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Old 06-07-2011, 11:16 AM   #21
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I'm guessing that when you reset one of these you want the fine control set in the middle of it's range? I've been needing to get a fermentation chamber to better control the temp of my beer, I think I'll try this.



 
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:38 PM   #22
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You sir just saved me $60, and I appreciate that.


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Old 06-09-2011, 02:56 PM   #23
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Freezer coming tonight, going to have to try this. Thanks for the info!

 
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:48 AM   #24
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holy crap! A few twists of the coarse adjustment screw last night and after work today my chest freezer sits at a sweet 37 degrees!

too bad I had just ordered one of those aquarium temp controls off of ebay.

great advice! I vote this should be a sticky as it can save people $25-60!

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Old 06-11-2011, 12:15 PM   #25
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I have a cheap chi co dial temp controller on mine. I will be replacing with NOTHING this weekend! Thank you for the info! I will post back here with pics and updates.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:02 PM   #26
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This is GREAT information...I would think by now you would no longer be the "assistant brewer"...nice posting. I have a commercial chest freezer that I salvaged from a supermarket that has fridge and freezer capability.

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Old 06-11-2011, 03:07 PM   #27
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Here's what the thermostat looks like on my Magic Chef 10cf chest freezer. I set the normal temp control dial to its midway point them used the coarse adjustment screw seen in the pic to bring the temp range up. Nothing scientific, I just screwed it in 4 or 5 full turns and let the freezer run overnight. Got pretty lucky. It was right at 37 degrees.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:59 PM   #28
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Glad to see that this is working for others, too.

blip01: Thanks for posting a photo of the 'stat in the Magic Chef. That seems to be a popular brand for conversion.

 
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:47 PM   #29
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"cool"!!!

the level of expertise on this board never ceases to amaze me...

 
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:25 PM   #30
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Anyone have any idea what this looks like for a Frigidaire? I am mechanically stupid but a capable learner. Would love to do this rather than buy a temp control.



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