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Hurricane Sandy

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by thewoodlands, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    I think I'm going to buy another garbage can or two.

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  2. WellSeasoned

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    This is the news talking, right now, there saying gusts at 60-80 mph, with whats left of the eye right over my wood stacks.
  3. h2ochild

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    Atlantic Electric has had a robo call message telling us to expect and what to do if there's a power outage..Yes, you are correct about the power companies readiness here, this June early July, thunderstorm wind damage, left many down in Atlantic County without power for a week or more. We are prepared here, have generator etc..My boats are now in the yard ( I work on the water)..Today we are taking down the gazebo, and getting all the loose stuff into the workshop and sheds. Basically doing stuff that we have to do before winter anyway.
  4. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    looks like for right now anyway that i,m gonna be onn the right side on this storm...high winds but less rain

    to all our neighbors to the south, stay safe and hang in there,,we know what its like to be out of power for
    extended periods up here
  5. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    Two things for certain: my neighbors leaves he doesn't rake this weekend, and his roof shingles will be in my yard.
  6. Pallet Pete

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    I hope your ok through the storm my friend it looks to be big enouph to really mess with the entire Midwest too!
  7. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    We're gonna spend the weekend battening hatches & storing all the stuff that can become airborne & potentially dangerous missiles. Gotta move the vehicles away from any trees with large dead branches & fill the gas can for the generator. Flashlights all have batteries. Fridge needs a little more in it Got charcoal for the BGE & LP for Broil King. they're predicting 50 - 60 mph gusts round here, so I'm sure we'll lose power...Everybody in er path try to stay as safe as you can...
  8. MasterMech

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    Does cutting your way out of the neighborhood count as scrounging? >>
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  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    If you want to get mobbed, put a new generator up for sale on craigslist. Good grief. People were wanting to drive a hundred miles to buy the thing. Sold it to a guy down the road.
  10. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you triple your money on those "sale" Harbor Freight jobbies?
    :)

    I got mine all tuned it - it's backup for the Honda!
  11. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Just for some relativity, I don't remember a storm as massive as this hitting the Mid-Atlantic directly in the 30+ years I lived in SJ.....add to that the 8 years since I left, and you get some idea. I won't quite call it once in a century, but it's in that same club.
  12. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    They may even close the opera house! It has NEVER closed due to weather. I hope they do. I'd rather be home to keep an eye on stuff than 40 miles from home. Got genny ready, outside furniture put away.
  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The newest little HF 2 stroke stopped putting out juice when I cranked them up this morning. :mad:

    Some nut case has a bunch of those little things on craigslist here right now. Wants 800 bucks apiece for them. ;lol I just charged $400 for new 3250 watt four stokes in the box.
  14. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    You gave them away! Could have gotten 2xs that.

    Maybe I'll put mine up for sale if I still have power on Wednesday. I could use the money to upgrade mine.
  15. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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  16. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    EGADS I've paid not attention to this thing. We're inland, but expecting 50 mph winds and maybe SNOW!!!

    I guess today the boy and I are going to batten down the hatches.
  17. woodgeek

    woodgeek Minister of Fire

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    I'm doing some more break in on my HF guy right now!

    Started right up after 10 mos sitting with gas (+stabilizer) in it.
  18. SmokinPiney

    SmokinPiney Feeling the Heat

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    130gal of water in storage tank, generator's good to go, plenty of fuel, lot's of food and beer in the fridge, bringin wood in and cleanin the gutters tomorrow am: Yep im ready. Might even go out tomorrow am and hopefully put some fresh deer meat in the freezer.
  19. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Just skeet shoot a deer as they fly by.
  20. SmokinPiney

    SmokinPiney Feeling the Heat

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    Pull !
  21. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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  22. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    BANG........................Thump!!
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  24. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    OK. 2 new garbage cans. Found an extra gas container in the shed, so good to go there.

    Gassed up the truck, will top it off again Monday, or tomorrow, depending on circumstances. And fill the gas cans. 2 cycle oil, bar chain oil...check.

    Got a car charger for the new phone.

    Making ice. Got the chest freezer packed, and the nooks & crannies filled with zip locks that are freezing as I type to help keep that cold. I'll cover it with quilts if I have to.

    Tomorrow I'll fill up the garbage cans, bring in some firewood, and get what stacks aren't covered taken care of.

    Oy yi yi....
  25. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I think just leaving the lids off will fill the garbage cans nicely. ;)

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