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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.
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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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Build Enclosure First or set insulation first???

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  • Build Enclosure First or set insulation first???

    Hi All,

    I am building a vault oven and i'm not sure if i should build up the enclosure first or set the fibre blankets inplace then finish the enclosure. Gaps between the vault and the enclosure is about 2~3 inches.

    As the gap is narrow i'm worried the brick laying will get difficult if i set the FB inplace first, as i probably wont be able to see the back of the brick (probably rub against 2~3" of FB). Not sure if mortar will affect the FB too as i lay. It takes me ages to lay bricks so i'm worries about my health too as i'll be working right next to the FB.

    If i build up the enclosure first is it possible to carefully "fill" the gap with the FB. I've never touched or seen FB so i'm not sure how easy it is to compress or mould.

    Also for those who have used FB, can you sandwhich a 1" thick FB into a 20mm gap???

    Thanking you in advance~!!!



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    Re: Build Enclosure First or set insulation first???

    Based on my own experience, you will want to build the enclosure first. Like you, I am definitely not a mason. It took me weeks/months to finish the brick work. The ceramic fiber blanket that you will wrap the top of the oven w/is literally like a think blanket. I simply rolled the blanket over my dome. It was by far the easiest step of the whole project. It definitely wasn't the cheapest. The blankets cost an arm and a leg. After putting the blanket down I filled the cavity between the dome and the enclosure with a perlcrete mixture. Hope this helps!