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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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  • concerned

    I have been curing my oven over that last week and a half. Last night was my last curing fire and I was able to get up to get the dome to clear around 900 degrees. I noticed one small crack in the dome which I am not concerned about. This morning however I noted two cracks in the hearth of the oven. I have been going slower with my curing because I have suspected I had some moisture in my board insulation below the oven floor. My guess is that residual moisture in the insulating board caused the cracks in the hearth. Should I be concerned? The other one looks like the one below. Thanks in advance, Mike
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  • #2
    Re: concerned

    Is this crack through the structural suspended slab ?


    • #3
      Re: concerned

      Unfortunately, yes.


      • #4
        Re: concerned

        "Unfortunately, yes."

        How much reinforcing was used and how was it placed ? Generally in a well reinforced structural slab, hairline cracking is not a concern.

        What you want to watch for now is any sign of deflection in the slab (sagging or hogging). Monitor the crack closely for any evidence it is opening at either the top or at the bottom. If you are going to have a slab failure it is likely to occur in the first month or so.

        In the worst case, if you detect sagging, an option exists to place another wall inside to further support the slab.
        Last edited by Neil2; 10-09-2011, 11:56 AM.


        • #5
          Re: concerned

          Here is a pic of the hearth pour. I cant tell if the crack goes across the whole slab because my oven and enclosure are on top of it.
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          • #6
            Re: concerned

            Not a concern, carry on.


            • #7
              Re: concerned

              Yeah, I agree with the above comment. Your slab looks like it's very well designed and reinforced.
              Ken H. - Kentucky
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