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Old 12-24-2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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... Are you in the US?

...Have you found the reason for the tripped GFCI?
Yes. NW PA is in the US.

Yes. That would have been the 4" of water I had in my basement Sunday.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:22 PM   #12
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Yes. NW PA is in the US.

Yes. That would have been the 4" of water I had in my basement Sunday.
Yep. 4" of water seems to be the "root cause'......LOL
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:35 PM   #13
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:16 PM   #14
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I've read here several places that food should stay frozen for 24 hours without opening the freezer door if you lose power.

Whew.
Oh, my. I have read the same thing. One time my freezer got completely defrosted. Thank G-d there were not too much much food in there. Though I did spent the whole evening the night cooking, so I would be able to freeze already cooked meals. I think we ate for the next month from the freezer.
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:34 PM   #15
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That's interesting, Charlie. In your case it didn't make it to 24 hours and in mine well past.
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How long it stays frozen will also depend on how well the gaskets seal the freezer door/lid and the air temperature in the room.
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in my case it was pass 24 hours and it was summer. i was lucky nothing spoiled, that is why i had to cook everything, my wife would not let me re-freeze it.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:52 PM   #18
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During a 37 hour power outage we left our freezer closed. When power resumed and we knew the freezer would be able to function, we checked the contents. A few items near the door had slight softening but were still solid to the pinch. I just made a point to use those items within a few days.
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:19 PM   #19
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Are these freezers chest freezers or upright freezers? We have an upright one.

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Old 12-27-2013, 12:08 AM   #20
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Something which is fairly common here is to use a chest type freezer which is not frost free. They intentionally allow some ice to build up and it helps keep the food frozen beyond what you would expect. It's not uncommon for a tropical storm or hurricane to knock out power or 4 or 5 days, yet they can keep the stuff in the bottom frozen for that long, even during a tropical summer.
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