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Old 12-01-2016, 02:11 PM
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On the side of my house behind a closed but unlocked gate I keep a bait freezer. Also have some of the big ice cube trays.

Some MFer unplugged the freezer. I think it has to be malicious as there is another receptacle right next to the one where my outside lights and the freezer is plugged for car vac etc.

Fortunately only the ice cube trays and a couple of bags of bonito strips were in the freezer though it still stunk to high heaven. I emptied the freezer and soaked the innards with lysol. Tomorrow when it is dry I will wipe out with bleach and hopefully won't have to buy a new freezer.

I really don't want to lock the gate but I can and just tell the lawn guy and the guy I rent part of my dock to where a key is hidden.

I'm seriously angry.

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Old 12-01-2016, 04:03 PM
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Hard wire it.
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cut the bottom of the plug and cord and expose the wires.....fry the bastad
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
cut the bottom of the plug and cord and expose the wires.....fry the bastad
This might be the greatest solution to a problem I have ever heard.
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if you don't want to electrocute the bastard, then you could get one of these.


https://www.amazon.com/Taymac-MX3200.../dp/B001DKIH10
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How about a resettable combination lock? ABUS makes two that come to mind.

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This might be the greatest solution to a problem I have ever heard.
worked for me, I never unplugged a bait freezer again
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Lockable cover...cheap...problem solved.
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Old 12-01-2016, 05:50 PM
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Maybe the yard guy plugged in something in and forgot to plug yours back in. I had to buy a customer a new freezer and $200 worth of beef for not replacing a plug i removed to plug in a battery charger. The new freeezer was because we couldn't get the smell out. It went about 2 weeks before anyone found it.
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They do make clips you put over the plug and secure to the plate screw. If you used a security torx 6-32 screw it would take more than a casual act to unplug it. It also eliminates accidental unplugging.
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Originally Posted by mulberryg View Post
Maybe the yard guy plugged in something in and forgot to plug yours back in. I had to buy a customer a new freezer and $200 worth of beef for not replacing a plug i removed to plug in a battery charger. The new freeezer was because we couldn't get the smell out. It went about 2 weeks before anyone found it.
I did that once, but remembered that night so no damage was done. Later that week I added another recepticle next to the other one so I would never have to unplug the freezer again.

Joe, why would someone want to intentionally do that to you?
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
I did that once, but remembered that night so no damage was done. Later that week I added another recepticle next to the other one so I would never have to unplug the freezer again.

Joe, why would someone want to intentionally do that to you?
I have another empty receptacle which is actually easier to get to than the one where the freezer and low voltage lighting system are plugged. I have a good relationship with my neighbors. There are a few kids on the adjacent street but I've no interaction with them at all.

Hoping it was a bad idea for a prank and not something more sinister.

Soon I will install a mesh wi-fi network (probably eero) and a camera system. I am looking at Arlo for that as it is wireless and battery powered. The arlo system records to the cloud which I think is better than having to fool with a DVR type system. With the mesh network I am pretty sure I can cover the boat and dock too. As an aide someone swiped a kayak paddle a few weeks ago from the sailboat guy at my dock but I tend to think that was just a crime of opportunity as it was the furthest from my house and just laying out on the dock.
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I decided first to add an eero mesh network system. Then I will install the Arlo pro camera system with motion detection, audio, and siren. Finally I will add contacts to my gates and connect to my home alarm system so they will chime if my alarm is unarmed and the alarm will sound if armed.
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Was this just once? You sure a cat didn't bump into it?

This does make a good excuse to the wife to lock your house down like fort knox though.
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Was this just once? You sure a cat didn't bump into it?
It is a protected covered outside receptacle. Had to be deliberate.
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
I decided first to add an eero mesh network system. Then I will install the Arlo pro camera system with motion detection, audio, and siren. Finally I will add contacts to my gates and connect to my home alarm system so they will chime if my alarm is unarmed and the alarm will sound if armed.
Aren't you forgetting the machine gun in a pillbox?
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
Aren't you forgetting the machine gun in a pillbox?
Just keeping quiet about it.
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Joe think twice about any battery powered camera, rechargeable or not. Can you get that Arlo in a wireless connect but still have it hardwired for the power? I just cant see having to use a ladder to change battery's, assuming you would mount it high. Hell even if you used the problem outlet that was unplugged for power at least you would see who did it as its saved to the cloud. I am not saying they don't have a place, but for continuous surveillance I think there are much better options. I even like the drop cam better, however you would have to pay a $99 a year fee to save your footage for a week.
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
Joe think twice about any battery powered camera, rechargeable or not. Can you get that Arlo in a wireless connect but still have it hardwired for the power? I just cant see having to use a ladder to change battery's, assuming you would mount it high. Hell even if you used the problem outlet that was unplugged for power at least you would see who did it as its saved to the cloud. I am not saying they don't have a place, but for continuous surveillance I think there are much better options. I even like the drop cam better, however you would have to pay a $99 a year fee to save your footage for a week.
Can be powered a/c OR battery. I can get power easily in 2 spot. More difficult in a couple fo others. Arlo has good reviews.
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freezer alarms are CHEAP

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...=freezer+alarm
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