Sandy

Re: Sandy

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:41 am

I just made another gas & beer haul.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Storm Sandy Prep

PostBy: echos67 On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:48 am

I have the Generac 5500 constant output generator, It also says 6500 on it for something but cant remeber maybe start up ? I got it new a couple years ago and have never needed it. I start it every 6 months or so and also use sea foam in the gas I bring home so the gas that goes through the genie and all other items like weed eater, blower, chainsaw ect all get treated fuel. I also treat the diesel for the small tractor with sea foam when I get it home and up to this point I have not had a problem with gas or diesel fuel going bad.
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Storm Sandy Prep

PostBy: Bruce M On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:09 am

I bought a 6500w Troy built a few years ago. We lose power all the time, and are definately not on the power co's top priority list. The genny runs all my essentials, well pump, fridge,some lights and of course the most important...the computer. Never felt the need for anything bigger but at the time of buying, if a larger was avail I prolly would have bought it.
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove


Re: Sandy

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:10 am

My old house has seen a few and lived to tell the tale


:woot: You can say that again Steve! Just like my moms over in Holmes Bay looking straight at Libby island. Made of beams, pins, and the studs are round poles flattened where they are to wide! I think the old barn leans north like the trees on the coast from all the screaming wind over the years. Yours and hers are the last ones that will blow down.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Storm Sandy Prep

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:12 am

I'm about to change the shaking schedule for the DS from 24 hours to 12. But I'm as ready as I'll ever be with this stupid storm.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Storm Sandy Prep

PostBy: Bruce M On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:15 am

Hold on tight down there in NJ, it's going to be a rough ride. They changed the track slightly to be headed right up the gut of nj.
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: Storm Sandy Prep

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:16 am

I'm On Fire wrote:I'm about to change the shaking schedule for the DS from 24 hours to 12. But I'm as ready as I'll ever be with this stupid storm.


Did you park the Subaru over the septic tank? 8-)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Sandy

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:26 am

Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: Sandy

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:02 am

This is a biggie!

I have to fix some of my gutters and downspouts to keep out the extra rain.

We do not have a generator (too late to get one) but not so much in the freezer right now, so ok.
Temps are not that low, so no worries on the EFM running.
(will be buying a generator once things get back to normal)

Cleaned up leaves yesterday, and will finish gathering up everything outside today.

Trimmed/cut down alot of trees, will continue today.

Have to fill up water containers and propane tank (for grill), get a few cases of beer, some liquor
and possibly some more tarps, just in case.

Now if I can just get the misses to actually think about prep for something that WILL be serious,
I will be a happy camper!
GoodProphets
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Anthra Rice
Other Heating: 3 Fireplaces

Re: Storm Sandy Prep

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:05 am

Just back from Town getting some more lamp oil & a couple more bags of ice for my big tailgate cooler. Got 5 gal. pails under both my down spouts, horses water wings are inflated, new batts in radio. This old house has been dealing with all this God stuff since 1750 something & I think we're good.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Sandy

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:36 am

I just got back from town too for a jug of lamp oil just in case. I saw a guy on the dike with a Coleman 5000 watt generator for sale. 6250 max startups. 10hp Briggs on it. Looks like new but is several years old and only started every few months he said. Wants $350 for it. Looks like they go for around $800 new so not a bad deal.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Sandy

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:55 am

SteveZee wrote:I just got back from town too for a jug of lamp oil just in case. I saw a guy on the dike with a Coleman 5000 watt generator for sale. 6250 max startups. 10hp Briggs on it. Looks like new but is several years old and only started every few months he said. Wants $350 for it. Looks like they go for around $800 new so not a bad deal.

Looks like this.

Steve - that's the exact unit that got us thru the last 11 1/2 days. Carb needed cleaning as it would shut down as soon as the load dropped. It would run the well and the propane water heater direct vent every other day. Then the freezers for a few hours to keep them in shape. I was sharing it with a close friend and neighbor. Might not be likely to share this time if his dad looses power. He'll need it for his oxygen generator. It'll be off grid living for us so I'm rearranging the chest freezer and putting the big cuts of meat along with the 6 gallons of ice up on top of everything in the bottom. I'll monitor it with the Maveric BBQ thermometer probe I'll keep inside of it.
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Sandy

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:03 pm

I saw a guy on the dike



You may have to explain that one to a few. :shock: Sounds like a real good deal unless the carb is ruined with the ethanol. Not a big heavy guy with a big ford extended cab and bad teeth was it?

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:11 pm

C'mon Kevin, you just described most of the guys in Freetown. :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Sandy

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:14 pm

Sorry, guess that may have been a generic thing to the country folk. ;) Mine are bad also, just not that bad.

kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000