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Old 11-22-2012, 02:48 AM   #1
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Hi gang!

I haven't been that active here lately, so I thought I should check in. Rest assured that I haven't forgotten about you guys. After all, you were the ones who encouraged me to continue trying when I made my first very pathetic attempts at RC flights.

As some of you know, I've been busy helping the team at another site to get it off the ground. On top of that, there's been a lot of post-Sandy cleanup, along with a pretty hectic business travel schedule.

I'll try to be more active here when things calm down a bit. You know I love this place!

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:51 AM   #2
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:06 AM   #3
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Ya glad to have you back I was beginning to think Sandy blew you away.
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Hi gang!

I haven't been that active here lately, so I thought I should check in. Rest assured that I haven't forgotten about you guys. After all, you were the ones who encouraged me to continue trying when I made my first very pathetic attempts at RC flights.

As some of you know, I've been busy helping the team at another site to get it off the ground. On top of that, there's been a lot of post-Sandy cleanup, along with a pretty hectic business travel schedule.

I'll try to be more active here when things calm down a bit. You know I love this place!
Hopefully your home and yours are still in good shape. Years ago I traveled on business to Wilkes Barey PA to get an electric power substation back on line with eight of our 13,000 volt circuit breakers and their controls. That whole entire town got hit with between 15 and 50 feet of water. The breakers had been completely under water for two days. I was there on the third day, and got 7 of them working again.

Never saw such a mess in my life, and hope to never see it again. I left that place with tears in my eyes.

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We're in decent shape. The house made it fine, but there's been lots of trees down and lots of mess to clean up. We lost power for about a week, but a good Honda generator and some... ehm... ghetto engineering to hook it up to the house made it bearable.

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We're in decent shape. The house made it fine, but there's been lots of trees down and lots of mess to clean up. We lost power for about a week, but a good Honda generator and some... ehm... ghetto engineering to hook it up to the house made it bearable.
Yeah, four years ago, after spending 14 hours in the hospital with my wife after major back surgery, then getting home and loosing power, and having to bail out the sump pump until 7AM the following morning. Next day I picked up a 3500 Watt Briggs and Stratton generator.

Thought that generator would never be used again, but since then, we've lost power four more times at 6 hours plus each time.

I know a little about that "engineering". The garage has a 50 Amp 240 VAC service in it, so .

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welcome back swede!!! glad your ok after sandy,but do yourselves a huge favor,skip the jury rigging wires to run the house and wire up a tranfer box to the house circut box.choose six to ten circuts to use when power goes out you plug the genni into the outside inlet box and throw a few switchs. wala!!almost the whole house works on the 8000w generac. i have hundreds in food to feed my family of 5 adults that would have gone to the trash this last storm and six hr's would have been plenty to defrost freezers. we lost power for only 24hr but homes in my town were without for more than a week.

now i want to build a permenant 8ftx8ft shed to lock up the genni and fuel storage plus a motor cycle and few other unused items that cramp the garage. the genni will be safe and ready to use hard wired to the house.

the reason i say skip jury rigging,if you not isolated from the power service entering your home you'll be feeding elec to the outside powerlines risking repairmen who think juice is down. 2nd reason is if a fire starts and the fire dept rules invalid wiring methods used for the genni caused the fire. not sure what the insurance companies would say. i say they should pay whatever the cause.

jmho and ya still have warm enough weather to set yourselves up decently without freezing thee buns off.

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Welcome back Swede We all get busy with other projects and have to take time off Its happened to me too Take care and have fun, Chellie

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Hey Swede!

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Old 11-23-2012, 12:58 AM   #10
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Hi
Good to see ya back my friend and im very relieved that you weathered sandy well
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