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brut ICE Storm
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Well, I couldn't get into work tonight due to the heavy Ice everywhere...now we just lost power. I live way out in the sticks so I am sure it will be while for power to return. It's 28 degrees out too....thank goodness for gas fireplace!
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I hate ice storms.

We (in Delaware) had some evil ones Feb 1994... They SUCKED.
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Oh joy, that's what's coming this way tomorrow
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How the heck are you online if you lost power?


Huhuuuahdsfrhg.... I don't know how much more of this shit I am going to be able to take. Expecting almost a foot here in New York! Wonderful!

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One word:

Global Warming.
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Global Warming.


That's 2 words you moran.
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Global Warming.


?? Or lack of??

DG
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Global Warming.


That's 2 words you moran.


2 words, huh? You musta' gone to private school.
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LOL
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It's now called "climate change."

That's a better catch all. So when the next ice age starts, they can cover their asses.
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When I was living in Michigan, an ice storm hit one afternoon right before quittin' time. My regular 25 minute commute was extended to a nerve-racking idiot-dodging 3-hour crawl.


I didn't live in Michigan much longer.
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WELL WE GOT HIT WITH 6" OF ICE AND SNOW. MAN THERES JOKERS TO THE LEFT OF ME AND JOKERS TO THE RIGHT. MADE IT HOME OK. HAD TO STOP AND CLEAN THE ICE OF THE WINDOWS OFF 3 TIMES IN A 28 MILE DRIVE. ONLY TOOK 11/2 HOURS TO GET HOME.
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Mojo to all you guys stuck in that mess! I heard on the radio that 19 people have died as a result of the storms, and that some areas will be out of power for several days. Nasty!
Posted on: 2009/1/28 13:14
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Yep....09:30 still no power and they say it may be late tonight or tomorrow before it comes back on. To answer the question above, I am able to get on the net because I have a laptop battery and a wireless internet card. However, the batteries are getting drained pretty fast.

We have a propane fireplace and 30% in the tank so we should be ok. I am just hoping the pipes in the basement don't freeze.
Posted on: 2009/1/28 14:44
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When I was living in Michigan, an ice storm hit one afternoon right before quittin' time. My regular 25 minute commute was extended to a nerve-racking idiot-dodging 3-hour crawl.


I didn't live in Michigan much longer.

one of the 1994 storms did the same exact thing to me.

It started early afternoon. the state closed down ops at like 3pm. In fact, it was yesterday, 1994!

I had a 3 mile drive home... it was 10 mph all the way there... then in my rear view I see some asshole in a mid-80s cutlass just FLYING down the highway... aiming at me... I could not move. he sees the line stopped and merges into a merge lane to the left. he then slides through that crossing and continues into the median strip... finally stops about next to me... front wheels burried in icy grass.

that was also my nephews birthday. I could not even make his cake/ice cream party. I refused to drive on those roads. deadly.
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Global Warming.


That's 2 words you moran.



moran ???
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Finally! I was getting worried about you guys.
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6in so far, and the storm isn't over yet.
Posted on: 2009/1/28 18:21
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Yep....09:30 still no power and they say it may be late tonight or tomorrow before it comes back on. To answer the question above, I am able to get on the net because I have a laptop battery and a wireless internet card. However, the batteries are getting drained pretty fast.

We have a propane fireplace and 30% in the tank so we should be ok. I am just hoping the pipes in the basement don't freeze.


Get yourself a car adapter for AC output. Charge laptop, flashlight batteries, etc. I found one for $19.

Invaluable.
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Gary has a whole house generator.

Great for keeping things like HEAT on.
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I just came out from doing vendor runs and it really sucks out, maybe just shy of a foot on the ground. The Silverado 2500 shown here works pretty well, but the others out are clueless in their Camry's with "all season radials". I have fun actually, it goes from massive pushing if you are off the gas to massive loose on the gas. It is just like driving a 500+ HP Vette at Loudon, only at a slightler lower speed! The generator is a funny story. I bought it for the race trailer so when I am at Lime Rock, I have lights, power tools etc. At the time, my wife though it was a waste of $750, but when it powered up the entire house, Winter or Summer, she thinks that it is the best money ever spent. Especially last month when we were without power for 5 days!

