This build is inspired by [Ones & Zeros Brewery] only with the Spark version instead of the Arduino. I found a fridge with a glass door on a used items auction site in a bad shape and decided to refurbish it completely. As the project went along I realized that I had been quite lucky with the fridge model. It turned out to be convenient to place wiring and plugs. Im just going to let the photos speak for them selfs. Sorry for the massive amount of photos but I wanted to give all the details some justice. I hope this inspires someone to get started on there fermentation chamber builds and I quite happy to answers questions in the comment section it you have any.
It looks like it is the updated model of my fridge and almost surely has the same dimensions.
I can see from your diagram that you understand how the ferminator fits is. Yes it is sagging over the compressor space.
The total hight of the inner space is 76 cm
The hight of the compressor space is 20 cm
So if you were to make some shelf on top of the compressor space you would have a height of 56 cm while the brewbucket is 52 cm.
So the depth of the fridge is 305mm from the compressor space until the edge of the open door, BUT you have at least 2 extra cm of room because the gasket is so thick.
So the space from compressor space to glass would be: 325 mm
If the total height is 76cm than this is no problem. ColdMatic gave me inside meassurment of 73cm. Probably they count in the lamp or something, since outer dimenssions are the same as your fridge. Did you remove the lamp on top?
Thank you again for all the help with this, much appreciated.
Good news, just got exact measurements for SS BrewMaster bucket 7 Gal. It’s 270-275 mm at the bottom and 315 at the top (with lid and clamps). The height is 530-545 mm. It should fit this fridge nicely. Will post my progress, but it will be awhile since SS buckets are on back order and should be in EU week 10.
Can I ask how is the temp sensor holder called or if it’s available online somewhere? I try to find something similar, showed the picture in my hardware store but they don’t have anything like that. I see there is also rubber stopper inside, is it?
This is a large electric wire connector that I bought at a local hardware store. I bought this particular type in a parallel of maybe 10 and you can then brake one off at time. Something similar to this:
Try to go there again and show them the photo of the electric connector with the plastic on. They might not have know what they should have been looking for if you just showed them the photo of the bare metal. And also bring your temp sensor to make sure it fits.