freezer in unheated shed?

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  1. DW

    DW plains of Colorado Supporter

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    I know this has been discussed before...thinking of putting a small chest freezer in an unheated shed. Is this bad for the freezer?
     
  2. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Nope, as long as the freezer is not a "frost free" type. In which case, it will keep trying to defrost and pretty much burn itself out.
     

  3. Deb&Al

    Deb&Al Well-Known Member

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    we keep our chest freezer in the bank barn in one of the bottom bays. we've never had any problem.
    i think your shed will work. just make sure there is no danger of water, from rain or snow melting, that would puddle underneath the freezer.
    debbie
     
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    fordson major construction and Garden b Supporter

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    we had been told tha freezing a freezer was bad for it. have had chest freezers running in an un heated shed for 10 years now,never a problem though all our freezers are checked every second day(have to eat!!)
     
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    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My dad keeps his in the garage unheated....but the frost free fridge gets unplugged for winter....
     
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    Simpler1773 Well-Known Member

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    I was told there is no such thing as a frost free chest freezer. Not sure if that's true or not, just thought I'd throw that in there. :)

    Ricki
     
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    I have one in the tack room in the barn. No problems at all. Of course melting would be more of an issue than freezing would be in these parts. :)
     
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    We keep one in the barn for bread which we buy in bulk for the animals. It has been there for a couple years, through cold winters and hot summers, and it is still working fine. I even have a freezer I keep outside on the porch with no problems.
     
  9. Ravenlost

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    My mom has had a freezer on her unheated carport for 35+ years with no problems. She also has one in her unheated utility room with no problems.