Power Failure and Refrigerator

velvetfoot Posted By velvetfoot, Dec 22, 2012 at 8:08 AM

  1. Jack Straw

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    Will the small 2 stroke HF genny run a fridge?
     
  2. HDRock

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    Put freezer stuff in coolers outside, to keep animals out



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  3. nate379

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    I got real lucky and didn't ruin my laminate floor from the ice maker. Power was out for a few days when I was not home. Came home to a huge puddle on the kitchen floor. Ice had melted and the water ran out of the dispenser in the door. Completely stupid design!
    Now if the house is empty for a few days or more I dump out the ice and turn it off.
     
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  4. nate379

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    I just put in totes and toss in one of the vehicles outside. I've got 3 or 4 that hardly ever get used.
     
  5. HDRock

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    Thats a good idea to :) ;)
    Long time ago , I went one winter ,didn't even have a frig , I used coolers outside for everything ;lol
     
  6. woodgeek

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    and a couple CFLs and my insert blower simultaneously. With the ice maker turned off. Right at the edge, but no prob for 5 days.
     
  7. velvetfoot

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    Yes. It does take a heavy hit once in a while when the fridge does its thing, but the only other stuff we had on were the insert fan and some cf lights.

    edit: Could've watched some TV I guess with the fridge turned off, (it's plugged into a switchable surge suppressor extension cord, which probably isn't a bad thing anyway), but nothing was on. :)
     
  8. velvetfoot

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    see post #10

    But seriously, I just didn't think of it, even though we've done that in the past when we didn't use a generator. I figured the outage wouldn't last that long and I'd run the little genny anyway.
     

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