I've searched the forums and probably ready every thread on this controller, and while there is a wealth of info, I do have some very basic questions I'm hoping you folks can answer.
I just ordered one of these controllers but now kind of questioning whether I should have gone the easier route and just got a Ranco dual stage prewired.
First, how do you guys end up mounting this thing? internally or externally? If internally, does all the wiring then run inside, and back out through a drilled hole to some kind of outlet so you can actually plug the freezer into it?
And as for heating, do you have that outlet external or internal?
Really, I'm just trying to figure out the best way to plug everything in, and maybe have the controller mounted in some way, so it's not just dangling or resting on a table/shelf next to the freezer.
The way I see it, at least 1 hole will need to be drilled and sealed/caulked for the temp probe. I'd also like the option to put my stir plate/yeast starter in the chest freezer so I'd need either an outlet in there to do that, or to run the stir plate wire through that same temp probe hole. I'm pretty sure putting an outlet IN the freezer is not recommended for moisture + electricity concerns...
I know it's probably semantics to you guys, but i'm really just looking for some examples, either pics or description, of exactly how you guys wire/mount and run these things.
Oh and I'm interested in what TomSD did here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/anot...-build-195713/
Just might make a few modifications (all outlets on the same side) and figure out how to mount it in/on the freezer.
Any feedback would be much appreciated!