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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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Dome Installation Video - Casa / Premio / Modena


For many of you who bought a modular oven, you may have asked how we put the domes together when we build them. For those of you considering one of our ovens, we shot a video to make your install easier.

Check it out on our You Tube Channel.


If the link doesn't work, simply go to You Tube and type Forno Bravo Channel. The video title is How to Set your Forno Bravo Oven Dome Pieces.

Thanks for participating in our Forum. We will have more video content available soon.
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  • Door with a View redux

    After nearly four years in service and 3 Wisconsin winters, this door remains my favorite project and tool for the oven. Among its many uses it stands as a “storm door” to my Oak Insulated door, having been in place facing the elements since the day of its creation.

    One of the mistakes I had made in its original creation is that when I was told by the friendly gentleman at Home Depot that the high heat spray paint did not need a primer, I believed. With a visit home this weekend, I finally decided to sand blast off the rust (primarily on the outward facing side) and old paint and do it right; with a couple coats of high heat primer followed by a couple more of finish coat.

    The door serves as a wonderful draft door, assisting with the oven start up, while allowing you to witness the show within. When cooking, using the slides, you can precisely control the amount of airflow and therefore the fire and it allows you to monitor the items in the oven while baking, eliminating the need for dropping the temperature each time you remove the door for a look.

    The glass is amazingly resilient (and well worth the high initial price). In cases where soot has obstructed the view, I have taken to simply wiping it down with a wet rag while in service on a 900 degree oven (beware the steam) which beats my old approach of a dry cloth. The glass can withstand temps 1400+ and wide swings in temps (like a 65 degree wet rag on a 900 degree window).

    Here is the original post for those who may want to take this on.


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    Re: Door with a View redux

    These are very nice and very useful tips for me i am looking for these tips and now i am very happy after finding these useful tips thanks for sharing if you have some more please share with us.
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      Re: Door with a View redux

      Jim, I can't tell you how many times I've wanted that door!! Someday I'll get up the nerve (and hopefully skills) to try to make one myself. Glad to see she's still performing for you.
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