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Old 07-01-2011, 02:45 PM   #371
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Yeah, that will work fine. I did the same while I was making the collar on my set up. The gasket thing on the lid seals it fine around such a small wire.

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Old 07-01-2011, 02:55 PM   #372
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Thanks! I guess my main concern was short cycling. You didn't have any troubles with that? I guess those temp controllers have a short cycle prevention system built in. This is what i'm using.
http://www.amazon.com/Invensys-ETC111000/dp/B003X01C7O

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Old 07-01-2011, 03:03 PM   #373
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I can't say for certain about the one you're using. I'm using a digital Johnson that has a programmable cycle interval that I can set - I have it set to the max of 12 minutes. That being said, I didn't notice it turning on that often while I had the probe wire set up like you're talking. Once you get the beer down to temp it will hold well. As long as you don't open and close the lid too often I wouldn't worry about it, especially since this isn't a long term set up.

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Old 07-01-2011, 03:05 PM   #374
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I'm not sure if i can set the interval on that, but i'll try to find some documentation. I probably can. With having four kegs of beer in there, it's gonna be hard to not open and close the lid a lot.

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Old 07-01-2011, 03:10 PM   #375
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You can fit 4 kegs in there? I could only fit 3 in mine without the collar. I was going to say the more beer you have in there the more thermal mass they'll have to maintain temperature, but you seem to already have that covered.

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Old 07-01-2011, 03:21 PM   #376
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Ah, one of my kegs is a 2.5 gallon keg that I use for soda.

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Old 07-01-2011, 03:22 PM   #377
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Ah, that was my guess. Perfect!

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Old 07-01-2011, 10:18 PM   #378
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You can fit 4 kegs in there? I could only fit 3 in mine without the collar. I was going to say the more beer you have in there the more thermal mass they'll have to maintain temperature, but you seem to already have that covered.
Put one on the hump with the collar in place. Also, it's easier to fit the thinner pepsi style ball lock kegs vs the wider coke kegs
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:28 PM   #379
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I didn't read through all these pages, just looked at the first with the pictures.

But damn I just wanted to say that is one beautiful looking modded freezer. You should advertise on craigslist or something and see if people nearby want one converted by you for a charge. That is if you wanted to pick up extra projects like that, maybe not.

When I have the space for more freezers and switch to kegging beer I'll be looking at this thread for my inspiration. Thanks for sharing

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Old 07-04-2011, 06:26 PM   #380
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I didn't read through all these pages, just looked at the first with the pictures.

But damn I just wanted to say that is one beautiful looking modded freezer. You should advertise on craigslist or something and see if people nearby want one converted by you for a charge. That is if you wanted to pick up extra projects like that, maybe not.

When I have the space for more freezers and switch to kegging beer I'll be looking at this thread for my inspiration. Thanks for sharing
Thanks. I am bogged down with projects as it is so I can't possibly add any more. Besides I think most people want to attempt their own conversion since this project is not too difficult to pull off. Building the collar is perhaps the trickiest part, but it can be tailored to fit the tools and skills of most prospective DIYers.

Post pictures of yours when you get underway.
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