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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.
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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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Round floor for Pompeii Oven

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  • Round floor for Pompeii Oven


    I have been thinking about ordering some round floors for Pompeii
    Oven builders for a while, and wanted to do a check to see if anyone
    is interested. I know Wally wants a commercial size 120cm, and we can
    get 90cm (35"), 100cm (39") and 110cm (43") floors.

    Anyone interested?


  • #2
    What would the cost be for these?



    • #3
      Yep James,

      a good cooking starts from the oven floor.

      I've been talking with some pizza consultant a while ago who goes around the world for pizza consulting and*he always take the floors with*him from Italy even if the oven*will be*done*in New Zealand.

      The oven floor is a kind of stone different from the other stones in the oven.

      Most of pizzeria in Naples are so gelous about their oven floor that they do not want you to even touch the stone.

      The oven fllor must be placed on free dry sand and vermiculite or other vulcanic material, for this reason they must be very big and large stones and cannot be replaced with normal firebricks.

      A big mistake is to mortar the sand under the floor, and for this reason the oven becomes cold very soon. Just a free mix of sand or other vulcanic material without any water at all and the insulation is Ok. but small firebricks will move and othe floor becomes irregular, so only big big stones like those*made by your italian supplier.





      • #4
        The sand thing is interesting.

        I have been told by many builders that the high heat (900F) ovens use sand, and even salt, to hold a great deal of heat and sustain 60 second pizza cooking. Still, I don't think you want or need sand in a residential oven. Sand has a large thermal mass, and takes a lot of time to heat up -- though it really holds heat well once you get it hot. Sand can also absorb water if your oven is outside and not well sealed.

        Round floors definitely have fewer joints. You also get to build your dome "around" the floor, not on it, which prevents heat from migrating east-west, and out of the oven chamber.

        I will post the rough cost next, so we can plan on whether to bring them in.



        • #5
          Between $150-$200.

          Let's keep it out there as an option, and if anyone wants one, they can let me know.



          • #6
            Yes, I’m good with that. Let us know how and when they’re available at that price.


            Thanks, James,



            Aka PizzaMan