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rtbond

join:2007-11-28
Hopatcong, NJ
reply to kickass69

Re: Hurricane Sandy-Frankenstorm Outages/Issues/Updates

Just an FYI. I saw a Cablevision tech parked on the side of the road in Hopatcong, NJ babysitting a generator that was powering one of their HFC nodes. Apparently Cablevision has someone positioned by the generator (looked to be a 3kW Honda inverter-style [ultra-quiet and fuel efficient]) 24 hours a day.

Wow, that is costly but I guess the alternative is risk theft. Seems like there should be a more cost effective solution.



blohner

join:2002-06-26
Cortlandt Manor, NY

The gen's up here are left alone (chained to the pole) - not sure if that correlates to the crime stats...
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rtbond

join:2007-11-28
Hopatcong, NJ

The Cablevision tech did mention they had some stolen in the October 2011 snow storm. Perhaps they should have invested in a heavier chain!

When does the cost of having a tech babysit the generator exceed the capital cost of the asset? I think a 3kW Honda (Eu3000is) is about $2000.

In the grand scheme of things not a big deal.



blohner

join:2002-06-26
Cortlandt Manor, NY

I would hope that stealing one of these is treated as an attack to core infrastructure e.g. terrorism...
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rtbond

join:2007-11-28
Hopatcong, NJ

My "not a big deal" comment was related to having someone guard the generator and not to the act of stealing one.

Yes, having serious penalties might help act as a deterrent.



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CV doesn't put generators our here. They just wait for the power to go back on.

Verizon does - with a big chain.
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rtbond

join:2007-11-28
Hopatcong, NJ

said by jaa:

CV doesn't put generators our here. They just wait for the power to go back on.

Verizon does - with a big chain.

Not universally true. Was your post was an attempt at humor or were you stating in your area you do not believe generators are used to power Optical Nodes?

Bob4
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join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
reply to rtbond

If someone has to babysit the generator, it would be a lot cheaper to run a simple inverter off the van's 12V battery.



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join:2003-07-06
Hampton Bays, NY
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news 12 long island went black after my power went nuts for a sec (voltage jumped up to 140vac quickly and back to normal).
what the hell ?
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kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
reply to rtbond

Well damn, I started this topic and never put my story in so here it goes. My power went out at 8:37 AM Monday morning...Between 7 and 11 PM that night 3 oak trees...one of them a century old went down on my property of course taking out utility/cable lines. I finally got back home Saturday Evening from my week and a half stay in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (NJ was sold out). I didn't get electric/cable service back until Thursday Night with cable service returning Friday Night.


Bob4
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join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
reply to Bob4

Now there's a CV truck babysitting a generator around the clock across the street from where I work. I'm not sure why, as power came back several days ago. Perhaps the drop to CV's power supply isn't working.