Power is out till 5/20. Been out for a day already.

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  1. Woods Walker

    Woods Walker Rattlesnake Charmer. Supporter Bushclass I

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    Eversource: Outage update. Estimated restoration 05/20 12:pM. Treat downed wires as live and dangerous.

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    Will update with gear etc etc later
     
  2. Woods Walker

    Woods Walker Rattlesnake Charmer. Supporter Bushclass I

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    I meant to put this thread in the preparedness area. If any mod sees this could yea move it. Thanks.
     
  3. M.Hatfield

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    The bad weather really DID go south of me. Nothing really serious where you are I hope?

    These weather patterns make me wish I could find room for a small generator.
     
  4. Woods Walker

    Woods Walker Rattlesnake Charmer. Supporter Bushclass I

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    Running the small generator now to power the fridge. I have the Luci solar lights going. Will post pics tomorrow.
     
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    Unistat76 Nerd Supporter Bushclass I

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    Stay safe, watch out for the jackals.
     
  6. gdwigg

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    Sounds like it’s time to try out some gear maybe you haven’t found time to test very well.
    Be safe, be alert.
     
  7. FIELDCRAFTLTC

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    Glad you're Okay! Weather came close, but not close enough to cause any damage.
     
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    Is there a designated gas can in the event of an emergency? :)
     
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    There are a lot of guys here know more about small generators than me.

    One thing I remember is the need to add oil if the unit is in continuous use to prevent the engine from siezing up.

    You probably already know that, but I thought it was worth putting out there as a reminder since it sounds like you got a lot going on.
     
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    Always treat down lines as energized. I’ve seen them on several occasions where they were. Stay safe. Hope they get the lights back on quickly and safely.
     
  11. highlander

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    I forgot how you test downed wires. Do you lick your fingertips and touch them?
    Be safe, be well, thoughts, and prayers.
     
  12. M.Hatfield

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    Pretty sure you have to urinate on them. From a safe distance of course.
     
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    You pee on them... you know like the guy who broke into one of our substations to steal copper but couldnt hold it did...
     
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    I’ll bet that gave his jewels a jolt...
     
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    One January years ago our power was down almost a week . Heating the house w fireplace etc . On a well so no water either .Our lines were laying beside our 1/4 mile long lane .
    Finnaly after waiting patiently for days after other folks got hooked up I told my wife to call the power company and tell them her crazy husband was trying to splice the downed lines .
    We had a service truck out there in minutes.
     
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    Stay safe brother.
     
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    We got lucky here in southern Litchfield County, it got nasty but nothing like northern Fairfield County and into Southbury. Stay safe and hope power comes back on early
     
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    That was an odd storm. Powerful thunderstorms are nothing out of the ordinary in New England during the summer, but they usually need a blast of heat followed by a quick moving cold front to get crazy powerful. This one really seemed to have more energy than you’d expect given our below normal temperatures in the days before it hit.

    The only good thing about a long power outage this time of year is at least you don’t risk freezing the pipes in your house solid, or freezing to death yourself too.

    Stay safe!
     
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    Glad you're ok. Stay safe, my friend!
     
  20. urazmusbdragn2

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    Glad you're ok. It hit hard in select areas.

    I called a friend who lives about 3 miles from the major destruction there, they lost phone and cable for a day, that was it.

    A few years back he had no power for 2 weeks from a winter storm.
     

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