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#16    Bizarro

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Posted 16 August 2003 - 03:28 PM

ya, Nancy, i was speaking more about Detroit and the other places affected when i mentioned gas being a problem.  i know there is no mass transit of any kind in Detroit and some articles i read mentioned that tow trucks and trucks delivering water were running out of fuel.  they are having to truck gas in from the distant parts of the state just to keep water coming in.  

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 03:57 PM

Just wanted to say that it made me very proud how everyone came together to help each other out, and the looting was at an absoulute minimum.  Honestly, that gives me a lot of hope for the future.  

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 04:21 PM

QUOTE (Sukato-San @ Aug 18 2003, 03:57 PM)
Just wanted to say that it made me very proud how everyone came together to help each other out, and the looting was at an absoulute minimum.  Honestly, that gives me a lot of hope for the future.

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 01:15 AM

http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/b...breaking_5.html

terrorists claiming responsibility for the blackout.  i don't buy it but you never know.  

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be passed off like an old style
and by the meteor be smite?

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 12:04 PM

so? i live in new jersey and we had it out for more than a day! sleep.gif  

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Posted 05 September 2003 - 06:44 PM

heard that damn crap group Al-Qaeda plotted it,idiots......

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:39 PM

Power Outages

"Spit Happins"

How do you deal with commercial power failures?

I live in the forest, inside the Adirondack Park of New York State.
My water comes from my own private well. When the commercial power fails, the only water I'll get from the tap is what's in the ~30 gallon pressure tank.

For me, the worst case scenario of a power failure is:
- Overcast moonless, starless night sky
- during a storm
- I'm in the shower, lathered head to toe
and the power fails.

a) That could plunge the bathroom (the house) into darkness. And at my age stumbling around in the dark covered in soap suds groping for a flashlight is not an optimal pursuit.
B) Apart from the obvious, leaving soap residue on skin can cause alkali burns.

But I've found there's enough water in the pressure tank that even if the power fails, there's enough water for me to rinse off.

I solved the darkness problem by installing an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
It's a batter of Optima Deep Cycle yellow tops, on a charger.
Important lights in the house run off it. Those lights are 12 volt LED. So they can be used for hours into a commercial power failure.
So even when the commercial power fails, the lights stay on.
Also, the radio on my desk runs off the same UPS.
So I can listen for broadcast information, if it's a serious problem.

Have you taken any steps to deal with commercial power failure?


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:24 PM

View Postsear, on 08 May 2013 - 04:39 PM, said:

Power Outages

"Spit Happins"

How do you deal with commercial power failures?

I live in the forest, inside the Adirondack Park of New York State.
My water comes from my own private well. When the commercial power fails, the only water I'll get from the tap is what's in the ~30 gallon pressure tank.

For me, the worst case scenario of a power failure is:
- Overcast moonless, starless night sky
- during a storm
- I'm in the shower, lathered head to toe
and the power fails.

a) That could plunge the bathroom (the house) into darkness. And at my age stumbling around in the dark covered in soap suds groping for a flashlight is not an optimal pursuit.
B) Apart from the obvious, leaving soap residue on skin can cause alkali burns.

But I've found there's enough water in the pressure tank that even if the power fails, there's enough water for me to rinse off.

I solved the darkness problem by installing an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
It's a batter of Optima Deep Cycle yellow tops, on a charger.
Important lights in the house run off it. Those lights are 12 volt LED. So they can be used for hours into a commercial power failure.
So even when the commercial power fails, the lights stay on.
Also, the radio on my desk runs off the same UPS.
So I can listen for broadcast information, if it's a serious problem.

Have you taken any steps to deal with commercial power failure?
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