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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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  • hearth slab how long

    Hi all just poured the slab that i will put my fire bricks on and i used vermiculite for the top part its been 4 hours and it has not set. how long does it take. i am feeling very sad at the moment started work early so i could get into it and well friday night is not going to well.

    P.S am i going to have to dig it out any info would be great will i sleep well

  • #2
    Re: hearth slab how long

    I've heard it can take a couple days to fully cure and even then the stuff is spongy like cork. What was your cement to vermiculite ratio?



    • #3
      Re: hearth slab how long

      Thanks for that MK1 it seems to be getting better now 24 hrs later i am glad you said about the being like cork.

      P.s wish i had have known that. i did not sleep last night stressing about what i did wrong. My mix was 5-1.

      I wonder why the whole lot will not crack once i have finished it if its going to be like cork.

      Thanks all


      • #4
        Re: hearth slab how long

        Some people (experienced) use even less portland cement, so yours will bear the weight. Don't get on it too soon. I'm just now pouring the hearth slab today so I've never used it, but your question has come up many times and I've read about half of everything on this forum. Do a search.
        I have investigated the design James and help has put forth. It is very well thought out, and better yet field tested. We owe them.



        • #5
          Re: hearth slab how long

          Keep it damp for at least 7 days.