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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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Materials in Vancouver, BC

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  • Materials in Vancouver, BC

    Hi everyone,

    I've been reading the forum for a month or so now while I prepare to build my oven and have learned a lot from all the members, what a great resource.

    I've had some difficulty tracking down materials in the Lower Mainland, but I've almost found everything so I thought I'd share.

    Firebricks:

    BC Brick Supply in Richmond- 1.18/brick
    IXL Masonry in Burnaby- 1.80/brick

    Fire clay

    Only supplier I could find was Greenbarn Potters Supply in Surrey. 100lb bag-16.00

    Vermiculite/Perlite Large bags

    AADT Solutions Vancouver Branch-604 322 6652 Have 110L bags of perlite for 13.75 and vermiculite for 26.50
    David Hunter Garden Center on Broadway has bags for around 50.00
    John's Plant Factory on Hastings has bags for around 40.00

    Insulating blanket/board

    Clayburn Refractories in Abbotsford. They sell firebrick and premix mortar as well, but the prices were significantly higher than elsewhere so I decided not to use them. I suspect that I may have been quoted a high capacity firebrick rather than medium, but by then I had found another supplier.

    One interesting note is that both Clayburn and BC Brick reported that ALL of their pizza oven customers had been buying and using the premix wet mortar. After more research on the forum, I continued my search for fireclay as the general consensus is the homebrew mix is superior.

    I hope this will save people some time and feel free to post if you have any questions.

    Jesse

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    Re: Materials in Vancouver, BC

    I'm looking for some ceramic fireboard. Does anyone know where I could get some?

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      Re: Materials in Vancouver, BC

      Clayburn in Abbotsford would have it or be able to point you in the right direction.

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        Re: Materials in Vancouver, BC

        Thanks Jesse.

        I just started the search for materials and you saved me tons of time.

        Colin.

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