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jardinier7
Saguenay, QC
(Zone 4a)

March 19, 2013
10:07 AM

Post #9454798

Hello,

I built a cold-storage unit in my home basement.

Do you have a advice for fan?

Pictures:

http://www.revolution-saglac.com/horticulture/chambre_froide_cold-storage_unit/cold_storage_unit.html



This message was edited Mar 19, 2013 9:08 AM
fordpickup
Clinton, IN

March 20, 2013
4:13 AM

Post #9455536


Wow that is agreat storage setup, you might check out a duct fan, used to boost air flow in heating ducts. Fred

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 20, 2013
10:58 AM

Post #9455921

Looks great... and I agree a small duct fan or a computer fan should work fine.

My cold storage unit is a small concrete building outside, partially built into the hillside. It's not very well sealed so there's plenty of ventilation without a fan. I have learned that liquids can freeze, so my foods in jars are only dry goods.
jardinier7
Saguenay, QC
(Zone 4a)

March 21, 2013
8:16 AM

Post #9456891

darius wrote:Looks great... and I agree a small duct fan or a computer fan should work fine.

My cold storage unit is a small concrete building outside, partially built into the hillside. It's not very well sealed so there's plenty of ventilation without a fan. I have learned that liquids can freeze, so my foods in jars are only dry goods.


Thank your for your advices !

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2013
8:37 AM

Post #9456913

You are a busy man Jardinier. grin Great use of space. Unfortunately a cold room isn't as easy to do here in zone 9a. But, the first home my husband and I shared had only a single wall furnace for heat and the floors were always cold. Husband used a PVC pipe in the corner near the furnace and mounted a squirrel cage fan at the top to draw hot air down to the floor...it made a huge difference...seems that would work in reverse for you circulating the cold air through the room.

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