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Old 08-23-2013, 01:38 PM   #3711
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IT WORKS. Thanks


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Old 09-01-2013, 09:08 PM   #3712
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Okay, so I'm in process on my build. I got the holes cut beautifully for the outlet. Then proceeded on to the hole for the temp controller. I traced it (assumed the front) and went to put it in and those orange brackets started holding me up. Now it turns out after. Tiny amount of shaving I have a hole large enough for the brackets to go through, but also gaping once the entire thing is in. Where have I gone wrong? I suppose I'm willing to buy another box and just start over if there's no other option, but if someone has some advice that would save me the $$$, that'd be great!


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Old 09-01-2013, 09:20 PM   #3713
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The orange brackets slide off then you want the hole the size of the internal dimensions of the controller. Once you put it in the hole you slide the brackets back on to lock it in place. If you cut the hole based on the outline of the faceplate it's likely you'll just need another box, or make some kind of trim plate that fits in the first hole.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:22 PM   #3714
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The orange brackets slide off then you want the hole the size of the internal dimensions of the controller. Once you put it in the hole you slide the brackets back on to lock it in place. If you cut the hole based on the outline of the faceplate it's likely you'll just need another box, or make some kind of trim plate that fits in the first hole.
I was really hoping you'd just lie to me and say I didn't screw it up haha

On that note: thank you for the quick reply! My dad is pretty creative with the things I mess up, maybe he'll have a quick fix for it
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #3715
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I was really hoping you'd just lie to me and say I didn't screw it up haha

On that note: thank you for the quick reply! My dad is pretty creative with the things I mess up, maybe he'll have a quick fix for it
LOL, I almost did the same thing. Hopefully it's something you can save.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:43 PM   #3716
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LOL, I almost did the same thing. Hopefully it's something you can save.
I'm sure it's salvageable. The good news is its not an URGENT project as its gonna be for my fermenter for now and I am not brewing for another couple weeks at least.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:58 PM   #3717
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That sucks. Those orange brackets slide off. U gotta lift up on the little tabs on the side. They are what hold the controller in place
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:33 AM   #3718
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Get a solid wall plate and cut the correct sized cutout in it. Attach the wall plate, then slide the controller through and use the brackets to hold it into place. They're like $1, so it beats buying a new project box.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:31 AM   #3719
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For now I just flipped the box over and cut a new hole. I am planning a walk-in ferm chamber in my basement as we speak with two zones (one for lagers, one for ales), plus a 20 cu.ft. keezer; so ill be operating a few controllers and plan to just get my hands on a larger industrial box with all the business contained there. This one will do for now as the make-shift while construction moves forward. Thanks for all the advice though folks!
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:39 AM   #3720
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This is still the cheapest I could find http://amzn.to/16NXgvw


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