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INSULATING A FREEZER LID

I bought a freezer second hand when I got it home the seal was not sealed and the plastic was detached so I thought I could just seal it with sealent but then the insulation fell out it was extremly iced and wet so I through it out but would like to replace it,dont know with what kind and the one they had had paper on the back which way should I put it in the paper over the wires on the metal side or towards the plastic cover side. And should I really put insullation over wires.?or just around it?

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You can put insulation over the wires no problem at all, the insulation it would have been is prob styrean. you can buy it in different thickness sheets

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