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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

Hello,

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7q7...jSniYogfUra06Q

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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Making concrete "pretty"

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  • Making concrete "pretty"

    Hi All,
    I'm finishing up my Casa 90 in a gable house style...the whole thing has been a kick. I'm trying to get the roof on before the rains come here in NorCal.

    My one question is, and I'm assuming I'll do a good job of stucco-ing, relates to the bit of concrete I have exposed outside my oven...mainly in the front. It is probably the ugliest part of my adventure in putting the WFO together. It ain't bad, but I'd like to pretty it up.

    Has anyone tried to "polish" or grind down a poured slab (this is hand poured "Sakcrete") on exposed portions to maybe clean it up and expose a little aggregate from the interior? I'd like to remove the rough edges resulting from my forms and try to make the bit of exposed slab a tad more presentable.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks,
    PF

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    Re: Making concrete &quot;pretty&quot;

    Hi Pizza Freak,
    you have a few options, but you could have had nothing to do once you removed your form work had you vibrated the boards whilst the concrete was just poured. It would have left a faithful reproduction of the inside of your forming, smooth if they were smooth, wood grained if they were sandblasted or rough if they were only rough sawn boards.
    However, since you need advice, you can:
    • make a slurry of Portland cement and fine sand and 'plaster' the area. You can also add a little oxide to colour it if preferred.
    • get a sanding disk or diamond stone and grind on an angle grinder it smooth,
    • tile it with ceramic tiles,
    • glue/secure some stainless steel sheeting (or laminex/formica if not hot areas) over it, or
    • if it is not going to get hot, paint it with one of those texturing paints.

    Neill
    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


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