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  1. nivek

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    We had 85 degrees in the shade today, our hot day this week is forecast to be in Wednesday, it may get near 100 degrees, Thursday is forecast to be fairly hot too...Hope for some rain tomorrow...

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  2. Toroid

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  3. nivek

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    Got a bad storm here just beginning to hit, heavy winds and rain right now, lots of lightning, Kobi is at my feet shaking scared...I'm not in my house, stuck in the workshop, I didn't know this storm was coming...I heard the lightning coming in the distance but I was focused on some work and didn't bother checking the radar or anything...Looks like its going to be about an hour or so long, so why not, there's some cold Stella in the frig lol...

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  4. nivek

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    Miami prepares 20 evacuation centers with COVID safety measures as Hurricane Isaias tears across the Bahamas and will hit Florida on Sunday - while North Carolina evacuates islands and NYC braces
    • Hurricane Isaias blew through Bahamas on Saturday as Category 1 and headed toward the Florida coast
    • Florida residents make final preparations and begin to hunker down before landfall Saturday night
    • Officials in Florida are sterilizing evacuation centers and preparing coronavirus countermeasures
    • Fears mount that evacuation centers could become COVID incubators without proper precautions
    • North Carolina orders evacuation of Ocracoke Island and other low-lying areas as storm bears down
    • New York City could be in the storm's path by Tuesday at it makes a turn up the East Coast
    • NASA says return of Crew Dragon mission from ISS remains go for splashdown in Gulf on Sunday
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  6. Toroid

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    It's been in the 100's the last three days. :eek:
     
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  7. nivek

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    We had a really strong storm last night, an hour and half that storm lasted and dropped dime size hail...Now we are getting heavy rains from the tropical storm which is heading right by my area today and tonight...This has been a wet summer here, we have had a lot cooler temperatures this year as well...

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  8. pigfarmer

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    we got it now. my lawn is making slurping noises
     
  9. Toroid

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    It was overcast this morning reducing the heat today. :)
     
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  10. coubob

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    79 and a cool breeze not a cloud in the sky they say were gonna have rain by 10pm thats a couple of hours away.
     
  11. pigfarmer

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    Isaias kicked the snot out of the Hudson Valley. 60K users out of 300K total without power. Me included.
    Trees & lines & poles down everywhere. Back yard looks like a huge tossed salad.

    Got the generator fired up. Pulled out Mr.Coffee stored just for this purpose. Got hot water, TV, internet, phones. A couple of small fans. At least the weather broke and we're not supposed to get the 90+ boiling we have been getting.

    Later I'll have to go find a gas station with power and get an additional 10 gallons. Got plenty now, can always use more. Could always siphon it out of the 'vette if necessary.

    I wonder how long this could go on. Power company is talking days ......
     
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  12. nivek

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    Damn, it just grazed my area, we had a worse storm a couple days before that tropical storm came through...Hope you get power restored soon, I need to buy a generator for another back up, but that's the problem if one doesn't have fuel stored for it, then you have to find a fueling station that has grid power to pump the fuel...Guess if necessary you could take a longer road trip and get fuel if days go by without electrical power restored...

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  13. pigfarmer

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    I got home about 2 and the power had just come back on. Very unusual to be out at all much less 12 hours.

    Spent all morning talking about generators, cords, plugs, panels ad nauseum. What I would say is if you wait until there's an emergency to go looking you're screwed. I don't want to hear about or talk about suicide plugs. You want to do that go ahead just leave me out of it. My last name isn't Kevorkian. If you don't know what a neutral is you should, at least if you want to stick your fingers in the wires.

    The cord & plug route has been the way to go for me as this happens infrequently, but it is a p.i.t.a. In a couple of weeks when the shelves are restocked I think I have my answer. Burying UF wire in this area means the trench has to be minimum 40" deep. It's over 60' long. Ungood. I can only get a 250' roll of 10/3 UF and that's $258.

    But in conduit it only has to be 18" deep.

    A 100' roll of #10 AWG THHN stranded is about $30 so I need 4 rolls; black, red, white, green. 70' of plastic pipe and connectors won't even cost $25. Have to check the volume fill for individual conductors but it'll be 3/4" or 1" pipe. I can get that into my garage and then run Romex or MCLite 10/3 over to my panel. I might leave it near the panel in a junction box and come up with a L14-30 arrangement of socket cap + plug + 10/4 SJOOW cord to a double pole breaker. I'd still prefer not to leave anything permanently connected. I think if I do all that the cost would be about the same as just buying the UF cable itself, and that includes the cost of a mechanical generator lockout.

    I have forgotten more about this stuff than most people I encounter have ever known. You gotta dig the lingo, man. I met so many nitwits today with, shall we say, creative theories on the topic.
     
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