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I Love My Genny!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by LoadToadBoss, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. LoadToadBoss

    LoadToadBoss IYAAYWOT

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    I had a 20kW GE whole house generator installed last summer. My area has frequent power outages. As luck would have it, we didn't have any power outages last fall and this winter. Last night we had a strong spring storm blow through knocking out the power for several hours. The genny kept our lights on, powered the A/C and allowed us to do everything as normal. Beautiful!
     
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Genny?

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    I've got two Generators. But curse me, we have FANTASTIC power. I haven't been out more than a total of 24 hours in the last 18 years. Including multiple blizzards and a pretty bad tropical storm that knocked out power around me for a week or more last fall. My lights just flickered.
     

  3. ChiefWPD

    ChiefWPD

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    Installed a whole house generator (12.5Kw) several years ago. Computer controlled, it goes on for a test once a week. I've only needed it a few times. Good piece of mind, especially should there be a prolonged power outage in the winter (my house will stay warm).

    Mine uses propane. A buddy put one in that was connected to his natural gas line. Unlimited power should the lights go out! Neat.
     
  4. ithaca_deerslayer

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    Hmmmm, beer :) NY's finest.

    The best way to prevent power outages is to buy a generator :rofl:
     
  5. m2hmghb

    m2hmghb

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    Congrats on the Genny!


    The only problem with that is that natural gas lines can and do rupture. Our mains were getting really corroded, they had to install anodes on them to help lengthen their life. In addition the neighboring development had a tree go down, the root ball popped the gas main lifted it into the air and snapped it. It took several days to fix it.
     
  6. loum

    loum NRA Life Member Lifetime Member

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    I had a 20Kw generator installed last spring. In the first 6 months or so, I had power outages of 4 hours, 6 hours, 2 days, and nearly 3 days. Bought another 200 gallons of propane to bring it to "full" again. Nothing since. It's expensive electricity, but a comfort.
     
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    BamaBud NRA Life Member

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    I have a 16Kw whole house natural gas generator.

    Since anything can and will happen, I have a backup generator too.
     
  8. Gareth68

    Gareth68

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    Screamers? Really? In that new fangled can?

    It's all 'bout the redeye...

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