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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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  • modular oven - refractory coating

    I just assembled my modular oven... I have some fireclay in which the instructions say to mix with cement....can I use the ready mix concrete that i have lots left over or should i use cement only?

    I have the blanket that I will use over the coating and oven so this is just extra to add mass.

    Can I also add just a layer of concrete around the oven without the fireclay if I don't have enough? will that help hurt?
    Last edited by mrpbjnance; 08-19-2006, 04:37 PM.

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    Encasing precast dome

    Hey Mike,

    My view is that you really only add extra mass to the dome of a Forno Bravo oven if you are thinking about commercial quantities of bread and very large amounts of roasting for big parties. For a majority of home cooking, the standard dome works fine. Note that this is for Forno Bravo ovens, which use the nice (more expensive) refractory material. I can't really talk to other ovens.

    I have baked a lot of bread in a non-coated Casa oven -- more than a family could ever eat.

    For your mortar, I would recommend making a real fireclay mortar, rather than mixing the fireclay with concrete. 1 part Portland, 3 parts sand, 1 part fireclay and 1 part lime. That works better than "fireclay enhanced concrete (which has sand and gravel as the aggregate -- I'm not sure of how strong the portland mix is).

    If you choose to cover the oven, I would not use concrete. It isn't a very efficient thermal product, so I think it would slow down your heat up time and wick heat away from the inside of the oven when you are cooking, and it would not offer a very good extension to your heat holding capability. Overall, not a good trade off.

    Hope this helps.
    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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