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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.
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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Castaic FireBrick? Is it ok?

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  • Castaic FireBrick? Is it ok?

    Im using the same post so as not to muddy the site. I was curious if anyone had used this brick and was satisfied with it. I was unable to get an answer on the silica and aluminum content percentage.
    I bought some fire brick locally (Tucson) and it is the correct size 2.5x4.5x9, But it is red. So I wasnt sure if this is the right stuff. So i called the company castaic brick or pacific clay products. I inquired what grade it was, but they dont make different grades. They said its firebrick and will work for my oven. I had them email an msds sheet and here is what it says.
    A. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION;
    FIRED CLAY PRODUCTS CONTAINING NO ADDITIVES:Firebacks (Extruded).
    Products Components
    <P> ------------------- CAS - % by Wt - ACGIH TIV - CSHA PEL
    <P>1. Aluminum Silicates: Var, 50-70, 10 mg/m³, 15 mg/m³
    <P>2. Mineral Compounds of Var, 7-9, 10-15 mg/m³, 10 mg/m³
    <P> Iron, Calcium
    <P> Magnesium:


    So I am confused as too what the actuall alumina content is.

    So if any one can comment on it, i would appreciate it. maybe someone has used castaic or knows something about it. I want to be sure, because there is no turning back once I start. Thanks
    Last edited by breakn; 02-24-2010, 05:56 PM.

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    Re: Castaic FireBrick? Is it ok?

    I don't know about this specific product, but there is red firebrick. Well, sort of red. And it tends to fade.
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    • #3
      Re: Castaic FireBrick? Is it ok?

      It should be fine. I have both red and buff firebrick and the specs are the same for both.

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      • #4
        Re: Castaic FireBrick? Is it ok?

        I just dont want it to end up being insulating fire brick that wont hold the heat.

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        • #5
          Re: Castaic FireBrick? Is it ok?

          As a rule, insulating fire brick will be white and light.

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