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    Default He's back...

    We just got our power back about 1/2 hour ago. Just a few hours short of entering day 8. Lost power at 1am on the 11th. Do I get my winter camping badge now? Nope, it wasn't winter! I'll get back to ya!

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    Wow - did you have a generator? I am hearing more stories of burst pipes now from that storm. Good you got power back now as we are to receive the next storm at 4pm today and you are to get hit harder than us.
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    We were able to run a line from my neighbors generator so we had lights and I could run the TV for DVDs, but no cable. The generator ran 24/7 between the houses about 15 feet from my pillow. Didn't get much sleep the last week, but sort of got used to it. Very loud, not like AC or a fan. We had no water and no heat. Used water from the pond to flush, and we have 2 wood stoves so it never gpot below 50 in the house. My friend had the lines ripped out of the house and is still waiting. One of his pipes burst. He had a generator and was burning wood to keep the house warm. I guess it just wasn't enough. The thought of this next storm was weighing heavily on us. We figured if we didn't have power by the time it hit it would be a few more days. Pictures later.

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    Glad to hear your both ok. Hopefully the next storm isn't as bad.
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    Is there really any BAD weather???

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    Awaiting the storm here in CT.....so far, looks quiet....but I'm remotely working just in case. This will be the first "real" storm, and people in this state tend to panic and forget how to drive. LOL


    (of course, watch this storm be nothing....and my boss will laugh at the meteorologist who "hid" )

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    We were able to run a line from my neighbors generator so we had lights and I could run the TV for DVDs, but no cable. The generator ran 24/7 between the houses about 15 feet from my pillow. Didn't get much sleep the last week, but sort of got used to it. Very loud, not like AC or a fan. We had no water and no heat. Used water from the pond to flush, and we have 2 wood stoves so it never gpot below 50 in the house. My friend had the lines ripped out of the house and is still waiting. One of his pipes burst. He had a generator and was burning wood to keep the house warm. I guess it just wasn't enough. The thought of this next storm was weighing heavily on us. We figured if we didn't have power by the time it hit it would be a few more days. Pictures later.

    KDT
    Ditto the other replies - glad that you guys made it through the ordeal. Figured you were probably in this kind of situation since we hadn't heard from you all week and were hoping things weren't too bad. Glad you're back and hope the next storm doesn't cause you even more grief.
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    During the big ice storm of 1998 (I think that was the year) we got a generator to just run the furnace. That saved us then. We next installed a panel to control 6 or 8 circuits in the house off the generator. Then we realized my wife could not start the generator - so we moved up to an electric start larger unit.

    Finally we got smart and installed a whole house generator with a transfer switch. Wish we had done that in the beginning. The power goes out for 4 seconds and the generator kicks in. Heat, water, refrig, freezers, lights - everything in the house works. It is the way to go for sure if you can do it.
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    KDT, I'm sorry to hear you and your neighbor got hit so hard! I hope this next storm fizzles and turns into a non-event.

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    Default Here comes the snow

    Interesting that I'm looking at this thread that started last week just about this time when we were in the middle of the horrendous rain and ice storm and I'm not looking out the window in what is approaching a white-out in RI. Much better than the last storm though (at least for us). Looks like we may get to use our showshoes tomorrow. Can't wait...
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    Uuuggh...sorry to hear you took this outage so rough down there. Bet you are looking forward to getting life back to normal.

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