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06-02-2011, 07:25 AM
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HarvestMoon Wrote:A warning on using a chimney to start your fire. Do not set it on the concrete, it will get the concrete hot enough to vaporized the moisture in it causing an explosion.
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Well moon, with the extreme drought you and I are in, I do not think there is enough moisture around for this to happen. But I have seen this happen too.

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06-02-2011, 07:58 AM
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HarvestMoon Wrote:A warning on using a chimney to start your fire. Do not set it on the concrete, it will get the concrete hot enough to vaporized the moisture in it causing an explosion.
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I use a cinderblock to keep it up off the concrete. If you have a large pit, you can open the top, remove the cooking grill, and put the chimney down onto the charcoal grate and light it in the pit.

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06-03-2011, 10:04 PM (This post was last modified: 06-03-2011 10:05 PM by Windwatcher.)
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Clothes pins. Liquid laundry detergent.
Coffee and sugar--a must to keep you going.
A fan for each room, in case you have a generator but can't use the central a/c unit
Swiffer mop pads. Rooms get nasty sticky when you're tracking crap inside from outside all day long.
Contractor size garbage bags.
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06-04-2011, 09:59 PM
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At-15, glock 21, 500 rounds for each....water purification equipment....mres.....gun oil....hand santitzer.......firesteel.......same stuff you need for zombies

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06-05-2011, 08:26 PM
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Squirrelmonkey Wrote:At-15, glock 21, 500 rounds for each....water purification equipment....mres.....gun oil....hand santitzer.......firesteel.......same stuff you need for zombies


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Good advice from Squirrel. If I remember correctly, most of us did look and act like zombies after Katrina. Especially in Bogalusa, LA. Scary.
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06-07-2011, 01:21 AM
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Anyone want to discuss generators? Size, type, etc, for your specific needs?

I've been thinking about buying a 10-15kw head unit/control box, and fabbing up my own little power generation station. I have 10 years of experience in automotive high performance fabrication, so, I'm not scared to tackle such a project. I also have tons of small displacement 4 cylinder gasoline engines laying around. I have the ability to wire up and run fuel injection, as well. I was thinking about using a Nissan engine, which employs electronic throttle. I can use the cruise control system to maintain a specific RPM, to compensate for startup loads, etc.. I think I can do it all for 1000-1500 bucks, with most of the cost coming from the generator head unit.

I have a 1.5 ton A/C unit, electric dryer, stove, and hot water heater. Obviously, I wouldn't want to run all of them at once, but, I'd like to be able to run my A/C, and maybe one of the other appliances.

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06-09-2011, 01:44 AM
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Ummm.... booze?
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06-09-2011, 07:16 AM
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LSU TIGERS Wrote:Ummm.... booze?

I figured that was a given.

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07-09-2011, 09:11 AM
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HoumaLA_WXguy Wrote:Anyone want to discuss generators? Size, type, etc, for your specific needs?

I've been thinking about buying a 10-15kw head unit/control box, and fabbing up my own little power generation station. I have 10 years of experience in automotive high performance fabrication, so, I'm not scared to tackle such a project. I also have tons of small displacement 4 cylinder gasoline engines laying around. I have the ability to wire up and run fuel injection, as well. I was thinking about using a Nissan engine, which employs electronic throttle. I can use the cruise control system to maintain a specific RPM, to compensate for startup loads, etc.. I think I can do it all for 1000-1500 bucks, with most of the cost coming from the generator head unit.

I have a 1.5 ton A/C unit, electric dryer, stove, and hot water heater. Obviously, I wouldn't want to run all of them at once, but, I'd like to be able to run my A/C, and maybe one of the other appliances.

You need to be able to support 240V 60Amp circuit to run the AC, 15KW will work. The issue the power needed to start the compressor, the fan motors will run with a 5Kw genset at 30Amp. I ran my house for close to 30 days on a 4Kw generac but no AC, could run everyting else, but get used to doing gas station trips every other day as I was consuming 10 gal every 24 hours. If you can convert your unit to run on natural gas and you have natural gas at your house, all the better.

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08-25-2011, 11:04 AM
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