Wes Hunter wrote:To perhaps further clarify, I think I'm looking less for a root cellar solution and more for a freezer solution.
Wes Hunter wrote:In order for it to work, I think I'd have to provide ventilation by either keeping a shim in the door, or drilling a couple holes and attaching some PVC for airflow.
Mike Jay wrote:I think I still need more clarification. If you want a freezer solution, you need it to get below freezing (ideally around 0F) and stay there reliably. A root cellar solution would aim for 34F.
A freezer would likely do just fine without any ventilation. A root cellar needs some ventilation and a lot of humidity.
To perhaps further clarify, I think I'm looking less for a root cellar solution and more for a freezer solution
Dale Hodgins wrote:Many areas of Canada and the northern states, have well water that is in the 40s Fahrenheit. A simple loop that pumps well water through an insulated room or freezer, and back again, could produce a quite inexpensive and cheap to run, root cellar.
Ground Source heat pumps, return well water, or some other refrigerant, at just a few degrees above freezing. For anyone running one of these, this could be the perfect refrigerant fluid.