packtite issue and self treating post pco(6 posts)
im entering what feels like phase two.
after my late december bug discovery and january spray followed by "all clear" human and dog inspections, my pco and landlord feel done.
i must not respond to all bites because there were 4 more dead bugs found which i assume means many bites, but i hadnt noticed many.
i still feel i am getting new bites and itchy spots.
i ordered the packtite and vapamore steamer (refurbished with same warranty! 229 one left on ebay! go get it?!)
the packtite is sizable and i was pleased when it arrived. the issue is that i have to stick around for hours watching it. i fell asleep one night knowing the temp reached over 120 but not knowing for how long. i need to recool everything that has a vague cook time. it seems a more upscale timer thermostat is warranted. like a kitchen stove where you say cook at 120 for 1 hour.
this is disappointing.
my sense is the creator may not like criticism but please consider updating this thermostat issue so we can cook whe at work or sleeping. if i need to be home for 4-8 hts to monitor im never going to finish this project.
thats my two cents.
i plan to steam the hell out of everything. putty and varnish my wood bed frame and when i feel im done: consider sealing the floor and floorboards.
lots of work. and the building sure as hell isnt going to do it.
i wish i could take gone for an answer but i cant.
also: i recommend removing batteries from thermostat after each use to reset "max tp reached" per cook! it wont tell you how long it was at that temp but at least youll know if it did or didnt hit 120
I've criticized/critiqued the Packtite Closet (a different product) and felt the inventor was pretty open to it. I tried another product (not to be named) and felt it was less user friendly (for me personally not as a whole) but that there was excellent customer service. There isn't an 800 number for Packtite (vs. the other product has a phone #) but I got a phone call to my frantic emails, PMs etc when my Packtite Closet heater broker a bit ago within probably 3 hours and I started emailing at 8 am or so. So, very reasonable to me. And, I didn't have to wait for the fix to come in the mail and Mr. James offered to reimburse me for it...so that was nice (just ran to the store and got it back and running that day).
To your point, for the Packtite Closet, I got a letter in the mail a week or two ago that the timer isn't compatible with the blower/heater so I haven't used it. A new version is supposed to be sent soon. And, yep, I fell asleep too. I don't think we should use it while sleeping or while gone, but it happened. Your idea is very nice and I think it's great input (the inventor changed the interior to white for the Packtite Closet based on people stating ideas so our good ideas are used).
When your done with your place, can you come optimize my bed? I just don't think I understand how to do it and it sounds like you do. (I'm joking)
Your comments are good and you seem more educated about this than I am. I think the packtite and packtite closet are the best options out there for another year or two. What I like about the closet is that it's easy, but it takes up a bit more space...still it heats up really fast.
david cain has bed optimization deets on his website.
im taking it all slowly. id love to be done in a week but i cant spend days painting steaming etc.
maybe someone will toss me an adderall and ill be done in an hour
I think David James is very open to feedback on your experiences with his products. You can PM him here or email. (PM me if you need the email.) I believe the Packtite Closet design was affected by feedback from users of the original product.
In response to TAOT's comments, I have a Packtite Closet and just received my replacement timer.
I know you can buy thermometers which record the temperatures reached and how long they're sustained-- not sure what the cost is (or what they're called) but I expect they would raise the price point of a Packtite and so this would have to be taken into account.
You can certainly buy something like that and use it with your Packtite, and it may be a question of whether everyone who buys the product pays that extra cost upfront, or whether those who want the functionality buy it separately.
Thanks for the suggestions, we have looked into that type of timer/sensor combo and may consider offering one as an upgrade to the units. One thing that many don't consider is that making changes to a product that has a long track record of being both reliable and efficacious is not as easy as it sounds. Today, I know that the components and the parts for the original Packtite had stood the test of time and use, as we have been selling it for three years now. Testing can always be done with new components to see if they hold up, but nothing compares to having many, many units out in the field for many years. That is always the worry when we consider changes, will we introduce a problem that we never even considered, couldn't test for, but occurs nonetheless when you put it in a customers hands.
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