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kspkap
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Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL
      Wed Aug 28 2019 03:21 PM

This is to inform those who aren’t aware what occurs when their frost free refrigerator defrosts after a lengthy power outage. We lived through the 3 hurricanes which hit Central Florida in 2004. (almost 4, but Ivan decided to turn north into the FL panhandle)

Frost free refrigerators do defrost, but are designed to “dry” the minimal amount of water released from the defrost cycle into a pan. That’s a good thing. But, now for the bad, and I mean bad thing. Since power has been lost, the refrigerator cannot “dry” the water. The result is a continuous defrost and an overflow of water from the pan. I learned this the hard way. We had recently installed a faux wood kitchen floor prior to the storms. By the time I noticed water seeping out from under the refrigerator the damage was done! The water had leached under the flooring resulting in swelled, lifted planks. After power was restored (love those power company linemen or line-women!) we did our best to dry the flooring with fans, but after it dried damage remained so I put down a throw rug to cover the damage.

I prepared for the next 2 storms by stuffing old towels, blankets, etc. under and around the refrigerator...removing them as they became soaked. So...be prepared. I now live directly on the Mississippi Gulf Coast where Katrina gave this site a 32 foot storm surge! The gulf is across the street, US 90. I am keeping a watchful eye on Dorian just in case she crosses Florida into the very warm Gulf.

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Donna-1960, Charley-2004, Frances-2004, Jeanne-2004, Issac-2012

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* Dorian Prep ASK/TELL cieldumortModerator Wed Aug 28 2019 03:21 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL Tazmanian93   Sat Aug 31 2019 08:25 AM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL cieldumortModerator   Fri Aug 30 2019 02:24 AM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL Colleen A.Moderator   Fri Aug 30 2019 11:01 AM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL Tazmanian93   Fri Aug 30 2019 01:55 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL Tazmanian93   Fri Aug 30 2019 04:07 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL Prospero   Fri Aug 30 2019 05:44 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL SC Bill   Fri Aug 30 2019 02:14 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL cieldumortModerator   Fri Aug 30 2019 02:09 AM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL kspkap   Fri Aug 30 2019 02:56 AM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL RedingtonBeachGuyModerator   Thu Aug 29 2019 08:53 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL kspkap   Wed Aug 28 2019 03:21 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL lblan2001   Wed Aug 28 2019 03:10 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL Colleen A.Moderator   Wed Aug 28 2019 07:43 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL TheBeach   Thu Aug 29 2019 02:15 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL kspkap   Thu Aug 29 2019 06:22 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL Colleen A.Moderator   Thu Aug 29 2019 04:16 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL Mike V   Wed Aug 28 2019 01:59 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL flnative   Wed Aug 28 2019 01:56 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL Lautermilch   Wed Aug 28 2019 03:34 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL JMII   Wed Aug 28 2019 04:56 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL Colleen A.Moderator   Wed Aug 28 2019 02:32 PM
. * * Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL gailwarning   Wed Aug 28 2019 04:25 PM

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