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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

    So I was just wondering if it would be possible to not use the fireclay mixture to set the oven floor in place but rather just use regular mortar. If I do use the fireclay mixture how thick can it be? In general this step just confuses me so any lengthy explanation on the subject would be greatly greatly appreciated.

    Lou

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    Re: Fireclay

    No lengthly explanation needed. The fireclay mixture levels your floor if your insulation layer isn't flat. It only needs to be thick enough to get it level. You can mix it with water and trowel it on with a notched trowel, or you can put the layer down dry, lay your floor, and wet your floor to set it. I wouldn't use mortar, refractory mortar is really expensive and you don't want regular portland mortar in a high heat situation.

    My insulation boards were flat, so i just set the bricks down on top of them: no leveling needed.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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