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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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  • curing times????

    Hi there all

    Can anyone let me know if it is incorrect to base coat stucco on the same day as the day I have finished the outer insulation (vermic and concrete which has just covered the two layers of insulation blanket), I guess after a 12 month build and the fact that I can see the first firing soon I am getting a little excited. there really is a lot to a pompeii oven. Cheers Kris

  • #2
    Re: curing times????


    I don't see a problem with that. It might even be better to have everything meld together as it sets.
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    • #3
      Re: curing times????

      Have just completed my first stucco scratch layer. Do I have to wait until I have completed that final stucco layer before start the firing??????
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      • #4
        Re: curing times????

        Given the large amount of water in the vermicrete layer, I think it is better to do the drying fires before the stucco. That waybthebwatervcan escape more easily. If you stucco over wet vermicrete you are holding the water in. Remember that one litre of water makes 1000 liters of steam. That steam can easily crack the outer shell as it expands. If there is no outer shell there when you do the drying fires then you can't crack it.
        100 litres vermicrete will take about 30 litres water which equals 30,000 litres of steam.
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