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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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New Vent Instruction Page

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  • New Vent Instruction Page

    I have updated the vent page, with descriptions of the three primary vent design methods (metal, brick and cast), and some new photos. It should be helpful, and I will make this posting sticky.

    The page is part of the regular on-line instructions, and is located here:

    Pompeii Oven | Brick Oven Vent

    Last edited by james; 03-25-2007, 08:01 AM.
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  • #2
    The pictures are a great addition . I wonder if any discussion of the engineering involved in supporting a brick chimney might also be included? Not that I have great insight into this. I buttressed the sides of my vent as much as I could to support a brick chimney, but I imagine others who have done this might have insights into what is needed to be sure the support is adequate.


    • #3
      suspended vent

      The new vent section is awesome. Came just as I was discussing vents with my build brothers. I think our vent is going to be suspended by a large pole which bends to forty five degrees from the back of the oven, and couples with the one piece chimney and vent. I'm thinking it will slot into two bars which will be cemented into the oven opening arch. We're thinking this will allow us more work area in front of the oven, but are worried about people burning themselves on the vent.. Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about?


      • #4

        Those pictures are a lot better detail thanks. I started laying out the stand and floor I am getting my material list together so I am hoping to get started friday. Does any one have any thoughts on a trap in the oven floor for ash removel.


        • #5
          ash dump

          An ash dump is not thought to be helpful by people, like James, who have built one. It's easier to remove the ashes with your peal.
          My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


          • #6
            Suspended vent


            You can make a "wall-less" vent without having to suspend it by poles or rods. You can attach it to the enclosure walls, just above the oven door. There are some examples of that design on the oven photos pages.

            Now, if you want to suspend the vent for a specific look -- go for it. It could look cool.

            The basic issue is that a vent without any side walls can look nice, leaves the whole area in front of the oven open, and still draws well.

            Be free....
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            • #7
              Ash dump-less

              I think there is consensus on that one. The ash dump isn't necessary, is a hassle to install -- and with pizzas flying in and out of your oven, it can even get in the way.
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