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Again, just continue being an active member and you will reach the requirements in short order.
I'm not much of a talked unless I have something to say... Certainly not one who enjoys the sound of his own voice. I'll basically just keep posting in here as per the norm. I wish I had more time to explore the rest of the forum better than I have to this point. Kind of sad, really. I'm sure I'd learn a lot.
So, if the flow meter doesn't arrive today, I'm getting a refund and then trying to find another one on Amazon. Will be a massive pain as a big reason I went with the aquaero was to use that specific flow meter. In testing, it was within 1% of true scientific equipment. The things that showed up yesterday were never marked as out for delivery until after they were delivered, so I'm not fretting quite yet. Got another 16GB of memory yesterday, the bending mandrels, a really nice electronics toolkit to replace mine that is missing a bunch of stuff, and finally a 90 and 270 degree hdmi adapter for the case screen. Hoping the flow meter, screen, and the usb2 header to A adapter show up today. Just the flow meter. That's all I really need right now. Wild how much it has been delayed whereas everything else has arrived on time or faster.
Busted out my 3D printer last night. Part of me forgot I had it. There was a bad stepper, but I had bought a replacement a while back and never installed it. Works like a champ again. Going to use it to make a permanent mount for the aquaero and the flow meter. Should be pretty cool once it's all in!
I just went through the biggest load of BS with Amazon. Having been a Prime member since 2009, never have I had such an ordeal. The worst part is, I can't even talk to someone higher up who will listen to what happened. Ended up having to order the flow sensor elsewhere, and it's going to be mid next week until it shows up. So yet another delay. I was given untruths 5 times ("it'll show up tomorrow!!!!!! no worries!!!!!
"), which are documented, and today, the "supervisor" offered to me a refund and if/when the package actually shows up I would just keep it. I never asked for anything other than and honest to God status update and especially not something for free. Hard to say no to the offer. He processed the refund, and my delivery was immediately cancelled without any option to stop it. The dude then put me off on someone else who couldn't do a thing for me.
I'm beyond frustrated. My demeanor is always super level, and I rarely get mad. I think things out too much to just ditch things onto emotion... but right now I am pretty much irate. There's nothing I can do, no other CSR does anything for me but tell me my refund is on the way, and now I have extra money on Amazon that I don't even want on there. That and there's this really complex job I am programming at work, and the software keeps taking a huge dump and not generating toolpaths that are taking 30-40 minutes to calculate... and this is on a 3900X + RTX Quadro card. A huge, geometrically complex model, much larger than what we usually deal with here, and I have lost probably 3 or 4 hours to nothingness.
What a day. Sorry for the vent. Probably going to tear the loop apart and install the temp sensors anyway. Will start taking data and just backfill with the flow rate once that's installed. I know that the meter will probably decrease that somewhat, so I'll have to work some tests with and without to make sure i backfill with the correct flow rates.