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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.

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I got a little crazy.

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  • I got a little crazy.

    I know some disagreed with me adding an inch of thermal mass to my perlcrete before the brick floor. But I liked the idea, so I went for it.

    I added some pics to my thread if anyone would like to see.

    Crossing my fingers that it was a good decision for me.
    Last edited by asudavew; 09-27-2007, 04:22 PM.
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    Re: I got a little crazy.

    Hey, you are the only one that has to be happy with the oven. So after thinking things over, do it the way you want to. That is what I like best about doing things yourself, good or bad it is a learning process.

    Happy building.
    Wade Lively


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      Re: I got a little crazy.

      Dave - it will work. If there is a tradeoff it is slower heat up times against more even floor performance. Because yours varies from the usual pompeii plans in a significant way you should pay particular attention with use to how the hearth heats up. You may initially see the floor temps less stable with firing until you really soak the bricks with heat. With my conventional pompeii floor it took some time to get a sense for how much wood to use to heat it and when it is ready to use. Bear in mind that you can also overheat the floor - I usually have to wait at least 15 minutes from the time I've finished my big preheat fire before the oven is ready for pizza, otherwise the bottom burns too quickly. Thermocouples would be interesting in your oven.



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        Re: I got a little crazy.

        Thanks for the encouragement.

        I did a little research on thermocouples, but not enough to where I know how it all works. Like type, variety, controllers, etc.

        I may check it out today.

        My thinking was (about the floor) was not only would I get an even and level surface, but with the additional mass I was hoping the floor would recharge faster between pizzas. I knew the trade off would be longer heat times. I hope it works out.
        Last edited by asudavew; 09-28-2007, 06:03 AM.
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