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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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  • Dog house igloo forms

    Hello All,

    In the beginning..........

    While contemplating my first wood fired oven I thought about alternative construction methods as a way to save money and time. A dog house igloo seemed like a good way to go as an inside form. There are several folks who have used the dog house igloos successfully as a basis for their brick ovens. As things turned out, I was able to locate a modular oven in my city for a good price so I bought it instead of experimenting with the Dogloos.

    So now, I have two plastic dog house igloos available for anyone in the Phoenix, Arizona area, for the taking. They are 34" and 30" at the base. The bottoms are already removed so that there is a rough 63% entrance height ratio. My original idea was to use them as forms for pouring refractory cement and making a modular oven. Alternatively, either one would provide an internal form for placing half bricks/mortar on the outside. One of the igloos is cut nearly through the thickness of the plastic so it could be removed in pieces upon completion of the dome.

    Also available are enough insulating kiln bricks to place under the hearth.

    This would make a good project for an industrious and energetic builder and provide an interesting alternative construction method for discussion.


    Here is the link to my oven number 1 construction photos!

    Here is the link to my oven number 2 construction photos!

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    Re: Dog house igloo forms

    Oh Happy Days,

    The Dogloo dog houses are gone now.

    Still available are about 100 K23 insulating fire bricks.

    Here is something to consider about using insulating bricks as a base for a hearth. No wet mixing of vermiculite, perlite, and Portland cement. No wet base to dry out.


    Here is the link to my oven number 1 construction photos!

    Here is the link to my oven number 2 construction photos!