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About Regular Guy

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  • Birthday 03/26/1979

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    Salem County
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    Shooting, Fishing, The Philadelphia Eagles, Formula 1 Racing
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    Quinton Sportsmen's Club

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  1. Blade HQ has a Benchmade Mini Adamas on sale for $199 https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchmade-Mini-Adamas-AXIS-Lock--137347.
  2. Last summer my car broke down on I-295. A trooper stopped to check on me. I had already called a tow truck so after it was towed, the trooper gave me a ride to where my wife was. Before getting in his vehicle, he asked if I have any weapons. I gave him my Benchmade Bailout that I carry. He didn't ask why I had it or say anything about it and he gave it right back when he dropped me off.
  3. 9/7/2022: I dropped off my application to NJSP Woodstown station. 12/21/2022: References contacted. 1/26/2023: I emailed NJSP at Woodstown for update. They said since the Judges were taken out of the process on 12/23/2022, my app may or may not go to court, depending on when it gets processed in Trenton. No word since then. Today makes 190 calendar days since I dropped it off.
  4. I was a Deputy Sheriff in another State for 7 years. In most states, the state constitution names the sheriff as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in their County and gives him his authority and responsibility. Here is a quote from a Michigan Sheriff's website. The Sheriff has Jurisdiction across his entire county and is said to be the Chief Law Enforcement Official of the county and having the ability to be the “Buffer” between the People and Government. While Upholding the rule of law for the government, the Sheriff also has the ability to uphold the Constitutional rights of the People to protect them from Government Over-reach on a Local, State and Federal Level. In the PRNJ, the Chief LEO is the prosecutor. According to the state of NJ: Under New Jersey law, the county prosecutor functions as the chief law enforcement officer for the county. Each county prosecutor is charged with the obligation to use all reasonable and lawful diligence in the detection, arrest, indictment and conviction of people who violate the criminal laws of New Jersey. Also in PRNJ, the prosecutor is appointed by the Governor.
  5. Not sure where the OP is located but he said he reached out to JCP&L so he must be in their coverage area. I've used Green Power Energy out of Ewing before. They are licensed in NJ, Connecticut and PA. They came all the way down to Salem County to install my system. They do good work. Another resource to get multiple quotes to upgrade your system is www.energysage.com This website allows you to enter the property address and some simple information about the existing electrical system and contractors that service your area can put together a proposal and a quote. One of the main benefits of this site is that the contractors can only contact you through this site. To have them reach you by phone or email, you have to specifically select to have your personal info shown to a contractor who submitted a proposal. Once you accept a proposal, the other contractors can no longer contact you since their bid was not accepted. Another benefit is the contractors all provide a proposal based on the same set of criteria. That way you are comparing apples to apples. The attached is what the basic proposal info includes, but each one has much more detail once you open it. The site gives the contractor the ability to add photos, equipment specs and manuals, energy usage and production graphs, as well as financial charts, but it puts you in control and makes it easier to find someone to get your job done.
  6. Last I checked, a 20kw standby generator fueled by propane running at half load could run continuously for 30 days off of a full 1,000 gallon propane tank. I have propane for my furnace and water heater. The tank is underground but my brother in law has an above ground tank. Never heard of it getting cold enough in NJ to cause issues with it. Liquid propane vaporizes at -44 degrees. The temp would have to get under that to cause the propane to remain in a liquid state and cause you to stop getting propane gas into your house.
  7. If yours is in NJ, then state law requires that the system only produce as much power each year as what you used the year prior to purchasing the system. Since the days are longer in the summer, you typically make more power than you need in summer. Without batteries to store the charge, this excess power goes to the transformer that feeds your house, gets stepped up from 240 volts to line voltage (18k volts irc) and gets sent down the street to other houses. I live in Atlantic City Electric grid area so my excess generation shows up on page 2 of my bill as a credit. Every kilowatt extra I produce for them adds a kilowatt to my credit balance. Your bill is required to show you excess generation, but depending on your utility provider, the format of the bill may be different. Anyway, the utility companies fiscal year runs from March to February. So starting in March, the days slowly get longer and more importantly, the tropic of cancer is aligned directly with the sun for us in the northern hemisphere. This puts the sun at noon at the optimal 90 degree angle to your solar panels if they are installed with a tilt between 18 and 22 degrees (most are). So your system will began making a lot of power this time of year. As the earth continues to tilt through the summer, the angle to the sun becomes slightly less and less optimal, but the days get longer so it evens out and the excess power generation continues, especially if you have a well insulated house that doesn't need A/C running 24/7 through the hot months. Eventually, winter rolls around and the days are fairly short. You most likely use more grid power in December, January and February, but instead of them charging you for the kilowatts you are using, they deduct it from the credits you built up over the first part of their fiscal year. It should balance out to where you never pay. When the following March rolls around, what ever kilowatts of credits you still have gets wiped off your account and they send you a check to pay you for it at the rate they charge customers per kilowatt. So just because you don't pay a bill doesn't necessarily mean you produce enough in the dead of winter to be self sufficient and top off a depleted bank of batteries.
