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Old 12-27-2008, 01:28 PM   #1
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It seems Ken Schwartz site is no longer up, so I can't find them... anyone know where else to look?

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Old 12-27-2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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http://web.archive.org/web/200702061...er/chiller.PDF

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Old 12-27-2008, 09:12 PM   #3
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Thanks very much

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Old 12-28-2008, 11:12 AM   #4
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No problem...I used those plans several weeks ago and built a SOFC for myself.

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Old 12-28-2008, 01:41 PM   #5
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Here is a link for SOFC's Mama... Ya know, just in case...

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Old 12-30-2008, 02:43 AM   #6
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Alright, maybe I'm just stupid, but I can't make sense of the section about indoor/outdoor thermostat setup. Can someone please list, very simply, where each part goes? Something like "The outdoor probe goes _____; the indoor probe (which I assume is attached to the thermostat itself) goes _____;". Also, why is it necessary to have both indoor and outdoor sensors? Wouldn't it suffice to just measure the "indoor" temperature inside the chiller and turn the fan on until it reaches the set temp?

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Old 12-30-2008, 03:13 AM   #7
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the outdoor probe goes inside, against your fermenter. the indoor probe usually is part of the unit that tells the temperature, it stays outside the chiller.

those thermometers are used to tell indoor/outdoor temps from inside. for instance, you would put the thermometer next to your window and put the "outdoor" probe outside the window.

that help?

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Halfway. Now where is the thermostat, and how do I get it to run the fan hoping to equalize the "outdoor" (inside the chiller) temperature with my chosen setting?

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you are confusing the thermostat with the indoor/outdoor thermometer.

the thermostat is used inside the unit to control your fan.

the thermometer is used simply to monitor the temperature of your fermentation.

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Old 12-30-2008, 03:51 PM   #10
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Oooooooh. Got it. Yea, I was thinking the two were linked somehow. Thanks for the help. I think I'm going to build one today!

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