Originally Posted by ajwillys
This seems like a big waste of electricity. Wouldn't it be cheaper in the long run to get a temperature controller?
BTW, for the OP. I just run the probe wire through the door. It seals right around the cord. I'm planning on drilling a hole for it but that hasn't happened yet.
You would think that, but no the electric wasn't any different. My current fridge though has a heating pad plugged into an outlet, and the outlet and fridge are both hooked up to the same PID. The probe for the PID is then belted to the side of the fermentor in a insulated sheath. The probe then being exposed to just the fermentor. This keeps everything right on the ball. Heating pad can make the fridge 80+ and the fridge can take it all the way down to 37. It works fab. What I have, is the latest evolution of the same thing in my previouse post, just less buttons to push. s.