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Old 02-23-2009, 03:01 PM   #11
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The system works awesome! I know some do not need both heating and cooling, but in my climate I need both regularly, and now I don't have to change anything. Just press the set points and the system automatically heats or cools to maintain the desired temp.

I really like it already. Lagers, HERE I COME!!!!

 
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:06 PM   #12
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Excellent build thread! Prost!
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:50 PM   #13
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Total build cost ~$200 if you had nothing. The controller and probe are $85 shipped, $15 in wires and terminals. $100 to get a fridge and some paint... Something around there anyway. I only cost me $85 out of pocket because I had the other stuff...

 
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:53 PM   #14
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Very nicely done. Congrats.
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:57 PM   #15
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Boerderij_Kabouter Excellent !


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Old 02-25-2009, 08:04 PM   #16
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Dude, this is freaking awesome! I am definitely going to do this...Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:17 PM   #17
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Happy to inspire

Thanks for all the kind words guys. If you have any questions during your build, ask away.

 
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:29 PM   #18
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how long did this take you to build?
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:27 AM   #19
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I would say it is a full weekend project. A couple hours to take out the shelves etc., an hour to take out the divider and clean up the insulation. Then maybe a couple hours to wire up the controller and wire in the heater. A couple hours to build the shelf and install it.

..... maybe 8 hours total. Some would be faster, I was kind of lazy about it because it is a fun project.

 
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:32 AM   #20
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Excellent job! Nicely documented and you recycled an old fridge!

 
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