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Old 01-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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I have an old fridge from the late 70's early 80's... freezer up top, rest is regular fridge.. when using a temp controller, is there a particular setting on the fridge itself that I should use? Or will the temp controller completely override all that anyway? I have no need for the freezer portion so when the compressor kicks on from the controller, how do I get it to ignore the freezer part?

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Old 01-27-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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A fridge normally chills the freezer section on top and the bottom gets cold as a consequence. If you are just doing ferments, you won't be anywhere near freezing.

Just turn the control in the fridge all the way cold and the controller will switch it on and off when needed. Since the fridge thermostat is set colder, it will always kick on.

Alternatively, you could bypass the thermostat completely, but most people want to keep it intact in case the fridge is used as a fridge again.

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