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· Grumpy Non-Socialist
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Russ, you at home? I walked in the office at 7:30 and at 7:35 the announced the office was closing. I'm still here but about to leave i think before it starts getting bad out.
Yeah, I'm in the office. They phoned us at home this morning with
announcement of liberal leave policy and telecommute if we wanted,
but I came in. Not many did.
 

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Well about an inch (maybe less) of ice on everything here. Lost power about 5:00 and by the time I got the genset fired up it came back on :woot:
now let it snow azzhole deep to a giraffe. :D
 

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Thats what I am hoping for too.
 

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I see it as a money making opportunity
 

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Cool. All we are supposed to get from it is RAIN and more RAIN. It has been raining for about 24 hours straight now. Yall be careful in it. And Ryan I got to ask. Is that yalls skidders playing tug a war? Looks like the Cat got owned! even if he does have the boom up.LOL Not a fare comparison. What brand is the other?
 

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Iced in here. We lost power yesterday at about 5:30 P.M., and ran on
generator until 11:15 P.M. when power came back on. Power off and on
today, probably due to falling branches. I've lost some trees, lost of
big branches. Main road out of here is solid ice. Snow falling now.
 

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Russ, I need a better generator hook up to my breaker box, how are u feeding yours?
Also, u have mail.
 

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Russ, I need a better generator hook up to my breaker box, how are u feeding yours?
Also, u have mail.
I feed my generator in through the 220v outlet that my air compressor uses.
I need a better feed, too. When I put the outlet in for the compressor, I
only used a 15 amp breaker. It served our needs yesterday, but I'd feel better with
a 30 amp circuit. I'm thinking about putting a dedicated connection over by
the breaker panel sometime before next winter.
 

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The ice itself usually doesnt hurt them, just when limbs and debris fall on the roof.

Do you and Russ have switchs below your meters?
Sure dont want to back feed up the line, repair crews hate when that happens.
I turn off the main switch comming in from the meter yes...wouldn't want to cook a lineman!
 

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The ice itself usually doesnt hurt them, just when limbs and debris fall on the roof.

Do you and Russ have switchs below your meters?
Sure dont want to back feed up the line, repair crews hate when that happens.
I turn off the main switch comming in from the meter yes...wouldn't want to cook a lineman!
I have a main breaker (225 amp) in the panel that takes me off-line.
I forgot to mention that above.

Our power went off again about 2:00 A.M. today. Still off.
On generator again.
 

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So yall are just flipping the main breaker and back feeding the power from the wall plug to the buss terminals through that wall plug breaker? I guess yall shut off all of the curcuits that you are not using and just run a couple? Do yall have small portable type generators or the large stand by generators? Good luck hope yall are staying warm. If it is a small portable generator can you run your central heat on it? JJ
 

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Hardline,
As you stated. I have a portable 8Kw generator and back-feed the panel
through my 220V air compressor outlet. I switch off the main 225 amp
breaker first to take the house off the grid. I switch off the heat pump,
and just use the blower in the fireplace for heat.
I don't have gas appliances, so we don't use the stove or oven, just
the microwave. Our power has been restored. This is the first time
in a number of years that we've lost power for an extended period.
 

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So yall are just flipping the main breaker and back feeding the power from the wall plug to the buss terminals through that wall plug breaker? I guess yall shut off all of the curcuits that you are not using and just run a couple? Do yall have small portable type generators or the large stand by generators? Good luck hope yall are staying warm. If it is a small portable generator can you run your central heat on it? JJ
yes this is how i am currently doing it off 110v but i need to put in a 220 like Russ has to do it more efficiently. I just run my pellet stove for heat, a couple lights and the TV of course...
 

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Maybe another dumb question. With the main off how do you know when the power comes back on just have to shut down the generator occasionally and test it? Maybe seems a bit more hassle but WAY cheaper than those automatic switch gear setups. JJ
 

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Maybe another dumb question. With the main off how do you know when the power comes back on just have to shut down the generator occasionally and test it? Maybe seems a bit more hassle but WAY cheaper than those automatic switch gear setups. JJ
I wonder if you could wire up some kind of indicator light so you would know when it came back on :dunno:
 

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I wonder if you could wire up some kind of indicator light so you would know when it came back on :dunno:
My indicator light is across the street. My neighbors don't have a gen so when their lights come on, I have power too :D
 
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