Hey Alex, the offset is the main one I use. The reason I designed the other version was to attempt to make a completely enclosed system with very little mass for the servo to turn. The drawback is that there are more parts that need to be press fit together which are potential sources of leaks. That's why I like the offset so much and have never felt the need to redesign it. It has a completely closed path to the smoker and can be used at all operating temperatures for a kamado style grill. I'm working on a much bigger design for large pits that I'll hopefully be able to test in the next couple of months.@Tom
Which one of the two designs do you prefer? The offset or the inline version? I see that most of the people rather use your older design or the offset version. Anyone with experience on the inline version?
The big difference to me is, that for the offset version the servo has to work harder as it has the weight of the blower to turn as well. This is different at the inline version but does that actually work? Wouldnt this create like negative pressure? I know it isnt that airtight, but I am not sure if it makes sense to me to regulate the air intake before the blower, instead of regulating the airflow afterwards.
The barrel damper was designed around the original 6cm blower. The offset and inline dampers use the 5cm blower.Hello Tom, I am even more confused now. I bought the "standard" 6cm blower and it doesnt fit. Took me a long time to get it to europe. But its the wrong one. Do you refer to the 5cm blower for the Barrel Servo?
After a bit of research it turned out that the chinese company obviously sold a counterfeited product with different measures. Again four weeks of waiting until I can assemble this piece of art. Darn.The barrel damper was designed around the original 6cm blower. The offset and inline dampers use the 5cm blower.