Re: Sandy

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:15 pm

I know most of you have gone thru this before & recall some of the posts from Richard & his friends & I hope everyone takes this one seriously from everything I'm seeing. I know even here French Creek was already high & we really just got what was heading East & are just starting to get the very fringe parts of Sandy, stay safe & don't take any chances.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: KLook On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:16 pm

Hard to believe but my brother and a friend drove right down through all that yesterday to Ahoske, North Carolina to deer hunt!! :shock: Crazy Mainers you know, :roll: just a little blow, whats the big deal? At least he got a nice one this morning. May have to eat it this week! ;)

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Other Heating: Gas boiler backup/main
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Sandy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:23 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Almost forgot to secure the empty ash can :shock:

You get the award for the biggest LOL of the day.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Sandy

PostBy: mozz On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:35 pm

Here is the PP&L outage map in NEPA. Early this morning it was a few hundred, right now it is showing 11,000 without power. Here in the foot of Wayne county, I am really surprised, no trees down yet, rain very little, but steady wind increasing all day. ... e-map.aspx
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: echos67 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:00 pm

Richard S, thanks, Yanche set me up with a link to a previous thread and I decided I know enough about electric to make a mess of hooking it to the panel myself so I will have an electrician wire mine in so it meets code and is safe. Fortunately my job puts me in close contact with several different companies to get pricing from.

38k plus without electric here through BGE (Baltimore Gas Electric) still have it here at the house for now.
Steady winds now I'm guessing 25-30 mph with stronger gusts, tonight it is supposed to increase substantially though. Rain has been solid since last night around 10pm and they are estimating 8-12" in total :shock: .
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:56 pm

No rain yet, but the North wind has really picked up. I just came down from the attic. My house has a large gable vent in the North end, and a much smaller vent in the South end. It seemed prudent to block off most of the vent on the North end and prevent the wind from howling through was literally strong enough to blow my hat off. Many years ago a Nor'easter managed to put a snow drift in that end of the attic, so I'm not messing around this time.

I hope everyone pulls through this one alright, it sure looks bad in Maryland right now.
Rob R.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Sandy

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:05 pm

My power went out. I sat in the chair looking at the lights, contemplating firing the generator up. By the time I got up, but my boots and coat on the power came back on. Hopefully it was a fluke and it won't go out.
I'm On Fire
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:29 pm

Maybe we should have a nepacrossroads Twitter feed...?
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:30 pm

I believe landfall occurred at 6:00 PM EST. I recon that means NJ should be in the eye about now.
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Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Sandy

PostBy: david78 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:42 pm

It's pouring the snow here in my part of WV; about 4" on the ground now. It's the heavy, wet stuff. 33 degrees, windy but not too bad. All the leaves are off the trees so maybe the electric will stay on. Generator ready to go if it doesn't.
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Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Sandy

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:46 pm

I feel for you WV guys. At least you don't have to shovel rain!

Going to take a drive around 8pm to see just how high the tide will get. So far, the lights flickered once but no sign it's going to go out.
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Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Sandy

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:48 pm

We have 9pm to 6am curfews for mon and tues all around us in SEPA.

jpete, if you plan on driving near water, I would second think that.
Lets all be safe, and make sure we are kept alive and warm.

Lights flickering quite often here, but so far still have power

I have wifi hotspot on my phone, so I can surf a few hours if needed.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Anthra Rice
Other Heating: 3 Fireplaces

Re: Sandy

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:00 pm

Just a puffy moderate breaze and a few sprinkles here in Whippleville so far. If the projected path shown on the weather cannel is correct PA and NY could get hit prety hard. fortunately for those of us in the far north the wind is projected to drop quite a bit as the storm travels across land. We may get sustained winds of about 35 and gusts to 60. Good luck all. :shock:
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Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: Sandy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:06 pm

We are going through the worst of the winds now 50 MPH with gusts I hate to guess but the rain is not too bad. Lights flickering so I am not hopeful. The Jotul 507 just blew out as in not now alight - no smoke in the room just out. Not sure of the cause but new owner stupidity is top of the list of suspects. We really don't need heat now.


Wait a minute here b4 I sign off, I propose that the one match club should have a clause about hurricane force gusts.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:07 pm

We where at Martinsville Racetrack over the weekend. We left last nite "Sunday" at 8:30 P.M. Drove for 2 hours, got on 81 sat for 1.5 hours without moving more than a few feet. That ended we drove 1.5 more hours, slept for 5 hours in the trailer, and boy what a ride today 81 to 84 to 87 to Albany NY. That storm chased us the whole way! The wind gusts where incredible pushing the rig like nothing I ever saw. Thank God we are home safe and sound.
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