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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.

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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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  • Hot Plate to Start Drying?

    I`ll be closing the dome in the next day or two and moving to the vent and landing. Has anyone used an electric hotplate during the drying-out phase? My kid brother, who bailed me out when the transition from dome to interior arch started to go badly amiss, thinks a hotplate in the middle of the dome floor would gently speed up the drying phase before curing. For that matter. we wonder if it could also be used to start the curing too. Any thoughts or concerns? John

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    Re: Hot Plate to Start Drying?

    If you used refractory mortar, the hot plate idea is OK. I stuck a small space heater in mine for a while.


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      Re: Hot Plate to Start Drying?

      Sounds like a good idea to me. I did the same with my oven, just keep the heater temp on the low end, something around 100F is what I used.