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Old January 20th, 2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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Our power went out last night. On and off so many times we ran around unplugging things to protect them from surge. We got up this morning and got the generator fired up. Went through the important breakers. We have our candles and eton emergency radio. Good practice for my daughters.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:09 AM   #2
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So, when do we get to see you on 'Doomsday Preppers'?
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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:11 AM   #3
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I love how quiet the house gets when it the power goes out.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:12 AM   #4
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2 a.m. last night two very tall dead trees snapped and went down in the back yard. now if i can get down the hill with the saw we might have enough firewood for the rest of the season.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:13 AM   #5
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Our power went out last night. On and off so many times we ran around unplugging things to protect them from surge. We got up this morning and got the generator fired up. Went through the important breakers. We have our candles and eton emergency radio. Good practice for my daughters.
Damn squirrels must have been humping the transformer again






This is a sign.
Buy a quality surge protector now so you do not need to go running around like a idiot later. Heck if you get the good ones with battery backup you will not need to screw around setting all the clocks and such.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:15 AM   #6
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50mph gusts and not so much as a flicker. I love living near a hospital.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:18 AM   #7
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Heard the wind whipping around. Now I need to see how much siding and roof I lost.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:20 AM   #8
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Ran an errand this morning. A few small branches on the road. Nothing more. But the wind is tearing up the ice on the lake.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:26 AM   #9
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Lost it just long enough to have reset all the clocks. My parents, who live about three miles away, have not had power for about five hours.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:41 AM   #10
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Neighbor showed up needing water for his out door wood boiler. It boiled over in the night because the pump stopped circulating and it over heated. This is a consideration for those of you considering an outdoor furnace for your heat.
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Neighbor showed up needing water for his out door wood boiler. It boiled over in the night because the pump stopped circulating and it over heated. This is a consideration for those of you considering an outdoor furnace for your heat.
I think he has a different problem then just the pump. I shut the power switch off on mine while changing my water heater and it never boiled in 2 days with the fire box half full of wood. It is suppose to smolder to keep the fire alive but not burn hot enough to boil.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:48 AM   #12
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Yeh, hell of a wind storm last night. I haven't assessed the damage yet, but noticed our deck furnature blown to hell this morning and could see that the gutters were down on the back of the house. Didn't get much sleep with all the banging around from the wind hitting the house.
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I think he has a different problem then just the pump. I shut the power switch off on mine while changing my water heater and it never boiled in 2 days with the fire box half full of wood. It is suppose to smolder to keep the fire alive but not burn hot enough to boil.
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I had my rope seal go bad one time and it constantly let air in it, I had the same issue of it constantly boiling over. But it would only drop a few gallons out of 250. That's wont hurt nothing and it will still operate properly.
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I used to hate winds like that when I had my trailer. I would end up spending the next day fixing the skirting. Luckily none would be missing.
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I used to hate winds like that when I had my trailer. I would end up spending the next day fixing the skirting. Luckily none would be missing.
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I think he has a different problem then just the pump. I shut the power switch off on mine while changing my water heater and it never boiled in 2 days with the fire box half full of wood. It is suppose to smolder to keep the fire alive but not burn hot enough to boil.
I know they are not supposed to boil over the draft damper should shut on power fail. What happens is they start drafting down the chimney enough to heat up. I have a couple friends with centrals and they both do it.
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Heat rises. Hard for air to go down when hot carbon is coming out.
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Heat rises. Hard for air to go down when hot carbon is coming out.
Partially correct. If there is no other route for air, it will draft down the chimney.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 08:27 AM   #19
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I know they are not supposed to boil over the draft damper should shut on power fail. What happens is they start drafting down the chimney enough to heat up. I have a couple friends with centrals and they both do it.
I don't buy that for a minute
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Partially correct. If there is no other route for air, it will draft down the chimney.
it can't if it is warm or hot, air pressure wont let it go down. The only time it could if the firebox is cold
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