I picked up a fridge from an elderly neighbour last week who is moving. Danby was good enough to put the coarse adjustment screw in the open, right under the dial adjustment. 3 days of fiddling around, and it sits at 42F.
Thanks for this thread!
Polish first, then put liquid paper in the areas you don't want solder to get around the fitting hole. After you solder the fitting, use a solvent to remove the liquid paper, and it will just need a small buffing.
I agree with the no plasma, I have yet to see a good cut made on SS.
I disagree with not learning to weld on SS though. If you have a TIG unit, and start with stick to learn, I think SS is great. Once you have a handle on stick, you can move to TIG.
Expecting that you can start to...
Even if the plate needs to be in water to maintain temp, it shouldn't take up more than a corny keg worth of space. I can see this working to run warm ale kegged beer through a lager temp fridge, and getting proper temp ale.
I don't see a swing per se, what I think is happening is that the SS valve and T is cooling down the thermometer probe. I stir the mash, and the reading comes back up a few degrees, and matches the reading on the loose thermometer I have.
Very nice looking chiller you made.
The SS coil can be cut with the same small tubing cutters used for copper pipe and tubing. You should be able to pick one up for a few $ at your local hardware store, and they are always handy to have around.
If you find you need further turbulence...