Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
family hunt, ATM04, Basso1964, outdoorlife1984, Daggaboy42
62662 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 83259
stxranchman 52093
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44268
BOBO the Clown 42730
bill oxner 41043
BMD 40619
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34827
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31414
facebook
Forum Stats
62662 Members
46 Forums
438301 Topics
6036955 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5809402 - 06/28/15 08:04 PM Lost it all
Dave3575 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/12/12
Posts: 1092
Loc: Plano, TX
Lost about 500 lbs of elk, bison, whitetail and some misc meats.... crushed.




this was the lone survivor. 6lb bison roast.




Top
#5809410 - 06/28/15 08:12 PM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
T Bone Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/20/09
Posts: 7356
Loc: Up in the cheap seats..
GFCI trip?
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Jungleexplorer
I really hate to do what I am about to do, because it will be very painful for you.



Top
#5809432 - 06/28/15 08:49 PM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
Dave3575 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/12/12
Posts: 1092
Loc: Plano, TX
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.

Top
#5809779 - 06/29/15 08:41 AM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
PMK Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 6214
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
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!
_________________________
"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~

Top
#5809827 - 06/29/15 09:22 AM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
Nick1 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/27/14
Posts: 244
Loc: Central Tx
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.

Top
#5809874 - 06/29/15 09:53 AM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
driedmeat Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 679
Loc: Hondo, TX
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)

Top
#5809879 - 06/29/15 09:55 AM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
bill oxner Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 41043
Loc: Katy-Fulshear
My heart goes out to you. Be glad it wasn't fish.
_________________________
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill









Top
#5813838 - 07/01/15 06:15 PM Re: Lost it all [Re: PMK]
DannyB Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 7340
Loc: N.E. TX
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.

Top
#5814123 - 07/01/15 08:50 PM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
bigbob_ftw Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 15427
Loc: White Settlement, TX.
I'm anal about checking the door. I've left it ajar once. Once. Sorry for your loss.
_________________________


Top
#5814243 - 07/01/15 09:46 PM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
Cajun Raider Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 618
Loc: Texas
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.
_________________________
Don't talk the talk if you didn't walk the walk.

Top
#5815589 - 07/02/15 09:03 PM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
skeeter22 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/26/04
Posts: 3785
Loc: Lake Highlands, Brady
Man, that is really sad. I lost a freezer full of fish and shrimp the same way.

Top
#5816069 - 07/03/15 09:55 AM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
Brother in-law Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 26505
Why are yall plugging freezers into gfi's if you know what they are?

Top
#5816136 - 07/03/15 10:49 AM Re: Lost it all [Re: Dave3575]
oldoak2000 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 2365
Loc: North Texas
Ouch; two words: freezer alarm - get one if not already built-in. $12 on amazon.com

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide