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Discussion in 'The Bucket' started by civiccars2003, May 14, 2014.

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  1. skyvern2130

    skyvern2130 Stylophora

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    Yes get what it's bigger then needed. Hot water is always a blessing when taking a shower
     
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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Great information AZ!!!
     
  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    yes, awesome information AZ! I'm experiencing the same angst civic, down here in cincy we live kind of away from the main grid and aren't a priority when power goes out :(
     
  5. AZDesertRat

    AZDesertRat Giant Squid

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    Something I learned about many battery backups/UPS systems is they do not like aquarium heaters. Heaters are resistive type loads and UPS systems think they are a dead short so shut down. Also a heater at 200-300 watts drains a battery quickly if it does work, batteries and UPS systems are better for smaller loads like powerheads and small pumps at low wattage.
     
  6. Grog

    Grog Astrea Snail

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    Hard to argue with the Honda recommendation. The Yamaha's are also good and a little cheaper but not as much is out there about them. Stay away from the cheap 2 stroke models, they STINK but the are very cheap. You're going to want around 3 KW to do some of the house and the tank refrigerator, heat (just not electric heat), 1 small AC,... I'm pretty sure all Hess stations are required to have generator power.
     
  7. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    This! ^^ It was like the wild west around here. This thread just made my stomach turn as it reminded me I need one before hurricane season hits. We haven't had "the big one" in a while so I'm sure it's coming.