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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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Cracking a Crumbling

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  • Cracking a Crumbling

    I have a client that owns a restaurant and his Forno oven has a crack and some crumbling inside the oven. Unlike most of the ovens i see on this site, this Forno has been Parged. Now i hear the 3:1:1:1 mix is good but is it only good for joints? I want to see what people think about parging with this mix or if anyone has any other ideas. I want to throw the idea of a NHL 3.5 (Lime:Sand) mix out there and see what people think. I know it is not a popular choice for many do it yourselfers due to the lack of awareness of Natural Hydraulic Limes. NHL limes cure by water and the absorption of C02 in the air, so when the mortar does crack a self healing process begins. I was hoping this would eliminate the chances of having to repair it again.

    Any help would be appreciated!