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Offline Blazin

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Re: God old New Hampshaa Ice Storm
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2008, 09:59:54 AM »
I don't run it continuasly. I run it four 3 or 4 hours then shut it down for several. Just enough to keep the fridge cold get water etc. Use kero lamps, and candles during the down time.
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Re: God old New Hampshaa Ice Storm
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2008, 11:57:43 AM »
Use kero lamps, and candles during the down time.

We tend to foget the old ways.  I have quite a Dietz Lantern collection...which were the lightbulbs of the early 1900's to about the '40's prior to everyone having electricity.  Heck, I even have some old road construction lights (before they invented decent battery operated blinking warning lights) that were also lanterns.  Some highly collectible lanterns are those that have "L.A. County Public works" stamped onto them or Cincinnatti Public works.  They were 70 hour burning lanterns with red or yellow globes that were frequently stolen on the side of the roads.

I have about 20 different lanterns.  Many people call them railroad lanterns or barn lanterns, but, they were used for everything from living room lighting to flashlight way back in the day. Heck. the first Ford cars had old hors wagons had lanterns as headlights. You can sometimes find the really old oil - hedlights on ebay.

I usually fire up about 5 or 6 during power outages or even on my camping excursions.  They are great.
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Re: God old New Hampshaa Ice Storm
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2008, 04:24:35 PM »
We got one expected tonight.  Got a pair of Goodyear Workhorse studded snows mounted up just in case I need them.
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Re: God old New Hampshaa Ice Storm
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2008, 08:47:51 AM »
I'm at my mom-in-law's house right now (about an hour and a half south of Blazin) warming the house with a generator for a few hours to keep the pipes from freezing solid at 20*.  Still no power here after a week, and with 10" of the fluffy stuff expected today/tonight, the power crew thinks it may take until mid-week next week!  I lost power at my place for 30 hours, and used a little honda 2400 watt generator to power the oil furnace (also heats my water), my fridge or the upright freezer (not both at once) a small tv with sat box, and my laptop with Verizon mobile broadband, which I'm using now.  If you just need the basics, you can get by with a rather small unit.

And those Honda engines are bullet-proof.  I have a 25 y/o honda mower that still starts on the first pull every time  Just change the oil every now and then.