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Hurricane Fiona

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Wayne, Sep 21, 2022.

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    champion 11250w starting/ 9000w running

    bring on the next storm imo
     
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  2. Wayne

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    I'll have to check, but that sounds the same as the one I got a couple years ago.
     
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    I have a 3200W but want to upgrade to a 10,000W .. I need propane though. I don't think I'll ever own a gasoline generator after having one that uses propane. I went four days on generator for $40. My neighbors spent $300 on gasoline for theirs :o
     
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    this was a one day sale at Costco, $850. It’s like $500 cheaper than a comparable at a big box store, I had to scoop it.

    not worried about gas, I always have a jug with some around for my bike and worst case l can take some out of my truck. You get less output on propane and well so keep that in mind
     
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    yeah, my 3200 drops to 2900 on propane :o
     
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    For the generators that run on propane, can these be connected to run from the large stationary propane tanks one would have for a propane fireplace? or do they need to be connected to a portable 20lbs tank?
     
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    i think it needs to be a portable tank, a 60lb would probably be ideal and then of a crazy storm is coming just back it up with a 20lb from the bbq maybe.

    I’m sure if you had a specific area for the generator where it would always be, had a proper hookup to the panel and ran a long ass 30a cord they could probably run a line to it
     
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    I would think you could get a fitting put on the large tank to allow a hookup. I have two 20lb tanks I use for BBQ'ing and then a 40lb tank that I just leave full in the shed for an emergency backup. Might even pick up a second 40lb and keep two on hand. Propane will store indefinitely so no worries about storage.
     
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    Wish I was in Nova Scotia to help out my sister - things get worse, not better. Still without power at their house - power entrance ripped off their house and sitting on the front lawn so they won’t be restored in the general work. My sister and my oldest niece have been working non-stop to keep a business running being accessed by a ton of people in the community and now military and linesmen from elsewhere and.. she and my youngest (immunocompromsised) niece awoke this morning with Covid. Fuuuck.
     
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    Having a generator big enough to power the entire house is such a good investment. My genny will power everything in my house running except the dryer and stove. No worrying about the fridge or freezer going bad, heat in the winter or my sump or well pump. The peace of mind was worth every cent. Most times i try to keep about 80L of fuel on hand for the unexpected outages, then as the gas ages I just use it in the yard equipment or dump it in the truck and re fill.
     
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    Isn't this what you want near 0 carbon foot print. Look at you saving the world and you are complaining about it.
     
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    haha. I had a good laugh at the conservatives trying to get the carbon tax cancelled because it didn't prevent Fiona :rofl:
     
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    well they are not wrong :shrug2:
    What is all the carbon tax money being spent on? I thought it was supposed to save the world. All the crazy moonbats running around :wiggin: like chicken little yelling that we had to do something NOW or the world was going to end so we brought in the carbon tax and now.... what are we doing besides taxing citizens? :$$$:?
     
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    Carbon taxes aren't going to fix anything overnight. There's no overnight fix to climate change. Thinking carbon taxes would have stopped fiona is as moronic as thinking the globe isn't getting warmer because it snows in the winter.
     
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    I get that, but they are gouging us and don't seem to have a plan or won't share one. Do you see where I am going with this?
    I think they are using the climate change trend that is a natural occurrence, sure we "humans" have some effect on it but we are not entirely responsible for it.
     
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    It's not even up for debate any more. We are changing the climate. This isn't some natural occurrence. Carbon tax may not be the best plan, but it's a plan that's backed by pretty much every economist out there. PP is offering no alternative whatsoever so until then, carbon tax it is.
     
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    Let me be clear that in no way am I siding with Boing here. Not even in the slightest, but…shouldn’t an environmental plan be backed by environmentalists, not economists? Climate change won’t stop on a dime but why do we pretend that every problem can be fixed with taking money out of people’s pockets. You still go on pleasure rides in your S2000, I still ride my bike with no destination in mind, and Wayne still purchases every fossil fuel consuming product he can find. NS seemingly came to the table showing that we are well on our way to GG reduction without additional taxes and the feds reply was basically “no, your proposal has to involve taking money”.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I would guess that most environmentalists would support the carbon tax. Especially when it's compared to the alternatives being proposed... aka nothing. A bad plan is better than no plan.
     
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    Oh right "The science is settled"? :lol2:Never question science....
    Oh yes, just saw that story about the Sask CPC for saying the carbon tax didn't stop the Fiona this was on global BC I can't find it online "They say for every dollar we spend today on the carbon tax will save $15 10 years down the road"
    The science is settled because THEY said so :bowdownro

    I am not denying climate change I am just saying it is not all OUR fault bottom line.
    The glaciers have melted before, the proof is under them as they are receding. The low water levels as well it's shocking to us but when it reveals that the levels have been that low before for long enough for people to have lived there.
     
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    Whoa Whoa Whoa, who has no plan?
     
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    a bad plan as opposed to????
    :lol4::lol2:
     
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    I’ve wanted one for a long time but never really bothered to pull the trigger.

    but storms are getting worse and outages may be longer, I have a kid and want her to be comfortable so it was time. Whole house was the goal, just finding the best deal on one was key. They popped up on the Costco Facebook site yesterday morning around 8, I was at Costco at 8:15, generator in my truck by 8:35.

    now to get a panel installed
     
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    CPC has no plan to combat climate change. They'll just throw around catchy words like nuclear and when they get elected they'll let corporations decide what they want to do because like you, they don't even think man made climate change is real.
     
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    Got my power back today finally, it's been a loooong 6 days
     
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    No government, not one, imposes a tax with the hopes that it stops activity. Smoking, alcohol, vaping, cannabis and carbon; the taxes aren’t there to curb the use, they are there because the government knows their use can’t be curbed. The purpose of a tax is to raise money for the government. The government just picks thing that people can’t argue are a problem.
     
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    I wish I knew more about the carbon tax so I could argue politics with you guys, ruin another thread and make everyone mad

    But at this point in the day my brain is too full to learn
     
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    I didn't say man made climate change wasn't real don't put words in my mouth you just can't see the truth of the matter.
    As for the nuclear your boy is all over that game it's the only way to fuel all EV's on the road by 2030.
    https://nationalpost.com/news/polit...nouncement-on-electric-vehicle-infrastructure
     
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    Smoking taxes are the single most effective measure for reducing tobacco use :o
     
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    Unless you know the right folks on the reserves. Cartons of smokes are still $40 lol
     
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    You would be surprised. I know climate change specialists who don't believe the blanket carbon tax approach is the correct one.
     
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    My sister finally got her power back today.
     
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    My dog breeder in PEI may not get her power until end of October she said. She has litters that need to go to homes badly because managing them right now is impossible. I may be going Saturday for a dog...
     
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    So you are going to get a whole litter? Mom and puppies :eek7:?
     
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    If I could manage them daily, I would get a litter of those dogs in a heartbeat. Sophie is a phenomenal dog.
     

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