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Re: Sandy

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:29 pm

009to090 wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:As if I have the money for sustained generator use.

Your Homeowners Insurance will cover all costs to run the genny until street power is restored. If you have a claim for downed trees, etc.... just make sure the adjuster knows you were on a Gen for X days, burning at a rate of X gallons per day.



Ohhhh, we are getting rain now...... :shock:


I didn't know that. We'll have to let Geico know if/when we lose power. Wish we knew that last season with Irene and Lee.

Wood'nCoal,

Our friend called them and asked and that was the bulletin she was given. You have to understand, where we live in Sussex it's literally like a third world country. Having electricity is not an right here, it's a privilege. The attitude we're given by JCP&L is that of, 'Heh, you should feel lucky we've let you have power on a normal day.' We're literally one step away from posting guys on roof tops with cell phones waiting to call the militia that the JCP&Ls are on their way and setting up road blocks with burning tires so we can fire RPGs at the JCP&L trucks. It's a friggin' war zone here. We're pretty close to a JCP&L Down movie, "Harell: We got a JCP&L Truck down, we got a JCP&L Truck down." Matthews: Truck 61 is down. We got an *censored* down in the city. Truck 61 is on the deck now.", then we'll get Delta Force/ACE/CAG guys on the ground trying to recover the drivers, "This is mine." as one of 'em tosses a satchel in the driver's seat after pulling the driver and bucket guy out.

But I did read a weather alert and it doesn't appear to be as bad as they are making it out to be. But, a lot can change between now and Monday/Tuesday when this is supposed to hit. Hopefully it changes to just rain or better yet...sun.

Also, Sandy is a terrible name. Couldn't they of come up with a better name? Geez...I think since I hate the name I'm even harsher on the storm. I mean, it's not the storm's fault it's name sucks.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:39 pm

I only filled up my gas cans and cars..... Also took the inflatables and furniture off the pool deck. But I needed to do that anyway despite the storm.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:44 pm

And you think it's any different on this side of the County?

Resealed the skylight in my kitchen roof today. Last heavy rain it was dripping water on the floor. Strange how the double pane glass assembly just sits on strips of rubber cushioning. The actual seal is where the metal surround covers the glass. No wonder it was leaking.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:46 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:And you think it's any different on this side of the County?

Resealed the skylight in my kitchen roof today. Last heavy rain it was dripping water on the floor. Strange how the double pane glass assembly just sits on strips of rubber cushioning. The actual seal is where the meter surround covers the glass. No wonder it was leaking.
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No, I guess not. Hey, maybe we should sit on our roofs with cell phones. I've got gas and tires I'm not using. Just tell me they are coming. :D
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:47 pm

My cell signal is much better when I'm up there. :D
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:13 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:The attitude we're given by JCP&L is that of, 'Heh, you should feel lucky we've let you have power on a normal day.'


HAHAHAHAA


IOF, I know how you feel about JCP&L. Last year we went to a restaurant after seven days of blackout and 4 of their trucks were sitting in the parking lot doing nothing. My friend's husband started screaming at them, from inside the car. They were standing around the parking lot; they got back in their trucks :D

I'm scrambling around trying to get sides on the generator shed I threw together last year. It'll be open on one side but I have to worry about driving rain. Hell, I'm worried the whole thing will blow away. I have to pound some snow fence stakes tomorrow to anchor it somehow. SUX!

John, looks good with the skylight! Is that a Velux?
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:24 pm

Yes it is. Good observation!
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:39 pm

So I click on that google map link showing the possible track Sandy is on.....

Pretty cool that you can drill down to get a street level view of the track...

Until I see that it is passing about 1/2 mile from our house on this projected track!!!

I am sure it will change about 50 times between now and tomorrow to a different path....at least I hope so.

As I was clearing out all the leaves from the gutters and drainage swale today I looked up at all that were still in the trees and figured that in the first 20 minutes of the high winds, all that work would be for nothing. :(
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:10 pm

Coastal DE mandatory evacuations. Coastal NJ mandatory evacuations.


They ain't playing with this storm.


I just hope my know it all brother did what needed to be done to our DE summer place. He never called me, the guy who has done this numerous times. Ass !!!!!! He thinks he knows what to do but his track record isn't that good.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:33 am

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Re: Sandy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:58 am

Like the choice of music but let me suggest a met choice:

http://rightweather.net/

Forget the bimbos on TWC this guy is good in fact forget the hurricane prediction center. You don't even have to bother with your zip code just look at this little video on the right. Six good reasons to be a little concerned. As I said this scares me. You think you are prepared? - do more. Sorry to be a poop, I'd like to think xs beer and a little genny.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:02 am

I'm On Fire wrote:Also, Sandy is a terrible name. Couldn't they of come up with a better name? Geez...I think since I hate the name I'm even harsher on the storm. I mean, it's not the storm's fault it's name sucks.


:mad: One of my old girlfriends names was Sandy...... ;) Edit: Well actually Sandra.

