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Old 07-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Heat exchange question with keezer

I purchased the ge 7 cubic foot chest freezer (Fcm7suww) and will be converting it to a coffin keezer. I am going to cover the outside with paneling and trim. I am worried about heat exchange not taking place efficiently. The compressor is open in the back and there is a vent on the side. I plan on keeping both of these open. Do I need to setup a fan that moves air around the walls of the freezer and the paneling as well? Like Jester369 did here?

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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Hi

The walls of the freezer get HOT when it's running. The easy thing to do is to plug it in and feel around. Where ever you feel "warm" you will need airflow. On the ones I have here one of the hot spots is the wall just above the compressor.

Since you will need fans inside the freezer as well as outside, having 12V running around is pretty much a given. I'd run several small / quiet / cheap computer fans rather than one big / expensive / noisy 110V fan.

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Old 07-06-2012, 07:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob. I found the hot spots and will make sure they get air flow via a couple fans.
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Hi

They do get warm ...

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