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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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  • Fireclay under floor?

    Referring to the layer of dry fireclay/sand mix(page 27 of the downloadable plans) spread under the firebrick floor, is fireclay necessary, or will just sand work?
    I know fireclay is more heat resistant than sand. But think about it. Heat resistant materials vs non heat resistant. When exposed to the high heat of the oven, materials such as standard brick will fail structurally. But what structural support does the fireclay give that sand could not? Sand is already broken down. It does not matter if sand cracks or spalls.
    What does the fireclay add?

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    Re: Fireclay under floor?

    What does the fireclay add?
    Fireclay makes the mixture sticky, and keeps it from sifting down into the vermiculite concrete, or leaking out the side. What insulation are you using? The fireclay mixture is just a leveling medium: if you are using insulation boards you may not need it at all.
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      Re: Fireclay under floor?

      Sticky. Got it. Thanks.
      I plan on building on an insulated hearth of vermicrete, so I need the leveling medium.

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