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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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Premium Lite Fill (fine). How to mix it?

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  • Premium Lite Fill (fine). How to mix it?

    Has anyone used this before as the final outer render of the dome? I have been told the mix is 5:1 (lite fill:GP) but I need to know if I can use a cement mixer or not? Are there any special requirements to mixing it?

    Cheers

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    Re: Premium Lite Fill (fine). How to mix it?

    Mixing carefully by hand may be the best and will lead to the least 'compaction' of the perlite. And be careful of segregation whereby the cement tends to migrate to the bottom of the mix. Keep mixing and apply in small quantities at a time.
    For insulating the dome, consider using 3 layers (76mm total) of blanket and ditch the perlite. This may be the easier option.
    Stuart

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      Re: Premium Lite Fill (fine). How to mix it?

      Didn't really answer your question, sorry. Can't help feel the perlite-cement mix might be difficult to work and to obtain a finish that is durable. We finished with 4:1:1 sand:cement:lime and with a waterproofing agent and colouring.. If you are going to paint the perlite then it might help to bind the surface better.

      We did a 5:1 mix in a part of the base. It set hard enough but a lot of the cement migrated to the bottom of the layer which we discovered when trying to remove some of it. Suggest you try a small batch first.
      Stuart

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