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Refrig/Freezer in garage,,,
montanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 55,507 ******
edited June 2019 in General Discussion
do you put a wax or something on the outside of your garage refrig/freezer,to prevent rusting??
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Here's a quote from an internet source. I can also verify this information as I tried to do that years ago. It didn't work out so well.
Most refrigerators stop working at some point during the winter months in an unheated garage, depending on climate and how well the garage is insulated. Most manufacturers do not recommend placing a refrigerator in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Doing so could cause the freezer portion to thaw frozen food, the refrigerator portion to freeze food or both. Additional precautions include allowing the fridge to adjust to room temperature before turning it on after it's delivered or moved.
I have kept a refrigerator in my northern Michigan unheated\uninsulated garage for a few years. I use it mainly to keep water and beer cold during the summer months. Also use the freezer for overflow keeping meat used for backyard barbeques and picnics. Popsicles and frozen treats for our grandkids.
When cold weather hits us in the Fall, I empty the fridge, unplug it, and place a couple of towels draped over the top holding the two side by side doors slightly open. This keeps mold from forming inside.
So far, it works fine for what my needs are.
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I thought I had a problem with it when I first put it out there because it quit running on the first day but come to find out I had it plugged into a ground fault receptacle that would trip when the motor kicked on. I plugged it into a regular receptacle and it never quit running again.