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Old 05-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #3531
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FWIW, I thought about the indicator lights, but did not put them in my build. I do not miss them at all. I really don't need to see, minute by minute, what is going on in my fermentation chamber. I just look at the temperature display and note that it is in range, and maybe notice if it is in heat or cool mode. These things just work. I am about to build the 7th one for my homebrew club. No complaints so far, and no one has opted for lights. YMMV.

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Old 05-07-2013, 05:45 PM   #3532
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FWIW, I thought about the indicator lights, but did not put them in my build. I do not miss them at all. I really don't need to see, minute by minute, what is going on in my fermentation chamber. I just look at the temperature display and note that it is in range, and maybe notice if it is in heat or cool mode. These things just work. I am about to build the 7th one for my homebrew club. No complaints so far, and no one has opted for lights. YMMV.
Understandable. I just wanted a little extra bling factor to my build and felt, why not?! I'm used to a single-stage controller, so wanted to get the most out of this build and it's 100% what I want/need for my ferm chamber. Super stoked to use it this weekend.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:58 PM   #3533
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Can youpost a ppicture with the indicator lights working?

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:08 PM   #3534
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Can youpost a ppicture with the indicator lights working?


The top one has the red light on for heating and the bottom one is off. It's a little hard to see from the photo but you get the idea.

Also see this thread for much better pics.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:40 PM   #3535
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The insides aren't too pretty, but the thing works great! Basically a similar design to most people's controllers with 2x receptacles each for heating and cooling. Since the cords for my cooling devices take up space below the receptacle, I made the two bottom ones the cooling outlets and the two upper ones the heating outlets.

Also, my ferm chamber is made out of sheets of foam, and i don't want the probe's wire to go through the door, so I made a disconnect on the box out of an RJ12 voice jack. I crimped an RJ12 voice plug onto the probe as well. I've also put a short jumper through my ferm chamber's wall with jacks on either side. I can now plug my probe directly into my controller box, or plug the jumper into the box and have the probe connected to the jumper inside my ferm chamber.

I'm very happy with this build and would like to thank the OP again for making it super easy to make. I'd also like to thank pabloj13, reynolds5520, mrklueber for the help with wiring the LEDs.

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Old 05-10-2013, 01:11 AM   #3536
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Nice looking job. I'm sure that you will get lots of use out of it.

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Old 05-10-2013, 01:45 AM   #3537
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After waiting for delivery for a month only to find I ordered the wrong part (220 vs 110) I finally have the right part and wired it all up tonight. I am excited to have temperature controll. Looking forward to my next brew to see how much it helps.

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Old 05-12-2013, 04:07 AM   #3538
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Just finished my build, thanks to all the tips and knowledge on this thread! Finally got my fridge under control!

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I built mine this AM and hooked the freezer up to it. However, it is cycling pretty often. My guess is that the keg of warm beer I just put in along with the warm 10lb co2 tank are getting it pretty warm in there. I have it set for 1 degree difference, 5min delay, 4.4 degrees C. I am considering increasing the delay and temperature difference until the keg/tank start to cool down. After that I assume it is smooth sailing.

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I built mine this AM and hooked the freezer up to it. However, it is cycling pretty often. My guess is that the keg of warm beer I just put in along with the warm 10lb co2 tank are getting it pretty warm in there. I have it set for 1 degree difference, 5min delay, 4.4 degrees C. I am considering increasing the delay and temperature difference until the keg/tank start to cool down. After that I assume it is smooth sailing.
Where is the probe?
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