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

Re: Generator Time!!!

said by IowaCowboy:

Weather Channel is saying that this may be worse than the 1978 blizzard.

1. Generator. Check
2. Transfer Switch. Check
3. Snowblower. Check

As a former Boy Scout, the motto is Be Prepared.

Fuel? Check?


IowaCowboy
Iowa native
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join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
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said by cowboyro:

said by IowaCowboy:

Weather Channel is saying that this may be worse than the 1978 blizzard.

1. Generator. Check
2. Transfer Switch. Check
3. Snowblower. Check

As a former Boy Scout, the motto is Be Prepared.

Fuel? Check?

I have two 5-gallon Jerry cans with fuel in them mixed with Sta-bil. I also have 7 gallons of fuel in the generator.
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I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.


Kramer
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join:2000-08-03
Richmond, VA
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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.


ke4pym
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Charlotte, NC
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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.