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Old 10-18-2010, 10:53 PM   #51
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Hey guys - i have a question for all of you... I have built a couple of these, one with a collar and one with a tower (my buddy welded me up a stand to mount to the back of the freezer so I can still open the lid). However with both I have run into the same issue... about a year into it - they both died! I am using this thermostat (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41zjbqngLjL.jpg) and I can't see this being the issue... Any thoughts? Anyone having the same issues? I appreciate all of the help!!

 
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:39 PM   #52
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How often does your compressor cycle on and off?

(wow, 1st post after joining 2 years ago - remarkable restraint you have!)
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:40 AM   #53
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Yeah - I know... I noticed that too - I thought I had at least posted something! I guess it's mostly research...

Not sure about the compressor itself, but with this thermostat (and I am sure you all use something similar), you plug ther freezer into the thermostat and once it reaches the setpoint (38 degrees) it cuts power to the freezer... I wonder if the on/off like that is hard on it? But Northernbrewer sells this same thing (at lease I think they do) - so I figure it can't be too bad...

Thanks for the help...

 
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:04 AM   #54
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I'm using a service called blipsnips to bookmark parts of the videos that Bobby_M made.. Pretty handy!

Doesn't look like the forum let's me embed from this site because it's not directly from youtube. Check it out here:

Part 1A: http://blipsnips.com/blipsnips/v7arud
Part 1B: http://blipsnips.com/blipsnips/jdwn4l

Time to go try my first (ever) sip of Pliny. I'll do part 2 next.

 
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:19 AM   #55
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Hey, now that's clever!
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:51 AM   #56
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It's a startup a guy i know is part of. Use it!! I think they just came out with an iphone app that is suppose to be nice. Damnit where's that Pliny, i got sidetracked figuring out where my keezer is going to live....

 
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:15 PM   #57
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EinGutesBiersSWMBO View Post
Thanks for the videos! They were a big help in determining how best to build our kegerator.

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First post here! yup a newbie to the forum.. but believe me I make beer! I promise.

I’m almost there with purchasing everything i need to convert my 7.2 CF freezer into my kegerator... i want to use a front mounted thermostat/temp controller. I found that light objects make some but there really aren’t any diagrams on how to use them... Usually there would be four wire set screws... you would cut your plug splice it into your temp controller and then splice the plug side and plug that into the wall... i know there are analogue temp controllers but there an eye sore and need to mounted in an inconvenient spot behind your freezer.

Is that a light objects controller on your fridge? do you have the diagram on how you set it up?

 
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