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Old 06-26-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Hope this will work in this section. Wife was contemplating getting a freezer or freezer in the garage. It would have to work in the garage whether it is cold or hot -- and it can get pretty warm in our garage.

I'm not sure what size she had in mind, but I'd guess something that is about two-thirds size to three fourths normal.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Two factors - power used and insulation. All such refrigerants work by converting a liquid to gas. The head pressure will be higher, but the process will still work to extract heat. If the insulation is insufficient, it will be laboring. Power costs will go up, life expectancy down.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Hmm, Just noticed there were a few other strings about the same thing.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Hope this will work in this section. Wife was contemplating getting a freezer or freezer in the garage. It would have to work in the garage whether it is cold or hot -- and it can get pretty warm in our garage.

I'm not sure what size she had in mind, but I'd guess something that is about two-thirds size to three fourths normal.
Best one for the garage is one that is NOT an upright.
Every time you open the door, the nice cold air falls out and then it has to start cooling all over again.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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I have a Frigidaire upright with a light in it. Get one like mine.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Best one for the garage is one that is NOT an upright.
Every time you open the door, the nice cold air falls out and then it has to start cooling all over again.
She got to thinking about the cost, and was backing down a bit. We still have a small refrigerator in the garage. When we do get into it, we don't waste much time getting stuff out. We may end up with the same refrigerator.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Florida
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We keep a small upright freezer in the shed when we're in Florida.
As hot as it gets, there's not much difference in our electric bill but after only 6 mnths, it did need a defrosting as opposed to maybe every year/18 months up north.(We prefer non-frost-free because they don't suc the moisture out of the food like the frost-frees do)
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Good point. I had noticed that ours needed defrosting.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Good point. I had noticed that ours needed defrosting.
We bought a GE upright freezer last year at Home Depot. It's frost free and that is nice as I hated defrosting the old one! It has a very strong seal and you need to pull hard to open. We keep it in our large utility room inside the house. Of course, it would have to work harder if it was in our hot garage.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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Keep your freezer full and it will not run like an empty one. Fill it full of ice if nothing else.
I have a FROST-FREE Frigidaire upright with a light in it. Get one like mine.

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