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Are you prepared for the up coming storm?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by glenc0322, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    Just wondering if everyone is ready for the storm we are SUPPOSE to get? My snow blower is fueled and ready. Generator is fueled and ready Stove is cleaned and ready to go. A ton of pellets in the basement ready to keep me nice and toasty. Have my UPS ready and tested this morning checked my surge suppressor and all good. have the snow shovel by the front door and both cars filled with gas. an extra 25 gallons in storage. food and BEER in the fridge. So after all this I am sure we are getting RAIN . But hope you are ready just incase
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  2. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Water in the tubs?
    It didn't think there would be much wind or ice or heavy wet snow with this event, hence maybe not many power outages, but who knows.
  3. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Getting gas on the way home for the blower. I'll fill the tank up on the car while there. Got to load up on munchies and brews too!

    I'm stayin home tomorrow. I think I could get to work its the heading home trip that worries me. Got vacation days that are just beggin to be used. Would rather take them once fishing season opens, Guess we could go ice fishin?
  4. magsf11

    magsf11 Feeling the Heat

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    gave the stove a good cleaning yesterday. just have to pick up a 30 pack and get gas. blower and gen all set.
  5. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Gas√
    Plow√
    Generator √
    Snow blower√
    Beers√
    Munchies√
    Steak marinating√
    Backup grill tank√
    Shovel..ughh...√
    More beer√

    Snow/ice free yard √ .....ummm...ya :(
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  6. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Folks, you all keep forgetting one of the most important things of all TP just ask BrotherBart or any regular stupid non hibernating bear.

    TP (at least a half years supply) √
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  7. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    With me and the kid in the house. the wife always keeps 1/2 years supply. Funny it never lasts that long. I think she schedules her usuage. Keeps forgeting me and the kid are full of chit. We're more worried will get a log jam than running out of TP. :p

    Good to know, There isn't any leaves on the trees this time a year!
  8. lock&load

    lock&load Member

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    just a thought have a sipon hose if you run out of gas
  9. moey

    moey Minister of Fire

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    to do what with? its very difficult to get gas out of a car with a siphon hose not impossible
  10. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    I'm tanking up the cars today. thats about it. If we lose power for more than 1 night, i'm shutting the water off and heading south for the weekend :D go see a nice hotel somewhere in pa or something.
  11. lock&load

    lock&load Member

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    i can see some of us where never young ,and dumb ,used to pull into a shopping mall back up to a car and with a holly pro stock 12volt elec pump fill up our cars?????remember i said young and dumb,have since learned the error of my younger days !
  12. DonD

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    Heres my check list for after work today:
    • buy gas for the snow blower
    • fill up both cars in case I need to run an inverter off them
    • stop at HD for some pellets
    • buy beer
    • fill the tub
    • set up inverter 'just in case'
    • start drinking the beer
  13. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    The newer cars have a Roll over valve in case the car rolls over almost makes it impossible to siphon gas so look for the older model cars or expect to get really frustrated trying
  14. SXIPro

    SXIPro Feeling the Heat

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    I've been marrid to my wife 23 years, we've been together 28 years in total, but I don't think I've ever loved her more than today when she texted me "Heading out to buy mass quantities of alcohol to ride out the storm, what would you like?"

    What a woman. :)
  15. lock&load

    lock&load Member

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    hell i was born frustrated just never wore off
  16. joescho

    joescho Feeling the Heat

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    We're supposed to be just on the fringe of the storm so they have no idea whether we're going to get 2 inches or 10. I usually get my 3 wheel barrow loads of firewood to bring in the house for the week on Saturdays, so that means I'm just about out of firewood in the house. DOH!<>

    But the good news is I still have 2 1/2 ton of pellets!!:)
  17. Joe and Kelly Tomeno

    Joe and Kelly Tomeno Member

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    Got 1 3/4 tons Keystone pellets on back porch...snow blower all set and ready to go!! Just waitin for the ride to begin!
  18. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    NO DAMN IT! EVERYONE STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was in such a rush to get out the door this morning I went to work in my slippers....c'mon mother nature, I'm already booking into March, this isn't good.
  19. joescho

    joescho Feeling the Heat

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    My sister did that once. Made it to the bus stop and realized she had her bedroom slippers on..... true story.....
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  20. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Were they those cute soft long eared bunny slippers?
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  21. SXIPro

    SXIPro Feeling the Heat

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    They just updated the storm information for my zip code. I am in the 'localized pocket' that may get 2-3 ft.

    Hell yes!!!!
  22. DonD

    DonD Member

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    My wife just emailed me this. :)

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  23. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    When I was a kid my mother sent me to school with the cardboard still in the collar of a brand new shirt,... had sores on my neck when I got home,... true story.
  24. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Brought in extra wood for the wood burner, plenty of pellets, new box of wine for her, fresh 30 pack for me:cool: and if I have to break in to it tonight get another one tomorrow good to go

    Not a matter if I break into the 30 pack or when , IT already happened;lol
  25. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Really don't need all that bread and milk because there is a sandwich in every can of beer;)
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