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Re: Sandy

PostBy: echos67 On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:42 pm

We had an old Maple that was in very bad shape, last storm we lost half of it and it hit the dog wood tree in our yard. The section left was leaning badly towards the nieghbors house so we had it cut down today.
Pretty amazing watching the guys that climb the trees and drop the tops out of them, not for me though :shock:

Here it is after the top was cut out.

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Diameter is about 3' across so it was a decent sized tree. My little stihl with a 16" bar would never make it through this, I need a new bigger saw like a MS361 or MS460 :D !!!!

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Re: Sandy

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:31 pm

Very good blog on the storm right here.
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMa ... ticle.html

Also read the comments, seems a lot of weather forecasters are posting to this also. Comments at the way bottom
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMa ... commenttop
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:47 pm

We always have lots of food around here, too much. PTO generator for the tractor, fuel for the tractor and I should be set. Rain is a non issue. I don’t know if the man who built the house over a hundred years ago thought about it or just got lucky but it is positioned on a bank just east of a hollow and about 150 feet behind the house is a natural swale that directs all the excess mountain runoff into the stream in the hollow. The basement gets water but runs out a gravity drain that exits by the bank. No electricity needed. I had the old yard trees taken care of years ago so I am as prepared as I can be. Emergency preparedness is ongoing not just as needed. Worst case scenario; load the gun and go take what I need from those who have it. :lol:
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:44 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:Does anyone have a good link on a projection for this bitch?


http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/tracker
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:07 pm

Been busy as hell lately .. but managed to get out today, last minute, to refill the 55 gallon drum up with 87. For once, the mayhem began AFTER I had already paid and was 3/4 the way through pumping. Miracles never cease! :o So I now have 72.5 gallons of gasoline on hand.

Now watch a tree wipe my barn out. My roof is just a month old after all, so I'd expect nothing less ... :lol: I'm STILL picking up .... and HEALING .. after that job.

Strange track of that storm. Anyone find it strange that it might abruptly avoid D.C.? I call conspiracy! :lol:

Gotta laugh - like Fred says - It's God stuff - can't do a damn thing about it except pray to Him that it won't be bad for you or your loved ones. To that, I drink!
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:33 pm

Damn SMITTY, I haven't seen any ole smokey shine since a fiddlers festival in Galax, Va. way back when :shots: :stretcher: ;)
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:34 pm

Tastes great! Less filling ... :D ;)
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: echos67 On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:50 pm

Yanche wrote: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, that is exactly what I would like to do with my generator, back feed the entire house panel.
Once utility power is lost I want to be able to shut off the main and breakers inside the house panel and start the generator and hit the disconnect sending generator power to the house panel then turning on the breakers for where I want to feed the power like hot water for a shower ect.

What size generator and wire did you use to do this and did you use a single circuit of 220 output from the generator to feed the house panel ? Just thinking of gathering parts so I can get mine done soon.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:56 pm

Massachusetts

• Storm tide and surge: Up to 4 feet of storm surge on top of tides, with a 10-20% chance of surge exceeding 5 feet.

Storm tide forecast for Buzzards Bay, MA is 7-8 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Woods Hole, MA is 6-7 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Nantucket, MA is 6-7 feet.

• Wind: 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening
• Rain: Widespread totals from 1.5 to 3 inches, with isolated amounts up to 5 inches
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday.
• Power outages: Spotty power outages are possible as wind takes down branches and trees

Rhode Island

• Storm tide and surge: 4 to 5 feet of surge is possible on top of tides, with a 10-20% chance of surge exceeding 5 feet.

Storm tide forecast for Newport, RI is 8-9 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Providence, RI is 10-11 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Block Island, RI is 7-8 feet.

• Wind: 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening
• Rain: Widespread totals from 1.5 to 3 inches, with isolated amounts up to 5 inches
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday.
• Power outages: Spotty power outages are possible as wind takes down branches and trees

Connecticut

• Storm tide and surge: 6 to 9 feet of surge is possible on top of tides, with a 60% chance of surge exceeding 5 feet west of Bridgeport. Surge will be worse as you move west along the Connecticut coastline.

Storm tide forecast for New London, CT is 8-9 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Bridgeport, CT is 14-15 feet.

