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Old 07-21-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
zinger084
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Hello all,

I got a new Magic Chef 5.5 Chest Freezer from Home Depot last night for $160 including tax. I thought it was a good deal and I am ready to spend more here shortly.

Can someone tell me what brand of temperature controller is decent and easy to use with this unit (freezer)? I would like to get one order today if possible and I have only read about a few different controllers.

Any input would be appreciated.

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Old 07-21-2009, 01:26 PM   #2
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The one that CHI company sells seems like a good deal, although i don't know how it works... its like 30 dollars
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:57 PM   #3
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I bought a love controller at drillspot.com--arriving tomorrow. Sorry, can't tell you how well it works or how easy it will be to install yet, but at least I can point you to another option. The prices at drillspot seemed pretty good, and it's free 3-day shipping.

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Old 07-21-2009, 02:04 PM   #4
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I have a similar size chest freezer and use the Love controller. Works beautifully. Just be prepared to slice into your new freezer's electrical wiring!
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:06 PM   #5
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I ended up taking the dive on a $60 unwired Ranco brand new. I am hoping it should work out well. Not it's onto a tank/sankey/hose kit. Suggestions for a good starting place?

 
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:15 PM   #6
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Anyone have experience with the controler fro CHI Company?

 
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:42 PM   #7
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I'm looking at one of these on cl. Does it easily fit two buckets plus air locks?


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Old 08-04-2015, 11:15 PM   #8
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Also looking to get one of these off CL - anyone have one and can comment how many ball locks and/or carboys it can fit?

 
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:06 PM   #9
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Also looking to get one of these off CL - anyone have one and can comment how many ball locks and/or carboys it can fit?
5.5 cubic feet will fit 2 ball lock kegs very easy. I don't think it will fit 3 without a collar.

 
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