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Hurricane Ian…or soon to be

By dnapac

1 year ago


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    #101 1 year ago

    I love my Bluetti LiFePO4 battery generator. Throw up a couple small Solar panels and you can run multiple refrigerators all day. Much safer than gas and you never run out of fuel as long as it’s sunny. If you need air conditioning best to have gas or propane which i have a second generator for.

    #102 1 year ago

    I had a Duromax XP12000 and it would defin8tely run the heat pump but the power was dirty. Big screen TVs don’t like it. My 65” OLED is running just fine with the Wen.

    #103 1 year ago

    The pictures Coming in are sobering And Ian is not finished quite yet..what the fk is in store for us in the coming years??
    So insurance will cost more than a mortgage payment? Time to leave?

    #104 1 year ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    The pictures Coming in are sobering And Ian is not finished quite yet..what the fk is in store for us in the coming years??
    So insurance will cost more than a mortgage payment? Time to leave?

    Leave where. I see your point, but devastating things happen everywhere. Forest fires, landslides, tornadoes, grass/plains fires, snow storms, ice storms, avalanches, floods, droughts…each is a risk in a different area. Building smart will definitely help…but sometimes that increases the cost of housing so much that only the very wealthy can live there. Somewhere in the middle…mitigating risk, but not making building and living unattainable. There will always be risk, it’s up to the person if that is worth it, where ever they choose to live. I, personally, will have a hard time with every hurricane…it easily could have been me…but I have decided it’s worth it.

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    #106 1 year ago

    The family, the house, and my pins in Naples made it with no issues

    #107 1 year ago
    Quoted from DK:

    The family, the house, and my pins in Naples made it with no issues

    Good to hear, my cousins on Pine Island rode it out. How’d Nice Guys fare?

    #109 1 year ago
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    #110 1 year ago

    5 minutes that didn’t last long

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    #111 1 year ago

    North Dakota is perfectly situated for global warming - free pinball plays at my house

    #112 1 year ago
    Quoted from Parzival:

    North Dakota is perfectly situated for global warming - free pinball plays at my house

    I’ll be sure to make your next hurricane party.

    #114 1 year ago

    I feel sorry for most of these folks but to be fair I should also say I felt also felt sorry for them when they built their house on a sandbar 3' above sea level.

    #115 1 year ago

    Sun is responsible for 90% of all of the weather. Sun spot cycle.

    #117 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jaybird815:

    How’d Nice Guys fare?

    I’ll know around Sunday
    Ill post when I know but Cape Coral got hit pretty hard. Hoping for the best

    #118 1 year ago

    Yay, it's solved.

    #119 1 year ago

    Is Pinball Asylum Safe?
    Is Two Nice Guys Pizza ok
    Sure a dozen other places I omitted but hope they are sll ok!

    #121 1 year ago

    Watching news coverage of the aftermath, sure hope pinsiders and non pinsiders are alright. I see flood damage in some areas just showing roof tops. That's alot of house damage for sure. They say there could be alot of people dead.... one bad storm even if it comes every 50 or 100 years sure wipes out alot things.

    Hope to hear more updates from pinsiders in the path, good or bad and my thoughts and prayers are with anyone dealing with this hurricane.

    #122 1 year ago

    I have cell service apparently, after drinking some more beer out on my lenai during the storm my screen panels started caving in and my face looked like someone was pointing a leaf blower at me then my spa cover smacked the shit outta me, so I went inside for good. The winds were scary as fuck but the house faired really well, the eye sat to my left or hours, most my trees fell over one on top of my van, after hearing about the storm surge north and south of me wiping out civilizations which no one really believed because of the bullshit witchcraft we were spoonfed during IRMA I made plans to cut us out of the attic but the mangroves between us and the barrier islands saved us I believe.

    We can put men in space and predict precisely where the big red Jupiter storm is going but we can't accurately figure out where a hurricane is going to go on our own planet except inside a 12 hour notice...

    So in summary, I'm lucky as fuck. Family and pins no damage, but people I know on the island most likely died in droves, and that's a pretty somber feeling, my gut tells me the death toll will be catastrophic

    #123 1 year ago

    The flooding is pretty crazy. Port Orange was bad and I believe New Smyrna is worse. Drove by a trailer park where it was up to the bottoms of the trailers.

