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Old 03-02-2012, 03:15 PM   #241
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Subscribed I'm glad a stumbled upon this. Thanks man



 
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:25 AM   #242
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?Love this thread. Spent 4 hours trying to find an extrenal controller after buying a chest freezer. Wish I had seen this earlier. Working on getting the range down. I believe I had to turn my screws out. The screw was under a flap ontop on the control. I just bent it back until the top was open.



After reading all of these threads is this going to be possible to hold it around 65 to 70 for fermenting or am I going to have to buy a temp controller?



 
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:15 PM   #243
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Thank you for the ideas and info.

Took me about 10 minutes to locate and adjust the wide range set screw on my new kezzer. Cranked it all the way up, and turned the narrow range all the way up and I am now sitting at 37F. Slightly colder then I would like, but for $60 less then an external temp control who cares.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:25 PM   #244
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Okay my question, I had a mini fridge and it quit working, couldn't I just replace the freezer sensor with the fridge one? I can't seem to get this adjustment screw thing to work!

 
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:25 PM   #245
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alright, my new holiday 7cf freezer was delivered today (i'm at work right now) but going to give this a shot tonight/tomorrow.
The tech said to wait 24 hours before i do anything. so i may have to wait unfortunately until tomorrow to do anything.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:59 PM   #246
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took me a few minutes, but i was finally able to locate the set screw (i said screw it, if im' going to do this, may as well within the first few days)
turned it all the way in and set the main dial to 4.
have a keg full of water with a thermometer in there to see where this gets. from reading this thread with other people with holiday freezers, they are having the same success with around 38ish. here is to crossing fingers!
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:14 AM   #247
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Keep me posted! SO you screwed it all the way in?! I bought a holiday too!!

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:21 AM   #248
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yep! screwed it all the way in, set the dial to 4, after about 3-4 hours or so, it's holding in the high 30s (right around 38 or so).
This is one of the coolest ideas ever!

And for the holiday, once you take the panel off. there will be the rear end with white tape going over 3 sides, if you look at the middle portion of where the tape is, rub your finger hard and you'll find the hole where the screw is.
it was a pretty tiny screw too.

Hope that helps! and best of luck!
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:55 AM   #249
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well i take it back... haha just a bit though! the compressor turned off at 36*. so thats good enough for the chicks i dig!
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:09 AM   #250
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well i checked it again while grabbing another pint... it's now at 33*. i turned it to 1 and the set screw is all the way in, so this may not work for holidays unforunately, i'll let it sit another day and see but i may need to buy a controller for it


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