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Mike McNeil (
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 05:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do the unwired single-stage Ranco and Johnson controllers from ControlsDepot, Grainger, etc. come with straightforward instructions on how to wire them for use with your fridge?

I checked out Zymie's site as previously recommended, but not all too sure I understand it (I suffer from a "Handiness Handicap"). He instructs you to knock out the hole to the controller and install the Romex connector, but where do you install it and what is a "connector"? To me the diagrams seem a bit confusing, maybe less so however if I had a look inside one of these controllers. Not sure if I really grasp the wiring diagrams he offers either.

I'd love to save the $$$ and wire it myself, but a bit hesitant at this point. Are the instructions with the controller a bit more straightforward?

Bill Pierce (
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 11:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mike, the instructions, both with the controller and online, are sufficiently clear that you shouldn't have a lot of problems. If you are a total klutz invite a handy friend over and pay in homebrew (after the wiring job is done).

Bill Moore (
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 11:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Take the instructions and the controller to HD and get them to help you. They love helping out DIY'ers.
I bought one and wired it myself, but then, I've rewired my whole house.

Kent Fletcher (
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2003 - 04:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How much ARE you willing to pay for one?
I can wire one up and ship it to ya, no problem!
Talk to me!


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