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Re: [Shop-talk] Fw: Removing a large freezer

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Fw: Removing a large freezer
From: Pat Horne <>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:50:53 -0600
I agree with Brian. Repurposing it may be a good thing. How about dry 
storage for tools or things that you don't use very often that could get 
damaged or eaten just sitting in a box or on a shelf? Be sure to put the 
drain plug in so that rodents won't be able to get in.

If you want to convert into vertical storage, just build a base the size 
of one end and remove the lid springs. The magnetic gasket should hold 
it shut.

You could also remove the compressor to save weight and sell it for 
scrap, just be sure to recycle the freon before you cut the lines.


Thusly spake Brian Kemp, On 12/31/2010 11:24 AM:
> How about finding an alternate purpose.  I think you said it was a 
> chest freezer.  How about an oversize parts washer or sandblast 
> cabinet?  If it is old enough to be sturdy, you could also put a big 
> plywood top on it to be an assembly table.  If you have a big dog, put 
> a drain in and use it as a dog bath.  I think you said something about 
> rescue diving.  With a drain, it could also be used as a big tub to 
> clean you dive gear.  If you garden, put dirt in it and use a grow 
> light to start your plants inside in the winter.
> Brian
> On 12/31/2010 1:40 AM, wrote:
>> I guess I should have explained the situation better.
>> More than likely, this freezer was brought into the basement through an
>> access door for the wood storage area.  Since it was put in, a huge, 
>> wood
>> fired boiler has been installed in the house.  That is why the chest
>> freezer is still in the house when they sold it.
>> Thanks for all the advice.  I'll let you know how it turns out.
>> Moose
>> "Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a 
>> rational
>> being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory." Ralph
>> Waldo Emerson
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