Disposing of an old chest freezer

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Old 02-28-05, 07:12 AM
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Disposing of an old chest freezer

Help...my mom has an old chest freezer in her basement, that needs to come out. It's bigger than any doors leading to the outside, so I am wondering if I can safely cut it up. I have the tools/ability, but no knowledge of how the coolant is routed through these things. The last thing I need is to rupture any thing. The freezer is from roughly 1967. Thank you.
 
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Old 02-28-05, 01:38 PM
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Hi perryb,
- first remove the lid and any protruding handles or other parts. It may now fit through doorways. Sometimes if you even dismount the door it will give a bit more room .I've never cut one up, so I don't know where coolant lines run either.

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Old 03-01-05, 06:09 AM
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This thing is a monster. Even with the lid and anything else removable taken off, there is no way it is making it out the door. Originally, the entire door, right back to the block walls had to be removed to get it inside. I'm really hoping to be able to avoid that. Thanks for the reply
 
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Old 03-02-05, 08:33 PM
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Hi perryb,
- If you really don't want to risk cutting into any coolant lines, the doorframe removal may be an easier option.

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Old 03-03-05, 05:44 AM
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The longer I think about taking a sawzall to this thing, the more I like the idea of taking out the door frame again.
 
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Old 03-03-05, 08:47 AM
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In order to throw the freezer away you'll probably have to have the freon professionally removed anyhow. Get that done and it won't matter what you cut.

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Old 03-03-05, 09:19 AM
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Wink

Like said call a hvac tech and he can use a recovery unit on it to get the freon out.Them go at it with a saw or what every.

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