> No power, day 1

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Phillip_McCavity
#1 2019-10-09 13:26:19

No power, day 1



Sausalito has spotty power. I have none.

The stars are bright in the morning.

Because I have a sewer pump I can't flush So I am just going to find a homeless tent and go next to it.

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anon user #2.1
#2 2019-10-09 13:27:11

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That sucks.  Sorry to hear.  We're getting flooded here.  There's an inch of water around the car right now.

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Phillip_McCavity
#3 2019-10-09 13:33:23

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anon user #2.1 wrote:

That sucks.  Sorry to hear.  We're getting flooded here.  There's an inch of water around the car right now.

We would only need about 1/4" of that water and then there would be power.

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anon user #2.1
#4 2019-10-09 13:42:57

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Phillip_McCavity wrote:

We would only need about 1/4" of that water and then there would be power.

I'll gladly send it right on over!!

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Spanky
#5 2019-10-09 13:44:25

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Damn. Always forget how close CA is to becoming a third world country through natural disaster.

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Phillip_McCavity
#6 2019-10-09 13:44:35

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https://www.sfchronicle.com/california- … 502389.php

6:18 a.m. Winds starting to turn offshore, pick up: Winds in the North Bay and East Bay hills are increasing slightly and beginning to turn toward the coast, according to the National Weather Service. Winds are expected to ramp up through Wednesday night with gusts up to 55 mph, and up to 65 mph at the highest peaks like Mount Saint Helena and Mount Diablo.

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Phillip_McCavity
#7 2019-10-09 13:45:48

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Dive bar has power!

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Tom Leykis
#8 2019-10-09 13:49:15

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You don't have a generator for shyt like that?  (Pun intended).

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Spanky
#9 2019-10-09 13:53:59

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Tom Leykis wrote:

You don't have a generator for shyt like that?  (Pun intended).

I have to agree with Tom here. I don't understand why you wouldn't have a generator. This happens often enough in CA.

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Tom Leykis
#10 2019-10-09 14:18:23

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Spanky wrote:

I have to agree with Tom here. I don't understand why you wouldn't have a generator. This happens often enough in CA.

I had two in SF.  Still do.  I had them serviced as soon as we got here because, well, we were new here and didn't know what to expect.

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Phillip_McCavity
#11 2019-10-09 14:34:10

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Spanky wrote:

I have to agree with Tom here. I don't understand why you wouldn't have a generator. This happens often enough in CA.

The logistics of floating homes make generators impractical.

What would work is some solar cells and a small amount of battery storage.

What would work better? A power company that knew what they were doing.

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Tom Leykis
#12 2019-10-09 14:57:06

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Phillip_McCavity wrote:

The logistics of floating homes make generators impractical.

What would work is some solar cells and a small amount of battery storage.

What would work better? A power company that knew what they were doing.

Most boats and RVs have generators, why not you?  You know damn well that a moderate earthquake can take out EVERYTHING without warning, so why are you not prepared? 

Did I spend 28 years in disaster preparedness, and you heard NOTHING I had to say? 

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.,
#13 2019-10-09 14:58:44

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.,
#14 2019-10-09 15:00:11

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Phillip_McCavity wrote:

The logistics of floating homes make generators impractical.

What would work is some solar cells and a small amount of battery storage.

What would work better? A power company that knew what they were doing.

Most boats have generators

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Phillip_McCavity
#15 2019-10-09 15:05:00

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., wrote:

Most boats have generators

Yes, but how do they get fuel for the generators (and engine)?

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Tom Leykis
#16 2019-10-09 15:28:02

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Phillip_McCavity wrote:

Yes, but how do they get fuel for the generators (and engine)?

They store it in tanks - even small ones - for use when needed.  I have 2 generators, fueled and ready to go, and a 2 gallon tank of stabilized gasoline in the back yard.

I think you'd be hard pressed to find a generator on sale in the SFBA today....

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Tall Bass Turd
#17 2019-10-09 15:59:44

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Phillip_McCavity wrote:

Yes, but how do they get fuel for the generators (and engine)?

By not living in some socialistic 3rd world shythole.

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Phillip_McCavity
#18 2019-10-09 16:00:28

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Tom Leykis wrote:

They store it in tanks - even small ones - for use when needed.  I have 2 generators, fueled and ready to go, and a 2 gallon tank of stabilized gasoline in the back yard.

I think you'd be hard pressed to find a generator on sale in the SFBA today....

The point is that boats have access to a gas pump, they can pull up and fill. My house does not. My house also doesn't have an engine room. There is no well ventilated space to put it.

The big suck is that I can't use water when power is out. A limited secondary source to run the wifi router and the sewer pump is more within the realm of possibility.

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Tall Bass Turd
#19 2019-10-09 16:02:08

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Phillip_McCavity wrote:

The point is that boats have access to a gas pump, they can pull up and fill. My house does not. My house also doesn't have an engine room. There is no well ventilated space to put it.

The big suck is that I can't use water when power is out. A limited secondary source to run the wifi router and the sewer pump is more within the realm of possibility.

Pretend these are waterproof. ►

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Tom Leykis
#20 2019-10-09 16:10:29

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Phillip_McCavity wrote:

The point is that boats have access to a gas pump, they can pull up and fill. My house does not. My house also doesn't have an engine room. There is no well ventilated space to put it.

The big suck is that I can't use water when power is out. A limited secondary source to run the wifi router and the sewer pump is more within the realm of possibility.

Trying to stay positive, they do now have battery powered, solar charged inverter systems that say they're generator replacements.

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Phillip_McCavity
#21 2019-10-09 16:12:35

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Tom Leykis wrote:

Trying to stay positive, they do now have battery powered, solar charged inverter systems that say they're generator replacements.

Something like this -- to power a few items -- is a possibility.

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Tall Bass Turd
#22 2019-10-09 16:24:32

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Tom Leykis
#23 2019-10-09 16:59:08

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Phillip_McCavity wrote:

Something like this -- to power a few items -- is a possibility.

This link may be handy...…

https://4patriots.com/products/patriot- … rator-1800

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Phillip_McCavity
#24 2019-10-09 17:04:11

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Tom Leykis wrote:

This link may be handy...…

https://4patriots.com/products/patriot- … rator-1800

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Prinz_Eugen
#25 2019-10-09 17:14:27

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test

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