    #124 1 year ago

    This was our first hurricane as Florida residents, we live just off the bay in St Petersburg (NE side) with a canal behind our house. We almost decided to stay when the Monday 5:00 track update still had it going south of us but the predicted 12 foot storm surge would have had 2-3 feet of water in my first floor, 6-7 in my garage and God knows if the house would hold together so we bugged out just a ways inland and North on the Tampa side. Partied with some friends who also bugged out and never lost power there. The Tesla powerwalls and solar panels the previous owners installed in this house did a great job of keeping the bare necessecities running (refrigeration, internet for cameras, etc (I have cellular backup in my router)) and was back to 100% charge by mid-Thursday even with the cloudy skies. I'm still glad we left, especially after seeing the destruction in Pine Island, Ft. Myers, etc. I feel so bad for those people. One thing my wife and I both noticed on Monday while we were doing final prep is the stress of the situation, it builds and builds over days as you're watching updates and trying to prepare everything.

    #125 1 year ago

    Kinda fun looking back at predictions. Here’s Ian projected to go into the panhandle. Fort Myers barely in the cone.

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    #126 1 year ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Kinda fun looking back at predictions. Here’s Ian projected to go into the panhandle. Fort Myers barely in the cone. [quoted image]

    Just points to “be prepared”. We are northerners,
    But our daughter has been there for 3 years…we’ve always said “be prepared”…she’d say “I’m Florida…it’ll be fine”. She now gets it, be prepared…that means leaving in 5 minutes…seriously, 5 minutes. Challenge me, ask those on Sanibel.

    #127 1 year ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Kinda fun looking back at predictions. Here’s Ian projected to go into the panhandle. Fort Myers barely in the cone. [quoted image]

    We were talking about this with our neighbors last night and we agree, the odds-on favorite for Ian to hit was Tampa for days so when it shifted significantly South/East they probably didn't have as much time to prepare and weren't worrying about it for days. The other BIG issue is that instead of it weakening to a 2 or 1 as they believed it would if it went farther west it slowed down and got even bigger and stronger.

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    #128 1 year ago

    Got my power back this morning! That is the quickest I've ever been back up after a hurricane. Thank you linemen!

    #129 1 year ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    Wen GN875I. I’ve got a soft start on my heat pump. It may actually run it. But I’m not gonna push it right now.

    The one thing I didn’t like about my gen was the 4 gallon gas tank. It seemed small for the rated output. But I’ve been averaging 9 to 10 hours per tank. That’s running a fridge, freezer, big tv, and routers nearly constantly with water heater, washer, dryer, microwave as needed.

    #130 1 year ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    The one thing I didn’t like about my gen was the 4 gallon gas tank. It seemed small for the rated output. But I’ve been averaging 9 to 10 hours per tank. That’s running a fridge, freezer, big tv, and routers nearly constantly with water heater, washer, dryer, microwave as needed.

    Since you got power now, maybe this would be a good time to fire up the generator again and see if it would power the heat pump. Better to find out now than later.

    #131 1 year ago
    Quoted from mbwalker:

    Since you got power now, maybe this would be a good time to fire up the generator again and see if it would power the heat pump. Better to find out now than later.

    That’s easy, just check the compressor LRA amps on the data plate. LRA * 240v = watts needed to start.

    #132 1 year ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    That’s easy, just check the compressor LRA amps on the data plate. LRA * 240v = watts needed to start.

    I was referring to running the gen while running other circuits in the house. But your point is well taken.

    #133 1 year ago
    Quoted from mbwalker:

    I was referring to running the gen while running other circuits in the house. But your point is well taken.

    You gotta be selective when running a backup generator. You can’t expect to be able to run all that stuff at once.

    #134 1 year ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    You gotta be selective when running a backup generator. You can’t expect to be able to run all that stuff at once.

    Quoted from mcluvin:

    Wen GN875I. I’ve got a soft start on my heat pump. It may actually run it. But I’m not gonna push it right now.

    He put a soft start on his heat pump and was wondering if the Wen would handle it.

    #135 1 year ago
    Quoted from mbwalker:

    He put a soft start on his heat pump and was wondering if the Wen would handle it.

    From what I can remember, it’s a little white capacitor that was kinda useless.

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    #136 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jaybird815:

    Good to hear, my cousins on Pine Island rode it out. How’d Nice Guys fare?

    Just went and inspected the pins at nice guys myself. They still have no power and the Cape still looks like a war zone but the pins are 100% good.
    I truly lucked out this time around

    #137 1 year ago
    Quoted from DK:

    Just went and inspected the pins at nice guys myself. They still have no power and the Cape still looks like a war zone but the pins are 100% good.
    I truly lucked out this time around

    Wow, that's great to hear! Glad you all made it through okay.

    #138 1 year ago

    Called my uncle who lives closest city is Kissimmee but lives in the country. 14 inches of rain and wind but only damaged some out buildings. No flooding and good for the melting ice caps as he informed me he is 81 feet above sea level.

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