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  •  How we use generators in OR (1+ / 0-)
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    We have a gernerator and occasionally we get a power outage due to weather. Its a small 4KW honda but I start it up evry 6  months or so and change the gas just ti kee it ready
    totally drop the idea of running a large one full time, I bet no one here can afford it. Run an extension cord to your refigerator. Run the generator about 4 hrs, twice a day enough to keep the frozen stuff frozen and the cod stuff cold. Hint: keep bags of ice in the freezer, it helps.
    I have got the whole 18V dewalt battery operated tool sets, two of these are lights with rechargeable batteries. Thats what we use, charging the batteries when the generator is running. This gives us all the light we need
    we have a woodstove which takes care of heat (we're allelectric other wise) You can grill outside or cook on a propane stove outside
    We have a Verizon Mobile hot spot which is rechargeable so we're still online, with our laptops, also rechareable. Charge all these while the gen is running

    Believe me, you don't need a big generator, you could use a smaller one than we have (it was given to us)

    Good luck to all you guys back east.

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 04:35:54 AM PST

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