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#31
I know...I have been dreading hurricane season.

We are STILL repairing our home from Harvey.
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#32
https://twitter.com/Dave_Nussbaum/status...7897696256
If society fell apart, we - the people would build a new one. Most people are good at their core, and when we see things that are wrong we work to fix them together. Make friends with your neighbors, get involved with your community - because we will rebuild our lives, our communities, from horrible circumstances we always will.
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https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1148752485168885760
If society fell apart, we - the people would build a new one. Most people are good at their core, and when we see things that are wrong we work to fix them together. Make friends with your neighbors, get involved with your community - because we will rebuild our lives, our communities, from horrible circumstances we always will.
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#34
(07-09-2019, 08:51 AM)RedAuroras Wrote: Actually, it's been here for over a month and officially runs into November. So I thought I'd post a couple of links aimed at our east coast and gulf coast Fringers as we progress through the year. Please feel free to add links you think would be helpful!

@Sami is working on a way those of us along the east coast can check in JIC. Anything you or I could do to help, I'm sure she'd appreciate.



Thanks @RedAuroras.

I'm collecting a list of names here, and locations nationwide in the US. since we all are dealing with weather issues or EQs. If someone lives on a US island like Puerto Rico, etc feel free to add information needed.

Even if you live somewhere other than the US, say like NZ, Canada, Venezuela, UK, again, add your information and we will know to focus into your location.

Feel free to bump this thread with name and location and I will add it to my previous list. Soon, when I get more time, I WILL be making a thread on it's own, but for now I am able to put new names with the others. If you don't know if I have it, no problem, post it anyway.

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(07-09-2019, 10:30 AM)Papa Clutch Wrote: I have to ask, are there any Fringer that know about Electrical hookups???

I have a 120/240v gas generator. I get tired of running drop cords all thru the house and back.
Is there any way to hook it up to the houses electrical system without a $400+ “switch”?
I know it is deadly to back feed on to the grid. But if I turn off the main breakers, can I make a safe connection some how?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Cheers

The biggest problem with doing it you cheaper way is you need to be able to have a breaker on the neutral wire as well, that would be the non-coated aluminum wire that the two black hot wires wrap around going to your meter base from the power pole, IF you have a overhead power feed. IF you don't disconnect it (neutral wire) you could get a back feed from it to you. That would be deadly. and IF you do that the aluminum wire is called ACSR which means it has a STEEL core in the middle with the aluminum wrapped around it. after you get thru laying out the system, you'll find it MIGHT be just as easy or easier to spend the $400 and be done with it. it all depends on how much stuff you may already have to make it work with out having to buy anything.
Hope this helps you!
let me know if this is not clear enough.
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(07-10-2019, 02:21 PM)Sami Wrote: I'm collecting a list of names here, and locations nationwide in the US. since we all are dealing with weather issues or EQs. If someone lives on a  US island like Puerto Rico, etc feel free to add information needed.

Even if you live somewhere aside the US, say like NZ, Canada, Venezuela, UK, again, add your information and we will know to focus into your location.

Feel free to bump this thread with name and location and I will add it to my previous list. Soon, when I get more time, I WILL be making a thread on it's own, but for now I am able to put new names with the others. If you don't know if I have it, no problem, post it anyway.

Heartflowers

^^^THIS WOMAN RIGHT HERE!^^^ Heartflowers Yeah3 "Proactive instead of reactive" I had stayed with the east coast/gulf states to jive with the OP title. And she takes it two steps further. Some might look at this and think, "No way am I publicizing where I live." Ok fine...no pressure. But with the EQ's, flooding, natural as well as manmade disasters, it'd be nice to know, "Whatever happened to XXXXXX?"

And just as a morbid(?) reminder. Make sure someone you absolutely trust knows your user name and password. That way, if the worst should happen, they can post the info here.
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(07-10-2019, 02:05 PM)Deplorably Nameless Wrote: I know...I have been dreading hurricane season.

We are STILL repairing our home from Harvey.
I have a question for you if you live in hurricane country. OK, why does everyone "rush out to get plywood"? I would think if you had some treated plywood, it would last for years, and you could cut and mark the squares for your windows. Hell, maybe make some brackets and a locking mechanisim so you can slide into place, lock and be done. Easy peasy.
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(07-10-2019, 02:58 PM)Lobster Boy Wrote:
(07-10-2019, 02:05 PM)Deplorably Nameless Wrote: I know...I have been dreading hurricane season.

We are STILL repairing our home from Harvey.
I have a question for you if you live in hurricane country. OK, why does everyone "rush out to get plywood"? I would think if you had some treated plywood, it would last for years, and you could cut and mark the squares for your windows. Hell, maybe make some brackets and a locking mechanisim so you can slide into place, lock and be done. Easy peasy.

Always wondered that myself, the only reason I could ever think of is that they had no place to store it. 1dunno1
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(07-10-2019, 02:58 PM)Lobster Boy Wrote:
(07-10-2019, 02:05 PM)Deplorably Nameless Wrote: I know...I have been dreading hurricane season.

We are STILL repairing our home from Harvey.
I have a question for you if you live in hurricane country. OK, why does everyone "rush out to get plywood"? I would think if you had some treated plywood, it would last for years, and you could cut and mark the squares for your windows. Hell, maybe make some brackets and a locking mechanisim so you can slide into place, lock and be done. Easy peasy.

Plywood warps and most people use it for other purposes over time. Even with the hurricane clips it's a PITA and takes time and strength. People that wait are just hoping they won't have a storm this season and figure if they do, deal with it then. Those are the unfortunate ones you see on the news running to get what is left of the plywood. If they do find it, most likely they won't still have it to use for multiple seasons. Some folks do store it well and take care of it. They have it marked for where it goes and even paint the names of storms they used it for on the boards.

The news does love to highlight those waiting to the last minute to buy supplies. It's not fun for them to show the many that have shutters, generator, gassed up vehicles and a house full of supplies.
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(07-10-2019, 03:25 PM)Kraut the Rebel Wrote:
(07-10-2019, 02:58 PM)Lobster Boy Wrote:
(07-10-2019, 02:05 PM)Deplorably Nameless Wrote: I know...I have been dreading hurricane season.

We are STILL repairing our home from Harvey.
I have a question for you if you live in hurricane country. OK, why does everyone "rush out to get plywood"? I would think if you had some treated plywood, it would last for years, and you could cut and mark the squares for your windows. Hell, maybe make some brackets and a locking mechanisim so you can slide into place, lock and be done. Easy peasy.

Plywood warps and most people use it for other purposes over time. Even with the hurricane clips it's a PITA and takes time and strength. People that wait are just hoping they won't have a storm this season and figure if they do, deal with it then. Those are the unfortunate ones you see on the news running to get what is left of the plywood. If they do find it, most likely they won't still have it to use for multiple seasons. Some folks do store it well and take care of it. They have it marked for where it goes and even paint the names of storms they used it for on the boards.

The news does love to highlight those waiting to the last minute to buy supplies. It's not fun for them to show the many that have shutters, generator, gassed up vehicles and a house full of supplies.

One of our customers makes various kinds of hurricane protection products. The name of the company is Armor Screen.
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