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Posted on 08/26/2011 9:40:24 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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Glad to hear everything is good. Thanks for checking in!
I’m in far western Montgomery County, PA - power is still on and the worst seems to be over. Where are you located, if you are still on-line? Thanks.
Central NH weather 0740 (43.6N 71.2W) 69F 97% humidity wind S 8 gusting to 14 moderate rain with heavy showers.
Quiet - Not very. If you go outside, near the generator, it's quite loud. However, even though it's more or less right outside my bedroom window, from inside, it sounds like a background hum - not bad at all.
I'd been looking at this model for a few years. It's a GE 20KW with the Symphony transfer switch. It's not the new model - I saved nearly $500 by buying the model that is being discontinued. But it still has some basic load management features that will allow it to shed stuff to bring other stuff on-line, and then bring the stuff that was shed back on-line after things fire up and get through their initial surges.
I finally decided to buy it because my father wanted to come live with us from Florida, and so we needed to finish the basement for him, and thus, we can no longer tolerate periodic little (or occasionally big) floods in the basement. We can no longer tolerate loss of power to the sump pump. As well, he's old and infirm, and we can't have a situation as we had during multiple winters of having no heat, no water, no running toilets, and no way to get out of our driveway, no less over to the nearest hotel.
The whole installation, with the propane (which we're leasing the tank, not purchasing - saved $2400 that way) and everything - installation, inspections, etc., came to about $7000, not including the cost to fill the propane tank the first time (which was over $800, yikes!!).
It's still running, and I expect will be for a couple of days at least, and from here in the sunroom, which is on the other side of the house, I can hear a dull, low rumble of the generator.
Not bad. We have a moderate amount of broken branches, but I see no trees down or shrubs or bushes with major damage.
Where are you on LI...if you don’t mind saying? Keep safe!
Obviously you don’t know anything about hurricanes or n’oreasters or wait look up Ike or Katrina or Hugo or just hush.
In other news, Fish Storm Jose has formed SW of Bermuda. Forecast to be a TS for all of one day.
abner lost power in the wee hours.
All appears to be well here in Barnegat. Havent walked outside yet, but dont see much except some leaves.
Just spoke to the kids up north. Cells still working. Landlines out. Muct of Westchester County (north of NYC) and adjacent Fairfield (CT) without power. Flooding on highways is very bad. Worse yet to come in next two hours or so.
Hi Miss Lainie...it seems like ages since our Sunday night Drudge threads. Hope all is well with you. :)
Pass it along so you can get on your own County's alert net.
Per Fox News: Hudson River overflows. Water flooding into lower Manhattan.
Mornin Miss Didi!
Just woke up to a report that the Hudson River is indeed starting to flood lower manhatten with the tide and surge. How you fairing in the Big Apple?
East River flooding, too, if I heard that correctly?
Greene county NY. no power. Schoharie creek flooding roads.
Just outside Richmond here....to the west. Amazed we never lost power yesterday or last night. Lots of flashes, but that’s all. Surveyed our property this morning and there are no trees down, although there are many down in the neighborhood. Lots and lots of limbs down in our yard. Very grateful to be among the few to still have power in the area. It was an ugly day/evening.
Live blog: New York’s East River rising as Irene pounds city