« on: July 28, 2010, 05:50:51 AM »
oops.. sorry this is late, I haven't been on the forums in ages and had to register a new account.
the post from Real Beer is mine.
What you can do is de-solder the thermistor from the circuit board inside the temp controller, solder in a bit of wire to the board, then solder the thermistor to the end of the wire. This, in effect, makes the setup remote sensing.
What I did with the last one I built was put the whole thing inside an 2-gang outlet box. Then I used a wall plate with 1 outlet and 1 switch to cover the box, with an outlet on one side. Then I mounted the temp controller on the wall plate over the spot where the switch would be.
makes a nice compact unit.
The really nice thing for me at least is that since my kegerator is in my barn, I can unplug the freezer, plug in a small heater and switch the temp controller from 'cool' to 'heat' and continue using it in the winter