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johneh Posted By johneh, Jan 19, 2019 at 3:03 PM

  1. johneh

    johneh
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    sorry no grow opp.
    To old for that chit
    But the wife has a green house for fresh veg
    all year around . Nothing like having a tomato or green pepper
    fresh off the plant this time of year and the strawberry's just came into flower so fresh berries
    soon . Yes there is a small bee colony in the green house for pollination and a little honey
     
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  2. MissMac

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    ok, i think i got it. you're actually utilizing the geny every day? i'm just looking for one as back-up during power outages.
     
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  3. Dataman

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  4. paulnlee

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    Just got my latest LP bill. Only run the dryer and HWH, 100 gal tank, four fill ups a year. $5.3991 a gallon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. johneh

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    No just back up because we have so many power outages
    At least 1 a week in the summer and more often in the winter
     
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  6. velvetfoot

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    When the electric utility trimmed the trees on my circuit a few years ago, the outages went way down. Might be time soon for another visit.
     
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  7. WiscWoody

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    Get a bigger tank. I used to lease my tank but I bought it after the gas company wanted to hike my lease up after I started to burn wood for heat. Your out east so the cost is going to be more there already but no that high. Talk to your gas company to see how you can get a better deal on the LP.... I would.
     
  8. 7acres

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    Same here. We've got a Generac 17Kw. For the past 9 years the power has gone out many times. We're always so tickled that we don't participate in power outages. Life just continues as normal for us. Earlier this Winter the power company shut off power several days in a row right during the time I shower and get ready for work. Then I'd head in and drive right by the crew doing the work. Thank God I got a nice hot shower and didn't have to get dressed by flashlight!
     
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  9. begreen

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    Power went out a few days ago. I ran the generator for a few hours a few hours to give refrigeration a chance to catch up. I like having a propane generator. The oil is cleaner and the fuel is just waiting there, no worry about it going stale. The Yamaha is pretty frugal so we can go quite awhile on a tank full.
     
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  10. fbelec

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    begreen what size tank do you run your propane gen with and how long does that tank last
     
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  11. greg13

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    If you are rural, Redfield must be bonnieville. Yes, both Grid & NYSEG do a good job trimming. I know the head arborist at grid and they are all the time having issues with people that plant trees that grow 50' under the lines and scream when they have to be trimmed.
     
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  12. begreen

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    We have a 100# reserve tank with a capacity of 23 gallons. How long it will last is hard to say. Our generator throttles back as the load is reduced. This normally happens once refrigeration is up to temp and starts to cycle. I figure about ~8 hrs a gallon. During an extended outage I run the generator about 6 hrs per day. For shorter outages I run the genny off of 4.6 gallon propane tanks. We have a couple of these for the BBQ and I try to keep one full. During the last set of snowstorms we just burned through about a gallon.

    In a dire emergency we also have an 80 gallon tank feeding the kitchen stove. I could tap into that if I had to. This may seem like overkill, but a 5 day outage is not unheard of here. And if there is a serious earthquake we could be on our own for weeks.
     
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  13. fbelec

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    wow 8hrs a gal. that's super
     
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