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    Found this http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1006420 on thingiverse. Not mine, but may help with designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBegg View Post
    What I'm trying to do here? I'm trying to make ideas public for the masses here on the forum. To introduce ideas so the masses can expand upon it. I agree that Ralph has spent ALOT of time on his design, but would it be just as wrong if I added a component to Mr. Mayland's board design and shared it here on the forum? Probably not (OSH Park. Search Heatermeter). My design has flaws, Ralphs design is proven. Let's all get together and make the ultimate damper, instead of whining about "you copied my idea!" . It's a forum, mates. A place to share ideas, not a place to strut egos.

    We need more people like Brian and David (http://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?6305...kmeter-needed) who posts new ideas and gets everyone involved in making a product for all to share in.

    Lets be real here, you have not "created" and shared anything here, you have taken what I have done and copied it. I have shared and contributed much to this forum, including the original Roto Damper, the RD3, as well as several other designs like the ping pong valve, the "air burner", colaborated with John Bostwick to create the Aux Thermocouple (RDTC) board in addition to making contributions to the HM hardware and software designs. I have answered thousands of emails helping people work out their heatermeter and damper issues, regardless of whether they are running my roto damper or not. So please don't insult me with your talk about improving the HM and sharing.

    Dominick, I appreciate you speaking in support of me here and the sentiment you have expressed. The last time Mr. Begg waged a PM and forum assault on me we had an exchange where we seemed to have made peace, but now I understand that he was just smiling in my face while intending to stab me in the back with this. So be it I guess, but I don't have to allow him to do it without having my say and presenting the facts in the matter.
    I created the Roto Damper, RD3, HMv4.2 sliding back case, "air-burner" and the "ping-pong" valve in my quest for delicious "set and forget" BBQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBegg View Post
    Ralph will be happy to SELL you one for a fee.
    Ralph has been happy to GIVE the files to print the original Roto Damper or the RD3 as long as your intent is not to print and SELL them, though I do reserve the right to not share my files with someone who insults me while requesting them.
    I created the Roto Damper, RD3, HMv4.2 sliding back case, "air-burner" and the "ping-pong" valve in my quest for delicious "set and forget" BBQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBegg View Post
    Just found this as well. I see no mention of Brian, which is a shame. They are selling a 3D printed version of my damper design, though. Kudos to them. I have no issues with that. That's why I posted the files.

    http://www.backyardkitchengourmet.com/
    Geeze that was fast... seems like some sort of orchestrated shell game you are playing here to get around the my desire to prevent the commercial exploitation of my design. Would that be shameless or shameful behavior? IDK, but it's certainly not a representation of honest hard work and good ideas on your part. It is thievery on behalf of you both, though I somehow suspect you are one and the same.... and big time thievery at that, selling it for $75. This is not a place to advertise commercial products as dictated by the administrator of this forum, so you are stepping over several lines with the piracy and commercialism you are engaged in here.
    Last edited by RalphTrimble; 02-11-2016 at 01:13 PM.
    I created the Roto Damper, RD3, HMv4.2 sliding back case, "air-burner" and the "ping-pong" valve in my quest for delicious "set and forget" BBQ.

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    If anyone deems it unethical to download the files I've supplied, then don't. I'm getting a bit tired of angering the Damper God.

    I thought I was doing this forum a favor. By Ralph's response, I guess not.

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    Last edited by Chris Allingham; 01-22-2016 at 03:30 PM. Reason: Edited for inflammatory text.

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    OK, beggie thief. I hope to hell you are not tired already, because you have riled me enough to harass you at least as much as you have harassed me, and I have a long way to go to meet the bar you have set... and don't insult me with your talk doing favors, the only thing you are after is the commercial exploitation of my design, plain and simple. You can try to hide behind your good guy doing favors routine all you want, doesn't change the fact that you are an unethical thief.

    And I will state again, this forum is not a place for commercial products to be discussed.
    Last edited by RalphTrimble; 12-12-2015 at 06:56 PM.
    I created the Roto Damper, RD3, HMv4.2 sliding back case, "air-burner" and the "ping-pong" valve in my quest for delicious "set and forget" BBQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphTrimble View Post
    Lets be real here, you have not "created" and shared anything here, you have taken what I have done and copied it. I have shared and contributed much to this forum, including the original Roto Damper, the RD3, as well as several other designs like the ping pong valve
    I COMPLETELY Agree. I never said you have not contributed, and I was blatant to say My design (that I made on my computer with my $800 license of Rhino) is "based" on your ideas. The box mounts differently, The dimensions I have no idea, because you don't share your files, the keystone jack is different, It was designed around a Sunon fan, not the Delta. I'm not selling it! So Why are you so upset about me giving it away for free? Did I upset your ego or your bank account? for the sake of this being an open source forum, I would hope the ego thing, and not money lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBegg View Post
    I COMPLETELY Agree. I never said you have not contributed, and I was blatant to say My design (that I made on my computer with my $800 license of Rhino) is "based" on your ideas. The box mounts differently, The dimensions I have no idea, because you don't share your files, the keystone jack is different, It was designed around a Sunon fan, not the Delta. I'm not selling it! So Why are you so upset about me giving it away for free? Did I upset your ego or your bank account? for the sake of this being an open source forum, I would hope the ego thing, and not money lost.
    You upset neither my ego or bank account, as this is not a commercial enterprise on my part. I CREATED something that bettered the HM, you made a carbon copy and are attempting to call it your own. There isn't a person on this planet that would look at "your" design and my RD3 and disagree with that statement, unless of coarse he is a part of your "posse".
    I created the Roto Damper, RD3, HMv4.2 sliding back case, "air-burner" and the "ping-pong" valve in my quest for delicious "set and forget" BBQ.

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    So I'm a commercial thief? So I posted files for all to share and I'm a thief? I'm having a really hard time understanding this. I gave potential customers free files for them to do what they will with them, print themselves, or maybe expand upon a design. Then I'm going to turn around and try to sell them something they already have. Hmmmmmmm. Sounds like a good Business plan to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphTrimble View Post
    You upset neither my ego or bank account, as this is not a commercial enterprise on my part. I CREATED something that bettered the HM, you made a carbon copy and are attempting to call it your own. There isn't a person on this planet that would look at "your" design and my RD3 and disagree with that statement, unless of coarse he is a part of your "posse".
    Again, I Completely agree, Ralph! I have never NOT referenced you in my design. I will call it a blatant ripoff of your design. No worries. I just posted the files for the people here on the forum that would enjoy printing their own. or taking the design to a service to have it done. Mate, this is OPEN SOURCE! It's all about sharing!And ultimately smoking some great BBQ! If I can help make that happen, then I've done my job.

    P.S. YES, it's a blatant ripoff of the RD3 design. Ralph is the Damper God.
    Last edited by Chris Allingham; 01-22-2016 at 03:31 PM. Reason: Edited for inflammatory text.

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