Calling on Frugal Zealots everywhere!

@Modestah (11192)
United States
March 22, 2007 3:11am CST
I have a large upright freezer that got a crack in one of the shelf coils, rendering it useless as a freezer as the freon leaked out. What useful thing can I do with this rather large appliance? The motor is still excellent as are the seals. The only things I could think of was grain storage and a large outdoor bathtub, lol. I guess we might could sink it into the ground and use it as a small koi pond? What creative ideas can you come up with?
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• United States
22 Mar 07
i've known people who have fitted pots into them and made huge planters out of them..they dressed up the outside of it though so the neighbors didn't complain.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
22 Mar 07
The only thing I can come up with is to use it as a mini garden shed. Since it's a freezer, it's built to hold a lot of weight so you could store quite a few bags of soil, mulch and fertilizer in it. And since the seals are good you wouldn't need to worry about critters getting in. There would probably be plenty of room for the smaller garden tools as well, especially if it has shelves on the inside of the door. I'd see if the motor could be removed. You could sell or freecycle it. I'm sure someone out there has a perfectly good freezer with a bad motor that could really use your good one. Then again I know nothing about freezer motors so I don't know if that's even possible.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I've heard of people using old freezers for storage, their water proof so outside on a porch, in a shed or garage are great the uprights have the shelves already so are perfect. Just make sure you take the locking system off so no danger of small children getting closed inside.