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  1. I'm sure @Mrs. Peel is out right now, buying all that gear and hiring the necessary contractors for installation, so she can start collecting water from her roof for emergency situations, instead of buying 12 cases of water at $3/case. Exactly. I understand there's this guy in New Hampshire that knows so much more than they do. He's the TRUE expert in all subjects.
  2. Comparing snow to collecting rainwater running off the roof.
  3. Dog was swimming around 200 yards off the beach, not heading towards shore. Watch these guys do, what they do best! (video at link) ...."Video footage shared by the Coast Guard to Twitter on Thursday shows the moment the crew’s vessel comes alongside the dog as it slowly paddles away from Bowditch Point. “Come here, pup!” One of the crewmembers calls to the distressed canine. “Hey, where you going,” another asks as the dog as it swims to the front of the boat, away from their outstretched arms. “We’re gonna have to like, intercept him,” another is heard saying as the boat turns slightly toward the pup. Moments later, the dog is finally close enough for the men to reach out and pull its body in from the choppy water. “How you doing buddy? You’re the best person I’ve ever rescued,” One of the crewmembers says to the dog as it shakes the water from its fur. https://www.breitbart.com/health/2019/12/06/watch-u-s-coast-guard-rescues-senior-dog-swimming-off-florida-coast/ Nice Job Guys!!!
  4. The CDC might disagree... ....." While useful for many things, rainwater is not as pure as you might think, so you can’t assume it’s safe to drink. Rain can wash different types of contaminants into the water you collect (for example, bird poop on your roof could end up in your water barrel or tank). Rainwater can carry bacteria, parasites, viruses, and chemicals that could make you sick, and it has been linked to disease outbreaks 3-4. https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/private/rainwater-collection.html
  5. He's only warming up, it will be worse. He's also going to make you have a background check to buy a Big Gulp at 7-11 too....
  6. Really? Is English your second language? It's also sad that some people think rain water and pond water is potable.
  7. He was at a rally in CO earlier, and this is his plan (not surprising).... Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado’s worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White House to coordinate gun violence prevention. The policies Bloomberg outlined Thursday largely mirror those he fought for on the state and federal levels in recent years, though it’s the first time he’s released his specific prescription for gun violence as a presidential candidate. Among the highlights, Bloomberg’s plan would: -- Reinstate the federal ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. -- Require every gun buyer to obtain a permit before making a purchase. -- Require point-of-sale background checks on all gun purchases while closing the gun show loophole. -- Institute a new age limit of 21 for those wishing to buy handguns, semi-automatic rifles and shotguns. -- Require a mandatory 48-hour waiting period for all gun purchases. -- Institute a federal “red flag” law to deny permits to “troubled people who pose a danger to themselves or others.” -- Institute a temporary ban on gun possession for those convicted of assault or other violent misdemeanors. -- Ban all guns in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities, except for law enforcement. -- Reverse the law that gives gun makers and gun dealers immunity from lawsuits. -- Create the position of White House gun coordinator “to mobilize the public to fight gun violence and launch an inter-agency hub to fight gun violence.” https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/nation-world/story/2019-12-05/bloomberg-gun-plan-permits-assault-weapon-ban-age-limits
  8. How about getting the flushing water from a different source, like a pool, pond or rainwater?
  9. Somebody is going to be killed or electrocuted with your "research".
  10. Yep, I agree with that, it wasn't much fun when I installed mine. Definitely could get curly hair if you stick your fingers or screwdriver in the wrong place. But, it's a straight forward system that anyone can understand, and not worry if the panel or incoming house supply might be energized accidentally. Unbelievable .....
  11. This is true, specially if you backfeed through a dryer outlet (which is REALLY dangerous). That's why a manual transfer switch is so good. there's no way to backfeed into the panel and main line, (unless a switch goes bad, I guess). Either the circuit in the house is being fed by the main panel or by the generator/transfer switch. That's an important calculation when deciding on the size of the genny. Factor in surge amps on startup, not running amps, because well pumps, furnaces, fridges, etc. have a surge when they start. Plus, factor what else is already running when a second item surges/starts. Starting mine is no different than pull starting any gas equipment. Just have to pay attention to the priming sequence.
  12. Are you saying you don't trust God?
  13. Sure, if you're handy with tools, you can certainly drop the bowl and clean the carb. But, is that something you want to deal with when you lose power in a snow storm, and it's 35 degrees out, instead of just firing the genny up? With propane, the carb has no liquid in it, which reduces the chance of any fouling. I'm not certain about it either, there are lots of pieces to that puzzle. Do the delivery drivers show up, does the oil company have power to operate and process orders? The bottom line, you want to be self sufficient, and not have to go searching for supplies during a event. Isn't that what prepping is about? Noise is a factor, between different makes as also between different sizes. A 1000 watt Honda will be quieter than a 6000 watt Generac, so it depends on the size and quality of the unit you get. Also, regarding the noise, this is one BIG reason why I use batteries for power, and only fire up the genny periodically, to charge batteries, run the furnace and cycle the fridges. One, I don't want to listen to that racket 24/7, second, I don't want to advertise to the neighborhood all day long I have power/generator, and three, it save a TON on fuel needs for the genny. A transfer switch will set you back like $300, and will control a bunch of circuits. Then, the electrician will probably charge a few hundred to tie it in, depend on where he needs to run the input location. I installed a 6 circuit transfer switch, which handles all the major circuits that I need fired up. But the important distinction I made was that the propane has multiple uses. It can be used for auxiliary heat, portable stove, grill as well as the genny. That will be tough to do with diesel. Plus, thinking you have Plan B covered, because you have a genny, isn't great planning either. A genny is a mechanical item, subject to breakdown, so if this is your ONLY source of power (and heat, lights, cooking, ect.), there better be a Plan C. A good motto to follow: One is None, Two is One, and Three is where you want to Be.
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