Condensation Help

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Condensation Help

Postby BillyBock » Mon Apr 07, 2003 6:06 pm

Help! I need help getting rid of excess condensation in my outdoor chest freezer. For specifics, I have the temp. controller at 32-35*F and I have a tub of Damp Rid inside. But I'm still getting moisture pooling on the floor! Any ideas? TIA.

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golden rod dehumidifier

Postby fitz » Tue Apr 08, 2003 2:40 am

They sell a golden rod dehumidifier for use in gun cabinets. This may help you out with the condensation. Look in hunting and fishing catalogs. I know Cabelas sell them.
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Tempreture diff?

Postby Freon12 » Tue Apr 08, 2003 4:04 pm

I wonder if a drain would work for you? Maybe with a trap? Could it be drilled through the bottom and ran to a drain or outside?


Just a rare thought.

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Be careful

Postby fitz » Wed Apr 09, 2003 3:24 am

I don't know how the freon tubes run in a freezer, but be careful where you drill, so you don't damage any of them. A freezer without freon, is an expensive igloo cooler.
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Drain

Postby BillyBock » Wed Apr 09, 2003 2:45 pm

The freezer has a built in drain. But I don't see how I'm going to get water to flow to that corner without having the kegs fall over from leaning.
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Drill new one!

Postby Freon12 » Thu Apr 10, 2003 12:43 pm

Fitz has a point about being careful, but most cabinets don't have anything in the bottom(heat rises or something). Turn the unit on and observe where the walls get cold or ice up. If the bottom is O.K. then go for it.

Check it out first, then drill the new drain where you need it and use a bulkhead drain fitting from the H-store. Shimming to that side will help also.

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