From: James Saccardo <James.Saccardo**At_Symbol_Here**CSI.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Minus 80 move
Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 14:18:36 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Every -80 I ever saw has casters and just rolls away. If you have a truck with a lift gate, it should be no problem. You have to decide if the contents of the freezers must be emptied before moving the freezer. If yes, coolers and dry ice pellets should keep
the contents at temperature until the freezer is in the new location.
The biggest problem you might have is getting the large freezers through smaller doorways in the building. We have had to shimmy -80 through doors with the freezer door open to reduce the size of the profile, other times we had to remove the door off the
jamb to the room. Be sure you have a carpenter or maintenance personnel to remove and replace building doors as needed in case the freezers are too large to fit through the door buck opening with the door still attached to the hinges. Removing the door from
the buck gives you about another 2 inches, and sometimes that that is all that is needed.
-80's rarely have hazardous materials inside, if you don't have any radioactivity or biohazards, you might be able to keep them packed tightly in transit.
Our bioengineering department will be moving to their new digs 0.3 miles away from their present location, all within campus. Anyone willing to share their experience or some best practices on moving a number of minus 80 freezers and their contents?
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