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    MyNemesis - Reefkeeper
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    Having survived/experienced a power outage last night from 9:20 pm to 4:40 am,, I thought it ironic I would get an email today with some reminders about power outages. Gotta get a flippin' generator. Doesn't hurt to be reminded about the basics. I can't believe those power company people go out in winds like that and get power back on for people in the middle of the night. I hope they know how much everyone appreciates that effort!
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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    My father was a Linemen for our Board of Light & Power for 31 years. I remember so so many middle of the night call outs. This was back in the day where there was no such thing as a Bucket Truck.
    Til this day I believe the saying "neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor hail" should have been meant for the Power Linemen!

    Glad your tank survived darlin


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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    binford4000 - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyNemesis View Post
    Having survived/experienced a power outage last night from 9:20 pm to 4:40 am,, I thought it ironic I would get an email today with some reminders about power outages. Gotta get a flippin' generator. Doesn't hurt to be reminded about the basics. I can't believe those power company people go out in winds like that and get power back on for people in the middle of the night. I hope they know how much everyone appreciates that effort!
    Black Ops Reef: How2Deal with an Aquarium Power Outage - REEFEDITION
    Thanks John ! You are correct,most people don't realize the hours that all electric and gas employee's put in during an outage like the one caused by the recent storm ! It is an all hands on deck event. My hat is always tipped to the linemen. If it's not at home many travel to other states to help out. Tonight is the first night that I have slept in my bed since the storm. That was a whopper,we had winds upto 70 mph in areas. Mother Nature has her moments for sure! Lol

    If you have Vortech pumps the battery back up is well worth it and cheaper then a generator for a short outage. Before I installed a home generator I used the small Honda generator for the tank. Worked just fine to run the lights , heater and return pump. Paid for itself real fast and the Hondas are very quiet! Lesson I learned last outage,tae care of your generator and start it every month. Once you get it warmed up,shut the gas supply off and run the carb dry so it will not gunk up! No ONE !!! Sells rebuild kits these days ,I had to get mine online,so tae care of it so it can take care of you.
    Last edited by binford4000; 11-20-2013 at 02:03 AM.
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