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Old 08-31-2011, 02:43 PM   #1791
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Anyone order their controller from Skiesmall360 with success? I'm going to try this out.
I did... havent gotten it yet, hopefully it works out my thermostat on the old fridge took a dump and im getting tired of frozen beer in my kegerator!
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:46 PM   #1792
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I did... havent gotten it yet, hopefully it works out my thermostat on the old fridge took a dump and im getting tired of frozen beer in my kegerator!
How long ago did you order it. He has the cheapest price on there, but mixtea seems to have good reviews on here. Just keep me posted.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:52 PM   #1793
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For people who have built everything into a box, what did you do for strain relief on the main power cord and temperature probe cable?

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Old 08-31-2011, 04:39 PM   #1794
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I'd really be interested in building this if I could figure out how. Is there a parts list somewhere? I don't have the time or patience to go through 180 pages of comments to find them. Thanks for any help!

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Old 08-31-2011, 04:45 PM   #1795
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How long ago did you order it. He has the cheapest price on there, but mixtea seems to have good reviews on here. Just keep me posted.
only been a couple days ago that I ordered it and I have already got a tracking number from USPS... I'll keep you posted on how long it takes.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:55 PM   #1796
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only been a couple days ago that I ordered it and I have already got a tracking number from USPS... I'll keep you posted on how long it takes.
Thanks JT. I might pull the trigger on this after lunch.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:56 PM   #1797
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For people who have built everything into a box, what did you do for strain relief on the main power cord and temperature probe cable?
i just wrapped a bunch of electrical tape around the cord on the inside of the box so it couldn't escape, works just fine.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:58 PM   #1798
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I'd really be interested in building this if I could figure out how. Is there a parts list somewhere? I don't have the time or patience to go through 180 pages of comments to find them. Thanks for any help!
i'm not sure if anyone has listed an official parts list, but all you need is:

an enclosure (radio shack box or similar)
an outlet
some 14 gauge wire (usually can use what you cut off the power cord)
a power cord (14 gauge), however long you think you need it to be
the temp controller
miscellaneous hand tools

the first page should give you all the photos and diagrams that you need.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:11 PM   #1799
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i just wrapped a bunch of electrical tape around the cord on the inside of the box so it couldn't escape, works just fine.
I just used a drill bit 1/32" smaller than the diameter of the extension cord wire. Interference fit holds it snug and it looks sharp.

The hole for the probe is loose but it looks fine.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:15 PM   #1800
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For people who have built everything into a box, what did you do for strain relief on the main power cord and temperature probe cable?
I used one of these from Lowe's
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay-aquarium-temp-controller-build-163849/index165.html#post3097530


If you go back a page or two from there, you'll see what it looks like.
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