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Old 02-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #121
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By bypassing the thermostat from outside the fridge the light also gets bypassed.
Is there a way to have the light on all the time?
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:59 AM   #122
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I am not using any additional circuit protection in my setup.

The startup current of the compressor is causing your fuse to blow. I doubt the running current of the fridge is anywhere near 10A, it's probably only a couple of amps and should be indicated on the lable on the back of the unit. You just need to find a 10A fuse that is coordinated with the startup current of the compressor. Fuses are designed with different characteristics depending upon the application you want to us it in. Some will open right away and some will open after a delay.
Put in a time delay fuse and it's working great. Thanks for the confirmation that this was the way to go!
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:00 AM   #123
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Put in a time delay fuse and it's working great. Thanks for the confirmation that this was the way to go!
No problem
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:22 AM   #124
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Is there a way to have the light on all the time?
Don't know if anyone has done it that way but I'm sure it could be done.

One could also try to replace the thermostat completely with the STC-1000, leaving the cooler functioning "normally". I have been thinking about this and it looks like it is possible and could come out looking nice. I don't really have the time to try it and I kind of like having the option to be able to move the controller to another fridge if need be.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:20 PM   #125
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Finally got around to plugging mine in (still waiting on STC-1000 and figuring out what I'm going to be doing for heat) but I did the temperature screw adjustment laid out above. You need to twist the screw counter-clockwise to tighten the spring and just sticking in both a dial and mercury thermometer (no water bottle) they read 18*. And that was only after being turned on for about 45 minutes at level 7. Good tip jborgy!!
About how many turns did it take to turn it down? I've done a half turn and am checking how far down the temp goes now.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:40 AM   #126
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About how many turns did it take to turn it down? I've done a half turn and am checking how far down the temp goes now.
To be honest, don't remember. I just turned it all the way down because I knew I would be putting it behind a temp controller. I turned mine all the way in, I do believe though.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:06 AM   #127
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Has anyone else noticed that the photos posted in the OP by ingchr1 have disappeared or is it me?

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:49 AM   #128
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I just checked and I was able to see his original pictures.

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Has anyone else noticed that the photos posted in the OP by ingchr1 have disappeared or is it me?
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #129
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Kscarrington: thank you. It's probably my network then.

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:20 PM   #130
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Just picked up another one from Home Depot on their new clearance special of 20% off today. Would have been $118, but got them down to $110 for slight damage.

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