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Libohunden

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Re: Building HeaterMeter PID - DIY
« Reply #90 on: August 04, 2017, 11:19:18 PM »
I hadn't been on the forum in a while but just got the notice that someone posted on this thread!  Been out doing other stuff!  I did smoke a brisket last weekend though.  And I used the HeaterMeter that you built for me, Tony!  Almost can't live without it now.  One thing I love is that I can use almost any probe, just have to change the configuration.. which is easy.  Not to mention, being able to check my temps from anywhere. And when I finally decide to bypass my controller, it's a much better PID than the auber, which was junk for me.
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Re: Building HeaterMeter PID - DIY
« Reply #91 on: November 29, 2017, 10:58:59 PM »
Good to hear. I still love my unit too. I can't believe how well it has worked out for me. Been going strong for years now without a hiccup (other than a couple of probes going bad). I think this unit would be 100% perfect if it was waterproof. If there is a hint of chance for rain I put it within my makeshift tupperware container case.  :-) It don't affect the operations but it's kind of annoying to continuously worry about.
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Re: Building HeaterMeter PID - DIY
« Reply #92 on: November 30, 2017, 08:50:55 AM »
Tony, I agree. I always just put mine in a Tupperware shoe box where I have cut slits around the top for the wires. But even when I had an Auber, which I found to be a piece of crap, I had to do something similar.

When did you build mine for me?  Was it last year?  Dang I'm getting old. How is your 3D printer working out?
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Re: Building HeaterMeter PID - DIY
« Reply #93 on: February 07, 2018, 07:13:17 PM »
Been a while since I've logged on. Also been a while since I've used my HM or smoker. I've been super busy this year with work, home, and kids.
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Re: Building HeaterMeter PID - DIY
« Reply #94 on: February 07, 2018, 07:22:39 PM »
I've slowed down a little this year too. But, I still managed to get my smoker out at least once a month or so. The HM you built for me is still spinning like a top!
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Re: Building HeaterMeter PID - DIY
« Reply #95 on: February 07, 2018, 07:42:52 PM »
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Re: Building HeaterMeter PID - DIY
« Reply #96 on: February 07, 2018, 08:07:37 PM »
I give that 2 thumbs up ;)
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Re: Building HeaterMeter PID - DIY
« Reply #97 on: February 08, 2018, 05:54:43 PM »
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