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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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structural slab question

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  • structural slab question

    I'm getting ready to pur my structural concrete slab on top of my block wall. Instead of framing the opening with plywood as shown in the instructions, is it possible to just span the opening with plywood resting on top of the block? Then I would add a bunch of removable legs to support during pouring of the structural slab. After curing, all I would have to do is remove the supporting legs and the plywood would stay stay. Any forsee any problems or have any comments/suggestions? Thanks. Rino

  • #2
    Re: structural slab question

    Hello Rino,

    You can do that with hardibacker, and just leave it under the slab. I wouldn't do that with plywood. It would eventually rot and fall apart from winter rain, plus it is conceivable that it would get hot.

    Hardibacker isn't very expensive. That is what I did on my latest oven.
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    • #3
      Re: structural slab question


      that's a great idea with hardi. much appreciated.

      also was thinking of possibly using a corrugated sheet metal or something along those lines.


      • #4
        Re: structural slab question

        I concur 100% as that is what we did on our restaurant oven build...actually it was 1/2 concrete board but 1/2 in hardie is fine...held up extremely well to the wet concrete...haven't been able to look at the bottom as it is fully enclosed but the slab is A-OK and it was 6 inches thick
        "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. " Charles Mingus
        "Build at least two brick ovens...one to make all the mistakes on and the other to be just like you dreamed of!" Dutch


        • #5
          Re: structural slab question

          Me too! it works well!

          My oven progress -


          • #6
            Re: structural slab question

            I used corrugated sheet metal (decking) under mine- it worked great, but hardibacker is much easier for most people to come by.