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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


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Curing my oven

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  • Curing my oven

    So the dome has been finished for about two weeks I have I just framed it in. I framed in the walls with bricks and then filled the in tire area with insulating cement I know this cement takes a long time to dry how long should I wait until I do my curing fires and would doing more really small fire earlier speed up the curing process or should I just wait the 27 days then do the first fires thanks jason

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    Re: Curing my oven

    If it were mine I wouldn't be waiting 27 days, a week should do, but maybe it depends on what mortar you used.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.


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      27 days? I think that's extreme. You filled the entire enclosure with vermiculite concrete? If that's the case you have a LOT of water to dry out. After a week I'd start with the small fires to get all that water out of there. Some users have used space heaters to keep the oven hot but not boiling to accomplish the same thing.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


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        Re: Curing my oven

        For insulating concrete the mixture is around 35% water, by volume. You can do your calculation, but think how long it would take to boil dry a drum of the same amount of water, a long time. As it is in an enclosure sun and wind are unlikely to assist you in removing that water so you'll have to do it with fires. Suggest you leave the roof off your enclosure, if you can, while you dry it out. This is the reason most folk put the insulation in an enclosure dry, so you have less water removal problems.
        Last edited by david s; 07-14-2011, 02:14 PM.
        Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.