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Old 01-17-2017, 07:11 AM   #95 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daox View Post
According to what I've seen, the thermostat opens up at 197F. So, I plan to leave the grill block closed until about 206F, and then close it once the temperature drops to about 197ish. I'm sure it'll require some tweaking. This will just be initial programming to get things running and test it out.
I question this!

If it were me, the thermostat being fully open at 197, I'd open it before this - say 190.. if the thermostat opens, the radiator will provide cooling providing the airflow isn't restricted (by the grill block). Close it at 180, so that the thermostat should be reasonably closed. (Play with the numbers so that you are operating in half of the thermostat range - grill block closed as thermostat closes)..

It'll use more energy to leave it closed til the fans are required (206 is too close, you'll miss free cooling from airflow!) - (fans use electricity).
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