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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Smith View Post
    Well, for me running just damper is no good with my burner setup, so I'll stick with the sync with fan. If I want to run just a damper, I would just open the vents. If it works, why try and fix it, this is smoking, not brain surgery.
    Dave, there are many different set ups to consider, with people using many different types of smokers.. I started this thread hoping we could come up with, together, a damper, or different variations of Dampers that will work for YOU (forum members), not ME. And regarding the software updates, you always have the option not to take advantage of the improvements.

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    I thought the board had dampers that worked...........and yes I know I can stay with what works for me. Some of the stuff being posted as updates or latest software is way over MY head as I am not as EDUCATED as some others. It just seems to me at least that there is still tension here about dampers and people trying to out - do - others and throwing their little digs in here n there. My rant is over, enjoy your perfection work.

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    Working on a few more designs this weekend from suggestions from forum members.

    Bryan had an idea to integrate the box and case as 1 piece, to make printing easier, with a lid that slid or screwed on, and SteveCK had an idea to print the bottom of the box (lid) to the case so the dovetail box could be printed without excessive support material.

    I'll post the files once I get them done, and probably in two different versions. "Smiley" and "Linear".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Smith View Post
    I thought the board had dampers that worked.......
    Dave, the documentation will get sorted out, as will a solid set of "default values" that should be a good starting point for most users. From there, it becomes a small investment in time to learn and use the new features. One of the nice things about this project is that while it's a hardware controller, it's software driven, allowing for things to be improved upon without having to replace the hardware in most cases.

    Remember, the only constant is change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Smith View Post
    Well, for me running just damper is no good with my burner setup, so I'll stick with the sync with fan. If I want to run just a damper, I would just open the vents.
    The HeaterMeter project was built so that, as Ron Popeil would say, you can "set it and forget it". Not everyone has a pit that they can start up, make one simple manual tune and leave it for 16 hours. I think most people would argue that a naturally drafted pit is the best case scenario and the new servo/fan options get us this much closer to achieving those conditions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Smith View Post
    If it works, why try and fix it, this is smoking, not brain surgery.
    Yes, we've heard this one before. And they don't all work. I run my UDS with a massive 20" diam by 6" tall water pan above the charcoal basket, it is quite restrictive but I prefer my food to have the pure wood taste and none of the coal drippings. This setup didn't work for me with the "official" blower, it just didn't put out the amount of air I needed. So instead of acting like a brain surgeon, I put my engineering knowledge to good use and found a solution
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    Because the bottom box requires so much support material to print, causing additional time and material, I've designed a version 2 of the bottom case and box. It integrates the"lid" into the case, so the box may be printed open with no support other than that required on the inner opening of the keystone. I give full credit to SteveCK for this idea.

    I'll post the files once I print and verify fit and finish.


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    Aww yeah, you know that appeals to me too!

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    Ignore the crudeness of the pictures and damper itself. I have been using this for several months now and it has worked quite well. I designed the sled for the RDTC so I could take it in and out easily and I am not fond of the orientation of the rj-45 port on it. It makes getting in and out of a box a pain in the ***.



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    I think I like that the most. Aesthetically it is more pleasing - at least to me.
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    I really like that, CHeathman! Very nice design. The orientation of the box makes more sense. Also, less parts to print.

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