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Old 01-14-2014, 04:08 AM   #3951
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There ya go - have fun with it!

The Love also has the ASC that the Ranco single and dual stage controllers lack (and that leaves me unable to recommend using them with a compressor).

I think it's better looking than my old Ranco, too

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Old 01-16-2014, 01:26 AM   #3952
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Well I just finished a build of my own and am pretty happy with how it turned out. The first controller I received had a defective cold relay so I had to order a new one. Luckily I ordered through Amazon, so the return process was smooth. I ended up using a 7x5x3 project box. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread, it made making this thing a breeze!



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Old 01-18-2014, 07:45 PM   #3953
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My STC came yesterday and planning on building this weekend. I ripped apart an old power strip (14G wire) and was wondering if it would be worth it to put in the mini circuit breaker from the strip to maybe add a level of safety?

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Old 01-18-2014, 11:44 PM   #3954
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:33 AM   #3955
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Just built and put mine in. Temp addition to my fridge, moving it all to a keezer sometime. Works great. Light kicks in when cold and think it will allow me to keep it all in the garage over winter. Now if I could just figure out how to stop the taps from freezing.

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Old 01-20-2014, 03:51 PM   #3956
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The STC-1000 is down below $18 on Amazon again !
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:04 PM   #3957
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I snagged mine off eBay for $16 shipped. Took 3 weeks to get here but $2 less ha

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Old 01-20-2014, 06:40 PM   #3958
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Anyone connect an extra plug branching from the box to use for fans or dehumidifiers?

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Old 01-20-2014, 08:12 PM   #3959
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Yes, I put in an extra unswitched duplex socked in my build, and those I have built for club members (about 12.) I use it for a computer fan, plugging in a phone 12V DC adapter. It seems to help keep temperatures even.

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Old 01-20-2014, 08:23 PM   #3960
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Yes, I put in an extra unswitched duplex socked in my build, and those I have built for club members (about 12.) I use it for a computer fan, plugging in a phone 12V DC adapter. It seems to help keep temperatures even.
There shouldn't be any issues with doing so right, drawing too much or ??
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