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Zorack

join:2001-12-14
Fayetteville, WV
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reply to alkizmo

Re: Generator Time!!!

said by alkizmo:

said by Chinabound:

Ask her to please go outside and get a few minutes worth this time.

That's like asking your wife to help you pick out studs at home depot.

If she finds one at Home Depot,she'll probably leave you
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SwedishRider
Rider on the Storm
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join:2006-01-11
not Sweden
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reply to Chinabound
said by Chinabound:

Ask her to please go outside and get a few minutes worth this time.
I grew up in Westport, so I know what's headed your way. This storm is going to be a great test for your machine.

Unfortunately... I'll take what I can get for videography services... and that may very well end up being from the inside looking out.

Given the circumstances, I may end up having to go 1st person driver or set it on a stationary object and just get the widest view possible. I'll do my best. And yes, we're about to find out what my Rider's capabilities really are. It's been a beast thus far... I have high hopes.

ame101

join:2002-05-02
Southington, CT

ame101

join:2002-05-02
Southington, CT
Lice CT web cam from my house. »justin.tv/miatajim


Nick_L
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join:2003-01-22
Pittsburgh, PA
reply to alkizmo
"I wouldn't get too excited. What cuts power is (are? but then wouldn't it be "what cut power" and not "what cuts power"?) falling trees. Leafless trees don't blow over so easily, just like a boat with its sail down won't keel from wind "

What cuts power in the winter (at least in this area) isn't falling trees, its falling limbs. No wind needed. Wet, heavy snow accumulates on limbs and brings them down and with them power lines. There have even been instances in this area where power lines where brought down only by the ice that built up on them alone, no trees needed.
Of course, it all depends on the type of snowfall and the ambient temps.

ke4pym
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Charlotte, NC
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reply to Kramer
said by Kramer:

I really don't think that is enough fuel. Looks to be about 1.5 days worth... right? Don't plan on getting any out of a vehicle without a great amount of trouble. They all have anti-siphon blocks in the fill tubes now.

Depends on the load. But I'd prep for a 2 week outage - here, when ice comes, we'll see 1-2 weeks w/o power.

My 8kw generator drinks 6.5 gallons just managing the fridge, blower on the furnace and TV in about 16 hours.

Running the a/c, tv and fridge? About 3 hours.


dennismurphy
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join:2002-11-19
Parsippany, NJ
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reply to ame101
said by ame101:

Lice CT web cam from my house. »justin.tv/miatajim

OK, so talk to me... what kind of outdoor camera do you have?

ame101

join:2002-05-02
Southington, CT
logitech webcam 9000, it's in side the window. Have a Lorex 8 cam setup around the house but not on web.


dennismurphy
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Parsippany, NJ
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said by ame101:

logitech webcam 9000, it's in side the window. Have a Lorex 8 cam setup around the house but not on web.

ahh... I was hoping it was a 'standalone' unit - no computer needed.

Thanks - very cool to have live streaming images for sure!

ame101

join:2002-05-02
Southington, CT
»www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutio···t-router

it will do it. linksys cam will work outside if you seal it up.


SwedishRider
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reply to IowaCowboy
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Generator is setup, GenTent is on, propane and electrical hooked up. If I lose power, it's one pull away. That top is rated to 65mph winds and 18 inches of heavy snow!


IowaCowboy
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Springfield, MA
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said by SwedishRider:

Generator is setup, GenTent is on, propane and electrical hooked up. If I lose power, it's one pull away. That top is rated to 65mph winds and 18 inches of heavy snow!

And hopefully chained down. Where I live (Springfield, MA), anything not tied down goes bye-bye. I have a cable and industrial grade padlock to tie mine down.


Emptydarkone
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join:2002-05-06
Springfield, IL
kudos:1
reply to IowaCowboy

Hellrazor
Bah Humbug

join:2002-02-02
Abyss, PA
reply to IowaCowboy
2 gas cans? That is 2 days of fuel? I think I have 9 or 10 5gal cans.

BTW: Al Gore didn't sanction the snowstorm, so it has been canceled.


NS4683

join:2000-08-25
South Amboy, NJ
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reply to Emptydarkone
I never understood why people always get bread and milk in storms. Maybe making french toast or something...

Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
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said by NS4683:

I never understood why people always get bread and milk in storms. Maybe making french toast or something...

Oh man I could go for some French toast right about now.

sk1939
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join:2010-10-23
Mclean, VA
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reply to NS4683
Milk especially....cause dairy is so good when refrigeration is lacking.

KirkyInCT

join:2008-11-04
Higganum, CT
kudos:1
reply to IowaCowboy
Power has been out a couple hours already, generator has been a champ. So glad I put it in now. Hooked up a street detection circuit a couple months ago. Last time I was running the genset when I didn't need to. I bet the alarm goes off in the middle of the night.

From the sounds of things, maybe it won't... Hopefully I wasn't too low on propane.


unavailable

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reply to sk1939
said by sk1939:

Milk especially....cause dairy is so good when refrigeration is lacking.

Um, if there's snow outside...

Bob4
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join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
reply to KirkyInCT
Storm has been a big nothing here in Central NJ. They're still predicting 10-14", but we've only gotten 1" so far.

sk1939
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Mclean, VA
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reply to unavailable
said by unavailable :

said by sk1939:

Milk especially....cause dairy is so good when refrigeration is lacking.

Um, if there's snow outside...

In the winter at least, doesn't work so well in a hurricane.


jkj860
The Final Frontier

join:2002-01-10
Valparaiso, IN
reply to sk1939
We keep a few empty coffee containers in the bottom of the freezer full of ice to help preserve the cold in the event of a power outage. Not a problem in the winter when the temp is below freezing.
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tmh

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reply to NS4683
said by NS4683:

I never understood why people always get bread and milk in storms. Maybe making french toast or something...

And toilet paper. Why toilet paper? Are they going to go any more in the storm than normal?

garys_2k
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Farmington, MI
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said by tmh :

said by NS4683:

I never understood why people always get bread and milk in storms. Maybe making french toast or something...

And toilet paper. Why toilet paper? Are they going to go any more in the storm than normal?

Sure, from drinking all that spoiled milk.

ame101

join:2002-05-02
Southington, CT
Do NOT want to dig cars out...........



Bob4
Account deleted

join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
We got 7 inches.


Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to ame101
said by ame101:

Do NOT want to dig cars out...........

[att=1]

wow that sucks.


Zorack

join:2001-12-14
Fayetteville, WV
reply to ame101
That is one hell of a lot of snow...


IowaCowboy
Iowa native
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join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
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reply to IowaCowboy
I still have power but snowblower is going to get a workout.

ame101

join:2002-05-02
Southington, CT