Anyhow the names are already picked beforehand, that I knew. What I didn't know is they have static lists that rotate every 6 years and only certain names are "retired".
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/hurricane/names.html

How are Hurricanes Named?
Animation of Hurricane Mitch Hurricanes names are chosen from a list selected by the World Meteorological Organization. The Atlantic is assigned six lists of names, with one list used each year. Every sixth year, the first list begins again. Each name on the list starts with a different letter, for example, the name of the very first hurricane of the season starts with the letter A, the next starts with the letter B, and so on. The letters "Q", "U", "X", "Y" and "Z", however, are not used.

Often when an unusually destructive hurricane hits, that hurricane's name is retired and never used again. Since 1954, forty names have been retired. In 1996 Hurricane Luis was retired. Is your name among the currently used or retired hurricane names?


Here's the full list of retired names.


Retired Atlantic Names by Year

1954 Carol ,Hazel

1955 Connie,Diane,Ione,Janet

1957 Audrey

1960 Donna

1961 Carla Hattie

1963 Flora

1964 Cleo,Dora,Hilda

1965 Betsy

1966 Inez

1967 Beulah

1968 Edna

1969 Camille

1970 Celia

1972 Agnes

1974 Carmen ,Fifi

1975 Eloise

1977 Anita

1979 David ,Frederic

1980 Allen

1983 Alicia

1985 Elena ,Gloria

1988 Gilbert ,Joan

1989 Hugo

1990 Diana, Klaus

1991 Bob

1992 Andrew

1995 Luis ,Marilyn,Opal,Roxanne

1996 Cesar,Fran,Hortense

1998 Georges,Mitch

1999 Floyd,Lenny

2000 Keith

2001 Allison,Iris,Michelle

2002 Isidore,Lili

2003 Fabian,Isabel,Juan

2004 Charley ,Frances,Ivan ,Jeanne

2005 Dennis,Katrina, Rita ,Stan, Wilma

2007 Dean ,Felix ,Noel

2008 Gustav ,Ike ,Paloma

2010 Igor ,Tomas

2011 Irene

2012 Sandy?

Funny thing is while Irene did a lot of wind damage here it was Lee that was the ass kicker because of the flood.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:26 am

Dann757 wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:The attitude we're given by JCP&L is that of, 'Heh, you should feel lucky we've let you have power on a normal day.'


HAHAHAHAA


IOF, I know how you feel about JCP&L. Last year we went to a restaurant after seven days of blackout and 4 of their trucks were sitting in the parking lot doing nothing. My friend's husband started screaming at them, from inside the car. They were standing around the parking lot; they got back in their trucks :D

I'm scrambling around trying to get sides on the generator shed I threw together last year. It'll be open on one side but I have to worry about driving rain. Hell, I'm worried the whole thing will blow away. I have to pound some snow fence stakes tomorrow to anchor it somehow. SUX!

John, looks good with the skylight! Is that a Velux?


Do you remember the ice storm of 2007? It knocked us out for three days. It's what made us buy a generator but we didn't get it officially hooked up until 2008. Anway the las tnight of the power outage my family and I were tired of eating cereal so we decided to go to the Applebee's in Newton. So, we go in and there are three JCP&L bucket trucks outside and six linemen in side. The hostess sits us right next to them, now mind you I'm already fired up so I look over at them and say, 'Now, I understand you're only human and union rules dictate you are entitled to meal breaks and what-not. But, I'm pretty *censored* sure those union rules don't include you *censored* drinking beer. Don't you *censored* think that's unethical? Oh, and you should really get back in your *censored* trucks and fix my power.'

The following morning I awoke still pissed that these guys were drinking beer while working; we had power back so I jumped on their website looked up their HR department and fired off an incredibly nasty email. Over the course of a week I was receiving phone calls from everyone from JCP&L they had opened an investigation on the six guys and they were reprimanded. When it comes to JCP&L I have the largest mouth. I make them come to my house every other month to read the meter with my wife. Every month I report my meter reading to them and I will argue any stupid discrepancy with them. I hate them so much.

My wife just went back out to the store to get a few things for the storm. I'm going to go down in the basement today and make sure my sump pump is working properly, during Irene it stopped working and my basement filled with water.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:33 am

Good luck guys. Fingers crossed for you all. It's looking like quite a blow as it comes ashore. I'm right on the outskirts and they are calling for 35nt winds with gusts to 55. Been there and done that many times here on the Maine coast. My old house has seen a few and lived to tell the tale. I am planning to secure some stuff around the property today though. I mentioned the 20yrd skip full of junk out in the dooryard. Not much I can do but toss some old tires I was getting rid off on top I guess?
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Re: Storm Sandy Prep

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:39 am

What size generator do you guys that have them for back up's use? I was looking at a few and wondered what size was best for a purely backup, occasional power outage unit? I've seen several 5500w out there for relatively cheap. I suppose best thing is to add up the essentials and see what the number is. For me it's the well, fridge and freezer for sure with some added capacity for some light etc...
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