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Title: Ranco and fridge with freezer
Post by: andyi on July 29, 2013, 11:22:36 PM
Howdy,

I have a single stage ranco temp controller and a 20 yr old Kenmore fridge with freezer on top.  I want the freezer to remain at freezer temps.  Will the ranco take over control of the fridge only or will it take over the freezer also?

Cheers
Title: Re: Ranco and fridge with freezer
Post by: In The Sand on July 29, 2013, 11:44:12 PM
It'll take over the power cord.  That'll control the whole thing. Gotta sacrifice the freezer. Unless you rewire some stuff, in which case I can't help because I'm not electrician.
Title: Re: Ranco and fridge with freezer
Post by: klickitat jim on July 30, 2013, 12:21:43 AM
I believe that having frozen and fermentor temps in the same box would be a near impossible task
Title: Re: Ranco and fridge with freezer
Post by: Jimmy K on July 30, 2013, 03:29:22 AM
Most of those old refrigerators have the cooling coils in the freezer and a fan controlled by a thermostat circulates cold air into the refrigerator space as needed. It would be tricky, but if you could rig the temp controller to that fan them you'd have a freezer and fermentation chamber. I know when the fan breaks the freezer stays cold while the fridge is warm.