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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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  • When to cure?

    Hello all.

    I have completed my dome and am now leaving my oven for a week or so to dry out before starting the curing process.

    Should the curing be carried out before the application of the insulation?
    I will be using rockwool and vermiculite concrete for the insulation.
    Does the Vermic. concrete need to be heat cured?

    Thanks for any advice

    Jon

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f3/h...r-uk-3560.html

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    Re: When to cure?

    This is a hotly debated question. I think the consensus is that putting the blanket on, but not the vermiculite concrete, before curing is the best plan. That way if some cracks develop in the drying process, you can lift the blanket and add some mortar on the outside. Also, an insulated brick is subject to less thermal shock than one that's exposed to cold air on the outside, this may reduce cracking as well.

    Builders have done it both ways successfully. The main thing is go slowly. Building fires is way fun and the temptation is there to just throw some more wood on in the early part of the process.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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    • #3
      Re: When to cure?

      I agree with Dave, the insulation will allow you to have more even heat buildup with less fire and also slower cooling....all good in my mind. Since the concept is to drive out the moisture and chemical water, best to put finishing layers on after.....
      sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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