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  • #61
    Ha ha very soon,one day I'll be everywhere,and I'm sure no one will forget me...I'll be printed to front covers of magazines with a 20k Cigar hanging out my chops,with thumbs up and a big grin.....loving it..keep them coming guys .....big massive grin...

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    • #62
      It is getting very novelesque keep it coming

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      • #63
        uploadfromtaptalk1440803789020.jpgthanks everyone without you all I wouldn't of made it[emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji106]

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        • #64
          Originally posted by dude View Post
          My story part 4

          Morning came,and off to work I went so happy that I'd got the unit running, but I remember the day just dragged as I just wanted to get back home and carry on messing with the settings as there are so many and I needed to no what they do, crazy as the emailed document only gave me the Numbers the different settings needed to be on,and not what there for,so finally work ended and I yet again started playing,I played and played for days on end not knowing what Was what ,it was just alot of jotting down what temp it cooled and what temp it stopped cooling,Its funny because I remember explain to my partner to jot down the different times and numbers on the display panel while I was working everyday,and she calling me telling me she is confused and had enough of it[emoji23] truth is I was too,but when I'm focused I don't quit, finaly I was getting somewhere and it cooled when it hit 18c.
          So I measured up and made a few boxes over days for the shelves and fitted them inside and loaded them with my collection, my happiness was short lived as I looked on the web on how to calibrate a hygrometer with the salt test,So away I went loading the hygrometer in a food tub with salt and little water in a milk lid,it was so annoying as once I removed it to adjust it the outside humidity just changed the needle and it took forever,finally I put it in with my collection,untill boom another problem[emoji20] the cooler was cooling right down to 12c which in turn was makeing the humidity so bad and I could not get the unit to change no matter how many setting I adjusted, so back into the desktop humidor my cigars went,and for days I just read and j[ATTACH]25695[/ATTACH][ATTACH]25696[/ATTACH]ot down notes,and discovered that a digital hygrometer would be better and that something called a E.T.C unit could control the cooler more accurate and be set for when I want it to turn off and on and hence controlling the temperature.
          I done no more but ordered both not having a clue if I could do this but gave it a shot.....finaly they arrived [emoji3] exept one major problem,the wiring instructions were in Chinese [emoji23]
          I very nearly gave up,and had a day away from it, until many hours searching the web yet again I found a diagram in English,so I did no more but went and grabbed my tools and set about connecting the E.T.C...done..and then connected the humidity control unit..done..
          I was over the moon as now I'd got the unit to cool as it hit 20c and switch off at 19c...I then set about making a box to house the units,UN wired them refitted them, nice and neat....untill another problem ahhhhh the humidity was so high on the controller and I did not no where or what to do next...so messed again for days with the cooler settings..
          And bam I'd sussed it,I now new what some of the settings did and between the E.T.C and the winedor I'd got the humidity at 60..but as your all aware I needed it at least 68-70...
          Again I came to a standstill for a few days,and read that to stabilize the humidity I can use special beads but they were not Cheap..so then see that people have used kitty litter [emoji23] the cheap one that's basically sylica and gives of humidity and holds it also...so I got a bag and an old stocking of my neighbour,,the look she gave me was strange[emoji23] of course I told her I'm not robbing a bank its for my cigars,she was not interested in the slightest..I filled a stocking with beads and tied the end layed that in the bottom of my winedor and gave it a few squirts with distilled water and closed the door,later that day I danced around the room again,my humidity was 68[emoji3] I then thought that if I add a fan then it will help to circulate the air inside,which takes us to part 5 of my story[emoji16]

          To be continued[ATTACH]25693[/ATTACH][ATTACH]25694[/ATTACH]

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          My story part 5

          After getting the winedor set and controlled I decided to add some fans inside,and went for computer fans removed off an old PC I had,I placed one at the bottom just above my beads blowing up and one at the top blowing down so as the air was circulating throughout of the unit,problem was I had no way of powering the fans as I had no power supplies,I thought ahhhh I have the old PC ,what if I take out the power supply and try that as there are many different voltages on there to supply different parts of the computer,I tryed and tryed but it would not power up,[emoji20]
          Until I discovered that to make the power supply work ,it needs to still think it's connected in the computer,so most computer power supplies have 1 green wire amongst them all,and if you connect that with 1 off the black wires...then boom it works[emoji3] ..a power supply to control all sorts of voltages..so upon connecting the fans I connected the power supply to a timer,the fans then switch on and off to your preferences, in my case every hour for 15 mins...so happy as I was so close to completion.. I just needed low voltage lights to be able to see my collections,so added L.E.D strip lights to the inside edge of the door connected to a 12v power supply ,it was perfect,and now I can see all my prized collection...The only thing I was not happy with,was when the humidity dropped lower than 68 RH, so I then added a third fan but larger on the very top shelf at the back directed to the front of the winedor,that I connected to the humidity controller and set to switch on the fan if the humidity goes lower than 68RH, and it works perfect as my winedor never goes below 68 or above 70...the only upkeep is just spraying distilled water on the beads every month or longer and that's it..
          I now have a brilliant humidor all controlled and more than enough room to store boxes of cigars and they are all in great condition..so that's how my story ends,from a dream to what I have now with alot of effort and trial and error.,I have even contemplated on making complete setups to sell on,just I don't think my partner could put up with all the mess in the office[emoji23] but a good thought never the less..
          Thanks for reading and happy smoking

