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Old 05-24-2008, 04:14 AM   #1
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I have a lot of projects going on right now... Today, I bought two 13.7 cu ft frost free upright freezers to convert to fermentation cabinets for my new 14 gallon fermenators. I chose freezers over refrigerators because I can safely drop them below freezing to help clear the beer - ala "bright tanks". I also ordered two Love controllers. Man I love those things...

I got one wired up this evening but had to use a piece of scrap wire as I didn't have what I needed, so I can't finish it up until tomorrow.

I'm very pleased and think they are going to look very professional when finished.

Here is my first test run after figuring out the wiring:


And after installing in the door:

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Old 05-24-2008, 04:30 AM   #2
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Nice !! where are you getting the Love controlers?? and How much $$$
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:33 AM   #3
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Nice !! where are you getting the Love controlers?? and How much $$$
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From Cole-Parmer @ http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/pr....asp?cls=25656 They are $49 each...

I've used both Ranco and Love and really prefer the Loves due to their smaller form factor and installation options.

 
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:42 AM   #4
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Sweet!!! thats a killer price..
Man I have been spending a bunch of time on your "walk in cooler" thread.... I am getting pumped. What does that thing cost to run do you think??? less than a LARGE (TRUE) two door pepsi fridge ??
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:46 AM   #5
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I haven't put the kill-a-watt back on it for some time but the last time I did was during the entire month of August. I forget the exacts but it ended up costing $12~14 for the month... pretty nuts. Its still running strong at 34 degrees. In fact, I just loaded 500 lbs of grain in it today:


 
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ya I saw that thread Killer Bro just KILLER!!! "12-14 for the month" NOT BAD!! Looks like you have some brewing to do!!
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I gotta get all these projects done first... can't even maneuver through all the construction right now. Yeah, I'm completely satisfied with the walk-in cooler. We use it for everything from my brewing supplies and kegged beer to excess groceries and sodas.

 
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:21 AM   #8
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Got one of the fermentation cabinets finished this evening. I replaced the inner door with textured sheeting like in my walk-in cooler. That stuff is $30 per sheet and the freezer door is too large to cut two solid door panels out of one sheet - so I had to improvise and piece it together at the bottom.

I screwed up a little on my measurements for the hole for the backside of the controller - had to re-cut so its way bigger than it should have been. I blame it on the beer. Oh well, at least it is on the inside...




 
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your a mad man!!!!
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:17 PM   #10
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We have that freezer! Hmm would the SHMBO mind I wonder?
Did you add anything else besides the Love and the sheeting?
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