Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Guide to set internal chest freezer thermostat to >32F; Eliminate external control

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-19-2012, 10:00 PM   #411
BlurryEyed
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Posts: 12
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

Wow, so glad I found this site! Instantly signed me up for a forum account.

I have a Haier HBF05EAVS kegerator. The internal temperature will not get below 42*. Come to find out, the manufacturer recommends this "calibration" procedure! Here's a doc I found off their website that details it out completely for my unit:

http://service.haieramerica.com/documents/SB-BD-0004.pdf

I was on the verge of buying a custom temp controller until I found this site. So, THANKS ALL! Very helpful and I hope to have less-foamy beer in the near future.

__________________
BlurryEyed is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2012, 11:59 AM   #412
milldoggy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pottstown, Pa
Posts: 1,984
Liked 56 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Another success. Old fridgidare I got for free from my mom. About 6 turns cw and this morning a bucket of water is at 36. Going to try to turn the fine adjustment knob to see if it will warm it a tad.

__________________
My E-Herms

My hop stopper
milldoggy is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2012, 04:48 AM   #413
Rpwallace1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Posts: 20
Likes Given: 1

Default

Thanks for the helpful info!!!

__________________
-Rich
"Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead"
Rpwallace1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2012, 04:52 AM   #414
Cuda17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2
Default

Anybody have the newer 7.2 cu. ft. Frigidaire with the adjustment plate instead of the coarse screw? I just built my Keezer tonight and I turned the plate toward the "+" 180°, as far as it would go and I've been monitoring the temp for 2 hours. it's steadily falling from 60° to 40°. I have a 15.5 gallon keg and the CO2 tank (5 lbs) sitting in there.

__________________
Cuda17 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2012, 05:00 AM   #415
Cuda17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by -MG- View Post
Frigidaire 7.2 cu ft Chest Freezer

I just got this freezer. On page 7 of this thread someone posted this exact model and showed a picture of the temperature screw. Mine is slightly different as there is no tape covering anything and I looked on the side of it as well and couldnt find anything. Anyone make anything out from this picture?



There is a notch on the top that prevents this thread from being turned more than a rotation either way. I cannot figure out if the screw is under that 'plate' or not and if so how do I get to it.
Did you ever figure this out? I just posted about this above.

EDIT* In that picture above, I believe that gray "bump" sticking out at the bottom of the picture is the course screw. I was turning last night and found it to make the compressor stop. Counter clockwise will raise the temperature on this one. I'm still not sure why this has changed from the previous control shown on page 7? My freezer was manufacture in August of this year.
__________________
Cuda17 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2013, 04:18 AM   #416
poorsailor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3
Default

Great post! Now if I were to eliminate the regulator completely, would the unit be continuously on or off? I want to place with a temp controlled switch.

__________________
poorsailor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2013, 01:20 PM   #417
Sudstud
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Garden City, Kansas
Posts: 75
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 45

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cuda17 View Post
Did you ever figure this out? I just posted about this above.

EDIT* In that picture above, I believe that gray "bump" sticking out at the bottom of the picture is the course screw. I was turning last night and found it to make the compressor stop. Counter clockwise will raise the temperature on this one. I'm still not sure why this has changed from the previous control shown on page 7? My freezer was manufacture in August of this year.
I have this freezer and it's not the bottom screw as pictured. Adjust the screw on top (after removing the tape) by turning it clockwise. This way you don't have to worry about loosening the screw too much and having it come out of the spring.
__________________
Sudstud is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #418
rideincircles
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 203
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Looking into a getting a freezer. Subscribing to save myself $50.

__________________

Started brewing February 2012:
All grain and partial mash brewer depending on time. Meads and apfelwein also.

rideincircles is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2013, 12:39 PM   #419
mthompson
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Plymouth, WI
Posts: 514
Liked 44 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Update on mine:

This mod worked great for about a year, then I went to get a beer one day.... And found 3 frozen kegs!

Not sure how it overrode the dial, but it sure did. I just rotated it back to original position and use it as a freezer.

:-(

__________________
MT
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. - Psalm 69:1
mthompson is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2013, 01:30 PM   #420
orion7144
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
orion7144's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cinci, Oh
Posts: 338
Liked 31 Times on 27 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mthompson View Post
Update on mine:

This mod worked great for about a year, then I went to get a beer one day.... And found 3 frozen kegs!

Not sure how it overrode the dial, but it sure did. I just rotated it back to original position and use it as a freezer.

:-(
Have you recently moved your freezer then this happened (level makes a difference)? If not the thermostat is probably bad.
__________________
orion7144 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
External HEX Vs. Internal CoalCracker DIY Projects 20 03-01-2012 05:11 AM
Chest freezer: to bypass (or not) the thermostat paledragon DIY Projects 3 01-28-2011 02:01 AM
anybody know where to get a cheap external thermostat? kair DIY Projects 2 07-24-2010 09:23 PM
External T/stat for chest freezer ILOVEBEER DIY Projects 12 03-22-2010 06:34 AM
Temp Control For Chest Freezer PT Ray DIY Projects 0 01-19-2010 01:26 AM