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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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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.

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A blow poke

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  • A blow poke

    I just made an interesting tool that works great.
    It is called a blow poke.
    It is used to move wood around and to blow on the fire.

    Construction was simple, a piece of 3/8 pipe
    wooden handle
    welded hook on the end

    Just drill a hole in the handle and insert the pipe into it. I filled in the gaps with epoxy and it holds great.

    The other end is a 3/8 square bar bent into a hook and welded in place. I then added a small piece of 1/4 round to protect the opening on the pipe.

    All you have to do is stick it into the oven and blow to help the coals get hot or just help the fire get going.

    Simple tool... great effect. Make one yourself and see.
    Attached Files
    living in Coastal NC
    more details of the build at:

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    Re: A blow poke

    The subject of your thread made me think that perhaps you were on the wrong forum. I'm also a devotee of the blowpipe. I prefer a slightly smaller diam. For a concentrated blast. Mine is a length of 5/16 (8mm) stainless steel. I like your idea of the wooden handle, this would reduce the tendency of knocking out your front tooth after a few drinks. Always blow, don't suck. Oops maybe I'm on the wrong forum too.
    Last edited by david s; 06-28-2011, 01:30 PM.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.


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      Re: A blow poke


      Great idea with the hook on the end. Gotta use this when I build mine.

      David, thanks for the specs on your blowpipe. Sounds like the smaller diameter could provide a more effective airflow out (not in!). Man, I haven't laughed that hard in a long time!