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Feb 2013 Storm thread

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by jharkin, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    you should get the quad copter thingy up in the blizzard...would make for neato vantage point.....for all who own a strobe light, i suggest getting it out once it gets dark....point up into the sky and be blown away (figure of speach).

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll get a shortie overview as long as the wind doesn't pick up too soon...charging the batteries now!
  3. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    If it gets caught in the winds I will hold it here for ya.
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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  5. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    We are lucky nowadays to have radar weather for advanced warnings and determining wind speed and snow amount. Governor calls the order to be off the roads and it makes a huge difference.

    Rewind to the 1970's and weathermen were pushing "H" and "L" across the weatherboard indicating fronts. Gotta love realtime reports now.

    Anyone around here remember Don Kent?


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  6. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Governor just called a state of emergency and ordered all traffic off roads statewide at 4pm.
  7. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Wife is funny....she is taking video of me taking video....
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  8. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Here is the quad view - not exactly smooth - winds, etc.....
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  9. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    All I have to say is God Bless Seafoam! With work and other stuff I literally shut my generator off and left it sitting in the garage when the power came back on about a week after Sandy left. When I went to check it last night I realized I hadn't even shut the fuel off and run the carb dry when I shut it down last. The fuel tank had about 2 gallons in it-"oh crap" I thought... It started on the second pull and ran like a champ :)
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  10. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    *Is home, and staying put*
  11. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    I swear by SeaFoam. I use it in all my gas cans. Start ups are never a problem at my house. :)
  12. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Since Ive got the genny and 10 gal of gas Im not really all that concerned about loosing power for a while. What Im not looking forward to is potentially having to shovel a path through 2-3ft of snow from the garage around back to the inlet box in the back yard.
  13. Pallet Pete

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    And rain for Sunday ! What the heck I was enjoying all the snow and of course the money from clearing driveways too.

    Pete
  14. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    Inlet box!? Cheater!!! :p That was on my to-do list from Sandy...still haven't gotten around to it which means if the power does go out I'll be doing the extension cord rodeo ;lol I swear I'll do it this spring!
  15. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    ha ha ha. I learned my lesson after the basement almost flooded in the crazy spring rains of 2010. Didn't want to be wading through water with cords rushing to get the pump back up and running.

    Speaking of which I reallllly should do a battery backup for that.
  16. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I have a used battery back up pump I can send to you if you want (I won't ship the battery)
  17. Badfish740

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    Heading out in about 15 minutes-I just looked out my window and there is some slush on the ground. Looks like my part of New Jersey won't start really getting it until about 8:00 p.m. The moonbats will probably out on the roads in force though-wish me luck!
  18. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    You guys stay safe. This is a weird one. Been here since 1985 and I don't remember one of these happening where we didn't get hammered too. All we are getting is rain and cold.
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  19. fishingpol

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    Whopping 3" so far. Heavier stuff looks like it is at Long Island and southern CT.

    What'cha all cooking tonight? I have homemade chicken noodle soup with tortellini and a grilled cheese. Toll House cookie squares for dessert. Yes, I sampled it.

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  20. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

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    Thunder and lightening coming into the mix.

    We're due for 12" - 18".

    Brought the snow shovel and the broom inside ;)
  21. Retired Guy

    Retired Guy Feeling the Heat

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    And on the lighter side:

    New England Storm Prep.jpg
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  22. velvetfoot

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    I really wish I could see this but all I get is a black rectangle. Maybe I'll look again for a solution (other than "use Firefox").
  23. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Try going direct to the youtube link.
    You have to clear the chrome (and other) caches or you get boxes....it happens to me too!
  24. Flatbedford

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    I'll be at work in NYC until almost 11 tonight. Then a 40 mile ride home. Should be interesting.
  25. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Link worked, really cool!

    Still get black rectangle after clearing files. Have to look more, did it before but came up blank. Too lazy now. Maybe later at some point.

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