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Old 09-29-2011, 08:37 PM   #91
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dang, did your thread make these things so popular they raised the price?

OP said $49, they are listed now at $77
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:48 PM   #92
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They have always been expensive to me that $77 sounds like a good deal.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:20 PM   #93
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I know this is an old thread
I just built my cabinet using a Kenmore 12.1 cubic foot freezer it fits my 14 gall Blichmann well.

I used a ST1000 aquarium thermostat for mine so and put a 25watt heat mat inside so i can ramp my temps in the winter

I noticed on the Blichmann site they show putting a airlock mounted on the outside of the door drilling a hole in the door, so you can see fermentation on the outside with out opening door and also to stop door blowing open due to CO2 build up inside the closed cabinet.

My question to anyone that may have also built these. Have you added the external airlock and if not have you noticed the door being pushed open due to CO2 pressure during fermentation.

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Old 01-24-2012, 08:47 PM   #94
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Thanks. When I wired it up, I made certain to not bypass anything except the existing thermostat - specifically to ensure it would continue to be frost-free. So far there has been no noticible leaking out of either of them, although I haven't checked the drip pan to see how full they are, etc. I'll try to remember to check that out tonight.

The model I used is the 13.7 cu.ft. upright Frigidaire that Lowes sells.
At fermentation temperatures they are cycle defrost anyhow. The defrost thermostat will rarely come into play.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:09 PM   #95
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I have the 13 cf Frigidaire models and have never had a problem with CO2 pressure building up. Maybe because there is a drain in the floor below the condenser towards the back that drains into a heated pan under the fridge.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:24 AM   #96
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I have the 13 cf Frigidaire models and have never had a problem with CO2 pressure building up. Maybe because there is a drain in the floor below the condenser towards the back that drains into a heated pan under the fridge.
I was thinking that would probably be the case, as this unit has the same sort of drain. The drain, drains to a pan on the top of the condenser.

 
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