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Cracks in thermo mass, what to do? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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.
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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Cracks in thermo mass, what to do?

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  • Cracks in thermo mass, what to do?

    I finished building my dome and covered the dome 4 days ago with 1 inch of refractory mortar covered it with blankets and plastic sheeting. This morning I looked at it and it looked liked a map, many small hair line cracks everywhere. Is this something I should worry about? Should I add another coat of mortar? I'm going let it sit for a week and do a slow 6 or 7 day low to high ramp fire, before covering it in ceramic cast, then ceramic blankets and render it in stucco. I think another coat of mortar is over kill. Lets hear what you think. Thanks in advance for your response.

    Pompeii in Japan


  • #2
    Re: Cracks in thermo mass, what to do?

    How to get this off of "Forum Guidelines"?


    • #3
      Re: Cracks in thermo mass, what to do?

      Hairline cracks in your parging coat of refractory mortar are nothing to worry about. No one will ever see it. It's unlikely to fall off, and even if it did you still have lots of thermal mass. Your plan to proceed sounds like a good one.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


      • #4
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        Where in Japan are you? Would love to see photos of your build.



        • #5
          Re: Cracks in thermo mass, what to do?

          Hi Gianni,

          I'm in a small coastal town named Kamogawa, in Chiba-ken, a 2 hour train ride from Tokyo. I'll make some photos in the next few days. My chimney arrived yesterday. The info from the forum, made it so easy.



          • #6
            Re: Cracks in thermo mass, what to do?

            Don't worry about the cracks. Cracks in the thermal mass are almost inevitable.