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IowaCowboy
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join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
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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.
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I have not and will not cut the cord.


John Galt
Forward, March
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join:2004-09-30
Happy Camp
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How often do you need to change the generator oil?

Many people don't plan for that...

Just trying to help!
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ame101

join:2002-05-02
Southington, CT

Every 50 hours on mine.



alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1

1 recommendation

reply to IowaCowboy

said by IowaCowboy:

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

Meh, we had a Nor'easter on December 27th, beat all time records.
There were very little power outages (mostly remote regions).
Though the best part was that we had a half-day at work! A BANK! HALF DAY! WTF?! (Well, the cashiers had to stay, HA!)

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

Winter is typically a power-outages-less season.

But hey, if you're positively excited, I hope all the best luck to you so that a tree falls on a power line near you! But I will also accuse you of wanting OTHERS to suffer so that you can enjoy your generator

edit - My real tip to you is this: Go fill up on food and movies. You'll be staying home tomorrow!

ame101

join:2002-05-02
Southington, CT




Ready for snow and wind. Even changed oil in generator.


Zorack

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

If we was going to get that kind of weather forecast for here,I would have not bought a air compressor kit and instead buy a Generac 5500 watt generator when I visited my local Lowes this morning....
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Zorack

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

That was one messed up post. I meant to say that here In WV our power outages are frequent in Winter and slow to repair by our power company(AEP). So if a blizzard type storm were to hit here(I sure as hell hope not),I sure as hell would have gotten that generator.



SwedishRider
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reply to IowaCowboy

I gave the generator a good workout earlier, fueled up the snow throwin' beast, and stocked up on bread and milk... so I'm about as prepped as I can be.


Bob4
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reply to alkizmo

said by alkizmo:

Meh, we had a Nor'easter on December 27th, beat all time records.

That was nothing. You only got 18 inches (I was there). Get back to us when you get 30+ inches, like we had in 1996.


alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1
reply to SwedishRider

said by SwedishRider:

I gave the generator a good workout earlier, fueled up the snow throwin' beast, and stocked up on bread and milk... so I'm about as prepped as I can be.

WTF mate!
Where's the beer, frozen pizza, chips & lubricant?


IowaCowboy
Iowa native
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Springfield, MA
reply to IowaCowboy

I am at the Springfield (MA) Stop & Shop and it looks like we're getting ready for a major disaster.



Zorack

join:2001-12-14
Fayetteville, WV
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said by IowaCowboy:

I am at the Springfield (MA) Stop & Shop and it looks like we're getting ready for a major disaster.

Everybody taking everything but the kitchen sink(maybe even that lol)?
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Matt Barlow Rules! Bring him back to Iced Earth! \m/

ame101

join:2002-05-02
Southington, CT

I ran out for soda(got to have vodka mixer if beer runs out), store was nuts and lines at gas stations.



cowboyro
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reply to IowaCowboy

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
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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 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.



Chinabound
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join:2002-12-21
Antioch, IL
kudos:3
reply to SwedishRider

said by SwedishRider:

...fueled up the snow throwin' beast

Charge your video camera - I can't wait to see how it does.


SwedishRider
Rider on the Storm
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not Sweden
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said by Chinabound:

said by SwedishRider:

...fueled up the snow throwin' beast

Charge your video camera - I can't wait to see how it does.

Not sure if you caught it last time:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA75fPyRufs

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUhFW1F2Rqg


It was incredible... but this will be a whole new ballgame. I'm anxious to find out... and I'll try to get some better video.


Chinabound
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Antioch, IL
kudos:3

The videos are nice - the quality is fine. 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.



alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1

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.


Zorack

join:2001-12-14
Fayetteville, WV
Reviews:
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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
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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

»youtu.be/HIQyla0dhvs

ame101

join:2002-05-02
Southington, CT

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



Nick_L
Premium
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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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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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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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.