Will this work?

Re: Will this work?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:10 am

How about leaving a big pot of water on, or by, the DS all the time, then just taking warm sponge-baths?
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Re: Will this work?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:29 am

I'm actually going to try that.
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Re: Will this work?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:36 am

I'm On Fire wrote: She made a car and I built a garage, then she proceeded to crash into the garage with the car.


That is just a preview of things to come in 14 years! :shock:

"How about leaving a big pot of water on, or by, the DS all the time, then just taking warm sponge-baths?"

Thanks for that.....Now that is an image (IOF taking sponge baths) I am going to have a hard time getting outta my head!! :sick:
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Re: Will this work?

PostBy: KLook On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:49 am

I can top that. We had a rental house that was unfinished so we put a bunch of Haitians in there as they were raking blueberries for my brother and his group. They brought an overweight older lady with them to cook and take care of them. She did not know how to operate the shower :o so she took sponge bathes by hanging up a blanket in the bushes outside! :shock: Not something I recommend everyone see.

Kevin
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Re: Will this work?

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:30 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:
Lightning wrote:Wow man, how soon they anticipate you getting power restored?

They say maybe by Wednesday. But I'm not anticipating it. I personally don't care that I don't have power since we lose it so often; we're keeping warm with coal and having fun playing with the kids and their toys.

Funny how that is. In the 1998 ice storm here, we were without power for 12 days with five people in the house. We were heating with wood then, and lucky enough to borrow a generator which we used only about 1 hour a day to refill the bath tub (for toilet flushing), create some hot water, and clean up ourselves and the dirty dishes. By the end of 12 days we were so adjusted that we were almost disappointed when the power came back. Almost....

Two guys I worked with bought generators when the power went out. They both got back their power about day 3. One of them offered to rent me his generator at $100 a day. The other said, "Here, take it for as long as you need it. Would you like help getting it to your house?" When the chips are down you find out who the good guys are.
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Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Will this work?

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:32 pm

$100.00 a day, whoa nice guy :lol:
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Re: Will this work?

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:34 pm

titleist1 wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote: She made a car and I built a garage, then she proceeded to crash into the garage with the car.

That is just a preview of things to come in 14 years! :shock:

:sick: And so it continues for at least 50 years thereafter. :(
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Will this work?

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:30 pm

Lightning wrote:$100.00 a day, whoa nice guy :lol:

And he was the guy with plenty of money, one of those double-income-no-kids households. The generous guy, just the opposite.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
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Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Will this work?

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:32 pm

IOF, any progress with making hot water? Get power on yet?
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Re: Will this work?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:54 pm

I didn't even try to hook it up to the generator. Didn't feel like spending the money on it at the moment.

Power came back on at 06:50 this morning. So, I switched power from the generator back to the house. I filled the generator with gas then got 20 more gallons of it. So, currently I've got 29 gallons on hand. Planning ahead for this stupid n'oreaster.

Which is good. Because as I typed this response about twenty minutes ago the power went out again. It came back on without 10 minutes, but I don't expect it to stay on. We're in the middle of yet another storm right now, it's snowing. I. Hate. Mother Nature.
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