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Old 07-11-2009, 08:27 PM
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Anyone have any good ideas to make use of an old chest freezer?

I have a 15 cubic foot chest freezer that died on me and I hate to throw it out without seeing if I can use it for something else. I can guarantee you the day after I throw it away someone will post a good idea involving an old freezer.

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powder and ammo storage.
Storage of other items requiring a fairly stable temperature area.
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+1 on ammo storage container.
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What is the advantage to storing ammo in a freezer?
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It is an insulated container. Could be used for outside, winter food storage if your in a more rural environment.
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I have a couple old ones I use for horse grain and chicken feed. They each will hold several hundred pounds, and it keeps the rats, mice, shrews, etc., from getting into it, which would happen if it was just left in the bags.
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I have a couple old ones I use for horse grain and chicken feed. They each will hold several hundred pounds, and it keeps the rats, mice, shrews, etc., from getting into it, which would happen if it was just left in the bags.
That's what I needed!!!!

I now have a perfect place to store my chicken feed so that the critters can't get to it.

That is of course if a better use doesn't come along.

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Well you got the idea you needed!

Im still going to post mine!

Water storage in the event on water shutting off! It is completely sealed so you dont have to worry about bugs, germs, bacteria, algae ect......
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:32 PM
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Well you got the idea you needed!

Im still going to post mine!

Water storage in the event on water shutting off! It is completely sealed so you dont have to worry about bugs, germs, bacteria, algae ect......
That's also a great Idea. Would work well as a box to support a WaterBOB.

http://www.waterbob.com/Welcome.do
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Burry it and store your weapons and ammo underground.
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I use 2 old ones for storage, buried to about 2 inches below the lid, so the lid is above ground, with a padlock. An old tarp, and some junk over it, and you'd never know it's there.
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EMP cage for your electronics.
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EMP cage for your electronics.

ahhh he beat me to it!!
Scrape the seal, adjust the hinge, good to go!!
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guys i used to work with made kegerators out of them
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EMP cage for your electronics.
Snap! Thats what I was thinking, would it be a good faraday cage, if lined with cardboard!
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Snap! Thats what I was thinking, would it be a good faraday cage, if lined with cardboard!
That depends on the inside lining some freezers have plastic liners that would already provide the insulation.

The only weak points would be the seal area, and any open holes in the outside shell, which could be easily covered with sheet metal, and self tapping screws.
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Raise Worms.
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I have a couple old ones I use for horse grain and chicken feed. They each will hold several hundred pounds, and it keeps the rats, mice, shrews, etc., from getting into it, which would happen if it was just left in the bags.
We also use them to store feed for our cattle. You can put them in a field with no cover and the rain doesnt get in. It hasnt for us anyway
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fill it with dirt and use it for a backstop.
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fill it with dirt and use it for a backstop.
i was going to say make a safe bullet catcher ( fill it with sand ) near to your main entrance to your house ... so you know before you enter your home that your weapon is clear of any live ammo ... you dont want a ND in your home!
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