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Old 04-14-2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:18 PM   #2
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That's pretty slick for the cost.
Too bad the temp sensor is attached to the unit.


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Old 04-14-2009, 11:34 PM   #3
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Too bad the temp sensor is attached to the unit.

Does that really matter? Is it bad for the unit to be inside the chamber for condensation reasons?
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:53 PM   #4
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Possibly but, that was not my reason. The unit is made to plug directly into the wall. I suppose one could use an extension cord, feed that into the chamber and the cord of the regulating device. It really looks good for the cost, particularly the sales price.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:06 AM   #5
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I saw this the other day, I think it looks like a good bet. I'm toying with putting a fermentation chamber together in the near future. Please post with any feedback if you use it.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:18 AM   #6
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thanks for your input, i just ordered it today so i will post back whatever I find out.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:22 AM   #7
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looks nice. i'll be curious to see how it works out.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:19 AM   #8
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Anyone remember that page where the guy used a regular digital home thermostat for such a purpose? IIRC he de-soldiered the temp sensor and extended it so maybe you could do the same?

Here is the page: Digital Controller
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:43 AM   #9
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I have that unit, but I use it to control a wall heater in the basement. Works great and should be adaptable for your use. Only problem is that you are going to be only heating or cooling. You would need to pull the plug and switch devices.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:02 AM   #10
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I will never need heat, only cooling. I am in S TX we don't need heat often.


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