  8. You don't need a transfer switch to do what you are trying to do, you just need an inverter that has that feature built in. The Outback Radian was the most popular choice for this back in 2015 when I was taking courses on sustainable energy. It will isolate you from the grid if the grid goes down and it will continue to provide you power if available from your solar panels or battery bank. There are several things to consider with this setup. 1. You will need a battery bank, a charge controller and possibly a load shunt, so excess power will always have somewhere to go safely in the event the grid is not available. 2. Batteries can store a lot of power, but last I checked, they cannot discharge a lot of power continuously. The best way to run off of batteries (both in terms of economic use of the stored energy and financial investment in the system itself) is to have the batteries supply power to a sub-panel which will only power critical circuits in your home. You'll want heat for in the winter (preferably gas or propane; electric heat not recommended) minimal electric for lights and small appliance/freezer and depending on when your live, a well pump. Its best to sacrifice central air conditioner, electric stoves, an other large draws on electricity that are not critical to sustaining life. 3. Careful calculations have to be made when considering how long the battery bank can sustain your demand for its power and these calculations are best done when considering worse case scenario. If the power goes out at night, in the winter when the days are shorter and the next 2 days are cloudy and snowing, you will not be able to recharge the system if it was designed to only sustain you for 1 day. Typically in a system like this, 3 to 5 days of stored power is ideal. 4. The calculations have to be correct for how many panels are required to recharged said system when the batteries are near depleted and they have to do it in December when the days are the shortest. Overall, its very possible to have a system that can stand alone when the grid goes down, but its extremely expensive. When I priced it out several years ago for my house, it would have cost around $60k total, where the normal system with just the panels and inverter was about 1/4 of that. A whole house standby generator seemed like a better choice for the money. I'm not saying a generator is a better choice, just saying its a more affordable choice. I definitely recognize the genny's disadvantages.
  9. So this "friend", who is a federal officer and can carry in any state under H.R. 218, came and applied just to tie up the Woodstown State Police officers time for fun? So they have another application to process, background check to do, references to contact, etc... for no good reason and will take that much longer to get to us who live in this area? Your "friend" can ingest a satchel of Richards and then go fornicate himself.
  10. Top Shot Development Group was one of two organizations doing the quals for people at the Quinton Sportsmen's Club. They just posted on facebook yesterday that they just had customers from Salem County get their permits issued. The post does not contain any other details like restrictions, court appearance requirements by zoom or in-person, or what specific PD they applied through.
  11. This^ Thanks for answering. I hadn't had time to get back on after I posted so I didn't see that I had questions, but those are the answers. Notary is free at my bank. Identigo charges extra for out of state, but I went to PA because it showed the next NJ appointments were a month out from when I was looking.
  12. Dropped my package off today at the NJSP in Woodstown (Salem County). There were 3 of us dropping off at the same time. The officer receiving them was easy to deal with. One guy forgot a copy of his birth certificate. The officer took everything else and told him to just email a copy of it so she could put it with his package. Sounds like they have 3 to 4 people working the packages and as of today there are 65 ( 62 plus our 3) pending through their station. She said it will take a while (no specific time frame given) for the package to go through the process and one of the bottle necks is that they receive finger print/background info via snail mail. My cost break down below does not include gas to travel or ammo for firearms qual. Firearms Qualification $125 Money order and fee $51 Fingerprints $101.45 (includes out of state fee for going to Morton, PA and $5 toll.) photos $7 (selfie in front of white background, uploaded to www.visafoto.com, resized to 1.5x1.5 by selecting NY firearms photo size, then printed and cut out at home. With the right software, this could be free.) Total $284.45. Could be down around $235 if I stayed in state and waited a month for finger prints and found a way to do the photos for free.
  13. I'll see what he says when I go in since I have to drop my packet off at the same office with the same guy.
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