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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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Baking vermiculite

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  • Baking vermiculite

    My vermiculite is about a year old, stored under a wet tree, and feels "wet" to the touch. I am also curing my oven by firing for a week straight, if it goes out at night, start again in the morning, but for a week.

    So, I also have big flat pans, so I am drying my vermiculite on pans in the oven, then after cooling, pouring in between my insulation and my walls, especially the tight part of the sides. I am noticing that the vermiculite seems to be popping like popcorn, just not jumping. I am thinking that the expanded state has more R value, and obviously after baking for maybe 1/2 hour should be totally dry and therefore safe to use .

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    Re: Baking vermiculite

    Mineral vermiculite is popped like popcorn to expand it. I wasn't aware that it happened again if you heated it wet. Very interesting.
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