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    I've noticed there's often a good breeze in the vicinity of Bruce, especially if the topic is right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubord207 View Post
    I was 23 days and in the last 625 CMP customers to get power back. That's the deal when you're the only year round resident at the end of a 2 mile long private road! Tested my sense of humor in a big way! Now I have a 20k stand-alone genset and can sell power back to CMP!
    And I thought 14 days was long . . . quite understandable as to why you would get a generator.

    Personally, a power loss this time of year isn't that big a deal . . . much more of an issue when there is a heating issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjake View Post
    And I thought 14 days was long . . . quite understandable as to why you would get a generator.

    Personally, a power loss this time of year isn't that big a deal . . . much more of an issue when there is a heating issue.


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    24 hour stores like Walmart are a wonderful resource Having lived in Florida until we moved up here, I can't begin tell you how many times we went to Walmart during hurricane aftermaths to cool off. They get sooo packed on hot nights when everyone has no electricity and needs a place with AC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benandtina View Post
    24 hour stores like Walmart are a wonderful resource ......
    Actually......because of the economy.....you're hard pressed to find a store open past midnight anymore.

    If you're willing to take the chance in waiting ...you can get a new generator Much cheaper during a State of Emergency. I'm told they can't make a profit during those times.

    I discovered that at a Yamaha dealer down Topsham way last year. They sold all theirs and were getting more from other dealers. It was such a deal that I now have two and will need to sell my tri-fuel when I get around to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapachi View Post
    Like I said.....Rub two sticks together!
    . . . or you can always rub a few other things together for heat.

    Actually, I'm all set these days with my Jotul woodstove . . . in fact I use very little heating oil now . . . but back during the ice storm it was a pretty big deal with the freezing temps. I lucked out however and was able to pick up a small (but adequately sized) generator which had apparently been purchased and returned so it was sold as used . . . even though the muffler still had a sticker on it and there wasn't a trace of gas in the gas tank. After hooking up the oil boiler to run off the generator I snaked a long extension cord to the TV and Play Station since I was a die-hard Lara Croft fanatic at the time and I had my priorities!
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    Quote Originally Posted by benandtina View Post
    24 hour stores like Walmart are a wonderful resource Having lived in Florida until we moved up here, I can't begin tell you how many times we went to Walmart during hurricane aftermaths to cool off. They get sooo packed on hot nights when everyone has no electricity and needs a place with AC.
    Sometimes I wonder what our founding fathers would think of us nowadays, needing to have luxuries like a/c and heat just to get through a single day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    Sheesh! If I were 20 years younger, I would DEFINITELY invest in a home wind power unit. Since I live on a north-west facing hill, and almost always have a breeze (at a minimum), I believe we could easily achieve the claimed 10-year payback by selling excess power to CMP. (Actually, even sooner with the current Federal 30% tax credit for residential wind power systems from Obama's "stimulus package".)

    If I win the Megabucks, I'll buy it anyway! LOL!

    Talk to some folks that own one of these before you invest. I know of some folks that aren't seeing anywhere near the promised power generation despite having an excellent location for one.
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    I think the better investment for your buck now is going to be solar if you have a good southern exposure. Prices are coming down all the time now and a lot of states are even giving out great rebates as well.
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    I fixed a lot of roofs people chopped up with hatchets after the ice storm, can you imagine people up there chipping the ice of their solar cells???
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