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    How’s this for a 71 year old cooler?

    Thanks for all your very helpful information. Checked the unit this morning 77* ambient, water temperature 40*f and cooler stabilized.
    Found drain opening and it looks like you can hook up a drain line to it, installed the rubber plug this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wec1951 View Post
    Thanks for all your very helpful information. Checked the unit this morning 77* ambient, water temperature 40*f and cooler stabilized.
    Found drain opening and it looks like you can hook up a drain line to it, installed the rubber plug this morning.
    SWEET ! NICE WORK !

    makes me feel like going up to the corner store and getting me a nice cold Pepsi !

    the thermal overload, by either chance or design, is really doing its job, a testament to the people designed and built that cooler ..... probably saved that compressor on numerous occasions across the coolers lifespan, amazing !


    Made in America ! ! !
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    Thanks for all your help, it kept me going!

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    My final follow up:
    75*f Ambient
    Cut out-35*f
    Cut in- 38*f
    Off cycle time- 15 min
    On cycle time- 7 min
    Product temperature- 40*f
    1947 Quikold
    Pepsi cold wall cooler

    Thanks everyone who past on their advice to all of us.
    AWSOME SITE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wec1951 View Post
    My final follow up:
    75*f Ambient
    Cut out-35*f
    Cut in- 38*f
    Off cycle time- 15 min
    On cycle time- 7 min
    Product temperature- 40*f
    1947 Quikold
    Pepsi cold wall cooler

    Thanks everyone who past on their advice to all of us.
    AWSOME SITE!
    3 degree differential with a 7 minute on, 15 minute off in 75 degree ambient looks good, box must be well insulated ... not sure if thats actual or thermostat set points but midpoint is 36.5 degrees, that should be fine for a few Pepsi or whatever else ...

    I usually make sure the customer understands the importance of not short cycling the compressor, so I explain to them if they unplug the box, or throw a breaker,
    to wait at least 5 minutes before re applying power ...,

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    I will pass that information along to client, thank you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wec1951 View Post
    I will pass that information along to client, thank you again.
    was thinking ....

    inquire with your client how they plan on using the cooler as far as its stocking level .....

    reason being the amount of cycling, for a newer unit what you have now with barley any stock seems good, however with a unit that age might want to slightly sacrifice a more consistent box temperature for less starts .....

    oh, nice touch with the Pepsi bottles in the picture .... : )

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    I’m going to try to get it at 33*-38* tomorrow. That was the original settings but when I rewired everything it went out whack on me. What are your thoughts on those temps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wec1951 View Post
    I’m going to try to get it at 33*-38* tomorrow. That was the original settings but when I rewired everything it went out whack on me. What are your thoughts on those temps?

    what is the product going to be ? how much ? located in a basement ? garage ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacskills View Post
    what is the product going to be ? how much ? located in a basement ? garage ?
    His man cave, basement? Sodas and beer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wec1951 View Post
    His man cave, basement? Sodas and beer...
    beer ? you never said anything about beer ... lol

    imported or domestic ?

    if it is in a basement shouldnt struggle dropping box temperature ....

    I try to keep domestic beer around 35 degrees, but seeing how client is chilling in the basement probably dont need it to be quite as cold ..... so 34 - 39 degree actual box temperature should be fine, that should give you around a 36.5 degree product and decrease the number of starts the compressor is seeing ....

    if client wants it colder then do the 33 -38, actually he wants it colder he can also just lay a couple flat on the bottom, they will be colder ...

    I would suspend a temperature sensor somewhere mid box and take my readings there .....

    advise client it is better not to run the box without much product in it, but in the basement with the 34 - 39 degree settings it should be ok ....

    might sound overboard but I feel thermostat settings on small coolers is extremely important, you really want the equipment cycling properly .... I take all this into consideration when setting up equipment ....
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