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Old 01-02-2014, 09:57 PM   #3921
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That will work fine, no hazard. Make sure you are jumping the neutral (white) side, not the hot.
Thanks Bigtex. Pretty sure that's what we did - we tested it and it works for both heat and cooling separately, so I think we're good to go!


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Old 01-03-2014, 03:09 AM   #3922
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Ugh hope someone can help. I'm not sure how to wire this controller. Single stage from lhbs. Similar to stc type single stage celcius with 11 pins Click image for larger version

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Old 01-05-2014, 12:49 PM   #3923
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I talked to lhbs and they helped me out. It all made sense when I realized that load is my outlet. Hot from 3 to switched side of outlet. Neutral from outlet to 1.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:10 PM   #3924
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I'm still loving the STC-1000 build but do radio shack even sell the 8x6x3 box that the OP used? I was in several different stores this week checking out the clearance items and never saw one that size.
Finally got around to building one of these! I couldn't find the 8"x6"x3" or the 7"x5"x3" project box in the stores in my area or online so I had to go with the 6"x4"x2" one. It turned out better than I expected, nice and compact. It is a very tight fit but it can be done!
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:13 PM   #3925
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I am hoping to head to my recycle center and snag some wire and cord from an old fridge but if I can't will I be able to use:
http://www.harborfreight.com/25-ft-x...ord-41446.html

Just use the extra wire for the inside?
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:16 PM   #3926
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also thinking I might use this for the box:
http://www.harborfreight.com/ammo-box-61451.html

Anyone try that? That way I can move it around if need be.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:00 PM   #3927
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Looks great. What wiring diagram did you use to add the fuze? And what fuze did you use? I like that idea.
Thanks! I used the wiring diagram out of Jay Cummings' "Keep it Cool (or Hot)" article in Brew Your Own Magazine, Jan-Feb 2012, Vol. 18, No.1, Pg. 65. It called for a 10 amp panel-mount fuse holder and a 10 amp fuse. The article directed to mount the fuse holder/fuse inline on the main hot-wire (black) coming in.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:17 PM   #3928
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jweg,

Great looking build! I have the same size project box and am looking to follow a similar format as yours. Any chance you have any pictures of the inside or part numbers for the fuse holder / fuse? Looks like RadioShack might carry them. Thanks!
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Anyone using Romex for the inside? Have a bunch of 12 left over from a project.
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Anyone using Romex for the inside? Have a bunch of 12 left over from a project.
It can be used. Remove the outer sheathing. IMO, stranded wire is much easier to use in tight spaces and connections at the terminals will be more secure.


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