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sk1939
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reply to fifty nine

Re: Generator Time!!!

said by fifty nine:


Go ahead, hit a bump while smoking, it will be a load of fun.


alkizmo

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Pierrefonds, QC
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said by sk1939:

Go ahead, hit a bump while smoking, it will be a load of fun.

BUT THE BUCKETS SAY "ALL-PURPOSE"!!!!!


Subaru
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reply to fifty nine

said by fifty nine:

Police arrest a man for "gas hoarding"

»www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/loca···.html?dr

Actually he was arrested for improper transport of gasoline.


I got a PM from Jack_In_VA telling me he used whatever was best available... and a few other stuff he says which still does not change the fact he is not transporting it in the correct manner.

Glad they caught him.
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Coma
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reply to Daarken

said by Daarken:

Carbon Monoxide detectors only last up to 3 to 4 years, 5 years max. before failure.


Thanks for the heads up, I'll test it first and if it's defective just purchase another.

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nyrrule27

join:2007-12-06
Howell, NJ
reply to SwedishRider

i know this has been answered somewhere in all these generator posts but to hook up a boiler to a generator. correct me if im wrong but if i disconnect the wires from the emergency switch and cut the end off an extention cord is that the safe and correct way to get power to the boiler



alkizmo

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Pierrefonds, QC
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said by nyrrule27:

if i disconnect the wires from the emergency switch and cut the end off an extention cord is that the safe and correct way to get power to the boiler

Extension cord? Don't use christmas lights extension cords (You know what I mean).
Safe? Not really
Correct? Certainly not
Will it work? Yes


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Should do what I was going to do in my other thread before my friend got power.. it was for something in a pinch.



leibold
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Manufacturer claim on mine is 10 years but I have read a number of reports of carbon monoxide detectors failing prematurely (or even being DOA).
Beware that no CO detector that I'm aware off tests the actual sensor when you push the test button (it tests everything else). Some CO detectors can be tested with harmless test sprays because their sensor is sensitive to multiple chemicals (with the downside of possible false alerts) but it is important to match the correct test spray to the specific model of CO detector. Better CO detectors that are only sensitive to CO must be tested with a CO spray using a tent applicator (or a bag) to maintain a low CO concentration around the sensor for a sufficiently long time (several minutes) to trigger the alert.
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Coma
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I have a couple of internal combustion engines around here that I am sure would suffice for testing purposes.

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reply to SwedishRider

Finally got power back at my apartment



alkizmo

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said by Subaru:

Finally got power back at my apartment

Wait, you live in an apartment? Where did you place your generator?


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said by alkizmo:

said by Subaru:

Finally got power back at my apartment

Wait, you live in an apartment? Where did you place your generator?

I was staying at my family member's house and she lost power I keep my generator over at her house for her to use and in the agreement I get to keep it stored.
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alkizmo

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said by Subaru:

I was staying at my family member's house and she lost power I keep my generator over at her house for her to use and in the agreement I get to keep it stored.

Ok so when you lose power at your apartment, you go to stay at her place?


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Depends on how long it's out for.. bad storm then I stay with her since she is up in age, normal thunderstorm not really.

More the reason why I'm going to get another generator.

Expand your moderator at work


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reply to SwedishRider

Re: Generator Time!!!

The state of CT today placed notices on all electronic roadway signs on the highway saying Gas only in approved containers only, as well as some fuel pumps, 2 people got busted in two different towns by state police trying to use those orange home depot buckets for fuel.

The lines are pretty much all gone but all it takes is fuel vapors..



Jack_in_VA
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A little after the fact I'd say.



Subaru
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lol yeah I had the same thought



IowaCowboy
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reply to SwedishRider

I just googled "generator theft" and there are tons of news reports of generators being stolen in the disaster zone.

If you are fortunate to have a generator, make sure you lock it down with a heavy duty cable and lock.

As for the gas in the orange buckets, not only is the gas in illegal containers but you need a CDL with hazmat and tank endorsement and the vehicle has to be placarded to transport that amount. I know in Massachusetts, I can carry up to four grill size propane tanks on a regular license. You cannot bring hazmat into the tunnels in Boston either (and I am sure NY/NJ have similar regulations).



Coma
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said by IowaCowboy:

If you are fortunate to have a generator, make sure you lock it down with a heavy duty cable and lock.


I have mine locked up in my shop and today I got all the makings of a suicide cord.



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reply to sk1939

said by sk1939:

said by fifty nine:


Go ahead, hit a bump while smoking, it will be a load of fun.

