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Old 01-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #3261
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Awesome, thanks very much. Now I need to find what is a good receptacle for the light bulb!


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Old 01-18-2013, 07:50 PM   #3262
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Wow a HUGE but helpful thread, Thank You! Finally finish my STC-1000 build last this morning. 1 receptical Always On and the other setup Heat/Cooling (broke tab). Working great! Here are a few pics:
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:50 PM   #3263
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Here is my build. I used Neutrik PowerCon connectors for it because I had a few of them lying around and I like serviceable locking connectors.

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Old 01-18-2013, 11:39 PM   #3264
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Quick ? What gauge wire should I get ? Some one said no less than 12 gauge ?
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:36 AM   #3265
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I would say no less (smaller) than 14 gauge but I used 12/3 in my build.

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Old 01-19-2013, 03:02 AM   #3266
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Thanks just picked up some 12/3 wire for like 46 cents for 2 ft of 4 wires cheap yay ! Thanks agian
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:33 AM   #3267
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Quick ? What gauge wire should I get ? Some one said no less than 12 gauge ?
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I would say no less (smaller) than 14 gauge but I used 12/3 in my build.

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Those sounds right. I did the math a while back. I think 16 gauge would technically work but it is right on the line. 14 is good. 12 is better but only really great if you get a good price on it. 10 or larger might not even fit in the terminal clamps.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:23 AM   #3268
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My singe stage versions of the STC-1000 have 8 terminals, Can you show or tell us what how the terminals are labeled on yours? Here's the wiring diagram for the 8 terminal single stage unit-
Shoot. I missed this. I will when I get home. One of the temp probe terminals is shared with the other one. I assume I leave it, but am unsure. I can't find a good picture of it online.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:34 AM   #3269
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Shoot. I missed this. I will when I get home. One of the temp probe terminals is shared with the other one. I assume I leave it, but am unsure. I can't find a good picture of it online.
I think I remember that one. It's just a single terminal for the "lock" feature instead of two, which should be ignored either way. It should be pretty much the same wiring as the diagram I posted, although the terminals are in slightly different order.
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Yup. I just found a thread on it. Now I'm just trying to decide what to put it in. Maybe an old cigar box if I can find one. I'd like something unique as it'll be setting on top of the keg fridge in the garage. The fridge is a 1950 coldpoint (I think) I pulled from my wife's grandmothers garage. She bought it new. I put the four taps in it and just set it low. 63 years old before the thermostats started going out. Now it likes to freeze the bottles I've got in it.


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