Sandy

Re: Sandy

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:42 am

Poconoeagle wrote:power out here for 2 hrs now. thanks to honda we have lights and fridge and coffee

big tree went toward neighbors....took gutter off 1 inch over and corner of house would be gone.

his jon boat was chained to that tree :) it smashed onto the back deck and missed the grill also by inches 8-)

boat on trailer jumped bach 5 ft :lol: his house in LI not as lucky tree ripped power off rear of house
a different one in front of house took out neighborhood!

3 trees in 2 states.... get this.....hes a insurance salesman :D


How apropos! :lol: Honestly piece of cake here. In 226 yrs my house has seen some blows and this one was relatively mild compared to some where I've felt the house "shiver". Still blowing about 35 or so but I'm happy to say the old Glenwood 116 hung right at 250 degrees where I'd set it! Not bad for no baro.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:09 am

My Son's school has delayed opening today. My daughter's school is closed. Didn't even send us the Broadcast announcement :mad:
Must be too much water.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:14 am

I think it dispersed really quickly after hitting land.

Any parts of the shore took some beating though.

NYC and NJ hit very hard, lots of damage.
Many people without power...and probably for a while.
Still with all the snow in WV and VA and other parts, it is putting a damper on a lot.
EMS/FIRE had so many calls last night, not funny. Most due to downed trees and wires.

But yes, the wind was a lot less than expected.

Hope everyone is ok and can recover safely.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:15 am

Rick 386 wrote:So down here near Phila. our Gov decided to close all the major highways around Phila until 2:00 AM. All the major interstates.

......

Rick

They did the same thing around here too. They shut down the Pike ... but ONLY to trucks! :roll: Also 84 into CT was shut down as well. It's election season - the dems can't risk an incident. They're going down as it is. :funny:
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:29 am

Nothing to speak of here on the hill. My thoughts are with those that did take a whuppin.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:34 am

YEAH!
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:00 am

freetown fred wrote:Nothing to speak of here on the hill. My thoughts are with those that did take a whuppin.


Ditto
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:16 am

Very little rain, power never went out which is a miracle and while it was really windy last night I wouldn't say it was really excessive. Just drizzling now and the wind is calm.

Did lose one tree down in the corner, a white birch.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:20 am

Richard S. wrote:Very little rain, power never went out which is a miracle and while it was really windy last night I wouldn't say it was really excessive. Just drizzling now and the wind is calm.

Did lose one tree down in the corner, a white birch.


Outstanding Richard! Glad you got through relatively easily.
SteveZee
 
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:24 am

Looking at the radar right now - this thing looks stalled out, with the eye over MD / VA area. Parts of it still pushing west while the jet stream keeps pushing east. Wonder how this will play out. Looks to me like it's going to get pushed back east for Sandy part II .... :gee:
SMITTY
 
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Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Sandy

PostBy: JRDepew On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:30 am

We lost power for a few hours here, starting sometime after midnight. I didn't think we were even going to get wind but it was whipping pretty good. I went in the basement and put some foil over the baro on the boiler and turned the auger by hand a few times. There was some tiny blue flames going when I went back to bed and the draft was shooting from .04 to .15 that I saw. Kept the fire going until the power came back at around 6:30. Probably didn't even have to wake up and tend to the boiler but wanted to make sure we didn't lose the fire.

Joe
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:34 am

During a wind event, foil over the baro is the last thing you want to do! :idea:
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:34 am

SteveZee wrote:Outstanding Richard! Glad you got through relatively easily.


We lose power when someone farts so I'm surprised it's still on, they did do a lot of trimming this last Spring so that probably helped. We've lost power about 6 times since we've been here, usually about a 3 to 6 hour stretch. Lost it for 5 days after Irene and there was another time we lost it for about 2 days.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:36 am

Richard S. wrote:We lose power when someone farts ......

:funny: Same here!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:48 am

Yep, strange SMITTY--woke up it was REAL cloudy out but still as a tomb--now it's pouring rain & the wind has really kicked up again. Meteorologists confuse themselves with all their fancy do-dads--I was loggin with the horses outside of Rutland, Vt many yrs ago(Rochester) I was going up to feed them because it was to windy to be cutting trees--there was an old (retired) LOL, farmer that used to do the news & weather on AM radio at 5 AM, his forecast was one that has stuck with me for years & years. wait for it---" snow today, can't tell ya how much, hasn't stopped yet" --that was the last honest weather report I've had in my lifetime. :clap: toothy These guys today are mostly just wanna be actors with their LL BEAN jackets ;)
SMITTY wrote:Looking at the radar right now - this thing looks stalled out, with the eye over MD / VA area. Parts of it still pushing west while the jet stream keeps pushing east. Wonder how this will play out. Looks to me like it's going to get pushed back east for Sandy part II .... :gee:
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