HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - Enter Now

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Fermenters > Quick simple wiring question
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-30-2009, 02:50 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 2,430
Liked 26 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Quick simple wiring question

I just bought my AC unit for my reach in cooler. I also ordered a thermostat with a piggyback plug.

Question is this: as near as I can figure all I have to do to rewire my AC to work with this unit is bypass the internal AC thermostat. There are two wires connected to the t-stat. If I just direct connect these two wires I am good to go, yes?

I am starting the actual construction of this unit tomorrow. Kind of excited. The final footprint that I have decided on is 3'5" D X 5' H X 6' 5"W. It will have two reclaimed refrigerator doors on the front. 30" W X 48" H each. The total fridge space will be 90 cubic ft. Enough room for up to a dozen kegs, plus 6-8 cases of beer and another couple cases of white or sparkling wine or cider. Plus room for two full carboys.

I also plan to build a 2' extension that will serve as a manually vented fermentation chamber.

I will be chilling it with a 6500 BTU AC and a no name prewired t-stat .

On Tap: 1. Kelly R. IPA, 2. Roter Hund Hefeweizen, 3. Bud Killer Blonde, 4. Red Dog Pale, 5. Roter Hund Oktoberfest, 6. Pumpkin Ale, 7. McRed's Stout (with new nitro system and stout tap,) Cream Soda, 8. ESB # 3, & 9. Ordinary Bitter.

dontman is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2009, 04:23 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 291
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5


Don't listen to me but yeah that's what I've read a number of times now...

I brew the best beer around..ship me your finest, I'll email a picture of me tasting your beer.
OnTap: Air
OnTap: Air
OnTap: Air

Fermenter: Imp Vanilla Porter, BackAtIt IPA
OnDeck: Happy New Beer
jtrainer is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2009, 05:10 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 417
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


The best thing to do would be to take a multimeter (if you have access to one) and measure the AC voltage across those 2 wires to make sure they're the correct ones.

boogyman is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Temperature controller wiring question. Schnitzengiggle Fermenters 7 12-23-2011 05:26 AM
Quick Question concerning priming (very n00b and very simple) MarcJWaters Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 10-11-2009 11:31 PM
Ranco wiring electrical question BuzzCraft Brew Stands 4 04-26-2009 02:02 AM
Electrical Wiring Question Stevorino Brew Stands 9 11-06-2008 10:32 AM
Asco PID wiring question korndog Equipment/Sanitation 2 03-26-2008 01:58 AM

Newest Threads