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Old 11-21-2009, 06:34 AM   #1
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Run A Chest Freezer in Canadian Winter?

Hiya folks.

Just wondering if it's ok to put a chest freezer in my garage and run it over the winter. No snow, but -20'C from time to time in the winter.

I know there's some Canucks out there. Just want to see if the cold will have any problems on the mechanics.

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Old 11-21-2009, 08:05 AM   #2
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I have a refrigerator in my garage and I always shut it off for the winter. It's cold enough in the garage without having the additional electricity on the bill. I would think you would be OK.
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OK, sounds like a plan. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:24 AM   #4
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Same here as Bruce. Most people I know just unplug for the winter if the freezer is in an unheated environment. The trick is to remember to plug it back in when spring comes.
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Same here as Bruce. Most people I know just unplug for the winter if the freezer is in an unheated environment. The trick is to remember to plug it back in when spring comes.
Speaking from experience Griff?
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:53 AM   #6
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No, my freezer is in a heated garage and stays plugged in. It happened to a buddy.
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Asked my Toronto electrician the same question and he advised no problem. I have an unheated garage. I would just put it on the house side wall. On the other hand, unplugging the sucker sounds good on the pocket book. Just be sure to monitor the outside temperature.
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