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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2012, 04:05:05 PM »

They have something out now that you can disconnect your outside power. Then connect a generator right into your power panel.  My BIL has set his house that way.  Don't know the name of it or what it cost.  It keep both you and the power co. people safe.
By Pass Transfer switch.

I just bought a new diesel generator with one built in, but all I needed it for was so I could start the gen from inside the house, where I installed the transfer switch to cut power from the gen for starting and stopping.
It's nice because if you are hooked to the grid and the power goes out, the gen starts automatically.
They don't cost all that much anymore, but if you aren't comfortable around electricity, I recommend hiring an electrician, should take around four hours to install.

Saves the headache of going out in the weather to start and stop the genset.
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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2012, 04:28:34 PM »
By Pass Transfer switch.

I just bought a new diesel generator with one built in, but all I needed it for was so I could start the gen from inside the house, where I installed the transfer switch to cut power from the gen for starting and stopping.
It's nice because if you are hooked to the grid and the power goes out, the gen starts automatically.
They don't cost all that much anymore, but if you aren't comfortable around electricity, I recommend hiring an electrician, should take around four hours to install.

Saves the headache of going out in the weather to start and stop the genset.


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 :lol: I don't like getting wet!
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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2012, 04:54:26 PM »

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 :lol: I don't like getting wet!
My biggest complaint was waiting for the gen to warm up for three or four minutes before I could throw the breaker.
Now I can stay in the warm house if I have to start it during a snow storm. :smile:
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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2012, 06:13:08 PM »
My biggest complaint was waiting for the gen to warm up for three or four minutes before I could throw the breaker.
Now I can stay in the warm house if I have to start it during a snow storm. :smile:

And i don't have to go out after I am warm and cozy in bed to shut it off....  :smile:
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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2012, 06:46:20 PM »
And i don't have to go out after I am warm and cozy in bed to shut it off....  :smile:
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Oh that too.
I look at her in bed all bundled up and proclaim "I am the man", I'll throw the switch and pull back the covers and jump in. :biggrin:
Unlike the old days of putting on a robe and slippers after a shower and battling the snow to shut it off.
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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2012, 05:50:21 PM »
Granted most who post here are prepared, but to those that don't, this should be a real wake up call.
Super Storm hits the East Coast and even those somewhat prepared will still have to deal with the idiots that assumed Govt would be there to help them.



From Drudge headlines....

Just think, if these people had all prepared and stocked up just one week worth of provisions, the effect would have been more manageable, granted the power is out, gas is off, but a few cans of Sterno and a full tank of gas and beans and pasta with a couple of 5 gallon buckets of water would keep you off the streets and safe.

Probably all would cost around one hundred bucks, excluding gas of course.

I hope those that lurk here can use this as a lesson and maybe avoid being a victim.


I don’t remember seeing any lines like that from Joplin Missouri and those people lost everything, except for their courage and determination.
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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2012, 05:44:06 AM »
I don’t remember seeing any lines like that from Joplin Missouri and those people lost everything, except for their courage and determination.


Different
type" of people.  I am from the Midwest and was raised that you jump in and do, you don't wait for someone to do it for you.  Toy 
Everybody is allowed their opinion.  They just don't need to share it every time.

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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2012, 06:21:52 AM »
Different
type" of people.  I am from the Midwest and was raised that you jump in and do, you don't wait for someone to do it for you.  Toy

Yep, completely different mentality, especially for those that live with tornadoes, they know life cn change in a second, where as city folk are used to living in the moment.
They don't usually have more than a days worth of food in the fridge they hit takeout regularly.

These people just aren't used to everything being out of order.
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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2012, 07:01:50 AM »
Yep, completely different mentality, especially for those that live with tornadoes, they know life cn change in a second, where as city folk are used to living in the moment.
They don't usually have more than a days worth of food in the fridge they hit takeout regularly.

These people just aren't used to everything being out of order.

When we lived in a big town not a big city.  We had a major big food store 4 blocks away.  You could always walk to the store if you did not have it 24/7.
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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2012, 07:12:04 AM »
When we lived in a big town not a big city.  We had a major big food store 4 blocks away.  You could always walk to the store if you did not have it 24/7.
Exactly, it was too convenient.
These people have become so accustomed to having everything within walking distance, that they had no reason to stock up.
False security is always to the detriment of the fool lulled into believing things will always stay the same.
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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2012, 04:33:05 PM »
Different
type" of people.  I am from the Midwest and was raised that you jump in and do, you don't wait for someone to do it for you.  Toy


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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2012, 10:09:31 AM »
Different
type" of people.  I am from the Midwest and was raised that you jump in and do, you don't wait for someone to do it for you.  Toy

I hear you on that one....;)
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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2013, 11:19:59 AM »
I'd rather go low tech if possible.  Rather than generators and all that, I'm more likely to look at more jackets,  blankets and sleeping bags, candles and lots of butane lighters, the small hand crank lights and radios (a bunch of those little, cheap solar walk lights are a smart option), maybe some 5 gallon propane tanks and a grill / camp stove / camp lantern.  A small wood stove is huge if you have a plan to vent the smoke, get some wood, and use it safely.

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Re: This Is what happens when you don't prepare
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2013, 01:58:42 PM »
I'd rather go low tech if possible.  Rather than generators and all that, I'm more likely to look at more jackets,  blankets and sleeping bags, candles and lots of butane lighters, the small hand crank lights and radios (a bunch of those little, cheap solar walk lights are a smart option), maybe some 5 gallon propane tanks and a grill / camp stove / camp lantern.  A small wood stove is huge if you have a plan to vent the smoke, get some wood, and use it safely.
I agree, any preparation is good, but sadly most only consider it and never actually follow through.
Life is simply too easy in the city and people take things for granted.
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