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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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  • drying time

    Does anyone know how long I should let the oven dry before I start the curing process of small controlled fires? I finished the dome, the insulation and the stucco, I'm just not sure how long that needs to dry before I start the fire, can anyone throw me some ideas? Thanks everyone!!!

  • #2
    Re: drying time

    It depends - Not long though. The only reason to give your oven more time would be to let the concrete/mortar cure, but either you've used refractory mortar (which cures much quicker) or you're using the fireclay mortar (which you'll pretty much expect the portland cement to burn out of eventually. So I don't think more than a week to let the stucco cure (it'd be a shame to dry that out prematurely and ruin the finish).
    Matt S, Cambs, UK
    42" Pompeii

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    • #3
      Re: drying time

      Yes, you want to keep your dome from drying out for a week after it's finished, to complete the cure of the mortar. The process is called hydration for a reason: you want to keep it damp. If you prematurely drive out the water, your mortar will become a crumbly mess.
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      • #4
        Re: drying time

        I think the best way is to wrap the whole oven in cling wrap to keep in the moisture for at least a week.
        Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.