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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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  • Chimney Question

    Hi everybody,
    I am building the Pompeii oven (I think) and am trying to get the chimney/vent right. My interior oven dimmension is 36". Door is 19" wide and 12" tall. My chimney opening I have created in the entrance arch is 10" by 6" square. The question I have I guess is; Do I need to "flare" the base of the chimney (so it constricts on the way up)?. Also, what height should I be shooting for in order to ensure I get good draw. Lastley, does my flue liner need to continue to the top of my chimney stack or can I switch to regular brick at the top.

    I found one 10" by 6" liner that is about 12" tall. I was planning on building a base from fire bricks with high temp mortar on top of my entrance arch to create a flat location for the liner to rest. Then after setting my liner on the new "shelf" I plan to wrap it with ceramic blanket. Then I was going to continue to enclose the flue/ceramic blanket with ornamental red brick splits to hide the ceramic blanket, thus giving the flue room to expand and contract as needed within the structure without popping off the pretty bricks. Is this standard operating procedure?

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks All!

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    Re: Chimney Question

    Do I need to "flare" the base of the chimney (so it constricts on the way up)?
    I think the best practice is to have an opening in your entry about twice the area of the flue opening. Having no transition is a potential problem of smoke coming out. My smoke funnel may be a bit excessive: with a two story chimney it could probably contract at the bottom and still draw fine.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2