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Old 01-27-2012, 04:28 AM   #1
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I searched but found older versions and old threads.

I have the a19aat.

Is it as simple as plugging the power cord of the fridge into corc of temp controller and somehow getting temperature probe in the fridge? Then mounting the actual controller somewhere outside of he fridge on a flat surface? Instructions are waaaay more complex than that, but now I'm questioning if I'm wrong and simply NOT a hvac person,

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Old 01-27-2012, 04:34 AM   #2
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Yup, that's it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:34 AM   #3
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edit: removed intoxicated posting about johnsons. good beer.

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sorry, no help from me. my johnson only has an on/off switch.

i couldn't resist


Lol, very nice

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Yup, that's it.
So I must assume they did they wiring for me now, as apposed to the older versions you had to do it yourself?
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Everyone still using the drain plug to run the probe into fridge?
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It is just that simple. I even stuck the probe in through the door and the seal goes right around the wire/cord no problem. I would attempt to see if it is accurate though. I have read that sometimes the setting on the controller/actual temperature can vary quite a bit. Luckily mine is accurate so I don't have to worry about it. I just put in a carboy of water, taped the probe to it with some packing material for insulation and waited a day or two to calibrate/check the accuracy.
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Should be plug and play. I drilled a hole through the side of my fridge so I could run my probe inside. I would also recommend taping the probe to your fermenters when they are in the fridge.
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It is just that simple. I even stuck the probe in through the door and the seal goes right around the wire/cord no problem. I would attempt to see if it is accurate though. I have read that sometimes the setting on the controller/actual temperature can vary quite a bit. Luckily mine is accurate so I don't have to worry about it. I just put in a carboy of water, taped the probe to it with some packing material for insulation and waited a day or two to calibrate/check the accuracy.
So it just cuts fridge on and off to maintain temp? Seems a lot simpler than the instructions that are dated 2004!
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