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If your garage reaches freezing temperature in the winter, install a garage kit.

When the outdoor temps cycle from cold to warm or vica versa, your feezer may not kick on to keep what you want frozen, frozen.
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Old November 24th, 2020, 05:00 PM #12
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We had an upright freezer only last ten years in a garage in MD. It died, but mostly because I think it was a cheap unit. New standard Kenmore frig/freezer seems to be fine these last 5 years.
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Old November 24th, 2020, 05:13 PM #13
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They make freezers that are better suited for garages.
This, if you look closely, you will find some are rated "garage ready". I'm not sure exactly what that means.

My question is where the heck are you finding a freezer? They seem to be out everywhere.
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Definitely go with an upright freezer instead of a chest freezer. I have had mine for 6 years in the garage and no issues. My garage is not insulated but of course is cooler than outside.
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Old November 24th, 2020, 05:50 PM #15
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Freezer are not made away near as good as they use to be, picked up a chest freezer 2nd hand that was 10 years old and kept in my basement, I bought a new one just in case the old one crapped out. After 5 years the new one stopped working for no reason, took old one to Florida with me 3 years ago, it still freezes to -10 degrees. After 18 year it is still works great. Who even said new is better hasn't been around long enough to prove it.

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We have an upright and a chest in an unfinished, non-temp controlled basement. The chest freezer stays a little colder, but the upright makes things easier to access.
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I've got one that's been running on my front porch for about 5 years. Two others outside too.
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They make freezers that are better suited for garages.
So explain them. Thanks
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The garage should pose no problem. Had an upright in my garage for years in the heat of North Carolina summers without a hiccup.
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Advertised as "Garage ready"

Just bought one from Bray & Scarff - the garage ready "rating" didn't play into it - its going in the basement, wife just liked the layout better.

FWIW - My parents had a regular old chest freezer for 20+ years in an unheated/air conditioned garage without an issue
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