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Old 01-19-2010, 04:17 PM   #21
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I'm about to start working on one of these using the box in the first post. Does anybody know the name of the compression-type piece that holds the extension cord secure as it's coming into the box? I'm not seeming to run across them at HD or Lowe's...could be I'm just not looking for the right thing.

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Old 01-19-2010, 04:46 PM   #22
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It's called a "strain relief".

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...bgcBKsGEAX4%3d


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Old 01-19-2010, 04:58 PM   #23
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Thanks! Hopefully I can get out and find one.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:49 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Boerderij_Kabouter View Post

To program the controller to work properly with heating and cooling as we have discussed above... follow the same programming steps (now that the beeping has stopped ) to enter parameters "r0"=dep, "r2"=1.5, "c1"=dir, "c2"=inv, and "SP2"=-1.5.

This design is best used with a fridge plugged into the first relay (top receptacle) and a heater plugged into the second relay (bottom receptacle).
Boerderij_Kabouter:

I have my love tss2-2100 wired and programmed following your helpful guide. Went to plug in the heater and the frig and realized the angle of the frig plugs needs to be in the bottom receptacle to fit. How would the programming change to have the heater in the top receptacle and the frig in the bottom receptacle?

Thanks for the guide in programming the love. I freaked out about the alarm and the ERP until I found this posting. I thought I was going to fry my $70 controller.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:53 PM   #25
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I would just change the wiring to the receptacle... change the leads between the bottom and top receptacle.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:15 PM   #26
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I built one of these boxes based on how badass they seemed. Thanks for the guide!

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Old 07-05-2010, 04:00 PM   #27
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Nice box!

What the hell are you guys fermenting that you need the charcoal briquettes and the arm&hammer in the refrigerator?

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Old 07-05-2010, 04:06 PM   #28
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Haha... That was the first batch I fermented in the chamber. The charcoal and A&H are there to absorb paint odor and humidity. I just was lazy and didn't take them out before starting to use it.

I use damp rid now to control humidity.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:43 AM   #29
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BK,

I'm using this exact same box for my temperature control box. I can't find a strain relief that will fit this panel thickness (1/4"). Everything that I can find at mouser is 1/8" or less. Do you remember what product you used here?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: After further googling, I believe that it is this one available at Home Depot
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:25 PM   #30
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That'd be the one.


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