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WPBTH 05-20-2019 05:49 AM

Freezer alarm saved me today
 
After reading the tht bait freezer stories I bought a freezer alarm for my garage bait freezer. I was in bed pretty early last night, but as I got some water in the kitchen I thought I heard a beeping. I was tired and dismissed it. As I approached the garage to go to work today I hear the beeping. I thought wtf is that, oh sheet itís the freezer. The alarm was set at 45 degrees, not 35 like I thought. So itís been dead for a few days. Lucky for me today is garbage day. I put on 3 pair of latex gloves, tossed all the bait and went to work.

Few take aways. My place is 3 stories or I think I would have heard it before I went to bed (or paid attention to it lol). Be sure to double check the temp setting. I think 45 was the default. I got the $11 alarm on amazon. Thanks tht for scaring me into buying one!

popeyeiii 05-20-2019 08:08 AM


Originally Posted by WPBTH (Post 12543184)
I put on 3 pair of latex gloves, tossed all the bait and went to work.

I'd have re-froze it and used it for chum balls.

KeithS 05-20-2019 08:34 AM

Not just for bait. I lost about 35 lbs of venison steaks, sausage, and hamburger, along with a couple 10lb hams, 10lbs of Canadian bacon, and a 16lb turkey when our storage freezer went and I didn't notice till about a week later when I opened the door and got blasted by the most fowl, muggy warm air that absolutely didn't belong in a freezer. The pool of swill in the bottom was worse. That's when I went and bought a cheapo freezer alarm. Although there is pretty much daily foot traffic in our cellar for laundry, etc, nobody does a daily chk on the freezer. Now it sounds an alarm if the temp starts rising.

WPBTH 05-20-2019 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by popeyeiii (Post 12543714)
I'd have re-froze it and used it for chum balls.

I probably had $20-30 in bait, couple Bonita. Not worth it.

Gary999 05-20-2019 09:02 AM

I know a guy who lives in OK but has a condo on the gulf coast. Freezer with bait in it went out. Over a month before he got back. Service Pro said if it was a dead body it would not be a problem. The bait smell will last a long time no matter what is done. I do not keep bait in my condo when I am not there.

Afishinado 05-20-2019 09:06 AM

Old Trick
A little off topic, but maybe helpful to somebody. We leave one freezer going in the house we're not occupying, they're both seasonal now, so we're talking 6 months at a time. Just before we're leaving I freeze a plastic cup of water, and a quarter next to it, once frozen I put the quarter on the top of the ice. If it's still sitting on the top of the ice when return, we know the freezer never stopped long enough to do any damage. If it isn't on top, well the power was out for a long time...

Flats_Addict 05-20-2019 09:09 AM

After loosing a ton of deer meat I purchased one as well. I set my alarm at 10. I want to make sure I know about it ahead of time this go round. Worth the $30 for sure.

Fish Haid 05-20-2019 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by Afishinado (Post 12543979)
Old Trick
A little off topic, but maybe helpful to somebody. We leave one freezer going in the house we're not occupying, they're both seasonal now, so we're talking 6 months at a time. Just before we're leaving I freeze a plastic cup of water, and a quarter next to it, once frozen I put the quarter on the top of the ice. If it's still sitting on the top of the ice when return, we know the freezer never stopped long enough to do any damage. If it isn't on top, well the power was out for a long time...

I use a penny. Saves money.

Gary999 05-20-2019 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by Fish Haid (Post 12544102)
I use a penny. Saves money.

I use ice cubes.

Buoy Scout 05-20-2019 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by Afishinado (Post 12543979)
Old Trick
A little off topic, but maybe helpful to somebody. We leave one freezer going in the house we're not occupying, they're both seasonal now, so we're talking 6 months at a time. Just before we're leaving I freeze a plastic cup of water, and a quarter next to it, once frozen I put the quarter on the top of the ice. If it's still sitting on the top of the ice when return, we know the freezer never stopped long enough to do any damage. If it isn't on top, well the power was out for a long time...

I just put a couple ice cubes in a zip lock bag. If they are still cubes, I know the freezer has not lost it's cool. If I find a frozen puddle in the bag, I know there's been a problem. I asked the wife one time if the sentinel cubes were still OK. She said WTF are sentinel cubes. I explained.


BLUESMAN 05-20-2019 07:26 PM


Originally Posted by Gary999 (Post 12544125)
I use ice cubes.

Beat me to it. I showed my daughter the quarter method when she was a young kid, she asked why I didnít just toss a couple cubes in a cup? Iím the engineer.

baypro21 05-21-2019 02:02 AM

I read the thread title, thought you got locked in a walk in freezer, found the sensor, then warmed it enough for some alarm to go off and someone rescued you.

So you heard a beep and finally reacted...attaboy


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