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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.
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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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FB insulating board AND insulating concrete?

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  • FB insulating board AND insulating concrete?

    Hey all,

    I think I pretty much know the answer to this, but here we go...

    The Pompeii construction instruction say that you can either pour an insulating layer (vermiculite) of concrete for the insulating hearth OR purchase the FB boards as your insulating hearth. I have noticed some builds using BOTH.

    I am purchasing the FB Pompeii kit which comes with the FB insulating board, do I really need to pour a layer of insulating concrete as well.

    Logic tells me that the more insulation the better, but is it really necessary?



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    Re: FB insulating board AND insulating concrete?

    Hi Dan!

    I have two inches of board under my oven (different brand but similar performance). Under the board is a plain concrete slab. I have no problems heating up the oven or retaining heat.

    I DO feel some heat under the concrete slab a few hours after cooking; so some of the heat is sneaking out. I suppose a vermiculite concrete layer below the boards would help a little bit, but I don't know if it would make much difference.

    You definitely don't need both types of insulation under the oven. On the other hand, we always preach: "You can't have TOO MUCH insulation".

    It's your choice!

    (Personally, I would just go with the boards and forgo the joys of working with vermiculite concrete)
    Ken H. - Kentucky
    42" Pompeii

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