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Here comes the ICE get ready!

Discussion in 'General (Hobby Related)' started by einsteins, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. einsteins

    einsteins Experienced Reefkeeper

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    I just went out and bought a 5000 watt coninuous power generator in case we lose power tonight or tomorrow.
    I hope I can run my system plus a few things on that rating/size generator.
    I figure if I dont need it I will take it back for a larger one. Not even taking it out of the box unless I need to.
    eins
     
  2. seanndenise1

    seanndenise1 Inactive User

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    Posted By einsteins on 12/10/2007 5:24 PM
    I just went out and bought a 5000 watt coninuous power generator in case we lose power tonight or tomorrow.
    I hope I can run my system plus a few things on that rating/size generator.
    I figure if I dont need it I will take it back for a larger one. Not even taking it out of the box unless I need to.
    eins
    yeah but did you remember to get a long enough extension cord to reach my house?.
     
  3. BGreenlee

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    Posted By einsteins on 12/10/2007 5:24 PM
    I just went out and bought a 5000 watt coninuous power generator in case we lose power tonight or tomorrow.
    I hope I can run my system plus a few things on that rating/size generator.
    I figure if I dont need it I will take it back for a larger one. Not even taking it out of the box unless I need to.
    eins
    That is enough to run your tank, furnace, several lights, your refrigerator, and a your tv.
     
  4. Guest

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    It might be time to rob your tank of some calcium carbonate, break out the Prestone driveway heat.  3 pallets all sold out at Lowes.
     
  5. einsteins

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    I ran around for 3 hrs trying to find any kind of salt I could...finaly Kmart had some nasty rock salt ...I got 4 bags and got out of there before people started fighting over it.

    eins
     
  6. Waverz

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  7. BGreenlee

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    Posted By Waverz on 12/10/2007 11:15 PM
    Why not just get one of these and not have to worry about it?
    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200325030_200325030
    There are cheaper ones out there but this one even has an automatic transfew switch....sweeeet!
    Thats not a bad price. For a little bit more though, around $2300, you can get the Guardian 13kw which would run a lot more of your house. After having a standby generator (Guardian 16kw for $3200) I don't think I would ever not have one again.
     
  8. Waverz

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    I figured one of you guys probably had one of these....someday when i get above poverty status maybe ill get one.

    LOL

     
  9. BGreenlee

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    Posted By Waverz on 12/11/2007 7:31 AM
    I figured one of you guys probably had one of these....someday when i get above poverty status maybe ill get one.
    LOL
    One year interest free from HomeDepot.com. Comes with everything you need except a battery and a gas line from the house to it.
     
  10. Waverz

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    Posted By BGreenlee on 12/11/2007 7:45 AM
    Posted By Waverz on 12/11/2007 7:31 AM
    I figured one of you guys probably had one of these....someday when i get above poverty status maybe ill get one.
    LOL
    One year interest free from HomeDepot.com. Comes with everything you need except a battery and a gas line from the house to it. REally damn, ill have to ask santa for one, but i dont really think i have been THAT good.
     
  11. BGreenlee

    BGreenlee Inactive User GIRS Member

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    My power just came back on. It has flickered a couple times though, probably short lived.
     
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    Posted By BGreenlee on 12/11/2007 2:33 PM
    My power just came back on. It has flickered a couple times though, probably short lived.
    Did your return pump end up working on the generator this time?
     
  13. Steph & Nick

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    we just got our power back also, it was a boring day home from work. i love electricity!
     
  14. Guest

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    Lost the power here for 45 minutes, hopefully there will be no more outages.
     
  15. BGreenlee

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    Not the first try. I had to unplug and plug it in a few times. I am ordering a different pump to replace it. I may go with an ocean runner for my returns, they start on the skimmer every time.
     
  16. Guest

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    What kind of pump do you have on your return?  I have a mag 5 and it fails to start sometimes when I power it off at the power panel.  Fortunately it came back on following the outage. 
     
  17. BGreenlee

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    Posted By Atram on 12/11/2007 4:22 PM
    What kind of pump do you have on your return?  I have a mag 5 and it fails to start sometimes when I power it off at the power panel.  Fortunately it came back on following the outage. 
    I am running a mag right now on the display.
     
  18. Guest

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    I might need to get an ocean runner as well.  I alway's get po'd when it won't start, I alway's end up taking it apart to get it going.
     

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