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Old 08-25-2011, 04:53 AM   #11
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You will need the following:
http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-...atalogId=10053

http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-...kuId=202868411

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

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8" each: 14 gauge black, white and green THHN or MTW wire

I don't currently own a Ranco controller but the wiring is very simple

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Old 08-25-2011, 01:44 PM   #12
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Actually, he doesn't need any of that stuff...

Cheers!


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Old 08-25-2011, 02:28 PM   #13
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Actually, he doesn't need any of that stuff...

Cheers!
+1 I fully agree. Don't know why you would want to go that way at all.

My recommendation is the Johnson A419 digital. I have several of the Johnson's and would not hesitate to buy another:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...ontroller.html
That one is pre-wired and ready to go out of the box.

You can also find the bare bones un-wired A419 for about $56 + shipping: http://www.pexsupply.com/Johnson-Con...-120-240v-SPDT
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:04 PM   #14
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You can find a bare bones Ranco for about $45
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:24 PM   #15
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Where? A link would be very helpful.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:42 PM   #16
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Best I've found when factoring in supply and shipping costs:
http://www.pexsupply.com/Ranco-ETC-1...put-11627000-p

$49.45 + shipping ($8.48 for me).

Need to buy one soon, so if there's a better source, share the love!
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:49 PM   #17
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I'm sticking with the Johnson controllers. Too many reports of the big E-3 failure code on the Ranco's for my comfort. The Love controllers also seem to be more reliable than the Ranco's.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:49 PM   #18
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I got mine from pex. used this to help me wire it
http://www.rcreptiles.com/blog/index...1000_thermosta

I just used an extension cord, not a power strip.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:56 PM   #19
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I got mine from pex. used this to help me wire it
These controllers should be supplied with user instructions, specifications and a wiring diagram. If not, you can usually view or download them from the manufacturers web site.


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