I guess it's a question of "compared to what?" -- I took him to mean that
cellars will be warmer in summer, and cooler in winter, than other parts of
If he meant that the cellar is warmer in summer than the cellar is in winter,
yes, that's obviously true.
It does actually, tho its been dumbed down like with so many sales speils.
Just replace the new air that has just entered when the lid was opened
with dry air that has been passed over the chiller coils so the frost
doesnt form inside the freezer where it gets deposited on the food etc.
Thats how the frost free system works.
They arent self defrosting, they just ensure that the frost never forms inside
the air deposits the mosture outside the freezer before it gets into the freezer.
Thats how any frost free system works.
Both types have pros and cons - I've always been under the impression
that the upright types allow a lot of coldness to 'escape' when the
door is open compared to chest freezers.
Just how this impacts on electricity usage in the real world, I don't
know. *If* it does at all...
The big downside with chest freezers you've already mentioned :)
OTOH, if you have a need to put something large in a freezer (the
neighbours body... or whatever) - then the chest freezer would be
I currently have a chest freezer, but am considering an upright as a
The same way anything else has weight. Did you really think that air weighs
BTW, there's no such thing as "non-pressurized air". The air you're breathing
right now has a pressure of 1 atmosphere, equal to about 14.7 pounds per
On Thu, 03 Jun 2010 13:40:45 GMT, Doug Miller wrote:
Yes. All my scales currently read "0". Yet sitting on top of
them are billions of cubic feet of air.
OK, So I had to look it. I don't know the logic behind it, but 1
cubic foot of air at standard temperature and pressure assuming
average composition weighs approximately 0.0807 lbs.
So to understand your comment, one would have to know the weight
of 0F (approximately) air and then convert that to cubic feet to
get any sort of sense what the fuck you actually mean.
Anybody know that off the top of their head? (Some dumbass will
of course look it up, post it, and claim they knew it. but this
is Usenet - shit like that is a given).
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