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Old 06-14-2017, 8:06 PM   #1
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Power outage

So it's been 15 minutes since the power outage hit, wondering how long I can wait safely before firing up the generator?
An hour?
It's kind of a pain to get it going but I don't want to lose anything.

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Old 06-14-2017, 8:35 PM   #2
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I did not realize you were in Marietta also. Our power flickered but never went out. Our power has only gone out twice in the 12 years I have been here, once for about 5 minutes, the other took a couple hours and was literally due to a squirrel.
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Old 06-14-2017, 8:38 PM   #3
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Power flickered a couple hours ago then went out all of a sudden at 850. I just finished turning the generator on and all is running okay. Though pumps seem to be over pumping so I'm gonna check the voltage.

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Old 06-15-2017, 1:03 PM   #4
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I assume your power is back by now. Did everything make it?

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I'm interested as well how it your it out for your tank.
I been wondering on the idea to get a power inverter generator due to the delicate small voltage stuff we use in the tank, controllers, pumps, etc.. inverters are costly but need more input to justify
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Old 06-15-2017, 7:16 PM   #6
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Power was out for 5 hours. Longest we've had in over 5 years. I have a 3600 watt generator I pulled out that I had never used. Worked great and I'm glad I'll be ready for the next one. Definitely need to draw up some instructions for family members in case I'm not around.
I've got 1,000 gallons+ system so a couple bubblers are not going to cut it. I'm not sure if 5 hours is enough to nuke a tank but I'm thinking so. I got the generator on a Black Friday deal for like $200 so well worth the price. It lasts about 10 hours on 4 gallons of gas so the issue becomes having enough gas on hand. Here's me at wallmart at 137 am buying a larger gas can and stabil. Of course power was back on when I got home after 2

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Old 06-17-2017, 2:43 PM   #7
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Glad you made out OK. This time 4 years ago our power was out for over 24 hours at the shop... and our generator was on the fritz.

Fortunately our neighbour in the plaza was the contractor who was building the new Northside Cherokee Hospital. When he learned of my problem, he had a 10000 watt generator delivered to me in 15 minutes He literally saved all of my livestock. Saved all my frozen food at home too - we brought it to the store and put it in the shop freezer!

Right after that I got the genny fixed and I still keep it maintained to this day.

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That was quite fortunate jenn! Quite the kind neighbor.

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