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Hurricane Dorian
« on: September 02, 2019, 04:41:35 AM »
Hey folks,

Just wanted to wish those of you in the east coast well.  Looks like a big storm, please stay safe!

Crank up the Listers....

Best,

Steve

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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 10:46:59 AM »
+1 to that, once the storm has passed you will be able to see which houses have back up generators they will be the ones with the lights on. I hope they will help their less well prepared friends and neighbors until the cavalry arrive.

Your friends in Australia are thinking of you, praying for you and wish you well.

Stay safe,
Bob


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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 02:30:15 PM »
+1 to that
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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 05:59:23 PM »
As a resident of a potential Hurricane strike location, South Kona, Hawaii, I kind of feel your pain.  May I suggest that you remember your pets and dependent animals now rather than when you're loading the car to get the Hell out of there.  Gutters clean?

How much concrete can you buy for $100,000?  The only way to rebuild.  Too soon?

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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 10:04:59 PM »


Good luck all you Florida dwellers.
This is where the wife praises you for buying that Lister(oid) or the very loud Changfa.
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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 04:45:35 PM »
We watched the Seahawks game Thursday night thanks to a Craftsman 7-8 KW gasoline powered generator.  It kept the neighborhood safe last winter running almost 6 days straight while the power lines were down.  It was rather loud but keep the fridge running and the TV fulfilling it's important role in our modern society.  Turns out the generator is almost 10 years old and has been the heart of many camping and hunting trips.  I'm not nearly as prejudice as I was a week ago.

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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2019, 07:17:53 AM »
I'm a fan of them Casey.  Because they cost almost nothing you can have several.  Last time we had a major outage my various ones kept three rural households going - just the essentials:  fridge, water pump, lights

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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2019, 09:31:53 AM »
Hi guys, it doesn`t matter what generator you have as long as you have one when nature or corporate stupidity leaves you in the dark. The ability to access the internet, telephone, news platforms and radio broadcasts is vital in an emergency. Good on you Mike for helping out your neighbors.

A lot of my neighbors are now completely off grid due to the costs and reliability issues associated with the grid system where we live, I am looking forward to joining their off grid group in the next 12 months. There are very few certainties in life in Australia other than death, taxes and the grid not being able to cope with the air conditioning demand in summer.

Bob

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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2019, 03:23:01 PM »
In the UK there are nurses, as well!

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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2019, 02:45:28 PM »

IRONY!

Sitting here ATM with the Genny humming away out the back as the East coast of oz is getting hammered.

Went out today and saw the wind on the way home and heard the storm reports. Town was blacked out on the way in and got home to find it was without power too.  Dragged out a bunch of lights and power cords and Ran power to the TV and computer.  Pretty annoyed the net was out for hours even though I have crappy ADSL and the phone was working.  I don't think we have a radio in the house, Might be time to get one!

Put lots of lights on in the house, far more than usual just to make the neighbours Jealous.  Guy next door had his genny running when we got home so must have been out a while.  Been sitting here watching movies drinking hot Coffee and Mrs cooked a quite nice meal.
I just bought a bunch of those Head lamp things the last week, quite good ones with 18650 batteries and powerful.  Mrs was laughing at me looking like a coal Miner, wasn't laughing when we had plenty of hands free light to see things including  up the back to get the genny set up.

I think this is going to be a taste of things to come here this summer.  pretty sure there are going to be a lot more blackouts due to power shortages but probably more in the daytime with hot weather. Faster I get the bigger genny set up the better.

Pretty much all the seaboard  in to about 300KM or so is under a severe damaging wind warning atm so I surmise Bob, OSM and all the other aussie regulars are copping it too atm.  Probably be easy to spot, they are the ones with the lights and TV on. :0)

Looks like I have lost a heater. It was plugged in and on the thermostat but there was a period of Low voltage on one phase.  I saw it in the light and when I went to turn it off I smelled burning and saw a bit of smoke. Luckily the heater was just outside the main bathroom  in front of the vanity and still on the tiles. Probably burned the fan motor out.  If that's all thats been fried we'll be real lucky.
I rushed round and turned the fridges off. Hopefully they will be OK but I'll have to remember that in the future.

Been a long time since I had to get the genny out for real but already this has won the Mrs over.  Said to her tonight now do you see why I want to put a big genny up the shed? Seal of approval not only given but encouraged.

Wonder if this is the leftovers of the Dorian Cyclone? They are saying severe wind for at least the next 24 Hours.  I won't be putting the genny away till Monday at least.  Almost caught short too. only had a half a jerry can up the shed against my normal policy of always keeping a full one.  Plenty of fuel in the Vehicles but  I'll go top up tomorrow just the same.

I have heard a lot of crashing and banging around but so far can't see anything.  Worst casualty so far seems to be the cats.  Normally I am shooing them away from engines and Plasma cutters and they come sit on my lap while I go round with the ride on mower. A couple the other day were coming up and wanting to sit on me while I was jackhammering a trench in the kitchen floor. Nothing ever worries them but they are clearly having a Major freak out atm.  Never seen them so scared before. Dog seems OK, she just can't figure out why the cats are won't leave her alone either and are all trying to sit  and cuddle up to her at once.

Going to be interesting to see what's happened around the place here and everywhere else tomorrow!

Power has just come back on but that wind out there still sounds damn worrying.

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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2019, 09:53:49 PM »
Glort,

What generator do you use in a outage?
Is it the Listeroid ?
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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2019, 09:55:56 PM »
Hurricane Dorian is now hitting my country.
The now Catagory 2 storm hits eastern Canadian seaboard later today.
I sold a few Listeroids into that area several years back. Maybe they will be needed tonight.
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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2019, 11:14:12 PM »
Glort,

What generator do you use in a outage?
Is it the Listeroid ?

Glort just picks up the cable, touches the end, and the entire city lights up.

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Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2019, 10:17:53 AM »
Since Glort apparently has the power to light up an entire city on his own, perhaps we should rename him Magneto or Dynamo, this should be followed by de-commissioning all fossil fuel generation plant and replacing it with Glort. Life expectancy of the Glort generating system is probably around 30 years depending on the load we put on him.

My recommendation is that if you are lucky enough to meet him face to face don`t shake his hand, could be fatal, depending on the load he is under.  :laugh:

Bob