He'd be lucky if he made it to the burn unit at Mass General Hospital. It be more likely that he'd be killed instantly.

That would cause instant third degree burns over 100 percent of his body. Many burn victims that sustain third degree burns on any part of their body have to endure lifelong disability because they never fully recover.

I used to watch Rescue 911 as a kid and burn victims never fully recover. Same on Medical reality shows. They are disfigured and live with lifelong pain that put them on a lifetime of being attached to morphine pumps.


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reply to SwedishRider

I would be scared crazy to ride with someone with that setup!

Now as far as locking a generator down how do you lock one down if you don't have an anchor point?

a perfect point would of been the side of the house, this fat 4" pipe comes out but it's just a 90 degree bend and then that's it, I'm not sure if it's a vent or what.



alkizmo

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Pierrefonds, QC
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Dig a 4x4x4 hole, make a mold, pour concrete with a steel plate embedded inside, with a u-bolt coming out.

Heck you can build the concrete block to be an elevated pad for the generator as well.



LazMan
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reply to Daarken

said by Daarken:

Carbon Monoxide detectors only last up to 3 to 4 years, 5 years max. before failure.

End of life on most CO's is 7 years; most smoke detectors (both ionizing and photo-electric) is 10... Not to say replacing earlier is a bad idea - but the standard is 7.


fifty nine

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reply to SwedishRider

I think the law in NYC says 7 years, and I think a lot of detectors will chirp when it's time to replace.


MaynardKrebs
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reply to alkizmo

said by alkizmo:

Dig a 4x4x4 hole, make a mold, pour concrete with a steel plate embedded inside, with a u-bolt coming out.

Heck you can build the concrete block to be an elevated pad for the generator as well.

Man, you really wimp out

Me, I'd center the generator on the pad and cast three u-bolts on either side of the generator and run two hardened chains through each u-bolt before attaching the chains to the generator.

I'd also cast a conduit into the concrete for a contact switch which leads to a relay and battery-powered sirens - one indoors and one outdoors. Lift the generator (or some sort of cover installed that forces a would-be thief to move it first) and the siren goes off - the relay latches and prevents the sirens from being turned off by depressing the contact switch.


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reply to Coma

said by Coma:

said by IowaCowboy:

If you are fortunate to have a generator, make sure you lock it down with a heavy duty cable and lock.


I have mine locked up in my shop and today I got all the makings of a suicide cord.



I have a friend down in Kentucky that a few years ago they went through a good 4 day power outtage, and there were reports of Generator theft. What they were doing was taking a lawn mower, and starting up the lawn mower, and then shutting off the generator, so it didn't wake up the occupant. He ended up putting the gen back in the garage at night (not running) and always said that if someone was that interested during the day they could always say hi to his .38
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Daarken
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reply to LazMan

Your absolutely incorrect on that statement.
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LazMan
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About which part? The co's having a life of 7 years? Or smokes at 10?

Either way, you want to explain it to me, as well as the manufacturer?

I will add a caveat - 7/10 years, or as per the manufacturer's instructions; whichever comes first...

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Edit - supporting links:

»www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pyff···arm.html

How Long Should Your Smoke Alarm Last?

Smoke alarms have a useful life of about ten years. At that age they should be replaced, even if they seem to be working. This will assure that the alarm will be working when you need it.

»www.kiddecanada.com/utcfs/Templa···,00.html

Smoke Alarms
Kidde offers a wide range of smoke alarms to suit your needs. Two different technologies exist to detect smoke: ionization and photoelectric.

Own both types for complete protection. Dual sensor alarms are also available. Smoke alarms do wear out, replace your alarm every 10 years.

»www.firstalert.com/

DID YOU KNOW?

Carbon Monoxide Alarms should be replaced every 5-7 years.

Smoke Alarms should be replaced every 10 years.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends replacement to ensure the most effective protection and prevent nuissance alarms.



cowboyro
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said by LazMan:

Carbon Monoxide Alarms should be replaced every 5-7 years.

That makes sense as there is an ongoing chemical reaction. Furthermore, once a CO detector goes off it should be replaced.
said by LazMan:

Smoke Alarms should be replaced every 10 years.

With optical sensors I'd agree. LEDs dim in time and the photo sensor may be unable to detect the smoke.
Ionization sensors - makes no sense. The half-life of the Americium used is over 400 years. Furthermore if for some reason the flux of particles decreases (dust, smoke, reduction in activity) the alarm goes off. At most it will be more sensitive and maybe give false positives.