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Old 09-26-2013, 03:54 PM   #11
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Absolutely dude, let the questions flow. More back-n-forth, the better for other Beginners.

I am new to this forum, so will be checking regularly.

It's great having new folks come along who are willing to take the kind of time you have to help other brewers.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:06 PM   #12
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Nice write up. STC-1000 is such a useful bit of kit for less than $20. I would suggest some cable glands on the box to secure the power wires though.

 
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:26 PM   #13
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Nice write up. STC-1000 is such a useful bit of kit for less than $20. I would suggest some cable glands on the box to secure the power wires though.
Good call. I will probably do that. It will make the unit look nicer as well.

Thanks for the tip!

 
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:05 AM   #14
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Did you just buy two extension cords and chop them up?

What are you using for the second circuit heating source?

My unit just arrived....

 
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #15
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Did you just buy two extension cords and chop them up?

What are you using for the second circuit heating source?

My unit just arrived....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:13 PM   #16
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Nice.... thanks Floyd.

Any issues with condensation and using a dessicant inside the chamber?

 
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:41 PM   #17
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Nice write up, I built two similar in the last month or so.

Here's the Radio Shack project box I used for a couple bucks cheaper - $6.50

$5 14-3 appliance power cord from Menards

$1.29 15 amp decor outlet from Menards

Also I wired one up using single strand 14 gauge I pulled out from some Romex I had laying around. those were a beast to get folded into the box nicely and I thought they put a lot of stress on the STC terminals. For the second one I bought a 50 ft roll of stranded 14 gauge wire. So much easier to use, I highly recommend that over normal house wiring.

Lastly I salvaged some magnets from dead hard drives. I'm planning on using epoxy to attach several of them to the bottom of each project box. I hope that will keep it attached to the side or the lid of my freezer.

 
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #18
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Would you mind showing me now how to wire in a "constant on" auxillary outlet (for like a CPU fan), a power switch for the whole unit, and indicator lights for when the hot side is working and when the cold side is working. I know those are already on the STC-1000 unit but I've already purchased the switch and the indicator lights and now I need to understand how to wire all those in.

thanks!

 
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:52 PM   #19
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Nice.... thanks Floyd.

Any issues with condensation and using a dessicant inside the chamber?
If you encounter issues (which you may or may not), get one of these- http://www.amazon.com/Eva-dry-Renewa...humidifier+333
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If you encounter issues (which you may or may not), get one of these- http://www.amazon.com/Eva-dry-Renewa...humidifier+333
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