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Old 09-11-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
Chachie
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Hey all! I have a couple questions. Currently i live in northern nevada, in an upstairs apt...a double negative that does NOT equal a positive. I try not to run my AC due to cost. However i currently have a primary going and it does not like the 80* ambiant that my apt sits at. So what i have been doing is turning on the AC and closing every vent except the one in the spare room where the primary is. However, i have no way of controlling this temperature. My question to you is, if I go to home depot and buy a honeywell digital thermostat, can i extend the temperature sensor from it into the spare room(10' away) so that i can control the temperature of just that room?

 
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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I was going to suggest a window unit but then I saw this.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003UJYZDG

 
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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Could just plug the AC into the room you want the sensor to be with an extension cord.

 
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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Do a forum search for SWAMP COOLER. MUCH easier and cheaper than the scenerio you are describing.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #5
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Swamp cooler: A big tub that the primary sits in, fill with water, drape a t-shirt/towel over the primary and run a fan. You can also add frozen water bottles and swap them out as necessary if additional cooling is required. The cold water will help maintain a consistent temperature in the 60's. It costs less than $10.00 and is very effective.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:43 PM   #6
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BIIIIIG detail not listed...it's central air.

 
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:45 PM   #7
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Primary in the water isnt a bad idea though... Just have to find something big enough for a 15.5 gal keg...

 
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:34 AM   #8
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A muck bucket will hold a half barrel. At least they did waaaayyyy back in college.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:24 PM   #9
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However i currently have a primary going and it does not like the 80* ambiant that my apt sits at. S
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Primary in the water isnt a bad idea though... Just have to find something big enough for a 15.5 gal keg...


Hmmm - 10+ gallons of a beer that fermented at 80+ ???
so sorry. yecchhh !

 
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #10
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Hmmm - 10+ gallons of a beer that fermented at 80+ ???
so sorry. yecchhh !
Well actually it's cider. But you are correct...I taste tested it yesterday and it's pretty bland.

 
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