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  • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

    Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Why? It is an excellent post.
    Just because several people have already commented that du78 didn't mean "billion".
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    • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

      Studying all the Potomac tributary flow rates and heights http://waterdata.usgs.gov/md/nwis/cu...p_key=basin_cd to see if a wall of water will be heading to us. (The link is only the ones in Maryland.) Interestingly, some are already going down, whle others aren't.
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      • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

        Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
        Studying all the Potomac tributary flow rates and heights http://waterdata.usgs.gov/md/nwis/cu...p_key=basin_cd to see if a wall of water will be heading to us. (The link is only the ones in Maryland.) Interestingly, some are already going down, whle others aren't.
        Susquehanna has a wall of water too. Wonder what all that fresh water will do to the Chesapeake Bay?
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        • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

          Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
          Studying all the Potomac tributary flow rates and heights http://waterdata.usgs.gov/md/nwis/cu...p_key=basin_cd to see if a wall of water will be heading to us. (The link is only the ones in Maryland.) Interestingly, some are already going down, whle others aren't.
          What affect (if any) will there me on the river if it warms up quickly and the snow in WV & western MD melts?

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          • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

            Originally posted by joecct View Post
            Susquehanna has a wall of water too. Wonder what all that fresh water will do to the Chesapeake Bay?
            Chesapeake Bay, north of Annapolis is not salty. They call it brackish, but it is drinkable. My son lives in Essex and when I went out on his boat for the first time last year I noticed there wasn't a salt smell. Then I tasted it and it was, more or less, fresh.
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            • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

              Originally posted by du78 View Post
              One half billion people without power in NY, NJ & CT. I am one of the lucky ones who never lost power although it flickered many times. Trees are down all over the place. There is no public transportation (LIRR, Metro-North, NJ Transit and NYC subway & buses) in the NY metro area. Tunnels are flooded and all of the bridges are still closed. All of the roads in the county I live in (Nassau) are closed. High tides last night were 9 feet above normal high tide. The entire south shore of Long Island from Merrick Rd/Montauk Highway (RT 27A) was flooded at last night's high tide. There are 50 houses in Breezy Point, Queens that are currently on fire. This storm now reaches from Illinois to the East Coast.
              Sounds like Merrick was a mess. My fiancee's mother lives well south of Merrick Road near the golf course; she weathered the storm with family in North Merrick but they're checking the house out now and I have to imagine there was awful flooding.
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              • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                Remember everyone, if you need recommendations on emergency standby power solutions, let me know. I'm here to help.
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                • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                  Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
                  Remember everyone, if you need recommendations on emergency standby power solutions, let me know. I'm here to help.
                  Really? We're thinking about getting a standby system. What do you / I need to know?
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                  • Originally posted by joecct View Post
                    Really? We're thinking about getting a standby system. What do you / I need to know?
                    Get a CAT system, right bbdl?

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                    • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                      Originally posted by joecct View Post
                      Really? We're thinking about getting a standby system. What do you / I need to know?
                      What kW? I am not as familiar with residential/consumer sized versions, but if you're looking for something commercial sized (>150kW), I know quite a bit. My general recommendation is to stick with natural gas powered. If you go with diesel you have fuel storage issues that are now compounded by the use of biofuels. You can't just let diesel sit, unused, waiting for an emergency, it will go bad. I also wouldn't get anything gasoline powered, for similar reasons. It also helps that natural gas is and will be a cheaper fuel to run on, though in most applications there is a premium price put on the nat gas sets.
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                      • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                        Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
                        What kW? I am not as familiar with residential/consumer sized versions, but if you're looking for something commercial sized (>150kW), I know quite a bit. My general recommendation is to stick with natural gas powered. If you go with diesel you have fuel storage issues that are now compounded by the use of biofuels. You can't just let diesel sit, unused, waiting for an emergency, it will go bad. I also wouldn't get anything gasoline powered, for similar reasons. It also helps that natural gas is and will be a cheaper fuel to run on, though in most applications there is a premium price put on the nat gas sets.
                        I have 2 A/C systems in the house. One a larger one 3.5 tons (gas hot air) and a 2.0 ton (electric heat). 4 fridges (don't ask), and the usual household electronic stuff.

                        The goal is in the winter is to keep at least one of the heaters running and ditto in the summer with the A/C plus keep the rest of the house running at a minimal level. I THINK a 15Kw may work, but a 20Kw may be overkill.
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                        • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                          Originally posted by joecct View Post
                          I have 2 A/C systems in the house. One a larger one 3.5 tons (gas hot air) and a 2.0 ton (electric heat). 4 fridges (don't ask), and the usual household electronic stuff.

                          The goal is in the winter is to keep at least one of the heaters running and ditto in the summer with the A/C plus keep the rest of the house running at a minimal level. I THINK a 15Kw may work, but a 20Kw may be overkill.
                          Yeah, you probably wouldn't need more than a 15kW set. I would recommend working with a local electrical contractor, and see what they would have for you. You're going to want to put in a nice breaker/switch gear system that separates out your emergency essential power from your extras. They make pretty nice small emergency standby sets for homes that would probably work very well for what you need. I am pretty sure that my company exited that market a few years ago, but I would probably recommend Kohler, over some of the others, even though they are one of our competitors (though, if we exited the market, they really aren't in this case). Personally, I'd avoid Generac, we consider them to be pretty much junk. I'm not sure who else plays in that very low kW node market for home standby power. It is possible that we do, in that case, buy an Onan/Cummins genset. And for the CAT comment earlier, CAT has zero interest in playing in markets with engine this small.
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                          • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                            David Stern just said that Katrina hit NYC last night. Fail!
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                            • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                              My hometown was basically
                              destroyed http://www.hurricanesandynews.com/bl...-rockaway/660/
                              Originally posted by nmupiccdiva
                              ...anyone that can start a meme like that is welcome and will fit in just fine around here.

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                              • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                                Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
                                Studying all the Potomac tributary flow rates and heights http://waterdata.usgs.gov/md/nwis/cu...p_key=basin_cd to see if a wall of water will be heading to us. (The link is only the ones in Maryland.) Interestingly, some are already going down, whle others aren't.
                                The Potomac in DC is nearing flood stage http://waterdata.usgs.gov/md/nwis/uv...20,00062,00054. (See the gage height graph.)
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