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NePaSmoKer

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Finally Built My PID
« on: January 07, 2007, 11:04:10 AM »
It was real easy to build thanks to all the fine posts and instructions by the long time forum users.
I did the auto tune, set it at 225* and smokin some pork loins. Kinda warm day here in NE Pennsylvania.

Any forum user that wants to build a PID you should do it. Mine is +/- 1* that aint too shabby and lots cheaper than the other controllers out there.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o290/stlthy1/PICT0210.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o290/stlthy1/PICT0209.jpg






« Last Edit: January 07, 2007, 11:16:39 AM by NePaSmoKer »

Offline Arcs_n_Sparks

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Re: Finally Built My PID
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007, 11:37:18 AM »
NePaSmoker,

Very nice.....

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Offline Mr Walleye

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Re: Finally Built My PID
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2007, 12:04:20 PM »
Looks good NePaSmoker!

Which TC did you use?
By the picture it looks like the Auber TC. Plus or minus 1 degree is perfect!

Mike

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Offline West Coast Kansan

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Re: Finally Built My PID
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2007, 12:23:39 PM »
NePaSmoker, nice organized looking set up.

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Re: Finally Built My PID
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007, 01:24:02 PM »
I've been considering building one, I just haven't gotten down to doing it yet.  Do you need to run the auto tune every time you change temps?  I ask because I do alot of beef sticks and I start at 110, and step up the temp (by 10 deg) to 160-170
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Re: Finally Built My PID
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007, 01:40:23 PM »
Looks good NePaSmoker!

Which TC did you use?
By the picture it looks like the Auber TC. Plus or minus 1 degree is perfect!

Mike

I used all the items that are posted. Auber pid, ssr, tc, radio shack strip and box. I need to use a new extension cord. i used an old orange cuz i was so excited and wanted to get it going. LOL

Offline Mr Walleye

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Re: Finally Built My PID
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2007, 01:41:47 PM »
acords

From what I've read... no. I think you run the auto-tune so that the unit will learn the exact environment it's been put into. So unless you change something like add a fan or an additional heating element there would be no need to run it again. Hopefully someone will confirm this.

Thanks NePaSmoker, I was interested in how accurate the Auber TC was because I've read some people felt it wasn't as accurate as some others. At +/- 1 degree, it doesn't get any better.

Mike
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NePaSmoKer

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Re: Finally Built My PID
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2007, 01:44:20 PM »
I've been considering building one, I just haven't gotten down to doing it yet.  Do you need to run the auto tune every time you change temps?  I ask because I do alot of beef sticks and I start at 110, and step up the temp (by 10 deg) to 160-170

This is my 1st smoke with it so I dont know if I will have to AT it again. The pid held my 2 loins @ 225 right on the $$. Took them out wrapped in foil for awhile. Will have pics if I can figure out how to post without links. LOL

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Re: Finally Built My PID
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2007, 01:45:47 PM »
round of applause for the nepa...

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Offline smokerman

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Re: Finally Built My PID
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2007, 04:52:22 PM »
Nice looking job.  May try building one.  Which auber No. did you use, the $44.95 one that says 1/16 pid?

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Re: Finally Built My PID
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2007, 05:31:32 PM »
Nice looking job.  May try building one.  Which auber No. did you use, the $44.95 one that says 1/16 pid?

I used the Auber 1/16. I am going to use different cords so they will fit tighter thru the grommets in back and going to add a fuse somewhere. If anyone can guide me on fuse placement that would be great.

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Re: Finally Built My PID
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2007, 02:19:40 PM »
No more sleepless nights for you anymore,  Now just set the Maverick alarm Incase their is a temp/power problem and sleep without any worries.  Welcome to the club.