[IMG]http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/gshoffman/snow/IMG_0679.jpg[/IMG]

Right now, this is my most worthless vehicle:
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Yeha, when the wind storm(from Ike) hit over the summer we were w/o power for 5 days. We said at that time that we would buy a generator once they got back on the shelves. We never did. Then two months ago the power went out again for about 36 hours. And then this happens. I really wish we would have bought one!
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You don't really have to get fancy, mine is a pull start, 5500 watt noisy thing. I plug it into the 220 V, 50 Amp welder circuit in the garage. I trip the primary breaker to the street first. Then with the garage 220 V breaker off, I plug in the generator via a 6 foot, 8 gauge cable, then start it outside. Once it is running, I trip the breaker on in the garage and now the entire garage and house are up. All the appliances are now up (gas water heater, furnace, range), well pump, and with a house full of compact fluorescents, most of the house can be lit. We can't use the big TV, but hey, I can live watching a 12 inch screen!
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This storm goes all the way down to Dallas!

Thousands w/o power all over the US
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Obama's laughing at DC closing schools today


He's from Chicago
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Global Warming.


That's 2 words you moran.



moran ???


Yeah - you know, moran - like an eel or somethin'?
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And my most valuable:

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Heated seats? HUD? On-Star?
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Well, Thursday morning 09:00 still no power at the brut house. My wife was able to secure a 5500 watt generator from Home Depot. $699. Now I can charge my laptop. That's all I am concerned about...hahahaha
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Be careful wiring it to the house. Kudos' to Home Depot for not price gouging. How are you accessing the net?
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You don't really have to get fancy, mine is a pull start, 5500 watt noisy thing. I plug it into the 220 V, 50 Amp welder circuit in the garage. I trip the primary breaker to the street first. Then with the garage 220 V breaker off, I plug in the generator via a 6 foot, 8 gauge cable, then start it outside. Once it is running, I trip the breaker on in the garage and now the entire garage and house are up. All the appliances are now up (gas water heater, furnace, range), well pump, and with a house full of compact fluorescents, most of the house can be lit. We can't use the big TV, but hey, I can live watching a 12 inch screen!


Noisy?
Yea, well. I bought my Generac 15 years ago for the track. It's 4000 w and does run my 110v mig. But, man, it's noisy at the track. One of the guys I pit with bought a Honda 4000w (so he could power the A/C in his trailer,sigh) and you can barely hear it run. But, mine cost $450 and the Honda is $1200.

It's interesting how you plug it in, Gary. Especially with the "Transfer Switches" costing $500+. I'll have to try it.
I usually run 2 extension cords. One to the furnace and one upstairs for lights/tv/computer.
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I am not going to wire it to the house. We have heat via fireplace and all we need it for is for a light, charge items with batteries, a TV, and my wife's hair dryer.

I am on the net via Wireless card. AT this point, great investment on my part since we can't get broadband out here in these parts yet.
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When you do it this way, you have everything running off their normal breakers. It is not only a hell of a lot safer, it allows you to use the breaker box as a switching network. I can select what to run, and when.
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Friday 12:25 no power still. They are now saying a couple more days and yet we have another big storm coming through Monday which the weatherman say we could get another 10". When will it stop?
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Friday 12:25 no power still.


Ouch!
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OK..Monday at 1:30pm FINALLY got power restored. Geez....I am so grateful now for a nice hot shower in my own house!! And hot food!!
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Good to hear - finally! Being without for a while sure makes you appreciate a lot of little things we all take for granted.
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Glad to hear!

Seems TN will be w/o for a while still

And London was paralyzed by 6in of snow.

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