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Ranco and fridge with freezer
« on: July 29, 2013, 04:22:36 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?

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Re: Ranco and fridge with freezer
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 04:44:12 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.
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Re: Ranco and fridge with freezer
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 05:21:43 PM »
I believe that having frozen and fermentor temps in the same box would be a near impossible task

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Re: Ranco and fridge with freezer
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 08:29:22 PM »
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.
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