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HomeAircraftHelicopterMain Discussion › 36 hours without power, NOT fun at all
01-24-2016 07:28 PM  31 months agoPost 1
salrica

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All the neighborhood without power, neighbors inside theirs cars charging up the cell phones and warming up at the same time.

Family time, family is so boring . Not really, but wife was with her attitude.
I took them to work to kill the frustration out, but then nowhere to eat something.
What a weekend

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01-24-2016 07:34 PM  31 months agoPost 2
Heli Fanatix

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This is a good excuse to get a generator for the flying!

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01-24-2016 08:21 PM  31 months agoPost 3
salrica

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Was thinking about it.
I'm going to look to get one.

Duke energy still working on restoring the power, the crews still on the roads.

You get addictive to your gadgets, and you feel disconnected.
That's not good.

My sons finally came to know my room.... Complaining....

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01-24-2016 08:23 PM  31 months agoPost 4
Heli_Splatter

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Salrica,

I feel a tiny bit of your pain. I just finished digging out the Jeep from an official 18.5" of snow. Free at last. Previously, I had been without power for 14 days, and it is pretty miserable.

I have a small home generator now and a smaller one to haul to the flying field for batteries. Best investment yet. I haven't needed it since I bought it.

Good luck going forward.. hope you get power back ASAP.

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01-24-2016 08:24 PM  31 months agoPost 5
TurboRacer

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We did almost 5 days a few years ago! I feel for you!

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01-24-2016 09:47 PM  31 months agoPost 6
salrica

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Power came back a few hours ago, but we been working, didn't know until wife called our neighbor next door. LOL

I should not complain, after you guy's been under snow and been out if power for days.

Not good

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01-24-2016 11:28 PM  31 months agoPost 7
wrongler

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18" is considered a dusting in upstate NY.

Bill Whittaker

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01-24-2016 11:52 PM  31 months agoPost 8
tommytt1

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Glad your power is back on !

I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?

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01-25-2016 12:07 AM  31 months agoPost 9
no1gsxrman

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It only takes once for my old lady. I had a 1000watt gen in 2010 that that gave me sh#t about when I bought for the hobby but worked ok when the power went out to run the frige and a heater. Needless to say I have a 2400 Yamaha to take to the field.

Put the woman and children to bed it's time to go fly!

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01-25-2016 12:13 AM  31 months agoPost 10
Nitro Bird

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Just got home from being at the flying field all day. It was sunny and 50 deg. with no wind. A great day to fly.

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01-25-2016 01:02 AM  31 months agoPost 11
JayL

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yep went out today for some flying turned out to be a nice day.

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01-25-2016 08:57 AM  31 months agoPost 12
jadams

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That sucks. Sorry to see so many people get hit by this storm. I bought a Generac 8000E for my house and converted it to run on trifuel. So i have it setup to connect right to my natural gas line via quick connect and then plug into my panel. Super simple and much cheaper than a whole house gen.

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01-25-2016 03:52 PM  31 months agoPost 13
rcnut

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Sorry to see people get hit by this storm. I know the feeling as well, being hit in the summer by a series of tornado type thunder storms. Lost power for 4 days and then 5 days later another 2 days. Our city was hit hard that year. 70+ mph winds, down drafts around 99 mph, and lightening strikes all over the place. Ugly green and black skies, sulfur smell in the air, debris flying everywhere, power poles and trees were broken and up rooted, and power wires everywhere. This is what we get hit with in the early summer.

I have a 4400 watt genny that really helps...frig, freezer, one light, and the TV for entertainment/news.
I bought a Generac 8000E for my house and converted it to run on trifuel. So i have it setup to connect right to my natural gas line via quick connect and then plug into my panel. Super simple and much cheaper than a whole house gen.
I would like to do this for my house! Then I can have running water and a few extras. It sucks having well water, but it tastes great!

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01-25-2016 04:07 PM  31 months agoPost 14
jackp332

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Scary stuff. Use this experience to be prepared if it ever happens again. Most people do not have enough food and potable water stored to last 3 days at home.

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01-25-2016 05:46 PM  31 months agoPost 15
Heli_Splatter

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and you don't put yourself at the mercy of all the vultures out there trying to make a quick buck off of your misery.

When you know a storm is coming... prepare. It never hurts to keep some soup/rice/water/TP around. I guess that it take several years to learn all this stuff. I was not always prepared.

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01-25-2016 07:29 PM  31 months agoPost 16
jharkin

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Scary stuff. Use this experience to be prepared if it ever happens again. Most people do not have enough food and potable water stored to last 3 days at home.
I imagine most people could scrounge enough food for 3 days, even if it means living on crackers... But its the water and having a plan to keep the perishables fresh that people seem to lack.

Really better to have enough to get through a week on hand if you can, and its not all that hard.

I dont worry about water as we are on city and its gravity fed. If on a well I would get a few 5 gallon cans and just keep them full all the time.

Nice thing about winter outages is you can put the cold food outside (amazes me how many forget that).

For light you can keep come candles in a closet (flashlights work too but then make sure you have fresh batteries).

Charging tablets and phones... Do you have a deep cycle for field RC charging? If yes then get a car USB charger, easy to rig up and you can keep you phone going for weeks on one.

Bored? Books and board games, books and board games.

I like having a gas stove as it works even when the power is out. If not then a Coleman camp stove and a few gallons of coleman fuel or propane cylinders s cheap and will do.

I will never live in a cold state without a woodstove and a few cords of DRY firewood on hand. Backup heat that is not electric dependent is priceless. (pellet stoves and inserts dont count, they need electric)

First aid kit. Not expensive and worthwhile to keep a good one in th house.

^^^ With all of the above you can survive most outages short of a the next hurricane Katrina. Many people overestimate how much you really need to survive.

Generators... I have one, mostly because we have a wet basement and need to be able to keep the pump gong if we ever had a flood. Its a cheap 3200 watt and in real outages Ive need to run it 1-2 hours a day to keep the fridge cold and run the water heater (can go a week on 5 gallons of gas that way) I know its temping to get a whole house automatic standby unit but you have to ask yourself how often are you really going to need it? Most people could go stay in a 4 star hotel on the rare occasion and still spend less $$.

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01-25-2016 08:13 PM  31 months agoPost 17
xcellgasman101

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You don't need any of that stuff if you have a fireplace, and a gas grill,,, Went 8 days one time, and had 15 people living at our house because of that,, Good luck, Hope you get dug out,, XGM/VGM

John Crotts
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01-25-2016 11:59 PM  31 months agoPost 18
Heli_Splatter

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You Just Cannot Make This Stuff Up.
We will never know how much snow fell on Washington last weekend. They lost the snow board.

I expect a congressional inquiry. We need to shut down Regan National. How can we possibly have government employees that cannot find the measurement device in a blizzard?

Is it 18" or 24", maybe 28"? Only the shadow know2!!!

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01-26-2016 01:02 AM  31 months agoPost 19
jackp332

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SnowGate

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01-26-2016 05:20 AM  31 months agoPost 20
jadams

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Google Motor snorkel. He makes a kit that makes a gas gen run on natural gas or propane. Cost me less than $200 to make my generator 'whole house". I put a valve and brass quick connect on my gas meter and got a rubber natural gas hose (ebay) to connect the gen. I have a well so with the generator running i can be independant for a long time and in most cases natural gas flows when there is no power.

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