Sandy

Re: Sandy

PostBy: KLook On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:10 am

Hey Kevin, at least you're smart enough to HAVE guns to cling to. Some neighbors bought some land with a fix'r upper on it--not sure what part, if I see him I'll ask & get more details, BUT, he got a real good deal $$$ wise. Patience dude ;)


Hahaha! Yes Fred, there are some good deals out of the city to the north quite aways, and to the south in Georgia. I have been informed by my other half that she will not be existing in a fixer-upper anymore. Everything in the greater Chattanooga area is way overpriced due to demand.(Guess that makes it not overpriced!) I just accepted a job at Aflac so we will be looking for something I can upgrade and sell at a profit, and keep looking for the perfect spot. We left Nashville last Wen. and drove over towards Cooksville and cut down across country to home. I was drooling over all the hills, farms, streams, woods in central east Tenn. We will find it, just need to have the patience is right. Need a place to set up my reloader and exercise those guns also!

Kevin
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: mozz On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:55 pm

They have these at the auction all the time out in Mechanicsburg.
5KW 60HZ Diesel Generator, Model: MEP
002A,1 Phase,120/240V.
If i had a truck and trailer i would be biding on one. 5 kw is enough for me and air cooled is a plus. I read they use 2 quarts of fuel per hour. They usually go for under a grand, have seen some go for $400. 10 kw had one ended today, sold for $3000.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: mozz On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:10 pm

This may be of help to those whom can not find gas.
http://www.gasbuddy.com/sandy/
Let the map load, then move it around, i couldn't get it to zoom out though.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:17 pm

Hey - just wanted to let y'all know I'm still here :lol: No power since 5:45 Monday. Land line came back on Thursday. Living the camp life indoors untill W'nC lent me his genny. Running hot and cold water :punk: Up till then, I kept the freezer down with an inverter powered off the ideling deisel tractor and only used 4 gallons of fuel in three days. Of course, we never go cold 8-) Spotty cell coverage. Lookes like a war zone up here but it's slowly getting better.

Most exciting part was when my buddy called Monday @ 9:30. He was hung up in a downed tree cluster and suspened on the guard rail right at the edge of a big hill. Had to go out in the pickup and yank him out and off. There was a few times when we could hardly stand and I couldn't wait to get outa there. Kept waiting for another tree to fall and couldn't work fast enough. Boy, was I happy to get home. Life's adventures :)
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:26 pm

Glad you're safe Vig--glad your buddy got rescued also. We were real lucky up here. We'll see what Wed & Thurs bring--hell, it's weather my friend, been around forever--me thinks Mother Nature likes to get us humble on occasion ;)
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:04 pm

Fred

Thinking the same thing about Mother Nature and humbling us...

VIG. Great story! Certainly you'll remember this storm for a LONG time... good stories for the future generations...

I remember the time it took 3.5 days to get our Landline phone working again.. while they stare and you can say what the heck is a landline phone????? ;-p
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:37 pm

5KW 60HZ Diesel Generator, Model: MEP
002A,1 Phase,120/240V.


Incredibly noisy, I had one that I paid $50 for some years ago. The military made a silencing kit for these but it did not work very well. 5KW units are way underrated powerfactor is impressive - powerful machines. Every thing is great except the noise.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:50 pm

coalnewbie wrote:Incredibly noisy, I had one that I paid $50 for some years ago. The military made a silencing kit for these but it did not work very well. 5KW units are way underrated powerfactor is impressive - powerful machines. Every thing is great except the noise.


Were you able to get parts for it as needed? I was talking to someone around here about those auctions and he said to buy two, one for parts because it was hard to source parts for military machines.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:29 pm

I have been lucky where I live maybe 20hrs total out of the 14yrs I have lived here have been without electric. I have an old onan generator that can be run on propane or gasoline works great. If you can find something like that it is a pretty versatile setup.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:40 pm

For those of you with the skills to fabricate a generator set of your own I would be looking for a 6 pole generator from a railroad reefer. Junk the very noisy diesel engine and marry the generator to a small 4-cly water cooled auto engine. Using direct drive the 60 Hz speed would be 1200 RPM. It sure would be quiet and likely fuel stingy at barely above normal idle. Put a heat exchanger on the engine coolant and you could also get a small hydronic heat source. Supply heat to the heat exchanger from your coal fired boiler and you would have a engine block heater. Lots of possibilities for a junkyard scavenger.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:57 am

Another idea in the back of my mind for future use. :idea: :)

I've got to get to work building my still. Not just for my pleasure, but to create some fuel too. :idea: :idea:
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:15 am

SMITTY wrote:Another idea in the back of my mind for future use.

I've got to get to work building my still. Not just for my pleasure, but to create some fuel too. :idea: :idea:


Smitty, Let me know if you need help testing it :cheers: :pepsi:( not really pepsi ) LOL Especially if everyone wakes up there will be something to celebrate. If not just to drown the misery.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:45 am

I hear that!

For now, I guess this will do :D :

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Re: Sandy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:58 am

Were you able to get parts for it as needed? I was talking to someone around here about those auctions and he said to buy two, one for parts because it was hard to source parts for military machines.


Never needed parts. Mine had 3 hours on it. Yes, your tax dollars at work, why is the govt trashing a machine with three hours on it. Two weeks ago I would have advised wait for a unit with very low hours and like any diesel change the oil and filters and there is a 99% probability you will die b4 the machine gives you problems. That's why the military used them. That is less than the probability your neighbor will shoot you over the noise. They used them a lot in Europe during the cold war but had to scrap them as the Russians were complaining about the noise. The Ruskies eventually agreed to knock down the Berlin Wall if only we would stop using the generators at night. Before buying, pitch a tent near to one running hard overnight, connect 8 x 1KW heaters (pure resistive load), by the morning you will see it my way but the genny will be running fine.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:34 am

Nah yanche this is the cutest generator ever made and at 600RPM good for about 1MM hours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCyje61kSo8

They are out there in the US but expensive now thx to the EPA. They run on diesel, but run better on veggie oil, waste motor oil, palm oil. Free soy oil from a Japanese restaurant dumpster (filtered) was best. Loved mine.
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