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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.
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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Installing Insulation Board

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  • Installing Insulation Board

    I am building a 42" Pompeii WFO using the plans that FB provides. The plans go into detail with the Vermiculite method and applying a thin underfloor paste for the cooking floor. It also shows a insulation board placed on top of a wet hearth. My hearth is dry. MY QUESTION: If your hearth is dry and your using insulation board, is it OK to just place the board down and then place the 18" x 18" bricks on top? This means that the igloo is just "floating" on top of the hearth and there is nothing sticking it in place. I guess the weight would keep it all in place but not sure how to proceed. If I need to level things what should I do in this situation. I hope the board comes very flat??????

    Greg

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    Re: Installing Insulation Board

    Greg,

    You can level the board using some dry clay and a notched trowel. You may have to shuffle them around a bit to get it level. Just sit the floor tiles on top - trust me, it will not go anywhere.
    Check out my pictures here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

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      Re: Installing Insulation Board

      I did the same all dry and my floor bricks were suprisingly level

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      • #4
        Re: Installing Insulation Board

        The problem is that the firebricks for the floor are often of an uneven thickness. The clay layer under them (wet or dry) allows you to achieve a flat floor surface. Usually the mix is a 50/50 sand, clay layer.
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