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Old 06-15-2011, 02:57 PM   #241
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Just read this entire thread. Incredible write up John.


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Old 06-15-2011, 10:35 PM   #242
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Wow!!! What a roller coaster! This could almost be a movie! Just needs a hot chick. Anyway, I read the whole thing from cover to cover and the Tragedy is almost too much. My chest has tightened up a bit at the loss.

Rock on Gabe, rock on.


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Old 07-08-2011, 06:51 PM   #243
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OK, have some statistics... granted its without much of a load in the cooler. I actually think the unit will be somewhat more efficient with a heavy load... but could be wrong.

The unit has now been running for 24 hours at 33 degrees while plugged into the "Kill A Watt". It averaged .2 KWPH or 4.8 KW during the entire 24 hour period. I'm going to estimate $.10 per KW - meaning it cost $.48 to run. Remember it is the dead of August and is probably hardest at work this time of year. Tickle me pleased...
$15/month isn't too bad. good work on the insulation! Killawatt is one of my favorite toys. Refrigerators are the biggest offenders in the house... aside from hideous electric water heaters.

sorry about the flood. what a pain in the ass.

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Old 07-10-2011, 05:05 PM   #244
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Thats what I thought but I didnt know if yours had the overload protector (thats where the brown wire is coming from).

Did your Diagram look like this?

http://franklinbrew.org/members/sj/walkin.html

this one?
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:04 PM   #245
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Has anyone checked out the Coolbot? it is a controller that you can use with a Window ac unit and not have to rewire it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:11 PM   #246
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Only in Wisconsin...land of the cheese and the built-in fruit cellars in our basements...
That brings up a question I had.... Ive got one of those Built-in Cellars below my front porch; it is cement block all the way around. two walls adjacent to house, two are on the out-most perimeter.

How much additional Insulation am i going to need on those walls should I decide to run an A/C unit in it?
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:58 PM   #247
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Crap now I have to read 25 pages of this thread. I am planning on making a cold storage room to maintain ~45F or so in my basement. I was going to copy the similar designs I had read about using AC's. Likely a summer project!
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:25 PM   #248
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Old thread I know, but a friend and I were talking. being that I live in SE Wi the temps can drop below 0 for long periods of time. Something like this might work just fine to keep the temps correct, during the winter months:

http://www.zoomed.com/db/products/En...D=2&SearchID=1
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:15 PM   #249
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I use a $30.00, 120v baseboard heater (http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=2432742) connected to a $18.00 thermostat (http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...189093.1260927) and it has worked great for me.
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John Beere

first off - amazing write up. Just took the time to read through the whole thread and sorry to hear about the flood

you have for sure provided direction and inspiration for me - I am planning to create a cold room - but plan to keep it about 60F - and use an air conditioner to keep it that temperature during the summer months (my last beer got up to 80F and has a ton of off flavors. gotta do something about it and had a free tiny room in the basement and a free window AC to use). Thanks again for the write up and keep up the great work!


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