Sandy

Re: Sandy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:17 pm

Gas in generator, check.
Gas in gas cans, check.
Stack of cash in the wallet, check.
Fridge filled, check.
2 cases of beer, check.

New chainsaw, check.... needed one anyway. I took some before pictures, hopefully the after looks the same way. This is in my front yard. Least most of the leaves are already gone.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:39 pm

Spent most of Saturday getting ready. Bought extra bottled water, food and over the counter meds. Made sure we had at least a week of prescription meds. Turned on the diesel generator's electric powered coolant heater, started and ran it for 10 minutes. Patched in the circuit breaker to back feed the power to the whole house. Took pictures of the house, garage, pole barn and trees. Just in case I need to make an insurance claim. Bought fresh high test gasoline for the chain saw. Brought in or tied down anything that could blow away. I fully expect some power outages, if they are severe and widespread, I'd be low on the priority list. Last big nor'easter of years ago had the power out for days. It was sure nice having the generator.

I've got completely redundant Internet access so hopefully I can continue posting as Sandy goes by. While I'm not on the predicted center line, it's a big wide storm and I'm expecting lots and lots of rain. The stream two houses down the hill will likely flood.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:39 pm

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.


Yes I have the same unit, I guess I will have to pull start the thing as the battery is crapped out. Runs all I need but when cookin' it uses a s***it load of gas.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:56 pm

Like some other nearby states, Maryland's governor declared a state of emergency. This is the formal mechanism to get the state and county emergency agencies moving. This has happened many times before. What's new and I've never see before is the following new additional order to insurance companies ...

Partial quote:

On October 26, 2012, Governor Martin O'Malley issued Executive Order 01.01.2012.19 declaring a State of Emergency for the State of Maryland. Accordingly, pursuant to COMAR 31.01.02.05 the Insurance Commissioner hereby activates the following emergency regulation for all health insurance carriers in the State. Pursuant to COMAR 31.01.02.06A(3) and (4), the Insurance Commissioner hereby requires health carriers to: waive any time restrictions on prescription medication refills and authorize payment to pharmacies for at least a 30-day supply of any prescription medication, regardless of the date upon which the prescription medication had most recently been filled by a pharmacist; and waive any restrictions on the time frame for the replacement of durable medical equipment or supplies, eyeglasses, and dentures.

end quote.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: nortcan On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:58 pm

Hi to all USA friends, I hope all will be better than what is announced.
So be safe and we, here are praying and thinking for all of you.
nortcan
 
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:17 pm

Just cleaned the carb on my generator and the seat is junk. All swollen and not letting any gas into the fuel bowl. Hope I can get a rebuild kit in the morning or I'm going to be SOL.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:18 pm

I hacked some sides on the generator shack, put fresh tar paper on the roof; laid some battens down lengthwise, pounded a snow fence stake in at the corner for fear of the whole structure blowing away. Can't do the other corner because I kinow the old main sewer drain is under there, clay pipe. Shed's attached to the back porch. 8'x8'. Left gaps here and there so it can breathe. Don't know whether to wait to put the gen in there or leave it on the back porch. Have to take the back porch door off to get the gen out, So I'll prolly put the gen in the shed and get a tarp wrapped around it.

Customer called from Boston worried about her shutters on her house I just painted. Went over and did what I could to prep that house.

This is gonna suck. More worried about wind than rain for sure.
Slight wind gusts happening now already.
Dann757
 

Re: Sandy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:23 pm

Customer called from Boston worried about her shutters on her house I just painted.


Hey Danno, I need someone to wipe my a$$$ please stop over. If I had a contractor like you i could just drink beer through this.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:30 pm

Here in the midwest we are feeling the effects of Sandy as well. We've had strong northerly winds for two days, and are
forcast to have even stronger winds from the north for the next several days.
Right now, wind is NNE @ 23 gusting to 32mph.
I was up on the roof working on the solar array, and just about got blown off my feet. Decide to come inside before
I get hurt..

That big low pressure system is pulling cold Canadian air down to the backside of the circulation.
Right now the air is still pretty warm, around 42*, but will soon drop to below freezing temps..
This may feed the snow-making machine in WV.

Yanche, that ruling about waiving time constraints on drugs and health care items makes WAY TOO MUCH sense !! Are you sure politicians came up with that rule?? :shock:

Stay safe everyone,
Best wishes.

Greg L.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:38 pm

Phew, that was a close call but thank God Obummer is talking to me from FEMA HQ now he's on the case - relax. He knows there are votes in this one so he will pay attention unlike Benghasty where he did not give a c rap. Submit a 97 page report in triplicate to FEMA and they will mail candles in January.

hAhAHAHAHHAAHHAHA

Phknidots
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:39 pm

Does anyone have a good link on a projection for this bitch? I want to see where they are predicting it'll go. Because, according to the weather we should be getting rain already and it's not doing anything outside. I'm not complaining, I hope it does nothing all week but I just want to see where this thing is right now. Weatherchannel.com has the same info they had from last night.

Here's a cool image of it from October 25th.
http://i.livescience.com/images/i/32711 ... lite-2.jpg
I'm On Fire
 
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:44 pm

Richard S. wrote:Gas in generator, check.
Gas in gas cans, check.
Stack of cash in the wallet, check.
Fridge filled, check.
2 cases of beer, check.



Mayhem up here this morning, every gas station lined up, dump was a buzz, beer/wine store packed!

Was next to a man and son filling brand new gas containers at the pump, I asked them "whats the most expensive generator you can buy?"........

A : a generator during a blackout. :lol:
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:46 pm

My wife is doing a bunch of baking before the storm. An apple pie and some chocolate chip cookies. If we drown in a flood at least my belly will be full of delicious baked goods.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:51 pm

This is the weather site I use for almost all my weather info.



If you click on a city near you, you will get radar coverage of rain/snow.

If you use the 'satelite' page from the menu near the top, you can select some almost real-time
satelite imagery..

Rain bands are making landfall, the storm center is still a day or two away from the coast.

But the strong wind will cover hundreds of miles up and down the coast as well as inland.
It's a BIG storm.

Greg L
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:57 pm

KLook wrote:
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


Yep Kev,
Ha,ha,ha, should have said causeway. :lol:
I know the guy your talking about though and nope not him. Almost got a tiller from that guy once but it was beat. This "looks" new although it's a few years old but we'll see. Looked them up and they still make the model (quite popular). The B&S motor is the older upright model (versus the tilted OHV). Might take a chance on it.
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