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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2013, 03:18:48 PM »
Agreed, propane is crazy price. Here, natural gas isn't an option :(. But, the only appliances on propane are the central heater and the hot water heater for kitchen, 1/2 bath, dishwasher, washing machine.  Main bath and master bath have electric hot water tank,  dryer and stove are also elect. 

Glad the central heat wasn't elect. during that power outage in winter, though. Generator used was only 2600 watt. Even though fairly small it did a good job running deep freeze, fridge, lights, tv, and blower fan for heater.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2013, 05:43:48 PM »
That's good to know that a 2600 ran all that.
We'd turn off the central heat/air just doesn't seem like it would be all that smart to try and run an a/c running cold air when we have the portable one that could serve one room.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2013, 09:03:39 AM »
granted, the deep freeze is in garage (unheated) so it seldom ran. Never tried to use electric stove. Ate lots of sandwiches and fast food from places that still had power.  And, hot water for shower I had to connect by itself to generator when wanted hot water. Still, though...   Have a bigger generator now, just in case.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2013, 11:47:08 AM »
We have a 5500 and it ran the whole house except the central AC. The window AC unit is a 8000btu and it ran that. We did go around unplugging absolutely everything non-essential, used the gas grill as much as possible to cook which has a side burner, a little microwave more than stove. I think somewhere around 10000-13000 would run everything without a hitch. Someday... And I will look into natural vs propane gas prices before doing anything.  :laugh

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2013, 06:43:25 PM »
We have a 5500 and it ran the whole house except the central AC.
Good to know that 5500 would do what we want it to.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2013, 12:39:44 PM »
- Tropical Storm Dorian formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, marking the fourth named storm in a hurricane season that began June 1.

The storm, which has yet to hit land, is currently moving towards the Leeward Islands at 21 mph, the National Hurricane Center reports. It is centered about 410 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of South Africa.

Conditions in the Atlantic, such as cooler water and dry wind shear, are not conducive to the cyclone intensifying.

If the storm survives, forecasters say it will reach the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, late Sunday night or early Monday.

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season was forecast to be active, but

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #46 on: July 25, 2013, 08:22:35 AM »
I'm watching this...still pretty far out.
Thank goodness we have time to prepare!

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2013, 01:02:53 PM »
Way far out still but io to 60mph as of this morning. Anything can happen, I like to keep my eye on things but hate how the media hyoes it all up.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2013, 10:54:35 AM »
Flossie formed and is near Hawaii.
Not anywhere near myself or my forum members.
You're right, anything can happen Dorian.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #49 on: July 27, 2013, 01:04:19 AM »
Loosing strength, this one will most likely fizzle out!

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2013, 08:24:30 AM »
Loosing strength, this one will most likely fizzle out!
Thank goodness.  :whew We have hit that part of hurricane season when I am practically holding my breath, and keeping a close eye on storm tracking. AKA "Hurricane Stress"  :m218 The eight weeks from about the middle of July until about the middle of September seem to be the most likely if we are going to be hit. Maybe because it's the hottest part of the year here - I'm not en expert, though.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2013, 09:06:34 AM »
holding my breath, and keeping a close eye on storm tracking. AKA "Hurricane Stress"

Same here.
I'd be a basket case if I lived in Tornado Alley.
And I often send good thoughts to that area of the country.
Even though that area of the country is sure spreading and more prevalent.
The only good part of Hurricane Stress is...
At least we have time to prepare here (and cross our fingers) for hurricanes.

  

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