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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.
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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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  • Cracks!!!!!

    So with the nearly full temp firing with blanket insulation on I noticed what looks like smoke or steam coming from some big cracks. How do I tell if is steam vs smoke. What is the best way to fix?

    On a side note, on start up there seems to be a lot of smoke, any ideas? I am hoping the neighbors don't complain.

  • #2
    Re: Cracks!!!!!

    Without knowing more, it's hard to tell. Your earlier thread said you used smoothset from thermal ceramics: a web search shows that is available in both wet heat setting and dry air setting versions, which are as different as chalk and cheese.

    Mostly we advise people to ignore cracks unless it seems like the oven is structurally endangered.

    We also advise bribing potentially troublesome neighbors with pizza.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: Cracks!!!!!

      At start up there is always some smoke for first 5 mins or so. Make the fire really small to start with and there will be less. A new oven that is damp will also smoke more. Also try the "top down method" of lighting for less start up smoke.
      Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.


      • #4
        Re: Cracks!!!!!

        Dmun, chalk and cheese, I like that. I am not sure which I have now. I thought it was the airset. I am ok to ignore a crack even though it may be smoke coming out?

        I will send over a pizza tonight. Goint to make as go of it tonight.


        • #5
          Re: Cracks!!!!!

          Just checked and the bag said "dry"


          • #6
            Re: Cracks!!!!!

            Just checked and the bag said "dry"
            good - that's the stuff you want, not the wet stuff in tubs.
            My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


            • #7
              Re: Cracks!!!!!

              Happy to report the pizza to the neighbor trick worked wonders. I was a bit worried as all of the smoke seems to go right toward their house. They loved the pizza and even came over to check out the oven.

              My pizzas went pretty good. I dropped the best looking one on the way back to the kitchen, rookie mistake. We ate them all up so they had the kids approval.

              I even made bagels as the oven cooled a bit. Pretty good. Cant wait for next Friday to do it again.

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              Last edited by seank; 04-03-2010, 10:17 AM. Reason: posted pics


              • #8
                Re: Cracks!!!!!

                Hehehe I'll try bribing my neighbors too. I've been worried that they will complain to the village association about the smoke from the curing fires.

                Glad to know everyone is enjoying the oven, Sean. Keep churning out those pizzas.

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