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Old 07-24-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default What dimensions should a closet for a chest freezer be?

Hi all,

We're getting our basement finished, and I'm having the builders build out a closet that will be large enough to put in a chest freezer (much like the Haier HCM071LC 7.1 Cu Ft Chest Freezer) that I'll convert for kegs. I need to get them the exact dimensions for the closet but I don't want to design it specifically for one chest freezer.

Any idea as to the general size I should give the builder so that, even if I get a different chest freezer, I should have enough room?

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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I wouldn't put a freezer in a closet. It puts out some heat to keep cold & needs the air circulation.


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Atleast 3 dimensions... Unless of course you're trying to force it to accelerate through time unnaturally, in which case you're likely to need a 4th and 5th dimension
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I wouldn't put a freezer in a closet. It puts out some heat to keep cold & needs the air circulation.
Appreciate the feedback and it's a good point you make. The design from the builder takes this into consideration. I'm simply looking for some advice regarding the dimensions. Thanks!
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Atleast 3 dimensions... Unless of course you're trying to force it to accelerate through time unnaturally, in which case you're likely to need a 4th and 5th dimension
Funny! I'm actually going with the first definition listed here. I hope this clarifies.
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I've decided to go with 40"W x 60"H (just to ensure there's enough room to open without obstruction) x 30"D. Seems sufficient. Thanks!
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I really doubt 40" wide is sufficient. I'm fairly certain my Holiday 7.0 (same as yours) required at least several inches (3+ on each side). Check the manual for the freezer to be sure. I wouldn't go with anything less than the manufacturer recommends.
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I really doubt 40" wide is sufficient. I'm fairly certain my Holiday 7.0 (same as yours) required at least several inches (3+ on each side). Check the manual for the freezer to be sure. I wouldn't go with anything less than the manufacturer recommends.
You are spot on. I just looked up the clearances required for the model and found that it's 4" on the sides, top, and back. Looks like I'll need to go with at least: 45"W x 60"H x 30"D.

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