Who else got slammed

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:27 pm

SMITTY wrote:My Yamaha gen has been humming away for 16 hours per day since 7pm Saturday ... and according to Nat'l Grid, a few more days on top of that. Somehow I doubt they'll have it back on that soon, but they were right the last storm so who knows. Don't matter to me one way or the other. Computers on, beer is cold, & coal is burning keeping the house & DHW toasty. 8-)


Listen to Smitty, he buy Yamaha Inverter Genny, smart man, no problems running any stoker, good on gas like Honda,too.
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: qbwebb On: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:55 pm

Smitty, how much gas are you consuming? I have a 7.5 KW Generac my grandfather gave me that he purchased sometimes in the 90's, I've done 9.5 hrs since sat evening @ maybe 12 gal/gas. I have a tripplite UPS hooked to a battery for my stoker in the shed, so far it hasn't died but I haven't seen the UPS kick off yet either during my generator runs. I crank the oil furnace while the generator is up, stoker boiler is mainly doing hot water, output is too slow to keep running the generator. I'm jealous of you hand fired guys now. I got lucky and found a place to fill the gas cans with no lines tonight, I'm not going to advertise though, I heard horror stories of wait times and gas limits in Southwick. CL&P is saying some folks could be out a week, my company has no power, just heard I have work off tomorrow too. Currently tethering phone to laptop, kind of like dial up all over again, but all in all not bad. I wonder how dedicated AT&T is to keeping Diesel in their cell tower generators.
qbwebb
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:25 am

qbwebb wrote:Smitty, how much gas are you consuming? I have a 7.5 KW Generac my grandfather gave me that he purchased sometimes in the 90's, I've done 9.5 hrs since sat evening @ maybe 12 gal/gas.

It would be interesting to hear how much you all are burning for generator gasoline (or propane). I have heard several folks around me say $50 per day to run their generators, which surprised me.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane


Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:37 am

I'm using about 5 gallons every 12 hours or so not too bad but I am looking forward to having power again some day. The governor is babbling on the radio again, not a great public speaker umm uhh ummm ahhh.
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:44 am

rberq wrote:I have heard several folks around me say $50 per day to run their generators, which surprised me.

Mine's 9000 watts and it's about $45 to run 24 hours @ $3.60 a gallon, about 13 gallons a day.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: qbwebb On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:26 pm

I just moved my wireless BBQ thermometer from the stoker to inside the fridge, 57F, everything in there except fruit and veggies is getting tossed, not taking chances with my wife entering her 3rd trimester tomorrow. The freezer was at 33, every thing in there is hard, until i measured the fridge temp i figured it was all cold enough with only running it 4 hrs or so a day, but it just gets opened and closed too much.

CL&P has outage estimates posted on their website, my town and the town I work in aren't even listed, and some towns that didn't even get it as bad further away have estimates at Sun 11/6 night.

It will be interesting to see how they prioritize all the crews coming in, my town is small and generally not as well off as the hardest hit as we are rural. I hope we don't see crews wasting time going house by house in the wealthier towns while leaving the more rural folks who's one repair can get an entire street on. I have to say to not even have estimates for all towns by now is pretty pathetic, even those in the worst hit towns are out and about looking for Gasoline. All town estimates should be posted ASAP so those with limited supplies can plan for the duration. I'm starting to think this could be substantially more than a week......
qbwebb
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:05 pm

rberq wrote:
qbwebb wrote:Smitty, how much gas are you consuming? I have a 7.5 KW Generac my grandfather gave me that he purchased sometimes in the 90's, I've done 9.5 hrs since sat evening @ maybe 12 gal/gas.

It would be interesting to hear how much you all are burning for generator gasoline (or propane). I have heard several folks around me say $50 per day to run their generators, which surprised me.


Honder 2000i, 3-4 gallons a day on Ecomode (1500 rpm purr) , cycling a 18 cu ft ref and large 1980's upright freezer at same time on Eco though the genny does a deep growl when the freezer starts but it come back time and time again. If Eco-mode was shut off , the rpm's would go up to 3000 or so and could have more capacity and surge capacity. Average life of a 2000 i is 7000 hrs if run full time, a small plastic gear in the crackcase is the understood failure mode, would buy another as backup if I could afford it.
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:02 pm

Guys, more data on 2000i, see below from Maine Generator Sales. I found these #'s pretty hard to believe though they now seem to be somewhat real.I'm doing something like 600 (180 +375) measured non-surge watts with the ref and freezer, with the genny rated at 1600 cont, that is less than 1/2 load.

BTW, don't expect this to do the surge needed to do a 1/2 hp well pump 300 feet down, plus this is 110V only.

On Gasoline -
Consumption at 1/2 load 0.093 gallons/hour
Consumption at 3/4 load 0.197 gallons/hour
Consumption at full load load 0.275 gallons/hour
Fuel tank capacity 1.1 gallons
Running time 1/2 load 13 Hours hours
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono