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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by montemerrick, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. ukoldgit

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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    So that will power a freezer?
     
  3. ukoldgit

    ukoldgit Senior Stratmaster

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    To quote Monte....
    "on a lighter but still annoying note, our band has a very sweet gig Friday... now it looks like maybe not"
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    In the greater scheme of things that's a very minor inconvenience.
     
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    The beginning of the end. Daunt daunt da
     
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    Not in a widespread long power outage. Batteries last a while but then it's generators being towed around.

    Good fortune to you that have to deal with it.
     
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    How are you going to make coffee...
     
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    Drink warm beer...
     
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    And you've always been able to trust what PG&E tells you...
     
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    funny. We depend on hurricanes and such to take power down for days. New house has a 30KW generator that keeps the entire house up. Your bird rescue should consider a decent sized generator from Home Depot or Lowes to keep important equipment running. They are not that expensive.
     
  12. Bowmap

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    @montemerrick Good luck and stay safe. You won't probably see this post until power returns.
     
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    Best of luck, fellows. Hope all is well.
     
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    I live in the mountains east of San Diego and we get two or three outages a year...but we are used to it and are prepared...good luck to you all.
     
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    Bonus points for paraphrasing Freewheelin' Frank.
     
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    Luckily the area I live in is not under PGA outage alert...but it's close.

    Best of luck to all.
     
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    This just in, California's largest wildfire in the history of the state was ignited by a man trying to start his gas powered generator after PG&E shut off his power.;
    *wink*
     
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    The wind is barely blowing and my car was dripping wet this morning...so much for dry hot winds...scam much?
     
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    I am Calling B.S. on This. They are Either Totally Incompetent or have Benn Lying all along about their Maintenance records in the past.
     
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    But they needed the money from the gig to pay the electric bill...
     
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