Build a cold-storage unit at home (basement)

Hello,
It was a dream to my to have one.
Thsi is my cold storage unit. To conserve my vegetables from my garden.
Pictures of my project:
'Construire une chambre froide au sous-sol, How to build a cold-storage unit in basement' (http://tinyurl.com/ara4g7j )
More easy that i think
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enchanté wrote:

I don't read French so I could have this wrong but from the pictures you seem to have built a nice storage room in a basement. Since the work is essentially construction of built-in shelving I can see that it is not too difficult. It doesn't seem to have any insulation or refrigeration so in what way is it a cold storage unit? What is the temperature in your basement during summer?
David
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I used Google for the translation and it appears to me to be a walk in pantry. The temperature control is via the concrete foundation/walls, the thermal mass of which I would guess, helps to keep the temperature constant. More of a cool room than a cold storage. If I had a basement I might be tempted.
Mike
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Here in the U.S., such cellars often have some kind of venting to cool them down in the fall, otherwise that thermal mass actually keeps things warmer than you'd like in early winter. I have a root cellar with concrete walls under the front porch, with an insulated door to the main cellar. Right now, there are some Brussels Sprouts and Kale plants there to hopefully overwinter for seed next spring. Never thought of posting a tour though.
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On Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:42:09 -0500, Gary Woods

I had recently looked into 'root cellars' and the optimun temp is 32-40 degrees and 90% humidity.
Keeps the fruit cold and keeps it from drying out. Sort of a wet refridgerator.
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