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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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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.

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
Reviews:
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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.


Bob4
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join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
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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.


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.