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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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Stainless vs Steel support for over the door bricks

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  • Stainless vs Steel support for over the door bricks

    Just wondering if the piece of 2 inch by 2 inch steel channel used to support the row over the door will deteriorate with multiple exposures to high exhaust gas temps. Is stainless worth the price or does it matter i.e. is the dome ultimately self supporting in this area? Your expertise appreciated.

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    Strength of steel

    Steel loses 90 percent of it's strength at around 800 degrees c. or 1450 degrees f. This is the figure for mild structural steel, of the sort that home depot angle iron would be made of. It will also rust in a hot and corrosive environment. Stainless would be resistant to corrosion, but may not be any stronger in high heat environment.

    That said, a lot of pompeii ovens have been built this way, and we haven't heard of any failures yet. If you are concerned, you could use a refractory casting, or build a fire brick arch instead. James has also said he will sell the flue part of the manufactured oven separately.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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