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Old 09-23-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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I just finished my very first chest freezer conversion. I am very happy with the results and thought I would share some sweet photo action. I am especially happy with the 50dollar freezer score and the 12dollar thermostat replacement.



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Old 09-23-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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Looks great!
What was the $12 thermostat replacement? That is cheap.

 
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:07 PM   #4
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I got a thermostat on eBay and wired it inline on an extension cord I had kicking around. Plugged the freezer into it an dropped the thermostats wire/gauge into the chest.

To be more accurate: It was 13.69 with 50 cent shipping. Here is a pic of it.


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The wiring was as easy a could be and the thing arrived about 6days after purchase. Never having done anything like it, I am very excited to have saved so much money.

 
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:09 PM   #5
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I'm going to surface mount the new thermostat into the side of the freezer down by the compressor. Plenty of room down there and all I will have to do is cut a small rectangle with my rotary disk cutting tool.

 
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:21 PM   #6
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very nice!
I mounted my controller where the factory control used to be.
Then ran the temperature senser though a hole I drilled at the hinge area.

My setup is; no collar, I open the lid on the keezer and dispense with picnic taps, good but...
At first i had the senser too high in the freezer, every time I'd open the lid the compressor ran.
So I ran it down lower and tucked it in the corner, now much better.

 
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:51 AM   #7
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I will take the sensor placement into consideration. Thanks for the tip.

I just brought home 3 kegs from my buddies house... All filled and ready to carbonate. I'm flipping the switch to the on position tomorrow.

 
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:57 AM   #8
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Looks great dude, congrats!
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