Sandy

Re: Sandy

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:00 pm

jpete wrote: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.


The last few years I began to put stablize in the gas and double the dose for longer use.I began starting all my gas operated equiptment every month,it's easier to start the motors every month then rebuilding the carbs. everytime you need them.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:05 pm

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


Wait, so you are in Warren County and I'm in Sussex. You are about an hour west of me. So, the storm past right over me to hammer you. It's still not doing anything here. Maybe I got lucky and it bypassed me. ;)

I just got back from my neighbors house. He got a generator from his son and he said the gas he put in it las tnight is leaking out of the choke. I go over and the gas is just dripping out of the carb. I look up under the fuel tank and there is a little fuel shut-off valve. So I close it. Gas stops coming out of the carb. I open the choke and pull the cord. It starts right up. Runs for 2 minutes coughs and shuts off. I open the valve pull the cord it starts up again. As it's running I close the valve. Runs for two minutes, coughs and shuts off. I look at him, "Make sure when the generator isn't running that valve is closed. This way it won't flood the carb. Also, when you shut the generator off, don't push the shut off button, close the valve."

'Ok. Thank you. I'm old and have no idea what I'm doing.'

"It's ok. I'm just glad it was something stupid and not a carb issue. Because then I wouldn't of been able to help you. Let me know if you need anything else."

@Dennis,

I do the same thing. I used to follow the directions on the Sta-Bil container to a "T" for the amount of gas in the generator I had. Now, I just double up on the dose.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:10 pm

This picture was just sent to me. This is the Hoboken Railroad Terminal, as of 11:00 AM. The water is already over the doors and the storm is 12 HOURS out still. I can honestly say, there will be no trains today.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:22 pm

Dennis wrote:
jpete wrote: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.


The last few years I began to put stablize in the gas and double the dose for longer use.I began starting all my gas operated equiptment every month,it's easier to start the motors every month then rebuilding the carbs. everytime you need them.


I always use "Sta-bil" but I just recently picked up the ethanol version. Hopefully, that helps. And I try to run them out of gas and fog the cylinder for long term storage like the generator and snow blower.

It was working right up until it didn't. :)

Time to change tactics.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:40 pm

“The last time we saw anything like this was never… I don’t know how to say it any clear than that is the largest threat to human life our state has experienced in anyone’s lifetime.” -Connecticut Gov. Dannell Malloy said Sunday


Hmmmm. I know I am going to be in darkness soon the only question is for how long. How many weeks?????? What priority will boonville get? Will my beer run out? Will I be forced to drink Bud to survive.. Will I be forced to listen to Obummer on the TV for another 97 election ops... OK, I can survive these others but not constant POTUS appearances... the terror of it all
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:11 pm

I was down to the Fire Station/Vol. Ambulance giving one of our EMT's a break--school let out early & she needed to do something with her kids. Anyhow, I had my camera & figured what the hell--Marathon Fire/ Ambulance---The wind has picked up some & it's a real fine drizzle so far. I'm listening to BO taking credit for all that's being done prep wise & first responder wise on the east coast-- I hope his voters aren't so stupid that they don't realize all that is local & local taxes are paid for that service--sure FEMA (joke) may be a bunch of Feds looking like they ar being helpful after all is said & done--but it's us local grunts out there busting our ass's for our friends & neighbors.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:15 pm

just pics. in from friends across the marina(they have a security cam linked to laptop),mine is the third from right,blue camper behind white sign.One more high tide before winds change and start pushing water out the inlet.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:23 pm

Uh oh Dennis,

Looks like someone left your door open !!!!!!

Hope it is only the screen door. But I think the floors might be a little damp............

BTW just saw it posted that the approaches to the I.R. Inlet bridge are under water. In that case I would think the guys at the CG station are up on the upper floors !!!




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Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:32 pm

At least you're not alone in this situation Dennis, looks like the old girl has plenty of soon to be swimming partners :(
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:57 pm

Almost forgot to secure the empty ash can :shock:
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:09 pm

Rick 386 wrote:BTW just saw it posted that the approaches to the I.R. Inlet bridge are under water. In that case I would think the guys at the CG station are up on the upper floors !!!

It was the first time I was the CG Station boarded up and Saturday the ships went out to sea
Rick,I was detoured around Rt.113 yesterday,at sunrise the ocean broke thru the dunes onto Rt.1 north of the bridge.I was on Deldot this morning and Rt.1 was completly underwater and both Rehoboth bay and ocean are connected.

Rick 386 wrote:Looks like someone left your door open !!!!!!
Hope it is only the screen door. But I think the floors might be a little damp..


my trailer is behind the white sign and I should have left the door open to let the water out,should of left the crab bait in the freezer might of caught something.
heres the Deldot site,it will take a while to load because all the web traffic http://www.deldot.gov/information/proje ... ndex.shtml
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:17 pm

I just crossed over Rt. 90 West of Erie & there had to be at least 30 or more bucket trucks from Ohio & maybe farther headed East so at the very least you know some help is on the way.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:46 pm

Just went outside (2PM Mon) to take a walk around the property and get the just delivered mail. Steady rain with breezy gusts here 30 miles west of Baltimore. Went with an umbrella and just had to be careful how I held it. No trees down yet but the ground is really soaked with significant run off across the property to the neighbors. Coal boiler barometric damper is wide open, and the idle draft is 0.04" a bit more than normal. Power is still on but it's flickering as I type this. No problem for the computer since I have a substantial UPS. Slight leak in the generator shed roof I've not seen before. Water infiltration into my underground heating pipe chase is greater than I've seen it. Needs to be fixed next spring. Just hoping the trees that still have leaves don't come down. Good luck to all in surviving this developing storm. It's likely to be "the" historic storm in the mid-atlantic states. PA & NY, it's headed your way.

Much of the rainfall will be in the Susquehanna river watershed. The prediction is an environmental disaster for the Chesapeake Bay. All the muck held back by the hydroelectric dam in Port Deposit will be washed out and deposited in the lower Bay. Before and after satellite photos will be interesting. Low elevation portions of Maryland's eastern shore have had evacuations, some mandatory. Lots of out of state electric utility trucks staged at big parking lots, like the Ravens football stadium. It's going to be a long time for all the electric service to be restored.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:07 pm

Here in southwest Sussex county, NJ we currently have wind from the northeast at 24 MPH with gusts to 33 MPH. Rainfall has been light, .41 inch so far. Strangely enough the power is still on, although it has flickered a few times.

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Re: Sandy

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:12 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Here in southwest Sussex county, NJ we currently have wind from the northeast at 24 MPH with gusts to 33 MPH. Rainfall has been light, .41 inch so far. Strangely enough the power is still on, although it has flickered a few times.

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Let's hope it stays this way.
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