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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2010, 06:21:25 am »
Is the dehumidifier a necessity for converted freezers  Why?  Thanks.  I'm learning here.

Based on the research I did for this project, yes.  That said, I never actually "tested" the freezer for mold or condensation.  I just figured it would be best to be on the safe side, so I picked up a dehumidifier.  I will say that my basement gets pretty damp sometimes, so I don't think it will hurt to have a little insurance.
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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2010, 06:32:25 am »
I've also experienced mold in my keggerator. Not in a basement, but inside an airconditioned home (in FL). I started using a  defumidifer granules/powder that I picked up at Home Depot. Been awhile since I used it as my freezer eventually died & haven't replaced it. I would still occasionally pull everything out of it & clean it up.

Another humidty caused issue besides mold is rust. I've seen freezer keggerators start to rust - starting with scratches, and progressing as rust is wont to do. If you see any rust starting, clean it up & paint with enamel appliance paint. 
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