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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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    Having a good time here with the build so far. Got a few questions though.
    Not wanting to angle cut all my bricks so mortor joints would be less than a quarter of an inch I shopped for special mortor made for thick joints. It is called molditX hear in Cananda. It is also rebaged into smaller quantities and renamed as devils putty. The devils putty is marked up 400percent so I would sugest to stay away from the small quantity purchase. I found this out from the guy at the warehouse who rebags it. My question is this.
    My mortor is quite course so I am finding it dificult to have the close fit on the horizontal joints. I have to scape back the mortor half and inch away from the brick to brick joint because of the coursness of this mortor. However I feel this is the right mortor to accomodate the big thickness of mortor joint needed at the back edge of brick making the wedge to lift up the brick to the needed angle. Anyone else had similar frustrations? Maybee I should leave a 1/8th inch gap at the inside horizontal joint insteat of going for the brick to brick fit? If I dont scrape back the mortor from the edge a half and inch or so the agragate in the mortor it is so course (1/16" or so) that the bricks would have a minimum of about 1/16" gap and I am trying to get the bricks to touch but maybee its not worth doing. If I have this type of mortor and some big spaces at the outside edges perhaps I should just go with an eigth of an inch or so on the joints that will show on the inside of the oven?.....wayne bergman
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    Last edited by waynebergman; 09-25-2007, 08:02 PM.
    see below for my oven album of progress to date


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    Re: dome questions


    Your work is looking great! Your mortar shouldn't be that coarse to cause a problem. I have been mixing the forno bravo recipe, and then used heat stop tonight on the dome. Both have been very forgiving in their application. I suggest that you use shims and a grout bag and not rely on the mixture of mortar to support the brick. Using the bag and shims, allows you to position every brick where you want it to be.

    I laid my first course tonight and had the same question. I am ending up with a maximum gap of 1/8 inch. Does it really matter. I am of a mind that if it's sealed at the back end - what harm can occur?

    Sorry to tread on your thread, but they are somewhat related.

    Good luck with your build,

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    • #3
      Re: dome questions

      Go with the close brick joints and scrape back the mortar enough to allow this. A small gap of mortar behind the joint will be less of a concern than gaps between bricks. Paper beats rock, firebrick beats mortar.

      I agree with Les, great brickwork!

      Last edited by maver; 09-25-2007, 08:57 PM.


      • #4
        Re: dome questions

        Maver - What harm will a small gap between joints do? I look at my wood stove, no mortar, been using it for 17 years for about 150 days a year. I can see a bit of wear on the bricks, but most of that has been cause by throwing wood at them.

        Do you think that a 1/8 inch gap in the oven should be mortared? Just trying to clarify...

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