- Jul 23, 2014
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- Spring, TX
Made it all night and as soon as I top it off this morning she freezes up... Took her inside to warm her up for 15 mins, god I hope we get power back today.14 degrees outside here and I’m staying up with you, bud. Tank temps looking solid (above 78 right now but I’m waiting for if the power turns off).
Or maybe hook up to any 220 appliance using correct plugs&wiring, kill your main breaker + anything not needed then you can back feed generator into your house.Powers still down in Katy after a quick tease yesterday...If you have a Jenny and a gas furnace here is the trick I’m pulling tonight if Home Depot is open: Find the wire coming from your unit (most likely in the attic) disconnect it from whatever switch it’s attached to....attach a plug with large rating (buy at depot or pull from thick extension cord)...then plug it into your Jenny! Only works with gas unit that only needs power for blower motor....used to make shop fans with these motors and hooked me up the same way.
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Yeah their twitter is a joke, centerpoint could be more transparent, but I hope someone sues ERCOT for this stupid fiasco. So many people needed that power...From a friend at Centerpoint, most of this is an ERCOT issue. They have areas of the city that could be brought back online and ERCOT won't allow them... aka Katy, where he lives. I'm in Woodforest & we are dealing with rolling black outs yesterday & today. My tanks are in my office in the kingwood area and were down for 16 hrs yesterday (thankfully I had a generator) but I still had to drive 1.25 hrs to get there on the icy roads. Kingwood itself I believe kept power the whole time, but they aren't Entergy. This is all a bunch of BS! Good Luck everyone!
Here just north of The Woodlands, we were without power from around 10:30am yesterday to 12:50am today. I don't have a generator, but have an inverter thingy. I pulled the batteries from 3 of the cars and refreshed one by putting it back and running the car for 15-20 minutes. This doesn't run a 300w heater very long, so wound up putting RODI water on the stove and slowly adding it with the return pump running. Put blankets over all the tanks. The big reef tank got down to 68, but everybody is totally fine. It's taking a while to heat it back up though - after adding an addition 100w heater it is only up to 73 now.
We are also without water. We had a trickle all day yesterday, but today nothing. I was out shoveling snow into buckets so when it melts maybe we'll be able to flush a toilet once.