          [emoji106] to some your be pleased to no that this is. (THE END)[emoji3]

          Pictures attached soon as Tapatalk lets me.
          Originally posted by dude View Post
          My story part 4

          Morning came,and off to work I went so happy that I'd got the unit running, but I remember the day just dragged as I just wanted to get back home and carry on messing with the settings as there are so many and I needed to no what they do, crazy as the emailed document only gave me the Numbers the different settings needed to be on,and not what there for,so finally work ended and I yet again started playing,I played and played for days on end not knowing what Was what ,it was just alot of jotting down what temp it cooled and what temp it stopped cooling,Its funny because I remember explain to my partner to jot down the different times and numbers on the display panel while I was working everyday,and she calling me telling me she is confused and had enough of it[emoji23] truth is I was too,but when I'm focused I don't quit, finaly I was getting somewhere and it cooled when it hit 18c.
          So I measured up and made a few boxes over days for the shelves and fitted them inside and loaded them with my collection, my happiness was short lived as I looked on the web on how to calibrate a hygrometer with the salt test,So away I went loading the hygrometer in a food tub with salt and little water in a milk lid,it was so annoying as once I removed it to adjust it the outside humidity just changed the needle and it took forever,finally I put it in with my collection,untill boom another problem[emoji20] the cooler was cooling right down to 12c which in turn was makeing the humidity so bad and I could not get the unit to change no matter how many setting I adjusted, so back into the desktop humidor my cigars went,and for days I just read and j[ATTACH]25695[/ATTACH][ATTACH]25696[/ATTACH]ot down notes,and discovered that a digital hygrometer would be better and that something called a E.T.C unit could control the cooler more accurate and be set for when I want it to turn off and on and hence controlling the temperature.
          I done no more but ordered both not having a clue if I could do this but gave it a shot.....finaly they arrived [emoji3] exept one major problem,the wiring instructions were in Chinese [emoji23]
          I very nearly gave up,and had a day away from it, until many hours searching the web yet again I found a diagram in English,so I did no more but went and grabbed my tools and set about connecting the E.T.C...done..and then connected the humidity control unit..done..
          I was over the moon as now I'd got the unit to cool as it hit 20c and switch off at 19c...I then set about making a box to house the units,UN wired them refitted them, nice and neat....untill another problem ahhhhh the humidity was so high on the controller and I did not no where or what to do next...so messed again for days with the cooler settings..
          And bam I'd sussed it,I now new what some of the settings did and between the E.T.C and the winedor I'd got the humidity at 60..but as your all aware I needed it at least 68-70...
          Again I came to a standstill for a few days,and read that to stabilize the humidity I can use special beads but they were not Cheap..so then see that people have used kitty litter [emoji23] the cheap one that's basically sylica and gives of humidity and holds it also...so I got a bag and an old stocking of my neighbour,,the look she gave me was strange[emoji23] of course I told her I'm not robbing a bank its for my cigars,she was not interested in the slightest..I filled a stocking with beads and tied the end layed that in the bottom of my winedor and gave it a few squirts with distilled water and closed the door,later that day I danced around the room again,my humidity was 68[emoji3] I then thought that if I add a fan then it will help to circulate the air inside,which takes us to part 5 of my story[emoji16]

          To be continued[ATTACH]25693[/ATTACH][ATTACH]25694[/ATTACH]

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            • #66
              Shame that's the finale dude.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by TonyN View Post
                Shame that's the finale dude.
                Thanks mate, I could always make a model mk 2 [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji3] [emoji106]

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                • #68
                  Great story Dude and some amount of work. I take my hat off to you as that kind of stuff is way beyond me. A big plastic box full of HF beads is the sum total of my technical expertise
                  It's not the arrow, it's the Indian !

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by RDBM View Post
                    Great story Dude and some amount of work. I take my hat off to you as that kind of stuff is way beyond me. A big plastic box full of HF beads is the sum total of my technical expertise
                    Thanks for your kind words,I think however people store them is just as good,if it works,I'm just a fidgit and always need something to do,as I'm always up to something..thanks loads mate[emoji106] [emoji3]

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                    • #70
                      Congrats!
                      Licky Licky before Sticky Sticky. - Puff Scotty 22/03/14

                      Originally posted by PeeJay
                      I get longing looks from guys walking past

                      Originally posted by butternutsquashpie
                      A purge follows a rapid puffing session.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by ValeTudoGuy View Post
                        Congrats!
                        Thank you very much[emoji106]

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                        • #72
                          Superb story dude. Well done on the build.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by dude View Post
                            Thanks for your kind words,I think however people store them is just as good,if it works,I'm just a fidgit and always need something to do,as I'm always up to something..thanks loads mate[emoji106] [emoji3]

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                            Sound a bit like me dude can't sit down as a friend told me once don't let your armchair become your friend.

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