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Grumpy
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join:2001-07-28
NW CT
reply to Subaru

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Damn - I'd worship the ground you walked on if you offered me a generator in a power outage.

Can't make everybody happy...



Subaru
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Greenwich, CT
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Yeah :-/ oh well I tried.. I highly highly doubt he is going to have power back before the end of the week I will just keep it on standby hah



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reply to bennor

The rest of the neighborhood is back up, but our street is still dark.
Running on generator.. avg 1/2 gallon per hour. That puts a price on this event.



Subaru
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7000W?



Grumpy
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My 7k is supposed to do around 12 hours on 6 gallons = 1/2 gallon per hour. So far I've only done a half hour welcome to my yard are all your nuts and bolts tight inside? run on it (thankfully. ) Glad it isn't LP. I think a week at The Bellagio in a suite would be cheaper than a few days worth of LP consumption.

I paid 2.899 for regular the other day

MA lower fuel tax + Shell + Stop & Shop points = $2.899

Course then again, we pay $50 for $20 of groceries, so we get a $10 gas discount for our troubles. The next nearest grocery store is 20 miles out.



Harddrive
Proud American and Infidel since 1968.
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reply to bennor

A friend has a house right on the beach in Old Saybrook. He said he doesn't even know where to start. He just had the floors done in May.



cowboyro
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Click for full size
The generator is holding better than I expected... I don't expect to have power restored anytime soon... Took 4 days after Irene...


Glenn
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Wallingford, CT
reply to bennor

Hope everyone is OK. I know the coastal areas got hit really hard. Hang in there.
--
I ski at Mount Snow



Harddrive
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You're in WV/VA admiring the 3 feet of snow, aren't you.



meskinct
Mad Scientist at Work
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Southbury, CT
reply to bennor

Yea! Got my juice back at 8:00pm last night. Thank you to CL&P and all the line workers out there. Still no Charter service but we'll get there.
--
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gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT

said by meskinct:

Thank you to CL&P and all the line workers out there.

Be grateful you don't live in Jersey...

Nonunion Ala. crews turned away from Sandy recovery
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY (WAFF) -

The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews learned they'll be doing work in Long Island, New York instead of in New Jersey.

Crews from Decatur Utilities headed up there this week, but Derrick Moore, one of the Decatur workers, said they were told by crews in New Jersey that they can't do any work there since they're not union employees.
...

»www.waff.com/story/19981857/some···recovery


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I'm a union worker but geez can't they just bend the rules? This is not something that's going to happen often like this again.



Nightwing
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reply to bennor

Really. Is this what the people in our state are like. If I was the repair crews I would let the whole city sit in the dark until all surrounding areas were restored.

quote:
Angry residents pelted utility crews with eggs as they tried to restore power in Bridgeport, Conn., after the mayor claimed the local power company had "shortchanged" the state's largest city as it tries to recover from superstorm Sandy.

United Illuminating workers reported eggs and other objects being thrown at them a day after Mayor Bill Finch said the utility was taking care of wealthy suburbs while his constituents suffered. The unrest caused United Illuminating to pull its workers out until the city agreed to provide police protection.

Read more: »www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/02/br···B6qQS6Iz
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Harddrive
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Some of the UI workers risked their lives to take care of two substations in Bridgeport during the Hurricane. That Mayor is an idiot. United Illuminating actually has more crews in Bridgeport than the other towns around it. Maybe if the mayor did something about all the drug dealers, murders, and scum of the earth in his town, the linemen wouldn't have to worry about risking injury due to those animals throwing shit at them while they do their job. If I was a lineman and someone threw something at me or one of my coworkers, I'd leave and not come back until I had the police come out and stay at the job site. Linemen have enough problems working with electricity that can kill in an instant. They don't need those fucking animals in Bridgeport complicating things.
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DrStrange
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In that type of situation, this avowed lefty libertarian says they should declare a state of civil emergency and give the line crews armed escorts.



Harddrive
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Or send out the National Guard with them.



Subaru
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reply to bennor

That's a shame..I understand how it is to be without power but have some respect.. my late uncle used to be a lineman and I used to love hearing his stories.



DrStrange
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reply to Harddrive

When we talk about 'armed escort' in a civil emergency, the National Guard would certainly be the first thought.

I had a flash of a daydream about sending martial arts masters out with them, but I've probably watched too many Kung Fu reruns.



meskinct
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Just got my Internet back. Again thanks to all the linespeople out there busting their asses. I don't think some people have a clue as to the extent of what happened. They only care about themselves which is pretty darn sad.
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Rich. My Website



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said by meskinct:

They only care about themselves which is pretty darn sad.

Kinda sounds like Fairfield county in a whole..

You know what's sad is towns have to put up electronic signs telling drivers they need to stop at stop lights that don't work and treat it as a 4 way stop.

Shit I learned that back when I was 13 reading my mom's drivers manual when we lived in another sate.. the amount of people that just blow past the intersections is unreal and I just have to shake my head.
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SwedishRider
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reply to meskinct

So after using it a few days, how did that interlock setup work for you? Glad you went that route or would you set it up differently?



meskinct
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It was great. The whole setup worked perfectly. I guess the only thing I would have done differently is to group the most common breakers together in the panel. Simply for ease of use. I just have to get stickies like you do to make it a bit easier for the wife. But I made her go through it all once while I sat upstairs just to make sure she knew how. She did wonderfully.

Now the only thing is I need is a way to easily identify when street power comes back on. I toyed with the idea of wiring to one of the main lugs and just having a small LED bulb sit by the panel but I like my life a little too much to gamble with doing that.
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SwedishRider
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I think there is a device that you can buy that clamps around the incoming power wire (from the meter to your panel) that detects the presence or absence of electricity. That would be ideal. I've never looked into it really... I just figure when everyone else's lights go on... power is back up!



Dell User
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join:2002-01-21
Waterford, CT
reply to bennor

Power just came back on.
Generator worked well. It Used between 7.5 and 8 gal of gas every 24 hours. That seemed reasonable based on what I've seen posted.



Subaru
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reply to bennor

Did someone delete my topic about the fuel price here? really??

Anyways the price is still the same and they been getting hammered but it's mostly NY people filling up.. They close at 10 PM so maybe I can finally get in the station and put some air in my tire.

»www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/ar···-3681981



cowboyro
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join:2000-10-11
Shelton, CT
reply to bennor

At 5+ days with no power, few minutes ago managed to trip the generator's breaker. Guess TV, refrigerator, some lights, dryer and coffee maker are too much...



SwedishRider
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said by cowboyro:

At 5+ days with no power, few minutes ago managed to trip the generator's breaker. Guess TV, refrigerator, some lights, dryer and coffee maker are too much...

Is your dryer electric or gas?


cowboyro
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said by SwedishRider:

Is your dryer electric or gas?

Electric... I have no idea how much it draws, been too lazy to open the panel and measure... But the generator was definitely working hard...


SwedishRider
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I've read that rule of thumb for electric dryer is 3500-4500 watts. It also depends on the particular settings, but it's really high.

That's partly why I went with a gas dryer... 500 watts max.



meskinct
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reply to cowboyro

An electric dryer? Off a generator? Wow.