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Yep. My problem is not having an easy way to hookup and with all of the heaters & pumps I was already pulling 3000 watts of about 5000 useable. Leaving 2k for fridges, one light and phone chargers.
 

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Make sure you have led bulbs they reduce wattage demand to a fraction.
@frankc man it sounds like you had to do some work there.

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I am so thankful that we have not lost power. I have a generator but have still been on edge about losing power and managing the heat and my 5 tanks. I hope you all get power back soon and have no losses.
 

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Are you on well?

It's sort of a public well. Quadvest is our water provider, but one of their pumping stations is on our property. Normally when the power goes out, I can hear a generator kick in, but apparently it's not working, and the main unit did not come back on when the power was restored. Apparently it uses an air compressor to provide the pressure for water delivery. Sometimes they get the ratio wrong and we get more air than water out of the faucet, and occasionally we have a day with nasty brown water or cloudy water. I do miss the highly reliable water supply of The Woodlands.
 

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Well, be careful what you wish for. We finally got water again, only to find it pouring from the ceiling in the master bedroom closet, and the outside faucet where the water line enters the house. So, off to the woods in the dark and snow to find the main shutoff valve, which of course was filled with ice-cold water. Then to call a plumber first thing in the morning - I'm sure we'll be the only ones so we'll get quick service. haha
 

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I have a temp solution for anyone with a gas furnace and a god Jenny...I have had no power since day 1 but at the moment my home is 70 degrees....happy to explain


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Ok so sorry to have posted that again in the same thread lol, my original plan to hook the Jenny to the furnace worked great house is 72 degrees...with a 6500 I’m running my fridge, the neighbors fridge, my furnace, my 3 tanks, a tv, a PlayStation and some chargers lol.


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You will have to text me for those as my service is trash and I can’t upload any pics for some reason...?


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Man no bullshit! She’s been out there in the cold working hard for us!


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power just went out and I can't get my generator to start does anyone have an extra one I can come pick up right now? Would be greatly appreciated
 

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Damn ... remember it’s really cold and it may take a few pulls and proper choking


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Check the plug for ice...if all else fails check CL? I’ve seen a few on there but people are being shitty and jacking up the cost


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Check the plug for ice...if all else fails check CL? I’ve seen a few on there but people are being shitty and jacking up the cost


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I'm a total airhead, I forgot to open the airvalve... All is good on my part now haha
 

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power just went out and I can't get my generator to start does anyone have an extra one I can come pick up right now? Would be greatly appreciated
Man I’m sorry to hear. Have you tried or have any starting fluid? I usually have to use some the first time.
 

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