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How to build a Cold Storage Room
( Ideas to store Kitchen Vegetables and Canning )



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  1: Establish area / Frame / Ventilation system
  2: Build Mobile Food Storage Shelves
  3: Build the Kitchen vegetable bins
  4: Storage Design Idea - Tips and finishing
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Step # 1: The structure and ventilation system

Cold-Storage Unit - Building Plans



 In 2003, I decided to build myself a cold room in my home basement. The goal was to store garden vegetables, canning and canned beverages. Of course, one of my wishes was to be able to walk in the cold to access  the shelves (Walk-in Cold Room).



Cold Room Building Plan

Cold-Storage Unit
Structure and ventilation:

Serge Harvey gives me a hand to set up the structure of the cold room.
Using 2" X 4" X 8'.

Screwing planks of the walls on the ground with concrete screws.

Dimension of the cold room: 6' X 10'

Plan the cold room (forthcoming).





Cold-storage unit structure and ventilation

Cold Room
Structure and ventilation:

Ideally, you should use a corner of the house to take advantage of two cold concrete walls. These bring the coldness of the room. For me, it was impossible to use a corner basement, so I will use only one wall to cool the room.




Cold-storage unit in house basement

Walk In Cold Room

Structure and ventilation:

Exterior finish gypsum of the cold room.





Cold Storage Room

Cold-storage unit
Structure and ventilation:

Exterior view of the canning room. Installing an insulated gate Exterior 32 inches (32").

Note: Provide space for the opening of the door inside the cold room.





Build a Cold-storage Unit - How to build cold room

Canning Room

Structure and ventilation:

Drilling of the foundation wall of the house:

Rent a concrete drill bits 4 and a half inches (4" 1/2). Spacing 10 inches between the two holes.





How to build a Cold-storage unit - Canning Room

Cold-storage unit
Structure and ventilation:

 Mineral wool in the holes waiting to install vents.

Holes are 7 feet (7') above the floor of the cold storage room.





Home Storage Ideas - Cold-storage unit - Walk In Cold Room

Cold-storage unit
Structure and ventilation:

Installation of PVC pipes.

This system of pipes used to circulate the air in the walk in cold room.

Hot air is exhausted from the top (left hole) and replaced
by cold air (right hole).





Cold-Storage Unit for canning - Refrigerated room

Cold Room
Structure and ventilation:

4" pipe PVC white.

Hose left only the thickness of the wall foundation.





Cold Room Design - PVC pipes - Food storage shelves

Cold-storage unit
Structure and ventilation:

The pipe which brings the air is cold ground inches (6").

Installation with a PVC glue PVC ring adapted to receive a plug.





Cold Room Outputs - How to build Cold Storage Unit in house basement

Cold Storage Room - Outputs
Structure and ventilation:

Both outings ventilation pipes.
Ensure that outputs are equipped with mosquito screen.







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Update 07/27/15