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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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Fire Pit on Rock Solid TV

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  • Fire Pit on Rock Solid TV

    This may need to be in a different forum, but I was watching DIY on TV the other day and the show "Rock Solid" was on. The guys were building a fire pit in which they used standard firebrick to line the inside of the round pit. Nothing unusual until they said they were using standard Type S mortar. They never mentioned anything about refractory materials or fireclay, etc. I'm pretty sure I didn't misunderstand what was said.

    Now, I know it's vertical firebrick in an outdoor pit that probably won't get very hot or used very much, but I thought the portland broke down after standard mortar cooled down, which is why it doesn't work for heat applications like firebrick.

    Could this work long-term, or do they not know what they are doing? If the latter is true, it makes me wonder what else these shows do that is incorrect or bad practice.

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    Re: Fire Pit on Rock Solid TV

    You're right they said type "s". I wondered about that myself. Very cool show. Great projects.



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      Re: Fire Pit on Rock Solid TV

      Don't know the answer to the question, but when we had a fire pit made by a professional at our old house, he did the same thing. He said it was actually pretty unusual to line the fire pit with firebrick, that most fire pit fires just weren't big enough to warrant it. But just in case we ever wanted a roaring bonfire, he likes to add them. My guess is that they use the normal mortar on the same principle--the fires in fire pits typically run at far lower heats (and maybe less frequently for most people), so it's not an issue.