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« on: September 28, 2022, 01:32:08 PM »
Here we go !
I am on the east coast of Florida.
Looked like is was going to stay west of us until yesterday. Now it has moved
east and looks like it will be just north of me. I'm near Melbourne.
Got my Coleman stuff ready. I started collecting years ago so I'm well stocked
with lanterns, stoves and fuel !
Got my generators staged and ready. I have 4 diesel gen sets, so good there.

I know members just south of me.

Stay safe and take cover !

Gary
« Last Edit: September 28, 2022, 01:58:35 PM by 32 coupe »
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2022, 02:17:42 PM »
Best of luck yourself, or is it a case of the more prepared one is, the more luck you'll have.  Sounds like you are well prepared and will be running your butte off helping out the neighbours.

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2022, 03:30:44 PM »
Good Luck 32Coupe, (and others)

Power may be disrupted for several days. Water is the big concern. High storm surge and much rain predicted.
This is why we prepare in advance.
Let us know how you make out.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2022, 10:33:08 PM »
Good luck Gary, some people laugh at us for all the prepping work we do, I doubt they are laughing now.
Let us know how you go and if there is anything we can do to help.
Keep your head down.

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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2022, 10:53:11 PM »
Hoping for the best for you guys down there. Stay safe and get the lister started.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2022, 01:17:36 AM »
Was just watching the weather channel and the flooding along the West Coast is unbelievable. Stay safe Gary!
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2022, 12:00:40 PM »
Good luck Gary, some people laugh at us for all the prepping work we do, I doubt they are laughing now.

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2022, 02:31:32 PM »
Hope everyone survived the storm in good shape.  Just saw this post from Florida Piwer and Light and thought I'd share it.  They are saying parts of the grid need to be rebuilt, not restored, and power could be out for an extended period.  Hang in there folks!

https://twitter.com/insideFPL/status/1575295294232829952?t=JPvswPLPCON11P36KH0TRQ&s=19

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2022, 02:39:32 PM »
"Early Thursday more than 2.4 million people were without power, with at least three counties reporting near complete blackouts and 10 showing that more than 50% of customers were in the dark, according to poweroutage.us."

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2022/09/29/Hurricane-Ian-damage/2021664429685/

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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2022, 04:45:13 AM »
Here we go !
I am on the east coast of Florida.
Looked like is was going to stay west of us until yesterday. Now it has moved
east and looks like it will be just north of me. I'm near Melbourne.
Got my Coleman stuff ready. I started collecting years ago so I'm well stocked
with lanterns, stoves and fuel !
Got my generators staged and ready. I have 4 diesel gen sets, so good there.

I know members just south of me.

How much fuel do you keep around for the iron beasts?

Stay safe and take cover !

Gary
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2022, 05:36:05 AM »

I use my Changfa 1115 clone with the ST 15KW head most of the time when I need a genny.
It does not use much fuel....

I usually have 20 gallons or so on hand because both of my tractors are diesel. I think one holds about
6 gallons and the other 12 or 15.

When storms are near I have everything full as well as my backup 5 gal cans.

I have several generators but have never HAD to use them except for the Changfa clone.

If I were to add everything up it would be about 40 gallons or so. (that's with all tanks full)

I don't ever remember using more than 5 or 6 gallons when we loose power. The longest we have
been without power has been 5 days that I remember.
The local power company is usually pretty good about getting us back on line.

I don't know if that answers your question but it's all I got !




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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2022, 03:40:25 PM »
Yes it does, I was just curious. Also, package came yesterday. Will do some test fitting this weekend!
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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2022, 06:14:02 AM »
I just could not live in an area that you know gets hit with severe storms/hurricanes. If I did I would get out of town before they got close, but thats me.
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