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Old 11-07-2012, 11:22 PM   #21
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this is sick Love it dude


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Old 11-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #22
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I love this, although it is bigger than personally need. Do you have links to some of the instructional sites?


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Old 11-09-2012, 08:15 AM   #23
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I love this, although it is bigger than personally need. Do you have links to some of the instructional sites?
The 3 sites I got most of my design ideas and wiring instructions from are:

http://www.brewrats.org/go/default/b...archSectionID=

http://www.franklinbrew.org/wp/?page_id=745

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...-build-163849/
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:35 PM   #24
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Thanks!
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It looks like I'll be doing something similar. For a while, I pondered how expensive foam boards are at Lowe's and Home Depot and eventually found a place (from Craigslist) which produces styrofoam for insulated concrete forms and had a lot of factory seconds to get rid of cheap. Basically, they are 4 ft long, 1 ft high, 2-4 inches thick and fit together like legos. How large is your chamber? Has that door served you well and is it just plywood? That's the other awkward thing which is expensive to purchase, but needs to seal well and not warp over time.
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I'm sorry; I notice you indicate the dimensions of your build above.
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The plywood door is still working great! It's insulated on the interior with more foam.

I've found my max temp differential to be about 45 degrees. In the winter I can keep it just above freezing, summer it's happiest around 44 without ice buildup on the AC.


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