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#5809402 - 06/28/15 08:04 PM Lost it all
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Lost about 500 lbs of elk, bison, whitetail and some misc meats.... crushed.




this was the lone survivor. 6lb bison roast.




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#5809410 - 06/28/15 08:12 PM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
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GFCI trip?
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#5809432 - 06/28/15 08:49 PM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
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no - we are pretty sure that my son (almost 2 years old) was looking for ice cream because someone left the door open about 3" and I remember him mulling around over there when I was working in the garage. never occurred to me lock the door with the built-in lock and key.

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#5809779 - 06/29/15 08:41 AM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
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dang! A while back, we came home from a weekend trip to find our GFCI had tripped due to lightening storm, most meat was thawed but still cool to the touch with some still partially frozen. We started cooking immediately as we were not going to re-freeze. Once cooked, we vacuumed sealed venison burger into 2-3 lb bags (about 35-40 bags), 1-2 lb venison breakfast sausage patties (about 40 bags). A few roasts into crockpots, cooked, let cool and then vacuumed sealed. Ended up saving the majority.

that's sad to loose that much stuff!
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#5809827 - 06/29/15 09:22 AM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
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Ouch! I can only imagine how you feel. I have about 60lbs of deer meat in freezer in garage. My biggest fear is the GFCI trip or door left open. If you find yourself in SA let me know, I'll give you some of my deer meat.

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#5809874 - 06/29/15 09:53 AM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
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Originally Posted By: Dave3575
no - we are pretty sure that my son (almost 2 years old) was looking for ice cream because someone left the door open about 3" and I remember him mulling around over there when I was working in the garage. never occurred to me lock the door with the built-in lock and key.



I feel your pain.. had the same thing happen several years ago (but my kids were about 6 and 10 at the time). I learned to use the lock then too. Also got into the habit of just pushing the door when I walk by.

... you probably already did, but make sure a spray out the drip pan under the freezer (if it has one)... that sucker will get rancid quick.


Edited by driedmeat (06/29/15 09:55 AM)

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#5809879 - 06/29/15 09:55 AM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
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My heart goes out to you. Be glad it wasn't fish.
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#5813838 - 07/01/15 06:15 PM Re: Lost it all [Re: PMK]
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Originally Posted By: PMK
dang! A while back, we came home from a weekend trip to find our GFCI had tripped due to lightening storm,


A refrigerator or freezer shouldn't be plugged into a GFCI outlet. Even though in new construction, which requires garage outlets to be GFCI protected, you can have a dedicated non-GFCI outlet for a frig/freezer. At least the last inspection I had allowed it. Some will make you put it up high.

If I lived where an inspector didn't allow it I would change it myself once the final inspection was completed.
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#5814123 - 07/01/15 08:50 PM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
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I'm anal about checking the door. I've left it ajar once. Once. Sorry for your loss.
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#5814243 - 07/01/15 09:46 PM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
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Know your pain and frustration. Had a grandson leave freezer door cracked. Won't say what kind of list he is on now but I should have locked the door.
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#5815589 - 07/02/15 09:03 PM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
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Man, that is really sad. I lost a freezer full of fish and shrimp the same way.

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#5816069 - 07/03/15 09:55 AM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
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Why are yall plugging freezers into gfi's if you know what they are?

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#5816136 - 07/03/15 10:49 AM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
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Ouch; two words: freezer alarm - get one if not already built-in. $12 on amazon.com

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