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42" pompeii WFO in Canberra, Australia - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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42" pompeii WFO in Canberra, Australia

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  • 42" pompeii WFO in Canberra, Australia

    Well, it has been nearly 12 months since I first marked out on the ground where I would like our WFO to be, and I am only just now starting the *actual* oven! Work is now progressing much more quickly, which is a great relief. I thought I should post pics of my progress as I go because I have been helped so much by others doing the same in this forum.
    Anyway, as you can see - I have completed my slab, and the materials have arrived.
    More posts to follow very soon.
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    Last edited by SteveNewbie; 04-24-2012, 12:39 PM. Reason: Grammar

  • #2
    Re: 42" pompeii WFO in Canberra, Australia

    Good luck! I am at a similar point as you on my 42" oven in Kalamazoo, Mi so I will likely be in touch with questions.



    • #3
      Re: 42" pompeii WFO in Canberra, Australia

      No worries... Sounds good!


      • #4
        Re: 42" pompeii WFO in Canberra, Australia

        OK - so next step was the Calcium silicate board. I found that the best tool for cutting it up was a big bushman's saw - the stuff has the consistency of chalk. It soaks up moisture like chalk and seems to be similarly brittle. I broke off big bits inadvertently a few times.
        I bedded the boards down on regular brickie's mortar. A great tip I got from the guy who sold me the kit is that you smear a thin layer of margarine on both sides of the calcium silicate board before laying. This stops the board from sucking the moisture out of the mortar, setting it too quickly to adjust the level.
        Anyway, please see the pics showing the calcium silicate board laid.
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