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eyeguy 54

Anybody run a chest freezer in unheated  garage and does it work ok in winter?

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I run a 10 Cu Ft chest freezer in my garage. It's insulated, but not heated. It gets cold enough for water to freeze in the winter and plenty warm in the summer.

 

I doubt the manufacturer would recommend it, but I've had mine running for about 7 years without a problem.

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eyeguy 54

I bought an old 7 CF for 30 bucks. I read that some don't always work the best inside unheated garage in winter. I found some info on this one and sounds like 0 to 100 it will work fine. 

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I have for years with no issues. Not insulated or heated garage. I had to replace a freezer last year, and I specifically looked for this type of information on the freezer and it said I could use it in cold environment.

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Refrigerator's get confused in the non heated garage they do not like it. I have had a freezer in my garage for 15 years no problem.

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yea my beer/bait fridge always gets confused in the fall..  empty it out and shut it down til spring..  

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You may want to try this little trick, just place a lighted 40-60 watt light bulb as close to the compressor as you can, it seems to keep the area warm enough to help the freezer work, at least it worked for me..  Good luck.

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3 hours ago, rumeye said:

Refrigerator's get confused in the non heated garage they do not like it.

I believe this is the key.  I have had refrigerator/freezer combo problems in the past.  If the refrigerator thermostat is set to 40F and the ambient temp of the garage is 38F, then the compressor will not run and the freezer eventually gets to the ambient temp of the garage and stuff begins to thaw.  

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eyeguy 54

Thx for all the tips. Just a freezer so will do the light bulb if problems happen. It’s against the wall of the house so that might even help a bit. 

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I have had two freezers (my wife's "domestic" freezer and my "wild" freezer) in our uninsulated, unheated garage for the past 36 years....no issues.

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22 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Thx for all the tips. Just a freezer so will do the light bulb if problems happen. It’s against the wall of the house so that might even help a bit. 

  my freezer is up against an outside wall, all i've ever done is stick a big enough piece of styrofoam over or in front of the compressor cover. 

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