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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I had a chance to test out the generator in a real lights out situation. This is the first time we lost electric at home since Onan was recalled to the factory. A four hour fault in the underground system was a nice test for the Generac set up. It took me 35 minutes to get the food storage and...
  2. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Just post anything, something you built, an idea you have, something you want to build. Projects, designs, speculation on why cows cant fly, maybe an idea as to how best to correct this obviously erroneous state of affairs.
  3. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Allright, I just re-roofed the primary house & doubled the number of those round turbine "vertical" whirleygigs (to pull/vent this hot Texas summer heat out of our attic!). Now I cant help but watch those silver puppies out my kitchen window, just spinning like crazy 24/7! Seems to me we could...
  4. air

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    what do you do about air? do you have forced air from the outside the room, but from the basement, through a HEPA filter? what about electricity? do you just run a wire from outside to the shelter from the solar panel and/or wind turbine?
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We are very dependent on electric in the West :eek: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,513121,00.html I posted this here because I consider this an accomplished fact, not Controversial News, funny, what would Jack Bauer do? Oh yeah, same scenario on 24 :xeye:
  6. Controversial News and Alternative Politics
    I wonder why some people even consider this news. A few years ago, an error by a power operator took out the whole grid for several states. :xeye: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9130178&source=NLT_SEC
  7. General Discussion
    So much for State's Rights and landowner rights. The new Federal mantra is to trample those rights for it's ultimate purpose, which, is in this case, the national electrical grid. http://www.newsmax.com/politics/power_grid_lawmakers/2009/02/23/184669.html
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