I finally got tired of trying to keep my fermentors within temp with wet towels and other manual processes so I hopped on CL and found a fridge/freezer within 3 miles for a decent price. My question is I'm looking at getting the love tss2-2100 do I need two separate temp prob's or will one work. Also which prob would be appropriate for this application. Seems like the pvc would be fine.
Boerderij_Kabouter - I actually looked through your tread before I posted. Good stuff and thanks for the info. Are you using a space heater for heat?
I don't have a side-by-side and hope to keep the freezer running to store hops and what nots... I think I can tie into the fridge part and control it with the love at least that's my plan until I start working on it.
Yes, I use the space heater for heating inside the chamber. It also has a fan built in so it really helps maintain even temps in there (at least best I can tell).
So you are going to have a freezer, and try to control the temp within the fridge section?
How do you plan to do it? These units only have one compressor, unless you are buying a high end sub zero or something. They work by cooling the freezer compartment and venting cold air to the fridge. So if your fridge section is at 60 degrees, the freezer will probably be pretty warm... Make sure you think it all through before dropping the cash. If you have any questions, fire away!
hmmm..... you will have to get creative with a solution then. I'll try to think of something. Maybe some muffin fans and flapper valves for controlling the cooling air entering the fridge space??? It could work, but I could envision that system being complicated.
The customer service at Dwyer is great. I have two TSS2 controllers and I've a a couple call to the technicians about setting the paramiters and they are very helpfull. So far the controllers work great.