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Old 02-17-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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I found the Ranco ETC111000 for $51.08 at http://www.southsidecontrol.com/acat..._000_2824.html if anyone is interested.

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Old 02-18-2007, 01:45 AM   #2
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My LHBS guy said he had to stop selling those because he kept getting people bringing them back with problems. He said the analog one (made by Johnson or something like that) is much more reliable. He's had his for 10 years.

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Old 02-18-2007, 03:19 AM   #3
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I've had 3 Ranco's for several months...never had a problem. I'm guessing miswiring the controller causes most of the issues.

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I've had a ranco for about 4 years. The thing works like a dream. I prefer a digital readout to an analog one any day.

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I had a Johnson that died after about 5 years- replaced with a Ranco. What I like about the Ranco is that I can use it to control heat when I need it too.

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Old 02-19-2007, 05:20 PM   #6
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2 months here, no probs. My guess is many of the complaints were due to bad wiring by the owner. The whole temperature controller itself is a pretty simple setup if you have any electronics background. I went for the "store bought" cause I know it'd look cleaner than anything I'd put together myself

Some places do offer them pre-wired, but it's $15 or so more.

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