Storing food is a hot issue for all homeowners. As an alternative to the storage of vegetables and conservation built from concrete or brick, it is worth considering a plastic cellar. This design is presented in the form of a small box equipped with stiffening ribs, a ladder, shelves and an airtight lid. In this article, you will learn how to choose a plastic cellar to give and how to install it.
The following are the main advantages of the plastic cellar:
Plastic structures have many advantages. But if you have enough money, then you can purchase a more technological analogue of fiberglass.
Since the market offers a variety of companies to buy a plastic cellar, you have the opportunity to consider all the offers. You should pay attention not only to prices and delivery, but also to the production itself, warranty and drawbacks, and they exist in any case. Given all this, you will know how to choose a plastic cellar.
For example, consider the firm "Triton". It is known for its high quality products, 100% tightness and a guarantee of over 50 years. If we talk about quality, the thickness of the walls of the cellar of this company is 15 mm and stiffening ribs retain the entire structure longer than other analogues. Also, the approach to the formation of the caisson allows to obtain a solid cast capacity. This method of manufacturing is good because this cellar does not burst at the seams and will last much longer than the metal one.
The service sector provides a certificate and the opportunity to cooperate for two years. That is, this warranty will allow you in the event of a breakdown or other malfunction to contact a specialist for help.
And now consider the Tingard cellar. Positive customer reviews indicate that this cellar is no worse than the previous one. This option includes a reasonable layout. Namely, shelves for conservation, a place for boxes or bags, as well as shelves for wine or other alcoholic beverages. This arrangement will help maintain order in the cellar and easily find the right products. Another company "Tingard" provides, together with the caisson, a consecration cover and a metal staircase. Both options are good in themselves, otherwise the choice is yours.
When starting the installation, pay attention to the following nuances:
Installing the tank in the pit
All work can be completed in 1 day.Of course, it is better to hire a tractor to drown a caisson, and in other works, 3-4 people will cope perfectly.
Backfilling of the cellar
As you can see, the installation consists of a few simple steps. For this process, you will need cables and a stove, which will serve as a platform for the cellar. With the help of the sling should be strengthened cellar. After that, carefully and hermetically fill the void between the walls.
Of course, such a plastic caisson is an order of magnitude more expensive than a regular cellar and standard dimensions do not allow it to be used for your own needs (for example, you need more space for some special cases), but you save on construction and provide high quality preservation of products for a long time.
If you have a cottage under construction, the installation will take place easier. As for the built-up area, then more time is needed for preparatory work. Therefore, first of all, it is recommended to make calculations.
Although plastic cellars have built-in ventilation, it is worth checking it in good condition. But it so happens that it does not cope properly with its function. What to do then? Do not worry, you can independently resolve this issue.
To organize the natural ventilation of the cellar, it is necessary to install two air ducts:
Design features of the cellar
The duct can be made of metal or plastic. The ratio of the pipe must match the size of the cellar.
For example: for 1 m 2 you need to organize 26 cm 2 duct areas. Due to this, the room will be sufficiently well ventilated.
The chimney removes the musty smell from the caisson. It is installed in one of the corners of the cellar. The duct runs vertically through all the rooms and the roof. And rises above the ridge by about 50 cm.
To reduce condensate accumulation inside the pipe (and in winter the amount of frost), you need to warm the exhaust air duct on the sandwich principle - laying one pipe to another and filling the gap between the pipes with insulation ( for example, mineral wool, 50 mm thick).
Cellar with inlet and exhaust ventilation
As for the inlet pipe, it allows penetrate the room to clean air. It is installed in the opposite corner (from the chimney). The open end of the pipe is at a height of 40-60 cm from the floor of the cellar. The air duct penetrates the ceiling and ends 80 cm above the floor.
And so that no insects or rodents appear in the cellar, close the end of the pipe with a special nozzle or install a grid.
Features of the seamless cellar
At the end of the work, proceed to testing it. To do this you will need several sheets of paper. You attach them to the pipes, and the air must sway them. Others use smoke. Take the hot embers and install them in the cellar, and the air will chase it. Ventilation is needed for long-term storage of products, so its installation is not a necessity, but a rule.
Do not chase trends, but check all the pros and cons yourself. You can purchase this capacity in special stores or through an online store. However, do not rush to hire workers. You can do this work yourself or invite friends to help. You can write on a piece of paper a sequence of work, so as not to stray in case of awkwardness of the moment.
As you can see, the purchase and installation of a plastic cellar is a serious and time-consuming business, but feasible. Modern technologies help to achieve results independently, without the help of specialists. After reviewing the video and installation diagrams, you can proceed to installing the caisson.
In the videos provided, you can familiarize yourself with the intricacies of the installation of the plastic cellar:
In the diagrams, you will be able to see some of the details of the plastic cellars, as well as the installation features:
The installation scheme of the cellar
Alta scheme of the cellar
Installing the cellar in the ground outdoors
Mounting technology of the Kolomaki cellar
Cellar diagram Garant
Cellar in the room
Cellar K layout olomak