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Bringing In Book Freeze Dryer No Small Task

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

We’ve been eagerly awaiting our new book freeze dryer, especially since our old one is on its last leg AND we have lots of frozen art books waiting to be dried out. It took 2 hours to get the Wei T’o Hussmann freeze dryer in place.

The book freezer weighs 1730 lbs crated and 1430 lbs uncrated. It stands 86″ high x 67 1/2″ wide x 36 1/2″ deep. It was too tall to make it through the doors in the upright position so it had to be turned on its side. BUT not on the side with all the controls.

So how many people does it take to get such a large freezer into the building? And how does one turn it on it’s side without damaging the freezer? I’ll let the photos tell the story! Or see it on YouTube at
Special thanks to everyone who helped get the freezer in place.