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Old 08-25-2011, 07:15 AM   #16
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redundency is a good thing...
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:10 PM   #17
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Snaked downspouts and cleaned gutters. Routed downspouts away from rain barrels to further out from the foundation.

Closed storm windows.
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We always keep our Storms closed Leah, so that it helps to keep the house cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter, even though we have double pane windows. Plus it cuts out a lot of the street noise from the main through-fare just North of our house 200 feet away.



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We always keep our Storms closed Leah, so that it helps to keep the house cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter, even though we have double pane windows. Plus it cuts out a lot of the street noise from the main through-fare just North of our house 200 feet away.
I use my screens in the spring/summer/fall.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:29 PM   #20
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On second thought...

Can anyone up that way get Obama to extend his stay at the Vineyard a few more days? I know those golf courses can be beautiful even on a cloudy day.
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redundency is a good thing...

pretty convinced you are joking. well played sir.
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....if the generator take a dump i can swing the house over to this inverter...12V VDC/115VAC with switches in the garage...HEYi have a fire extinguisher within arms reach and everything is doubled fuses at both ends
With the open junction box and oil jugs and combustibles nearby, I'm glad you are playing it safe with the fire extinguisher.
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during the 2010 Nor'easter ran it for 4 days straight ...top amps read were 8 amps with hot water baseboard off a Weil-Mclean boiler.i break the GAS down into ONE GALLON jugs to fill it during run but even then still use a funnel with the gas tank above a running engine.... any newbies with generators make sure you have spare oil regap that plug check the air cleaner......and YES the exhaust is piped to a garage door mounted VENT right above the unit.
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I live in CT and I already shop at Costco..... I have an abundance of toilet paper, paper towels, batteries etc. even when the weather is great.

So I'll .... ahh ... put the lawn chairs in the garage and close the storm windows.

My wife is more worried than I am, I told her it would actually be kinda fun to build a fire in the fireplace, put some hot dogs on skewers and play campfire!
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during the 2010 Nor'easter ran it for 4 days straight ...top amps read were 8 amps with hot water baseboard off a Weil-Mclean boiler.i break the GAS down into ONE GALLON jugs to fill it during run but even then still use a funnel with the gas tank above a running engine.... any newbies with generators make sure you have spare oil regap that plug check the air cleaner......and YES the exhaust is piped to a garage door mounted VENT right above the unit.

funny guy. you are going too far now. we know you dont really do any of this. where did you find these pics, i would like to read the real story.
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.....why is it so non-believable just cause i show the pictures of what i did to handle power outages out here on the Long Island.not everybody is DIYers and they actually know what their doing...i have an underground 3-#6 going out 100' into that kitchen panel....i deal with LOCAL #3 in Manhattan for a living their lucky they can use a meter to ring out a blown fuse....compared to what i deal with working 40hrs for a HVAC manufacturer
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biggles, which one of those sand dunes do you live in I know it isn't one of the light houses 'cause Aaron Tippin lives in one of them and Willie Nelson lives in the other one.
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i live about 20 minute west of the lighthouse over the bridges to the south shore....footnote had IRENE hit the Island at 9AM got the force 70mph at 9:30AM..then hi tide kicked in at 9:50AM.....4PM LIPA Power drops the pole out and badda bing.... ON with the generator standing in 4" of water in my garage.....storm tipped 95' poplars i panted back in 91
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