Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Discussion about all kinds of Mechanical and Electronic Smoker Controls
User avatar
temurf
Expert
Expert
Posts: 882
Joined: May 12th, 2016, 7:37 pm
Title: Train Driver
BBQ Comp Team Name: Rednecks con Fuego
Location: El Paso, Texas

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by temurf » March 9th, 2017, 10:38 pm

That is sweet Weldun. Very sweet


Yer gonna like what we've been smokin'.

User avatar
bigbook
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 196
Joined: February 5th, 2013, 1:07 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: smoker done <nobody beats our meat>
Location: jacksonville fl

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by bigbook » March 15th, 2017, 9:33 am

You can always use the extra computer power cords piled up in closet instead of Her stuff. .. less trouble down the road .....

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk



User avatar
bigbook
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 196
Joined: February 5th, 2013, 1:07 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: smoker done <nobody beats our meat>
Location: jacksonville fl

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by bigbook » March 15th, 2017, 9:41 am

Pid control from eBay with a solid state relay costs around 18 bucks , fan salvaged from dead comp. only problem is comp fan is 24 volts. Low voltage transformer 12$ for said fan electric conduit box ten bucks. Flex hose to cooker from control ¿???
Extension cord. Not from wife's stuff!! Five bucks
All in all. One quarter the cost of a guru if that much


Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk



User avatar
Weldun
Expert
Expert
Posts: 553
Joined: December 24th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Title: I'm no expert
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Northern Indiana

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by Weldun » March 15th, 2017, 4:10 pm

I'm right there with you bigbook, the homemade route my not be for everyone since they lack some of the bells and whistles that some of the nice ones out there offer, but if you can get by with basic,dependable and accurate temperature control they are hard to beat.


Grandma always said "if ya can't be handsome ya better at least be handy"

User avatar
SAFETYHARBORREDNECK
Expert
Expert
Posts: 488
Joined: September 21st, 2015, 2:12 pm
Title: ChefBoyareyoukidding
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
But if I were,we'd be called:Fatties Smoking Fatties
Location: Safety Harbor,Fl

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » March 20th, 2017, 5:39 am

OK.So I'm putting a parts list together.
Where did you say we could acquire a 120v power cord,LOL.
And how did you pressurize the box?

Sent from my 5054N using Tapatalk


NEVER trust a skinny cook!

User avatar
Weldun
Expert
Expert
Posts: 553
Joined: December 24th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Title: I'm no expert
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Northern Indiana

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by Weldun » March 20th, 2017, 5:40 pm

Really all "pressurized box" amounts to is a sealed box that has two openings, one is attached to the inlet side of blower and the other attached to the tube that goes to the air inlet valve on smoker. When the blower comes on it draws air into the box and is discharged out the path of least resistance which happens to be the tube. If you look at some of the previously post pics you'll see a round hole on the bottom of box, if you look closely you'll see the squirrel cage of the blower.


Grandma always said "if ya can't be handsome ya better at least be handy"

TurboMike
Wants to build a smoker
Wants to build a smoker
Posts: 25
Joined: March 26th, 2017, 3:28 pm
Title: welder and fab
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Southeast Michigan
Contact:

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by TurboMike » April 15th, 2017, 6:39 am

Where did the fan come from ? You did great!


No matter how many times i cut, its still to short!! :-w

User avatar
Weldun
Expert
Expert
Posts: 553
Joined: December 24th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Title: I'm no expert
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Northern Indiana

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by Weldun » April 15th, 2017, 7:18 pm

It's a 75x75x30mm 12volt DC brushless fan I paid less than $4.00 for if you do a search you'll have more places to buy than you need. Thanks for the compliment I've been very pleased with how the controller has worked.


Grandma always said "if ya can't be handsome ya better at least be handy"

Cole
SmokerBuilder Addict
SmokerBuilder Addict
Posts: 153
Joined: November 7th, 2017, 8:20 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet, Family and Friends!
Location: Ohio / Michigan Border

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by Cole » November 18th, 2017, 8:35 am

Weldun - Wondering how the connections are holding up that you added thru the side walls? Also, might you have a link to the controller you purchased? Thanks, Cole



User avatar
Weldun
Expert
Expert
Posts: 553
Joined: December 24th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Title: I'm no expert
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Northern Indiana

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by Weldun » November 18th, 2017, 10:46 am

Cole wrote:Weldun - Wondering how the connections are holding up that you added thru the side walls? Also, might you have a link to the controller you purchased? Thanks, Cole
The connections have held up great as far as a link for the controller, I looked and where I purchased from no longer has them. However there are many other places that have them if you search " willhi wd7016d" you should find plenty of options, they are available in 12,110 or 220 volt. I used the 110 volt version. Hope this helps


Grandma always said "if ya can't be handsome ya better at least be handy"

User avatar
Weldun
Expert
Expert
Posts: 553
Joined: December 24th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Title: I'm no expert
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Northern Indiana

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by Weldun » November 18th, 2017, 10:49 am

Weldun wrote:
Cole wrote:Weldun - Wondering how the connections are holding up that you added thru the side walls? Also, might you have a link to the controller you purchased? Thanks, Cole
The connections have held up great as far as a link for the controller, I looked and where I purchased from no longer has them. However there are many other places that have them if you search " willhi wd7016d" you should find plenty of options, they are available in 12,,24,110, or 220 volt. I used the 110 volt version. Hope this helps


Grandma always said "if ya can't be handsome ya better at least be handy"

User avatar
Weldun
Expert
Expert
Posts: 553
Joined: December 24th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Title: I'm no expert
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Northern Indiana

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by Weldun » November 18th, 2017, 10:53 am

IMG_2851.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Grandma always said "if ya can't be handsome ya better at least be handy"

Cole
SmokerBuilder Addict
SmokerBuilder Addict
Posts: 153
Joined: November 7th, 2017, 8:20 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet, Family and Friends!
Location: Ohio / Michigan Border

Re: Homemade gf mini temperature controller

Post by Cole » November 18th, 2017, 11:04 am

Thanks!



Post Reply

Return to “Smoker Controls. Mechanical and electronic”