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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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  • Oven floor gaps

    I laid my floor last week and while I tried my best to get the bricks as close as possible, I do have some gaps between a few of the bricks that in a couple spots appears to be about 1/8th of an inch. Besides ripping it up and seeing if the seconds attempt will be better than the first, is there anything that I can use to fill these or over time just let ashes and "pizza matter" fill the few gaps.
    Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

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    Re: Oven floor gaps


    Buy the thinnest pointing trowel you can find at Home Cheapo. Mix up a small batch of whatever mortar you are using. Keep it fairly dry to avoid staining the brick. If it's too runny, let it sit in the sun for about an hour to set up. Put a load of it on your brick trowel. Using the pointing trowel, push the mortar into the gaps, pressing firmly and making sure the gaps are completely full, all the way to the bottom of the brick. Make the mortar flush to the top of the brick, even a bit proud is okay. Don't worry about crumbs around the joints. Leave them to dry, don't brush off while wet. Depending on weather, after about an hour, finish point the joints until smooth and shiny (you're drawing water to the surface by rubbing the joints with your trowel). Let set a bit more, then brush the joints and surface clean. Will work.

    "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827