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Operating a Chest Freezer in Unconditioned Outbuilding

We want to store a chest freezer in an unheated/uncooled outbuilding. What experience, knowledge and/or advice does anyone have on this? (We're concerned re: temperature, not security.)



By Sherri Lile from MO

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February 27, 20100 found this helpful

Not long ago we bought a freezer that had been used and kept in the outdoor alleyway behind the restaurant, got it cheap of course. It had always been outdoors and it lasted us for several more years. Hope it works that well for you.
BJ from MO.

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February 27, 20100 found this helpful

We've had an upright freezer for many years in an unheated separate garage with no problems but our winters/summers aren't too extreme here.

Sound like there are many variables involved in the threads below:

The last post there suggested "go to different appliance stores in your area and ask around, someone is bound to know since they live there as well." Sounds like a good idea.

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February 28, 20100 found this helpful

It will be ok. We've had one on our screened in back porch for many years.


It's still working ok, good luck.

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March 2, 20100 found this helpful

Owners manuals will show storage to remove lid or chain lid down so that is cannot accidently be opened when not in use. This has been a safety feature for years.
Structurely, nothing will happen to it, maybe rodents making nestings in the insulation near the motor in the back.

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