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JackT

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Re: Demo Video for D's?
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2016, 06:40:28 AM »
When I originally suggested a video, the intent was to eliminate some anxiety of those who think the "D"s are too complicated. They really aren't. One of the best examples of that statement is that you'll never do all the things that the PID controller can do. Having received my 3D at the first of the year, I was a bit like Old Sarge, in that I used my cheat sheet for a good while until I no longer needed it. In most cases, owners of the "D"s will only use the simplest and most basic programming. It's really all you need to know. I've never programmed past 3 steps of the 6 available. Usually, I use only step one or an additional program for hold temp. I've never "auto-tuned", and don't need to. If it works, don't fix it. (Although I did download the pdf instructions from the Auberins website)

What I have learned in retirement, is that I can do a lot of things that I never imagined. In the past 6 months, I've replaced motor mounts on my daughters car, repaired my refrigerator's freezer defrost heater, replaced blown speakers in my 02 Silverado and even eliminated a significant element of the mole population on my property, all from watching YouTube videos of those things being done. So, in a nutshell, videos can be helpful. Happy Smoking!
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Re: Demo Video for D's?
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2016, 10:33:47 PM »
 Did my first smoke a couple of weeks ago and the "H" error code drove me crazy.. Kept going thru the instructions and thinking I was missing something.. I also agree with the comment about the weird looking "t". Just would have been nice to have some additional information in the Instructions that came with the unit..Still a bit unsure about the programming part of my 3-D but will be trying a pork butt this weekend.. Count me in as a user you would love to see a video on the "D" programming..   
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Re: Demo Video for D's?
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2016, 11:04:31 PM »
As you get more proficient, you will require the instructions less and less. BUT when you misinterpret something, annotate it with something more meaningful to you; get the H, you can indicate that it equals error. You could go so far as re-writing the instructions to suit your own understanding of the programming. 
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Re: Demo Video for D's?
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2016, 10:29:52 PM »
Demo video/programming from the SI Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Smokin-it-182919855212905/
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Re: Demo Video for D's?
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2016, 11:45:20 PM »
Thanks for the link, Dave!  One minor correction, to what Steve said in the video - the -H- symbol in the right window, indicates that a probe isn't attached, not "heat."  Minor, but just wanted to clarify for others.
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Re: Demo Video for D's?
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2016, 03:22:34 PM »
Demo video/programming from the SI Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Smokin-it-182919855212905/

I may be the only person left in the world who is not on facebook, but so be it, and I have no wish to join. Any way this video could be posted on the smokin-it website?  I'd love to see it, but facebook won't let me.
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Re: Demo Video for D's?
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2016, 03:28:34 PM »
Demo video/programming from the SI Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Smokin-it-182919855212905/

I may be the only person left in the world who is not on facebook, but so be it, and I have no wish to join. Any way this video could be posted on the smokin-it website?  I'd love to see it, but facebook won't let me.

I'll see what I can do about that!
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Re: Demo Video for D's?
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2016, 03:32:14 PM »
Thanks, Tony
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Re: Demo Video for D's?
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2016, 05:52:11 PM »
I am not on facebook either but I go to the link above periodically to see what is happening with SI.  No need to join to view. 
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