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3.5D On order In
« on: December 04, 2017, 06:10:04 PM »
First off a big Thank You to Steve! He worked with me for over 1 week trying to help me pay for the order. I do not live in the States and it can be quite the challenge to pay for things from down here Bonaire Dutch Caribbean (with all the credit card fraud and all). We finally got it worked out after I got my PayPal account updated. He was also very helpful in honoring the Black Friday deal that is when I started trying to order. I feel very confidant in working with this company after being a lurker on the Forum for over a year and a half and hearing all the great thing about Steve and his product. Also with all the help and suggestions to my questions on the forum from all the great folks here. I will be a contributor here and yes I will have many more questions and look forward to all the great advise I get here. I am just hopping it and all the other stuff I have ordered get to my Freight forwarder soon so I can possibly get it all before Christmas or most likely some time after the New Year. Yes there advantages and Disadvantages of living on a small island in the Caribbean. Again thanks to all of You!

Merry Christmas to All of you From Sunny Bonaire!
Walt in Bonaire

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Re: 3.5D On order In
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 08:06:38 PM »
Congratulations Walt on your purchase. Enjoy!
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Re: 3.5D On order In
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 10:54:17 PM »
Welcome Walt.  Just curious, what voltage do you have down there?


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Re: 3.5D On order In
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 08:56:38 AM »
Howdy Walt!

I'm also curious as to what type of wood is available for smoking on your island. Carib spices and local wood should make for some very interesting and adventurous smoking. Walt, do post updates and your results.

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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 05:12:51 PM »
Yes I plan on enjoying sleeping through the night.

Our electricity is 127 volt 50 hertz or 230 volt 50 Hertz. I can step down either to 110 volt 50 hertz. I had several conversations with Auber to make sure I would have no problem with the controller they assured me no problems as there is a transformer that changes the AC to low voltage DC for the controller. The heating element really doesn't care, so should be no problems there as it is just a giant resistor. The problem we have sometimes is with 60 hertz motors they don't like the 5o hertz sometimes. The 50 hertz motors have more and bigger windings on them. As I recall because the French wanted 220 50 hertz as the standard in Europe way back when?

Wood wise we have lots of Mesquite, Acasia and some fruit woods West Indian cherry and Mango. I have ordered some Hickory (as it is my favorite) from SmokinLicious, also some Wild Cherry and Maple.

I look forward to posting about my adventurers some time in January maybe earlier and you can count on more questions.
Walt in Bonaire

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 09:37:22 PM »
Looking forward to reading about your results.
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Re: 3.5D On order In
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 01:08:02 PM »
Walt Enjoy you 3.5d ..
There is not a week that goes by that I am not Smoking something on mine ..
Merry Christmas

-Toyse

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 01:23:49 PM »
Not to raise a flag where one is not needed one might use caution when dealing with some tropical woods if not familiar with them.   Mango is botanically related to poison ivy and some with extreme sensitivity to PI find some irritation when handling fresh mangos.   I don't know if this holds for handling the wood or the wood smoke.   Personally I enjoy mangos and find no such issues and would be willing to give it a go.   

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