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Old November 24th, 2020, 03:26 PM #1
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freezer in garage?

I cant decide what style of freezer yet, but I want a freezer.

Unfortunately I didn't really pay attention to my garage temperatures this year. I'm worried the summer time would be a little to rough for your average freezer in a attached but un-insulated/temperature controlled garage.

Any advice or horror stories?
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Old November 24th, 2020, 03:31 PM #2
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My parents had the opposite issue with their garage fridge. Heat in the summer was never a problem. It might be a little more inefficient but it worked fine. The problem was that sometimes if the temp outside the freezer got too cold it would cause the freezer to thaw. This was a standard upright fridge/freezer. My understanding is that it happened because it had a single thermostat for controlling the temperature that was in the fridge portion, when the fridge is to warm it sucks cold air down from the freezer to cool it and runs the compressor to cool the freezer. If its cold enough that the fridge is staying cold on its own it never runs the compressor to cool the freezer and the freezer starts acting like another fridge. Their new one i believe has 2 thermostats to prevent that. I may have some of that wrong but I think that was the issue.
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Old November 24th, 2020, 03:33 PM #3
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I put mine in the basement. The cooler temps year round make it easier on the compressor. Prolly costs less to run as well.
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Old November 24th, 2020, 03:34 PM #4
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I had an upright in the old house garage. It frosted bad and died after 10 years.
I researched and shopped around. Wound up with a medium sized chest freezer in a semi insulated garage. Seems to work better for me. I have to keep it organized and dig around some, but it's still running fine after 15 years.

Of course now that I said that...
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I've had a freezer and a refrigerator/freezer in my garage for 20 years.
Everything works great.
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Get 2 small ones in case one takes a crap. Plug them in different outlets.
I have 2 and a 3rd on the way.
Make one of them an upright. MUCH easier to access stuff.
Not sure about the garage.
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They make freezers that are better suited for garages.
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I've had an upright freezer in the garage for 15 years with no problems. I do try to remember to vacuum the coils every couple years, it's pretty dusty out there.
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I've had chest freezers (smallish, not huge ones) in garages since 1973. I think 3 of them actually, and the first one I bought used. 2nd was left for new owners, easier than moving. Current one is from 2003. All in garages.

I've lived in Northern Wisconsin (very cold) TN, not so cold, VA not cold at all and now in MD where it is almost never cold but hot and humid. Defrost them maybe every 5 years and blow dust and dirt out with compressed air whenever you think about it. Freezers work best when not opened very often. If you go into it every day or so a chest type is superior. bob
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I've had a freezer and a refrigerator/freezer in my garage for 20 years.
Everything works great.
30 years for me, 50+ for my father in law in NH.
I''ve had them in basements, attached and un-attached garages, sheds, covered back porches. They work harder in summer and very little in winter. Provide a dedicated non-GFI circuit and you should be good to go.

Chest type are the most efficient, childproof but are a PITA to find anything., Uprights are most convenient but someday, someone, is going to leave it open. I made a wood locking gizmo that rests on the top of the freezer and is supposed to be engaged every time the door is closed.... Keeps the little ones from opening the door and theoretically the older ones from not closing the door. YMMV
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