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06-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
bbarr21
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Was offered a free working chest freezer but all I have is the outer dimensions (43x28x33) LxWxH

I think this is about a 9 cu ft does that sound right?
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06-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Unless I'm missing something profound in my math, it's definitely off...

43in x28in x33in = 39732 cubic inches / (12*12*12 cu in/cu ft) = 22.99 cubic feet

06-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
stamandster
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Probably less... Maybe a 7cu ish (going on off your calcs, but based on wall thickness assumptions).

06-14-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
jwbeard
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Oops... Didn't see the 'outer dimensions' part.

06-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #5
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Quote:
 (43x28x33)
Lets assume 2" wall thickness......so 39" x 24" x 29".........so 3.25' x 2' x 2.42' = 15.73 cu ft by my meager calculations.
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06-14-2012, 09:30 PM   #6
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Hi

A lot gets taken out by the compressor hump and you have 3 to 5" in the walls.

43 - (2x3) =37
28 - (2x3) = 22
33 - (2x3) = 27

That's 12.8 before the hump. Figure 1.5 cubic feet for the hump. The freezer is likely 10.x cubic feet.

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06-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #7
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My 7.2 cu ft freezer has about a 2'x3' footprint, so it's definitely bigger than 7.

06-15-2012, 12:12 AM   #8
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Hi

Well it's bigger than my 8.8 and smaller than my 14.8.

Bob