I'm just watching the morning news and seeing reports of the tornadoes and flooding hitting our southern states. I hope and pray all of our members in those areas are safe.
Thought about one. Buddy down the street had his breaker panel wired for his genset. He flips a few switches and the essential circuits are switched over to the generator (assuming it is running.) He's lived there 8 years and never had to use it. I guess we're lucky. Mostly underground utilities around here, so that helps protect against ice and falling trees causing an outage.No back up generator?
Y'all's winters tend to be much worse than ours, so if we'd lost power I would fire up the fireplace and we have two weeks of MREs and water, just in case.We don't lose power very often but when we do it's usually in mid winter so I keep a 7000 watt portable generator ready to go. I have the essential circuits wired from my breaker box to a panel with a plug on the outside of the house. When power goes out I kill the main breaker box, plug the generator into the box on the back of the house and I have lights and heat.
Do you have a secondary heat source? Water lines insulated?My biggest fear in the winter is losing power (heat) and having the water lines freeze up and burst. I try to anticipate problems like that and do what I can to prepare for them.
This is my primary home and I don't have a secondary heat source but I did insulate the water lines in the basement. As long as I can run my generator during a power outage I can run the furnace and heat the house. During the winter I keep 10 gallons of gas in 2-5 gallon cans for the snowblower and I a 26 gallon tank in my 75 Chevelle and 16 gallons in my 23 T Bucket so fuel for the generator isn't a problem.Do you have a secondary heat source? Water lines insulated?
Since we bounce between homes I have temperature alert sensors programed to go off at 45 degrees. I can set it higher or lower but figure if it gets that low something's up.