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Old 06-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #101
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Do you just run the sensor wire into the fridge through the door? Does it affect the seal at all?

 
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:41 PM   #102
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Yeah I just close the lid on it. It is small enough it doesn't hurt anything and though I am sure it isn't as good as a full seal it works fine.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:04 AM   #103
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Made my controller today. I bought the STC a couple weeks back, found a fridge on craiglist and picked it up last night. Today I got the parts at Home Depot, and the box in the pic at Target. I like the toolbox idea, though I didn't like this one at first because it has the compartments on top. This was the best I found, so I took it. I ended up installing the controller in the compartment, so now I'm happy they're there! My wife likes tools and building stuff, though she hasn't don't anything with electrical, so she wanted to help. We got it done pretty smooth.

Wiring diagram was perfect, thanks for the info, I really appreciate it, got this done in a couple hours and now my carboy is in the fridge at a perfect 68.

I wonder if the freezer (above the fridge) will be good temp to lager in... ?
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:11 AM   #104
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And here is the back of the box. Fridge is plugged into the nearest outlet, heater in the middle, power outlet furthest from camera. I'm lovin' this thing! Was fun to build and I'm not stressing about my beer overheating anymore. I'm already becoming obsessed with brewing, but now it is even more fun since a big struggle is alleviated, and just in time for hot weather here in SoCal.

Thanks again!
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:18 PM   #105
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I like it! Did you take up all the space inside or leave room for tossing in your sensor and cords when not in use?
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #106
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There probably is enough room and I kinda hoped it might be useful that way, but the wiring under/behind the STC-1000 makes it a squeeze to shut the box. I don't want to open and close it a lot, I figure enough times and I might break one of the connections or wear out the wires. So I just leave it like that.

Again, thanks for your diagram, very helpful.

 
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:16 AM   #107
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Attach a couple velcro straps or a small hip-purse type bag to it then for the cords.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #108
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TSS-2 from Dwyer Instruments:

a little circuit board work, including
1) master switch
2) circulation switch - On/Off/Auto (circulates when heat or cool comes on)
3) heat (by way of aquarium heater)
4) cool (by way of turning on pump in Glycol tank in Keezer)

Relays required for circulation switch to be isolated.

A little woodworking to house device, and a bit of silkscreening for the faceplate.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #109
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Finished box.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:34 PM   #110
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Originally Posted by Balto View Post
Either one will work ( TSS2 Love, Or STC 1000) just make sure you are ordering a 120 volt in the USA so you don't end up buying a control transformer for the unit.

He's just showing you an extra outlet that was added that's always on (live) in case you need lights to get your brew. LOL!

Is this what we should be ordering?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Also, could a computer power cable (like this) be substituted?

 
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