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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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    I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the plans offered by Alan Scott, for $100 I think. Thanks. Tom Shands.

  • #2
    Hi Tom,
    Many of us on this forum are very familiar with those plans, and some of us have built the oven. You could say that the shortcomings of that oven for backyard baking and roasting are what let us to create the Pompeii oven and this forum. There are many good postings here for you to read on that topic.

    A couple good places to start are here:


    We're all here to answer any questions.
    Last edited by james; 04-13-2006, 06:04 PM.
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    • #3
      Another good posting

      I think Drake did a great job explaining his logic here:


      More food for thought....

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      • #4
        James, thanks so much for the reply and info. Looks like I'm going to go the Pompeii oven route. You're exactly correct, I just returned from Italy and saw nothing but the round oven design. One main reason I was looking for detailed plans is that I have some confusion about the details of dome construction on the plans posted here. Everything up to that point seems straight foward to me, but I just can't fully visualize or otherwise grasp how the dome assembly goes. Thanks again. Tom Shands.


        • #5

          Isn't it great seeing the ovens in Italy. It all makes so much sense when you see so many of them and how "normal" they are. You can use the Forno Bravo Casa installation guide for some of the details, and there are a lot of very good photos in the forum on dome construction. You should use the flipped hearth described in the updated Casa guide.

          Enjoy the project and take lots of photos.

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          • #6
            James, is the updated casa guide on this site or located elsewhere. Thanks, Tom.


            • #7
              It's here:


              It's the standard guide for installing the Casa ovens. You can use it for footprint, dimensions, the stand, insulating scheme, enclosure, etc.

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