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Old 01-20-2012, 05:58 AM   #221
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i just bought a a419 for 55 bucks at ebay.. grrr hmm, oh well. I can use that one for a future lager fridge.

 
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:52 PM   #222
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Has anyone tried this with the Frigidaire 7.2 cu ft Model FFC0723GB?

Shop Frigidaire 7.2 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer (Color: Black) at Lowes.com

This is the freezer I am planning on buying for my keezer project and any help/experience is always appreciated.


 
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:19 PM   #223
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I have a Frigidaire 7.2 cf. This was my exact thermostat and the coarse adjustment was right where you pointed out. Can't thank you enough for the pictures. Happy brewing!!
Do you have any pics of this? where exactly is it located on the freezer?

 
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #224
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Thanks gnomeenthusiast, I found it! Heres some pics to help others out.
This is going to help a ton when i buy mine! how many turns did you go and clockwise or counter?

 
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #225
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Hi, does anyone know where the coarse adjust screw is located on a GE 7 cu ft freezer?

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:52 AM   #226
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Without reading through 23 pages of this thread......can I also use this same technique to convert a chest freezer into a fermentation chamber? We are talking in the range of 50-60 degrees.

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:18 AM   #227
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Hi, does anyone know where the coarse adjust screw is located on a GE 7 cu ft freezer?
Some good pics in post 50 should help.

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:45 PM   #228
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Thanks for the info! I am wondering if this would work to make a freezer extra cold. Since storing a frozen yeast bank is best the colder you get... I would think having a freezer at -40 for that would be awesome.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:24 PM   #229
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Without reading through 23 pages of this thread......can I also use this same technique to convert a chest freezer into a fermentation chamber? We are talking in the range of 50-60 degrees.
I don't believe so since there is an upper limit most folks hit with their set screws to where the freezer just doesn't run anymore. Ferm temps are pretty high up there (comparatively). You almost certainly would need a temp controller for that. In fact even if your freezer could regulate around that temp, the swings would be a bit much for what I would want out of a fermentation chamber.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:13 AM   #230
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Frigidaire 7.2 cu ft Chest Freezer

I just got this freezer. On page 7 of this thread someone posted this exact model and showed a picture of the temperature screw. Mine is slightly different as there is no tape covering anything and I looked on the side of it as well and couldnt find anything. Anyone make anything out from this picture?



There is a notch on the top that prevents this thread from being turned more than a rotation either way. I cannot figure out if the screw is under that 'plate' or not and if so how do I get to it.

 
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