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Old 02-26-2009, 02:37 AM   #21
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Now that this thread has been revived, I've got to ask: After using this for a while did you find the need to add recirc fans to even the temperatures between upper and lower shelves?



 
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:51 PM   #22
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I'm excited about this. My dad's got an old side-by-side acquired as a freebie in our farm shop. Think I'll re-assign it to more, let's say, "productive" duty.


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Old 02-26-2009, 02:04 PM   #23
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Now that this thread has been revived, I've got to ask: After using this for a while did you find the need to add recirc fans to even the temperatures between upper and lower shelves?
I will check tonight. I haven't yet. I am assuming that the temps should be fairly even because both the heater and the fridge have fans that blow whenever the heater of compressor are turned on.

I will report on any temp stratification tonight.

 
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:16 PM   #24
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Ahoy hoy,
Damn you have to love American Ingenuity! This is the setup I have been looking for! Up here in Interior Alaska, the temps can vary so widely when its not winter, (80 in the day, high 30s at night, for example) that a rig like this would be the gift that keeps on giving. Beer, that is
I must salute you and your clever use of a pretty much otherwise useless for our hobby item. A side by side indeed! I love it
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A great day to all.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:11 PM   #25
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After using this for a while did you find the need to add recirc fans to even the temperatures between upper and lower shelves?
I have measured it out and recirc fans are not necessary for my chamber. The temps are stable throughout until the door is opened and some air spills out.

However, I have fans in both the cooling unit and the heating unit that circulate air anytime heating/cooling is operational. I think this makes a pretty big difference.

 
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:17 PM   #26
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Really nicely done!!

 
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:43 PM   #27
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Wow this is incredible. Any advice for someone that knows nothing about electrical wiring? Is there a less... dangerous approach?
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:18 AM   #28
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It really isn't very difficult. If you can get your hands on the wiring diagram for your fridge I can help you wire it.

I am glad you like the project.

 
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:47 AM   #29
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Bad ass! I might want to do this real soon. Label me impressed.

 
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:52 PM   #30
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It really isn't very difficult. If you can get your hands on the wiring diagram for your fridge I can help you wire it.

I am glad you like the project.
Is this something you can do over the phone? I mean, I don't have any of the stuff I need yet, but I plan to start looking for it. If I can find a fridge with the wiring diagram, I can scan it and post it for you. This would be an amazing addition to my setup. I just don't want to electrocute myself.


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