I've been looking into building a "Son of Fermentation Chamber" recently. http://22.214.171.124/Beer/fermchiller/default.htm
It seems like a popular project around here, and I'd really like to build one, but there's one problem...I'm clueless on wiring, and electronics in general. So, here's some questions that roll off the top of my head:
1. How hard is it to wire this stuff up? What do I need to do it? Can I get away with electrical tape? Or do I need to buy a solder gun?
2. I only need a 12V DC adapter, right? In reading the plans, it seems like they say you need an AC adapter, then they go back and say you need a DC adapter. I'm perplexed.
3. Any mechanical thermostat will be sufficient, if I understand correctly. Are there any particular models that seem to work better for this project than others? I have a Home Depot in my area, but no Lowe's.
I'm sure more questions will come up as I progress, but these are the burning issues in my mind, right now. I did go to another home improvement store in my area today, and they have the 4' X 8' X 2" extruded polystyrene, which is supposedly the hardest thing to find in this project, so I'm pretty happy about that. Now, just to get a primer on wiring this thing, and I'll be set.