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lugnut

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[Weather] What are the odds???

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Weather Network is predicting 37 C tomorrow... What do you figure are the odds of a major blackout? I give it 50/50. Are you guys prepared? We have a small 1500 Watt Generator to keep the fridge alive. Here's hoping it'll start...


bluebaron2
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said by lugnut :

What do you figure are the odds of a major blackout?

Slim to none.

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Xstar_Lumini

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It hit 37 C but what saved us was that it was windy and at times cloudy.


J E F F
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said by Xstar_Lumini:

It hit 37 C but what saved us was that it was windy and at times cloudy.

We just had the storm go through...quick and nasty..tried to record it with the iPhone 4 but it decided to give up the ghost...so a couple hard resets and throwing it hard onto the ground, got it running normally, the storm had past. (ground was carpet, fyi) C'mon RIM! Get your damn BB10 out. Anyway, went from 34C (94F) to 25C (78F) in about 15 minutes. 25C you still need AC when the house is 30.5C....
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Roofer

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said by lugnut :

We have a small 1500 Watt Generator to keep the fridge alive. Here's hoping it'll start...

Do you keep your generator outside & just run an extension cord into the house? How noisy are those generators when they run?


CanadianRip

join:2009-07-15
Oakville, ON
reply to lugnut
Just in case I have candles and books.


coxta
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LALALALALALA

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reply to bluebaron2
said by bluebaron2:

said by lugnut :

What do you figure are the odds of a major blackout?

Slim to none.

»www.iemo.com/imoweb/siteShared/p···p?sid=ic

Bet BB3 a Tim Horton's coffee and he will work overtime for free to keep the turbines pumping out juice.
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peterboro
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reply to Roofer
said by Roofer:

said by lugnut :

We have a small 1500 Watt Generator to keep the fridge alive. Here's hoping it'll start...

Do you keep your generator outside & just run an extension cord into the house? How noisy are those generators when they run?

Mine is in a vented shed with a conduit back into my house. 1200W and it will run my fridge, furnace, lights and tv.


lugnut

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said by Roofer:

said by lugnut :

We have a small 1500 Watt Generator to keep the fridge alive. Here's hoping it'll start...

Do you keep your generator outside & just run an extension cord into the house? How noisy are those generators when they run?

We do exactly that. We park it on the lawn beside the kitchen window and run an extension cord into the kitchen to the fridge and alternate to the basement for the deep freeze. The deep freeze stays frozen a good twelve hours though, as long as you don't open it up. At least that's how we did it during the big blackout a few years back.

If I were shopping for a generator now though, I'd pick up a 3000 watter which is big enough to run both appliances simultaneously.

As for noise level, it's no worse than a snowblower or lawnmower, but the noise is all outside and doesn't really penetrate the walls of the house.

Anyway, we were lucky enough not to need it today...