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8 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

Natural gas.  No need for propane if you have natural gas.  All the generacs will do either with a tweak.

You were never without NG even in all the Hurricanes right?

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12 minutes ago, dwilawyer said:

Scorned? For being prepared?

 

I have to have a Generac installed by Sept. or I'm in big trouble. Would love to hear how you are able to manage that?

 

I need mine to run AC in summer and heat in winter.

 

No for how I have it connected.

 

8 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

Easiest way to hook up a portable is to pull your meter or turn off your main breaker if you have one then hook it into your dryer connection with a jumper.  Itll do both legs of your 120 and your 240. 

 

Which is what we did, except we used a 220v plug in the garage that's in place for a welder. It's frowned upon, especially when utility power is restored, so you have to be very careful and ensure your mains are turned off.

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This isn't too reassuring.

 

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I just cleared 10 inches of fresh snow off the driveway!

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2 minutes ago, kevinmi said:

I just cleared 10 inches of fresh snow off the driveway!

Bought a big 2x Cub Cadet electric start a couple years ago.  Went all out w/the heated grips  :)  Cut thru my driveway like butter.  15 minutes I was done.  Put it into the garage took my Army gloves off and my hands were ice in the time it took me to shut it down.  Stay safe up there!  Next round is Thursday "they" say.  Gotta feel for those w/no power though.  THAT would not be good w/the low temps.  

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20210216_144646.thumb.jpg.5d97a3475cc9a000f142ba3a40964f7e.jpg20210216_144701.thumb.jpg.eb12c704c6056dc8d34222c9dded7894.jpg@kevinmi and @Dave1291 I know this will be a total joke to you, but I'm in an area about 1 million and I'm the only one who knows how to drive in it.

 

4" of snow, on top of 1/2" of ice.

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This was first day, then it snowed on top of this, never thawed. 

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Nothin's a joke when it comes to snow and ice.  I spent a week out in the famous Ohio blizzard of ''78.  Had to check on an elderly couple one day.  Their ranch was completely drifted over.  Yup, they were fine.  Had a lil place shoveled to get the back door open and they huddled around a lil kerosene heater and used candles.  The next day I got to deliver my first baby!  hahaha  Barometric pressure dropped and so did this woman's kid.  THAT was a treat.  lol  People are just like those cattle and animals when it comes to survival.   :)

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37 minutes ago, dwilawyer said:

You were never without NG even in all the Hurricanes right?

Correct.  No need to have diesel sitting around. 

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38 minutes ago, Thaddeus Smith said:

 

No for how I have it connected.

 

 

Which is what we did, except we used a 220v plug in the garage that's in place for a welder. It's frowned upon, especially when utility power is restored, so you have to be very careful and ensure your mains are turned off.

You just have to make sure that you're totally disconnected from the grid so that you don't injure a worker upstream.   I always just pulled my meter.  Only problem is that you don't know when the power is on unless you clamp a light bulb to the grid side.

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17 minutes ago, dwilawyer said:

20210216_144646.thumb.jpg.5d97a3475cc9a000f142ba3a40964f7e.jpg20210216_144701.thumb.jpg.eb12c704c6056dc8d34222c9dded7894.jpg@kevinmi and @Dave1291 I know this will be a total joke to you, but I'm in an area about 1 million and I'm the only one who knows how to drive in it.

 

4" of snow, on top of 1/2" of ice.

Wife's Macan is all where drive.  Makes it nice.

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13 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

You just have to make sure that you're totally disconnected from the grid so that you don't injure a worker upstream.   I always just pulled my meter.  Only problem is that you don't know when the power is on unless you clamp a light bulb to the grid side.

 

The benefit is that you don't have to string extension cords everywhere, can flip on lights as needed, etc.

 

It's enabled us to run a heat lamp in the barn and heaters in the house 100yds away, all from the same generator.

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22 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

Only problem is that you don't know when the power is on unless you clamp a light bulb to the grid side.

Lights on at your neighbors is a GOOD clue:)

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1 hour ago, CECAA850 said:

Wife's Macan is all where drive.  Makes it nice.

"all where drive"??? If that is the same as "all over the place", my wife drives like that too.

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Driving in this stuff a person has to know his limitations and the limitations of his vehicle. We all learned that around when we were 10 years old driving tractors and Jeeps on the farm.

JJK

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Worst storm I’ve been in... -51 wind chill and about 3 feet of packed snow. High centered  a Yukon SUV, had to dig it out in the wind, not fun.

 

Same storm my wimpy Buick Rendezvous completely gave up... dash said, Take vehicle to dealer. 

 

Driving on ice is different than snow. Worst is snow over ice. No fast motions. If you slide, get feet off the pedals. Stay calm. I’ve done a few 180 deg unintentionally... never flipped myself! Went off-roading in a Trans AM once. 

 

Stay safe and check on your neighbours!

 

 

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1 hour ago, MookieStl said:

"all where drive"??? If that is the same as "all over the place", my wife drives like that too.

Stupid auto correct.

 

 

Power just went out again. 

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1 hour ago, babadono said:

Lights on at your neighbors is a GOOD clue:)

At night sure.   I remember during hurricane Rita I discovered that the power was back on when I heard my neighbors powered attic vent come on.

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4 hours ago, babadono said:

Lights on at your neighbors is a GOOD clue:)

And this is why you get paid the big money.  :lol:

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a close call here a little more humidity and dew point and we would have had frost on the cars. 

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5 hours ago, dwilawyer said:

4" of snow, on top of 1/2" of ice.

Ok those big doors behind the cars, that's where the cars should go to keep them pretty. A certain lady would be happy with that. :tongue:

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