that I need to put the mortar on the brick I am laying. If I put it down first and put a brick on top of that, the mortar could dry in the interim so I didn't have as good of success. It sounds like you are having a similar experience. Where in Utah are you? If you are close enough to Kaysville I could come by and take a look. I had to re-build my outer arch tonight so I may not be able to finish the entry arch and chimney tomorrow as I planned.

    Joe
    Joe

    Member WFOAMBA Wood Fired Oven Amatueur Masons Builders America

    My thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...oven-8181.html

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    • #3
      Re: Using Mortar

      Joe,
      Close neighbors. I'm in Providcence, next to Logan in Cache Valley. I'll be working on my oven in the afternoon. Just layed the soldier layer. Not feeling too good about the layers tomorrow unless I find that the mortar has worked better than I think. My cell is 435-770-5117. Give me call tomorrow so we can chat.
      Jeff

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      • #4
        Re: Using Mortar

        I grew up in Brigham City, so Cache Valley is almost home. How much have you done? It does get easier as you go. Nothing like experience. Fortunately, you get the experience before you have to worry about bricks sliding around.

        Joe
        Joe

        Member WFOAMBA Wood Fired Oven Amatueur Masons Builders America

        My thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...oven-8181.html

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