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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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  • cement primer

    Is there a good website to learn about working with concrete? I know nothin', and had a builder doing other work form and pour the foundation. My first question - how long does it take for the foundation to cure before I can start on the base? We're about 1hr. north of NYC, and I assume temp has a lot to do with it. What about the hearth slab? I'll be using the FB board on top, so it will be 3.5", I think, according to the pompeii plans.
    Here's mine:

  • #2
    Re: cement primer

    It's advised to let your concrete cure for a week before loading it. Keep it damp, which shouldn't be a problem in this weather.

    It's advised not to work with concrete under freezing, it significantly reduces the strength of bond. You're cutting it close here in the northeast unless you enclose and heat your worksite.
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    • #3
      Re: cement primer

      Is there a good website to learn about working with concrete?
      I was going to refer you to my concrete mixer primer, but photobucket has dumped my pics. I'll see what I can do to fix it, meanwhile, here's the text:


      Edit: Pics Fixed.
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      • #4
        Re: cement primer

        The thread that dmun has linked to above is a good treatment of this subject.

        Most of the problems that crop up on this site have to do with the moisture content. Too wet or too dry. Too wet weakens the concrete. Too dry and the concrete may not work into the corners of the form, leave a lot of voids or, in a worst case, not hydrate fully.

        The amount of water to add cannot be determined exactly. There are too many variables such as the amount of moisture already present in the aggregate. As a general "rule of thumb" you can test your slump as follows:

        Get a shovel full of concrete. Tilt the shovel up at a 45 degree angle. The concrete should start to flow off the shovel at this angle.
        Last edited by Neil2; 11-14-2009, 06:18 PM.