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mck

03:47AM | 12/31/02
Member Since: 12/30/02
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Bvelectrical
I am purchasing a 14.1 cu ft freezer to place in our basement. Is is necessary to put the freezer on its own circuit, or can I just plug it into an existing outlet?

rpxlpx

11:17AM | 12/31/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
Most people use existing outlets.
If you're uncomfortable with that, read the mfr. instructions that come with the freezer.

harold endean

08:25AM | 01/01/03
Member Since: 08/30/02
23 lifetime posts
You might have ground fault receptacles in your basement. You might not want to put a freezer on that circuit. It could falsly trip and ruin everything in the freezer.

mr_me

12:44PM | 01/01/03
Member Since: 12/23/02
32 lifetime posts
just plug it into an outlet that is already there.just be sure to check and see what else is on that circuit..you dont wanna overload it..

Electrical Inspector

03:07PM | 01/01/03
Member Since: 09/27/02
76 lifetime posts
If your freezer will store anything of value then it would be wise to address the circuit supplying it with due concern

BobF

03:56PM | 01/03/03
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Better to run a separate circuit because the basement cicuits are most likely protected by a GFCI.
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