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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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  • Lime mortar

    Here's an interesting site about lime mortar:

    Lime Works.US

    And a fascinating page about historic masonry pointing, that may give builders good ideas about exterior finishes:


    which starts with a discussion of the "buttered joint" which was an important design feature of Victorian brickwork.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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    Re: Lime mortar

    Just a note on lime mortars in regards to this type of construction. Lime mortars/renders are not moisture barriers. This is their primary benefit in typical wall construction. For a thin shelled stucco application they may not be suitable other than as a finish coat for this reason.

    I am a lime mortar/stucco advocate, but I would be wary of a applying lime stucco/render over anything but a cementious basecoat on an igloo type oven.

    For mortar anywhere it is good.


    • #3
      Re: Lime mortar

      Lime in the stucco provides quite good flexibility, compared to cement only stucco. The manufacturers recommend that subsequent coats should contain more lime. So if you apply three thin coats of stucco then increase the lime quantity for each coat. A standard recipe would be 4:1:1 sand, lime, cement.
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      • #4
        Re: Lime mortar

        I can tell you are in Australia because you list the ingredients upside down. 1 portland, 1/2 lime, 3-4 sand is perfect for a scratchcoat, then a brown coat of 1 portland, 1 lime, 3-4 sand, then a finish coat of 1/10 portland, 1 lime, and 2-3 sand.


        • #5
          Re: Lime mortar

          Good link with great information. To say the fact I collected lot of information from it. Thanks for sharing with us.
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          • #6
            Re: Lime mortar

            if you dont want to beat on it much , rent a 14 in. masonry saw and cut the joints out...muriatic acid which is used to clean masonry will only affect the surface and be a waste of time.
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