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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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Vermiculite/perlite over CF Blanket?

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  • Vermiculite/perlite over CF Blanket?

    I'm getting close to getting my oven closed up. I am trying to decide whether or not I need to add loose vermiculite or perlite around the oven.

    I've currently insulated the oven with 3-4 inches of CF blanket. Is there any real value to adding loose vermiculite or perlite on top of that? With the oven at full temp, the outside of the blanket is currently at the ambient temperature - so it seems to be insulating quite well without any need for help.

    I've called a couple places and it looks like the cheapest thing I can find is HD Perlite at $16 for a 2 cubic foot bag. If my math is correct and I want to cover my oven all the way to the top, I'd need about 15 bags of the stuff (Volume of the cube less half the volume of a sphere). Unless maybe the perlite expands once out of the bag. But I really don't want to spend the money unless I need to.

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    Re: Vermiculite/perlite over CF Blanket?

    I wouldn't if the insulation you have now doesn't get warm. $16.00 for 2 cuft is rape anyway.

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