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  1. Re: George Soros is merely a loving philanthropist

    Wow. Everyone needs to watch this while it's still up.

    Bump. Hope this gets viewed.
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    Re: Jesus gets boobies in Iceland

    I'm pretty sure you are right.
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    Re: Jesus gets boobies in Iceland

    Well, my only question is, does Jesus have a sense of humor? I sure hope he does. I think a sense of humor is a must these days. That picture is pretty funny (no offense Jesus).
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    I don't like that it burns about a gallon of gas an hour. It can't be a long term solution to power if the grid goes down.
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    Re: Any smoke or fire reports in CA?

    This is the website I use to track the fires.

    https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

    We probably have around 2 million acres currently burning in the state. Worst fire season ever.
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    Re: Any smoke or fire reports in CA?

    Oh I'm working out in it, and I'd love to be home with ac running drinking beer. But right now, I'm glad to be working. I'm employed. I know a lot of folks aren't. Day by day, EE. Hopefully...
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    Re: Any smoke or fire reports in CA?

    It's bad out here in CA right now, at least where I'm at. I've got the burning watery eyes and runny nose from the ash and smoke. Brewtech, how are you doing down there? PatColo?
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    Re: Any smoke or fire reports in CA?

    Everything is getting covered in ash in the SF bay currently. Yesterday, it was dark all day due to a marine layer, and smoke, blocking the sun. For the first time I can remember, every vehicle...
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    You should have!
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    OK, I changed my post, but you all know what I meant anyway.
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    I have a 12 volt system. The 14 amps is delivered at 48 volts, so the "smart controller" should charge the batteries at over 50 amps (12 volt) conversion during the brightest part of the day. The...
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    Re: Any smoke or fire reports in CA?

    Yet another reason I keep my diesel fuel tanks full. I'm on a trawler now, no sails, but I could make Mexico. The trawler burns about 1 gallon an hour at a speed over water of 6 knots. Like...
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    I just purchased a Victron MPPT smart solar charge controller. It's rated for up to 100 volts, 50 amps. I plan on getting two 320 watt 24 volt panels to start, running them in series, so the amps...
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    Re: Any smoke or fire reports in CA?

    Ash everywhere here as well. This is a bad fire season for us, so far. Was worse 2 weeks ago, when the lightning struck. CA seems to be turning into a 3rd world country, with roving power...
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    We have a piece of equipment at work with Cat 3508 diesels, over 25,000 hours on them. I don't even need to add oil to them. They fire up every time. The number of recommended hours on a diesel...
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    Now why would I polish the fuel, when I have clean filters and the engine running great? I've already explained what I do (and it works) and has worked for the past 15 years. It's simple, yet you...
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    IMO, midnight is right. Lister is the perfect diesel engine for a generator. Diesels like to run, we've run the same generator at work for weeks at a time, pausing only to check the oil. ...
  18. Re: The Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote at end of shift

    I believe that's a "thanks for all the overtime we are getting",see you tomorrow, happy cheer. These cops dealing with the protestors must be making a killing in overtime pay. So much for...
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    Disadvantages to propane, you ask? BLEVE. Diesel fuel doesn't explode.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM0jtD_OWLU

    Video has an exciting ending.
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    I have good filters and actually don't even need to replace them. I got to the point of getting tired of replacing perfectly clean filters every year for maintenance. My advantage is I started...
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    Actually it is the same fuel. I maybe burn 1 gallon out of 100 gallon tank, just getting out off the dock. Your car doesn't have sails! :)
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    Great info, midnight. Thanks. I'm always impressed with how much some of you guys know. This is a very interesting and helpful topic.
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    I've been using the same diesel fuel for my sailboat engine for 15 years. Engine runs great. What I do to basically eliminate bacteria, is keep the 100 gallon tank full, I mean completely full. ...
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    Lister motors are indeed awesome. I've been told they will run on just about anything, biofuel, etc. We had one on an old piece of equipment at work, with a hand crank. It would be great to get...
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    Re: Whole house generator?

    It really depends upon two questions, how long you anticipate going without power, and secondly, how much power you actually plan on needing (in watts).

    Here in CA, we are in fire season,...
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