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03-14-2012, 06:12 PM #1
A freezer - can I just eliminate the thermostat?
Sears chest freezer. R-134. It's about six feet long. Electronic temperature readout and a little microprocessor to run everything. That all went south just as a food delivery was arriving. So I ran out, knew nothing about the control system so I installed a Supco 1/2 HP 3 n 1 kit on the compressor and wired the kit to the power cord.
I don't know where to get all the controls and don't have a lot of interest in finding out. I was going to put an ETC on the wall and have it power a controlled outlet to plug the freezer into. Drape the ETC probe inside the freezer for sensing.
But now I have the question: What do you think will happen if I just let it run all the time? <g> Eventually the suction pressure will balance the heat load and it will just sit there running.
What do you all think of that idea?PHM
03-14-2012, 08:57 PM #2
It would probably cost the crap out of you to run it 24/7. Would be comparable to running a small window AC all the time.
Can you not take the controls out and just put in a regular old freezer t-stat off a True or similar?There's no such thing as normal,Just different kinds of crazy..
03-14-2012, 08:59 PM #3
I've done it on a temporary basis without problems. Is there a defrost built into the microprocessor that you no longer have? Also if it's for ice cream it will be too difficult to scoop.Local 597 Service Fitter
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03-14-2012, 09:50 PM #4
I don't know what the food is but probably hot dogs and fries
I don't know what the food is but probably hot dogs and fries. It's a little hot dog and rootbeer place.
My feeling is that the chest freezer is manual defrost. There is a drain in the bottom of the case and the coils are in the walls. I can't see how it could have automatic defrost.
And what the hell - not it don't! <g>
I guess I'll mounts an ETC on the wall and power a separate "freezer receptacle" through the ETC contacts.
I just don't feel like it - I have been dragging my ass around for a week. Like a friggin zombie all the time.
03-14-2012, 09:55 PM #5
03-14-2012, 10:07 PM #6
Isn't Red Bull an artificial stimulant? Like coffee?
Isn't Red Bull an artificial stimulant? Like coffee? Except that it tastes like dog poo instead of yummy coffee? <g>
I used to drink something every day that was green, Spirulina and a bunch a veggie things in it. My son just reminded me of that tonight when I made the same complaint to him. I had forgotten all about it - but it was Great stuff. But now I can Not remember the damned name! <g>
It's such a shame that cocaine got so expensive now. Although it probably wasn't healthy anyway. Always made for a very productive day though.
03-14-2012, 10:26 PM #7
red bull goes well with vodka
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03-14-2012, 10:31 PM #8
03-15-2012, 07:07 AM #9
03-15-2012, 07:55 AM #10Professional Member
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The defrost timer idea is great. Those little chest freezers run 90%. That Supco start relay will be toast within 6 mo.
03-15-2012, 08:03 AM #11
Not that im not a fan of easier controls and ones we're used to, but why not just take the model and serial and go to a Sears parts store. If they dont have it, they can get it.Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.
03-15-2012, 08:35 AM #12
03-15-2012, 08:51 AM #13
If its not frost free it will be a chunk of ice anyway.
Id just order the parts. If you dont want to, put a walk in freezer stat in it(probably cost as much or more than the correct parts though).
Defrost timer would be a waste of money. By the time the ice melted the food would be soft and youd have a swimming pool and a skating rink in the bottom of the chest.