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Re: Rocketboy and Cujet Hurricane Irma commentary
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2017, 04:45:05 PM »
So what was it like for you?  Did you need your generators?
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Re: Rocketboy and Cujet Hurricane Irma commentary
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2017, 02:00:12 AM »
I must admit to having a wee chuckle while watching some US hurricane live news channel interviewing this really fat sheila. She was only  concerned about impending food shortages.despite already stocking up beforehand...... I dont actually think even a week without food would kill her, and in her case  would surely be beneficial.?  Theres always a funny side.
Good insight too with watching american advertisements. 
These medications are right for you  ads with the mandatory 30 seconds explaining some pretty awful side effects,
Finance companies offering even more debt with a young "successful "smiling chickie babe actor who obviously will do anything for money and the leggy fake titted bimbo weather presenters  pretending to have a degree in meteorology.
Many of the male reporters look to rate a good 9.5 on the sphincter scale as well.
Im sure im cherry picking, but interesting non the less.
 Now we have a waist deep reporter saying how troubling and dangerous  it is to see residents wading in waist deep water...... CNN.

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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2017, 06:57:09 AM »
Now we have a waist deep reporter saying how troubling and dangerous  it is to see residents wading in waist deep water...... CNN.

I never get that with the news and such stupidity is why I rarely ever bother watching it.

These reporters have to go to these places and stand outside or at the spot where the Murder/ fire/ bomb/ vote counting/ House of/ town where/ attack occoured/whatever when there is zero reason to be there especially after the event that has moved on or ended  and the information on the story is now coming from somewhere  else such as the Police HQ or finished all together.

For some eason they have to go to the back arse town where the guy grew up as a kid but hasn't lived for 20 years or the side of the road where the accident occurred and is now well cleaned up and all sign of it gone.  Why the hell do they have to take a live camera crew to that spot where they show nothing of it anyway?

Have the storms passed yet?


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Re: Rocketboy and Cujet Hurricane Irma commentary
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2017, 12:44:37 PM »
Boy this thread really went off the tracks.

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Re: Rocketboy and Cujet Hurricane Irma commentary
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2017, 01:09:08 PM »
Blood rush is why.... we live upside down. Australians also suffer heat stroke.

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Re: Rocketboy and Cujet Hurricane Irma commentary
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2017, 01:15:02 PM »
Boy this thread really went off the tracks.
Yeah, I was kind of hoping we'd get some commentary from folks living through the event.  Fortunately another thread had some more info, unfortunately that is where I also learned Rocketboy was no longer with us.  I found his website prior to finding this forum.


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Re: Rocketboy and Cujet Hurricane Irma commentary
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2017, 01:45:21 PM »
winds, water but fortunately little to no damage.
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Re: Rocketboy and Cujet Hurricane Irma commentary
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2017, 04:23:03 AM »
Gary,

Glad you guys didn't have any damage!

I'm curious how you like your metal building?  (I'm assuming that's yours in the background).  Just wondering how its worked out for you since you've had it?  Would you buy another one or would you put up a traditional framed metal building if you had to do it all over again?

Any thoughts/info would be appreciate.

Thanks,

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Re: Rocketboy and Cujet Hurricane Irma commentary
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2017, 04:03:17 PM »
Steve,
Yes, that's my metal building.
I trust it more than my modular home.

During the hurricanes years ago I saw damage on just about eveeything except my friends building
and that's what convinced me they are the way to go.

I have stayed in it during a few storms the last 12 years and have 0 damage.

They are a good, cost effective, way to go. The cost is less than a "conventional" steel building but labor  will
be more because of  the  amount of work involved.

I did much of the work on my building in Florida, but when I put one up on my farm in Kentucky the factory has
a crew that travels and assembles them,  and I hired them. After the first one I decided I never wanted to do
that again !

You will loose some storage beacuse of the shape but I don't consider that a big deal here. In Kentucky my
building side walls are 9' so that does make a difference.

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Re: Rocketboy and Cujet Hurricane Irma commentary
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2017, 04:40:53 PM »
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Re: Rocketboy and Cujet Hurricane Irma commentary
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2017, 03:08:27 AM »

Don't these Storms happen pretty much every year?
 

We here in Jupiter, FL were last hit in 2004-2005, with hurricanes Francis, Jeanne and Wilma 105, 120 and 105MPH.  Erma knocked out power, toppled some trees, left a mess of branches, 85mph.

The statistical average is hurricane force winds every 5.8 years.

An interesting link to local statistical data.

http://www.hurricanecity.com/city/palmbeach.htm

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Re: Rocketboy and Cujet Hurricane Irma commentary
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2017, 12:06:48 PM »

Not near as frequent as I thought.
Just seems that every year there is a story about some terrible storm in the US wiping out an area. Maybe its a number of areas not just where this one hit.

Spose you'll soon be seeing reports about our bushfires. The Kiwis always know about them, the smoke and ash blows across the ocean and they get it.
Before summer EVERY year they say it's going to be a bad year for fires.  I think this year really will be.  It's hardly rained within 3 hours of where I am, ( and maybe further out, don't have many contacts that far afield) for 3 months and the long range forecast for the next month says nothing about rain either. By then the heat will be starting to come and everything will be crispy dry.  It' only takes a bottle or a bit of glass to catch the sun the right way on some dry material and you have hell one earth literally.

I think if anything does go up, it's going to go REALLY well.

Never ceases to amaze me though how people will live with the bush literally  10 Ft from the house and there is at least 10KM of untouched bush behind that.  Fire comes, they loose everything then cry hard done by.  You'll then see other people in the same area ( or street) that had the brains to push the bush back, put some sprinklers on the roof, take the well advertised and promoted precautions,  have their own pump and tank and are fine.

I know if I lived anywhere near a fire zone I'd have a swimming pool full of water, a diesel Fire pump and an electric one on batteries so it would still run when the power went out and the smoke took away the oxygen.
 I'd pay a lot to stop my house burning down but some people just expect the fire brigade to be able to protect every single house.  :0(


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Re: Rocketboy and Cujet Hurricane Irma commentary
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2017, 11:50:17 PM »
So what was it like for you?  Did you need your generators?

We here in Jupiter, FL had some hurricane force winds. I put up my steel hurricane panels and just took them down today. It's about 25 hours work in total up and down. And, quite a serious workout! My biceps are bulging today, from moving thousands of pounds of steel.

For anyone not understanding what hurricane force winds are, I can only say this: The folks who decided the wind speed categories got it right, as even hurricane Category 1 winds are incredibly damaging.

The wind damaged trees throughout the neighborhood and we lost power for 5 days. The mighty lister ran faithfully and powered 100% of my house. We had hot water, central AC, well pump, water softener, all the lights, shop air in the garage and so on. We kept the house at 70 degrees inside, which was very comfortable. Normally, I'd have it a bit warmer, but I wanted to keep things really cool just in case we had to go without any power for a while. (such as a repair would require) Thankfully all was well. Fuel consumption was quite reasonable too. Generally about 8 gallons per day, sometimes as low as 6.

I'll give the engine an oil change, a bit of servicing and all the praise possible.
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