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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 & Flue

    Sat I figured I would be creative and use my $19.95 angle grinder. I cut a 13" x 13" x 24" flue that I had left over from my house since 1976. I cut it in half, drew out the cut out arches and went to town. I tried to cut out the arches in one sweep but even though it was only about 1.5" thick as you got to the top of the arch and deeper you had to tilt the blade and couldn't really do a complete cut through. Banging out the cut out was unsuccessful. What I ended up doing was make all straight cut throughs and get as close to the arch line as possible. Once that was done I cut perpendicular to the line and then nibbled away with the grinder. To smooth everything out I just held the blade at a 45deg. angle to the arch opening and went lightly back and forth as you would a sander. I was pleased. I had the stainless screen to an airconditioning unit I just had replaced. I cut that to fit on the inside of the flue and bent it around to the curve. Started the wall and my brother and I will finish the others tonight after work. Days are getting a little shorter so we try and sneak a little time in the morning.
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  • #2
    Re: Chimney & Flue

    That's a VERY cool chimney cap. I like your tall chimney, too, you should have no problem with draw.

    Great work!
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: Chimney & Flue

      Thank you. Lit a couple paper fires and it sounds like a bassey jet plane. Draws real well. We purposely tried to get the fire smokey to see the draw and it shots straight up without curling on the outside.


      • #4
        Re: Chimney & Flue

        Mr G.

        I may have to quit following your thread. I'm starting to get seriously jealous! Your oven just get's cooler and cooler.

        Ken H. - Kentucky
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