• Wind: 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening
• Rain: Widespread totals from 1.5 to 3 inches, with isolated amounts up to 5 inches
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday.
• Power outages: Power outages are possible as wind takes down branches and trees

New York

• Storm tide and surge:
Long Island Sound -- 6-7 feet on top of tide with a 50% chance of exceeding 7 feet. Storm tide forecast for Port Jefferson is 13-14 feet.
Manhattan -- 4-5 feet on top of tide with a 40% chance of exceeding 7 feet.
Staten Island -- 4-5 feet on top of tide with a 60% chance of exceeding 7 feet.

Storm tide forecast for Montauk, NY is 7-8 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Port Jefferson, NY is 13-14 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Kings Point, NY is 12-13 feet.
Storm tide forecast for The Battery, NY is 9-10 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Bergen Pt, NY is 10-11 feet.

• Wind: Long duration, damaging winds expected. 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 80 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and night.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 2 to 4 inches, with isolated amounts up to 6 inches, especially in the higher elevations. 1 to 2 inches PER HOUR are expected where the heaviest rain bands set up.
• Inland Flooding: Widespread urban flooding is expected Monday and into Tuesday. Fast-responding streams are expected to flood, as well. The flooding will be exacerbated by blockages in storm drains as well as rising storm tide.
• Power outages: Power outages are possible, even likely, as wind takes down branches and trees.

Pennsylvania

• Storm tide and surge: 1 to 2 feet of surge is possible on top of tides, with a 30-40% chance of surge exceeding 3 feet.

Storm tide forecast for Philadelphia, PA is 8-9 feet.

• Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening and into Tuesday. Wind speeds will increase closer to the coast.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 4 to 10 inches, with the highest amounts mainly from Philadelphia metro southward. Heavy rain is expected to begin Sunday night, with the heaviest occurring Monday night into Tuesday.
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday. RIver flooding is possible.
• Power outages: Power outages are likely as wind takes down branches and trees.

New Jersey

• Storm tide and surge: 4 to 5 feet of surge is possible on top of tides, with a 30-50% chance of surge exceeding 7 feet. Surge will be worse as you move north along the New Jersey coastline.

Storm tide forecast for Sandy Hook, NJ is 10-11 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Atlantic City, NJ is 9-10 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Cape May, NJ is 9-10 feet.

• Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening and into Tuesday. Wind speeds will increase closer to the coast.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 4 to 10 inches. Heavy rain is expected to begin Sunday night, with the heaviest occurring Monday night into Tuesday.
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday. RIver flooding is possible.
• Power outages: Power outages are likely as wind takes down branches and trees.

Delaware

• Storm tide and surge: 4 to 5 feet of surge is possible on top of tides, with a 20% chance of surge exceeding 6 feet.

Storm tide forecast for Reedy Point, DE is 8-9 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Lewes, DE is 9-10 feet.

• Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening and into Tuesday. Wind speeds will increase closer to the coast.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 4 to 10 inches. Heavy rain is expected to begin Sunday night, with the heaviest occurring Monday night into Tuesday.
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday. RIver flooding is possible.
• Power outages: Power outages are likely as wind takes down branches and trees.

Maryland and Washington D.C.

• Storm tide and surge: 4 to 5 feet of surge is possible on top of tides on the ocean coast, with a 10-20% chance of surge exceeding 6 feet.
• Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening and into Tuesday. Wind speeds will increase closer to the coast, and will also be stronger along the ridges.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 3 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts, especially in the D.C. metro. Heavy rain is expected to begin Sunday night, with the heaviest occurring Monday night into Tuesday.
• Inland Flooding: Moderate to major flooding is possible on the smaller creeks and streams. Flooding is also possible on the larger mainstream rivers beyond Tuesday.
• Power outages: Power outages are likely as wind takes down branches and trees.

Virginia

• Storm tide and surge: 2 to 4 feet of surge is possible on top of tides on the ocean coast.

Storm tide forecast for Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA is 6-7 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Wachapreague, VA is 7-8 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Kiptopeke Beach, VA is 6-7 feet.

• Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening and into Tuesday. Wind speeds will increase closer to the coast, and will also be stronger along the ridges.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 3 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts, especially in the D.C. metro. Heavy rain is expected to begin Sunday night, with the heaviest occurring Monday night into Tuesday.
• Inland Flooding: Moderate to major flooding is possible on the smaller creeks and streams. Flooding is also possible on the larger mainstream rivers beyond Tuesday.
• Power outages: Power outages are likely as wind takes down branches and trees.

North Carolina

• Storm tide and surge: 2 to 4 feet of surge is possible on top of tides.

Storm tide forecast for Duck Pier, NC is 7-8 feet.

• Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening and into Tuesday. Wind speeds will increase closer to the coast, and will also be stronger along the ridges.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 3 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts, especially in the D.C. metro. Heavy rain is expected to begin Sunday night, with the heaviest occurring Monday night into Tuesday.
• Inland Flooding: Moderate to major flooding is possible on the smaller creeks and streams. Flooding is also possible on the larger mainstream rivers beyond Tuesday.
• Power outages: Power outages are likely as wind takes down branches and trees.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:27 pm

freetown fred wrote:Damn SMITTY, I haven't seen any ole smokey shine since a fiddlers festival in Galax, Va. way back when ...


Galax VA !!! 8 of us on motorcycles staid in THE motel in Galax VA, a most memorial stay that we still talk about :woot: My bed was about 3 1/2 feet off the ground and I sunk in about a foot. Rolled out and found some curlies on the sheet :| Weren't mine either. Walked into the john and flushed ... and then black water backed up into the sink. Walked out with wet socks :sick: Only place to eat was at the motel. I don't remember what I ordered but one guy ordered chicken livers. He got livers that looked like they came out of chickens from Chernobyl - they were the size of goose livers which they probably were. Yup, we still talk about it!

Got the freezer set. New battery in the Explorer. This is the third one in 240K miles. The one I took out lasted 9 years and 10 months :) Big Interstate Max. Figuring out were to park stuff to keep away from falling trees if it comes to that. Work just called. Want me in in the AM before they close. Don't know if I'll get back on this hill if the winds are like they're calling for. Robot call from the insurance company just called me to tell me tie stuff down and hunker down. Schools are off. Coworker is supposed to fly into Philly in the AM ... right! Time to fill the bath tubs, do laundry and dishes and then see what the new day brings.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:27 pm

Just heard from my idiot partner.

'[Redacted] just called. Office is closed tomorrow.'

My reply:

"Serously? They don't close shop for anything. Are we being paid for it?"

'I'd assume so. They closed the office and told us to stay home.'

"Works for me, I was considering calling out if things were bad anyway." I said.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:32 pm

And that Vig, is why we camped & cooked at the fiddlers festival---plus we were to drunk to kick the sleds over--God does have a sense of humor toothy Yep, other then the full bathtub, I'm set. Gotta take a shower first, hell, I guess it is close enough to the end of the month.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:43 pm

Hope it's about blown out by the time it get to me but it really is an odd track. Upstate NY. looks to be right in the path after Jersey and PA. You might get lucky Smitty my man! Imagine if you hadn't done the roof? I'd say it was excellent timing. :P

VigIIPB, I hear ya on the bathtubs and all that. I have an old cast iron/enamel clawfoot that holds beau coup water and all my beer brewing demi johns are topped up with that good Maine well water. It's great stuff.

Keith you just need a transfer switch kit and a good cord and you're good to go.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Davian On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:50 pm

They make an awesome plastic bladder you can buy for your tub that is food-grade. Holds around 60 gallons of water and it costs around $30...awesome buy if you see them.

Your water heater will have a good amount of potable water in it too FWIW.

Personally, I have a decent portable generator, a good amount of fuel for it that I rotate regularly. I have probably 3-4 weeks of shelf-stable food for my family and enough wood and coal for a solid season of heating among other things.

I'm not a kook, I just like to be prepared.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:16 pm

mozz wrote:North Carolina

• Storm tide and surge: 2 to 4 feet of surge is possible on top of tides.

Storm tide forecast for Duck Pier, NC is 7-8 feet.

• Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

We already got 50mph winds at Kill Devil hills, NC.
Nasty stuff.
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