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Old 02-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #11
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #12
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No it looks bad- that's the point!

Great pictures and write up- thanks!
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:00 PM   #13
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Great stuff Revvy! I have been wondering what I could use as an inexpensive thermowell. I checked at my local Home Depot and Rona but the only rigid supply lines I could find were chrome plated copper. Does anyone know if there are any concerns with having this in the fermenter for extended periods of time?

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Old 02-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #14
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That's pretty badass. I've been ready to pull the trigger on some kind of heated fermentation chamber to get me through the cold months. With something like this I wouldn't have to hump my full carboys up a flight of stairs. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:45 PM   #15
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So Revvy, can I tell you why I love you? I have been digging through hundreds of pages of eBay controller threads. You are the first person to post a wiring diagram I can read and understand. I am confused on wiring my stir plate. So that is really quite a feat.

I can't thank you enough.

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:52 PM   #16
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So Revvy, can I tell you why I love you? I have been digging through hundreds of pages of eBay controller threads. You are the first person to post a wiring diagram I can read and understand. I am confused on wiring my stir plate. So that is really quite a feat.

I can't thank you enough.
Thanks, I had the same issues with most of the other ones on here as well. I was pmming several people showing them the ones I was confused by. I finally had to just do it for myself..I just figured it's because I'm too dumb to read a "correct" one, that I had to do one in my own "Idiot Language" glad to know it was helpful.
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Thanks, I had the same issues with most of the other ones on here as well. I was pmming several people showing them the ones I was confused by. I finally had to just do it for myself..I just figured it's because I'm too dumb to read a "correct" one, that I had to do one in my own "Idiot Language" glad to know it was helpful.
Lol. I'm going to assume that one of the benefits of being experienced with electrical work, is being able to scribble a diagram on a napkin, and feel like that should be sufficient.
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I thought I'd update this to show how I've finally figured out how to seal my ghetto thermowell. I really wasn't too keen on the bend and fold method.

Basically I fill the bottom with 100% silicone for aquariums which is food safe, then seal it with some tinfoil and paint on some more silicone over the tinfoil to seal it.



This is from my ghetto sous-vide cooker.

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Did you have any problems with the bend and fold t-wells? That looked like it would work fine to me as long as you didn't hammer it so hard it cracked. I also don't see why you couldn't use copper feed line as well.

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Did you have any problems with the bend and fold t-wells? That looked like it would work fine to me as long as you didn't hammer it so hard it cracked. I also don't see why you couldn't use copper feed line as well.
I've read that copper and fermenting beer don't mix very well..
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