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Old 06-03-2009, 04:07 AM   #1
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Default Refrigerator getting too cold

I bought a frige and bent the freezer down and there is plent of space to fit my keg and CO2 tank. Problem is that when I leave it running, even on the minimum level, the temperature gets way too cold. We are talking 20F cold. There was a coated wire that I assumed to be a thermocouple of some sort and bent it along with the freezerplate. That didn't help any though. Is there some way to remedy this? Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-03-2009, 04:49 AM   #2
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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Thanks 3000, I will have to check it out!

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Old 06-03-2009, 02:10 PM   #4
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Just bought a Ranco through Ranco ETC. Good service and quick delivery. Can't say enough about those guys. One thing though, try to get the "prewired" version if possible. The time and frustration this saves is worth the extra bucks paid.

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Old 06-03-2009, 04:35 PM   #5
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Just bought a Ranco through Ranco ETC. Good service and quick delivery. Can't say enough about those guys. One thing though, try to get the "prewired" version if possible. The time and frustration this saves is worth the extra bucks paid.
yea there really not that diffucult to wire but it is a pain in the ass. You have to go out and get an extension cord to chop up and use for the plug. I did it and it worked fine but if your not electrically proficient i would recomend just buying it wired as well. Heres the wiring diagram to give you an idea of what you have instore.
http://www.rancoetc.com/manuals/ranc...structions.pdf
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:28 AM   #6
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It seems like going this route for a one tap 4 cf frige may be a bit too steep pricewise. Not to mention I don't really get the whole hook up of the piece of equipment. So if I get a pre wired one it would have the plug to the wall but still need to hook it up to the frige itself to control the temp?

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exactly. Female wall outlet to ranco male, then there is a female plug which comes out of the ranco and you plug the fridges male plug into that..,..make sense?

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I picked up the unwired analog johnson model for $34 shipped off the bay last week. Wiring it in took a bit of extension cord that I already had, three wire nuts and some electrical tape.

Here is the diagram I used (I have a chamber built with a dehumidifier, but similar)...I'd imagine the ranco is very similar. Don't forget to ground the case!

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I bought my Ranco 2-stage through Morebeer.com. $129 and am able to plug both the freezer and heating source into at one time. Didn't see that at the Ranco website. Must be a mod done at Morebeer. Awesome!

http://morebeer.com/view_product/166...roller_-_Wired

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Seems simple enough. Now I just need to make the investment.

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