Sandy

Re: Sandy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:53 am

echos67 wrote:
Yanche, that is exactly what I would like to do with my generator, back feed the entire house panel.
Once utility power is lost I want to be able to shut off the main and breakers inside the house panel and start the generator and hit the disconnect sending generator power to the house panel then turning on the breakers for where I want to feed the power like hot water for a shower ect.

What size generator and wire did you use to do this and did you use a single circuit of 220 output from the generator to feed the house panel ? Just thinking of gathering parts so I can get mine done soon.


We have an old 220 line in the old garage and soon to be master bedroom we are using right now that was there for a dryer. We're going to set some kind of deal up outside in the future. We have a really long extension cord by brother had been using for a mig welder.

If you want to do it right they have a mechanical system for the panel that prevents both breakers from being on at once. Another thing I saw was some kind of sensor you wrapped around the wire from the street. It had an alarm to tell you when the power came back on.

http://www.interlockkit.com/

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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Short Bus On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:28 am

I installed one of those interlocks at my dad's house, I really like them, over the real expensive double thow 200 amp switch.
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Re: Sandy B I G

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:07 am

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Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:33 am

If Red Sun in the Morning still means anything--we could be in trouble here :(
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:09 am

When I look up in the sky I see grey. It's not raining yet but it is windy. I'm kind of hoping it just stays like this.

I also feel weird. Like I should be at work. I even got up at my normal time. But I don't have work since they closed for the day.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:17 am

Windy as hell here, rain is loud on the building but doesn't seem to be torrential. Front driveway is usually an indicator of the ground being saturated, no puddles yet. I was kind of surprised to wake up to power still being on. Heard a limb hit hard someplace, it woke me up. What I can see out the windows seems intact. Forecast is for winds to increase through the day today.

Freakin storm is as big as the whole east coast from the satellite photo.

Al Gore will probably come out from under his rock on this :D
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:27 am

I'm On Fire wrote:When I look up in the sky I see grey. It's not raining yet but it is windy. I'm kind of hoping it just stays like this.

I also feel weird. Like I should be at work. I even got up at my normal time. But I don't have work since they closed for the day.


It be coming.

We have had steady rain since yesterday morning, just increasing.
Winds are actually mild, with a few gusts.

The worst of it right now is Outer Banks NC
It stretches from NC to Nova Scotia

3pm they say is when the winds will increase, and the bulk of it will be here, continuing until 3am.
That will be the max.

Note: it is the south southeast of the eye that is the bad part.

Michigan and Illinois is supposed to get the cold front lake effect pretty bad too.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:32 am

Starting to rain here. It's not bad right now. Just some drizzle. Windy still. I think I'm going to go hit the shower while I still have power and hot water. After the power goes out it's no hot water so it'll be cold showers for the two+ weeks until JCP&L decides they want to earn their pay and fix the power. They charge a high enough premium for their electric and scream bloody murder when your sacrifice to them is late but don't give a rat's ass about restoring it quickly.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:40 am

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Re: Sandy

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:23 am

Just got a recorded message from Pennsylvania Power and Light. The message said to prepare for power outages lasting up to a week or more and basically they will get to it when they get to it after the storm passes through.

We have a slight drizzle and maybe about a 10 MPH wind right now. 10:22 Monday 10-29 in Girardville Pa.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:27 am

Dann757 wrote:Windy as hell here, rain is loud on the building but doesn't seem to be torrential. Front driveway is usually an indicator of the ground being saturated, no puddles yet. I was kind of surprised to wake up to power still being on. Heard a limb hit hard someplace, it woke me up. What I can see out the windows seems intact. Forecast is for winds to increase through the day today.

Freakin storm is as big as the whole east coast from the satellite photo.

Al Gore will probably come out from under his rock on this :D


Those sat pix newbie posted are awesome! It looks like that Jupiter storm eye you see in most pictures. Really is massive scale for a storm this late in the season. Nothing but a waiting game now so best of luck to all of my coal burning pals.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:40 am

I was down at Ocean View De. to clean up and winterize my camper and bring back my boat. On saturday morning the wind started and sat, night steady 30 mph. I lift 7am and the water was already at my trailer. I don't expect it to survive this storm. Iv'e been there since 1996 and never seen anything close to the severity of this storm. This is a pic. from the front of my trailer,only 20 yrds off the bay.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:42 am

I hope she makes it through her Dennis.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:50 am

It's started here in the National Capital Region. They have closed the Government and schools. Right now we have light rain with increasing winds. The powers that be tell us to expect a 48 hour weather event with winds up to 70 or 75 degrees. When you add in the full moon, we can expect increased flooding and lots of trees coming down due to the ground saturation. We have been told to expect to be without power for multiply days. That sounds bad but nothing compared with what's coming the way of folks north of us. You'll take care, Lisa
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:54 am

We easily passed the first test with this mornings high tide. I figure it could be 3'-4' higher before I would start to worry. I put a few sandbags by the garage door for no good reason. I don't think they help all that much.

I got the generator up and running. Thankfully, the shop was open and I was able to get a new needle and seat. The old one was swollen shut. I have 10 gallons of gas and whatever is in the two vehicles so I should be good for a day or three.

Took a drive around town, the water is high everywhere and the wind is just starting to pick up. A few small limbs down but nothing much at all.

Hope you guys closer to the action make out OK.
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