Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3
Topic Options
#114953 - 12/06/07 05:19 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: ]
Shadow_oo00 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 08/21/07
Posts: 301
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Are you aloud to own and operate a generator in a Condo, I always wondered about that, if not would a good deep cycle marine or golf cart battery with an inverter and solar charger be an option? The rolling blackouts you mentioned are they just where you live or are they predicted for the US as well.


Edited by Shadow_oo00 (12/06/07 05:19 PM)
_________________________
Shadow out !!!

Prepare Or Not To Prepare That Is The Question. The Answer, You Better !!!

Top
#114958 - 12/06/07 06:27 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: ]
picard120 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 763
Originally Posted By: Hacksaw
I heard yesterday that there might be rolling blackouts for the first time in forever here this winter...bad time to live in a condo...good time to own a generator? smile


Do condo owners allowed to have generators? I am curious.

Top
#114965 - 12/06/07 07:14 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: picard120]
teacher Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 910
Getting the gear in the cars - food, shovel, sleeping bags, etc.

Top
#114972 - 12/06/07 08:22 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: picard120]
Hacksaw
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: picard120
Originally Posted By: Hacksaw
I heard yesterday that there might be rolling blackouts for the first time in forever here this winter...bad time to live in a condo...good time to own a generator? smile


Do condo owners allowed to have generators? I am curious.


Technically no. But it's a very small inverter model (850W/950W peak) so I doubt anybody would even notice it while it was running.

Most condo associations set crazy rules for the people who live there. Only one vehicle per parking space (which my motorcycle violates daily), can't hang anything in the windows that isn't pleasing to look at, etc etc etc.

I also keep the 60Ah/1000W inverter power pack in the house and fully charged at all times just in case.

Top
#114978 - 12/06/07 09:58 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: Shadow_oo00]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2921
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: Shadow_oo00
The rolling blackouts you mentioned are they just where you live or are they predicted for the US as well.


This isn't very likely to happen.

We're having a cold snap up here, so demand goes up too. Mostly, it's nitwit consumers who are turning on their electric dryers, ovens, dishwashers, and plugging in block heaters in their cars ... all at 6 PM when they get home from work. That's what all the fuss is about.

The Alberta grid is tied in with several U.S. states. If we have a shortage, we'll be buying any available surplus from you. (And we sell surplus to you folks when you're running short.) Rolling blackouts would be local affairs, and shouldn't affect your grid.

Big industrial customers up here would get rolling blackouts first. They sign up for this in order to get lower power rates.

Several generating units in our area would have to go down at the same time to cause rolling blackouts for residential customers.

Mostly, people need to smarten up and spread out the load.

Top
#114980 - 12/06/07 10:08 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: dougwalkabout]
Hacksaw
Unregistered


It's true. My load on the grid is so small (yet my power bill keeps going up...odd), it's literally a drop in the bucket compared to the big business buildings in downtown Edmonton where I live.

Short of the freezer thawing, it would take very little power to keep things going in my place...I even keep a couple of electric space heaters around in case there's a problem with the natural gas.

Top
#114993 - 12/07/07 12:08 AM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: ]
picard120 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 763
would Home Depot sell power inverter at cheaper price than Canadian Tire?

I noticed that the prices at Canadian Tire seem quite high.

What do you guys think of the rechargeable spot light sold at Canadian Tire?
Are these lights durable / tough?

Top
#115008 - 12/07/07 02:19 AM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: picard120]
Shadow_oo00 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 08/21/07
Posts: 301
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Here's what I found from Home Depot

They have 100 watt for as little as 29.99 all the way up to 3000 watt for 499.97

As far as the boom box style it looks like they only have 400 watt for 39.86 and 750 watt which is the one I have for 79.86 I call them boom box because of the handles.

This might depend on where your located at also, sometimes prices vary by location, and then don't forget you have to figure in shipping if there isn't a store close to you.

Hope this helps.


Also I mentioned in my earlier post that we had a power outtage last night, I read the paper today and they still can't figure out what caused it, is it just me or is that odd?


Edited by Shadow_oo00 (12/07/07 02:21 AM)
_________________________
Shadow out !!!

Prepare Or Not To Prepare That Is The Question. The Answer, You Better !!!

Top
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, chaosmagnet, cliff 
November
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30
Who's Online
0 registered (), 205 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Knobco, KennethCopeland, manimal, Sherette, ohmysan
5328 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Black Swans
by Phaedrus
12:55 AM
2020
by brandtb
04:46 PM
Question from planet Mars
by Doug_Ritter
04:22 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!
by Phaedrus
02:07 AM
Soft Shackle
by TonyE
11/25/20 10:58 PM
New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism
by TeacherRO
11/23/20 01:52 AM
Dash Cams
by Doug_Ritter
11/19/20 11:30 PM
A Hot Topic
by Blast
11/17/20 09:49 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.