My power was out all weekend

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  1. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    From about 9:30am on Friday to about 8:00pm yesterday (Sunday).

    I would have been totally ok with it if I didn't have a 35 gallon tropical fish tank that needs to stay around 80 degrees for the fish to survive. I spent a good portion of my time this weekend removing water from the tank, heating it on the gas stove, and putting it back into the tank to maintain 75+ degrees.

    Ugh. Anyone else lose power this weekend with the crazy storm?
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    I feel for you man, we had an ice storm a few years back and our power was out for 8 days. I had a 100 gallon tank at the time. I just gave up boiling fish water after about 1 day. We didn't have gas, just a coleman camp stove. I wrapped the tank in every sleeping bag and blanket I could find and hoped for the best. Surprisingly most of the fish lived.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    I lose power all the time. I usually just start drinking heavily.
     
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    I open the main breaker and fire up the generator in the garage.
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    What? You don't like frying unsuspecting utility workers? What kind of grumpy old man are you anyway?
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    just get goldfish they like the cold weather
     
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    Prettym1k3 Turbo Monkey

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    Santa Clara, FTW. With their own power source, almost everyone in my neck of the woods kept their power flowing.

    *bling bling*
     
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    Icantdrive65 Monkey

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    Here in good ol' Brookdale we had power back after less than a day. My old house in BL won't get power until Wednesday.
     
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    I'm in live oak in the same power grid as Dominican Hospital. hello back up power. :D
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Still listening to the hum of the Honda generator[running since Friday am]. PGE is outside trying to find the problem in the communites underground utilities. Firestation is also running on generator power
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Lost power on Thurs night.

    Power came back on Friday evening, 5 minutes before I came home with more batteries and candles. :rofl:
     
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    Yea my power was out most of friday, but it popped back on later in the day.I have had to do the same thing with the heating water on the stove thing,I have a 70 gallon with some turtles and fish, so i feel your pain man.Hopefully this next storm wont be as bad , Im dying to get out and ride !
     
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    Ain't that how it always goes? :disgust:
     
  14. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    I am itching for a ride too. Maybe later this week if the weather holds up we can do a night ride.

    Man, Eric, that sucks. At least you have a generator. My landlord had a generator and a bunch of extension chords stuck in a garage with the only way in being an electric garage door.
     
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    :stupid: Yet another reason to have a nicely stocked bar in your basement :busted:
     
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    My parents have one of these for camping.



    Kept their the fridge, freezer, DSL modem and laptop (charger) on during the storm. They were going to try the TV but didn't want to risk it.

    I am moving to Tahoe next year, I may buy a little el cheapo generator.