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    Lost power, from northeaster

    I lost all power today around 9:30 am,the wind is wiping at about 60mph with snow. Lots of trees and branches taking down power lines.
    took about a 1/2 hour to turn off main breaker and plug in generator gas powered it’s so pose to keep the heat and fridg on and also take care my grow
    room as well as a few lights it’s been running all day now as long I keep filling it up no prob. I got a generator after I lost a grow,power out for a week!
    Hurricane Sandy was my turning point! I lost everything in the fridg. And lit a fire in the fireplace we stayed in that room for 5 days with a battery powered am,
    fm radio.i would recommend a gas powered generator for any one who is growing inside and wants to stay warm and eat. Lol


    The best weed has yet to grown

    #2
    Planning, foresight, and investment paying off in spades!

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    • bluecanoe
      bluecanoe commented
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      Be sure to have good ventilation...those generators are life savers but can be life takers too if you don't have adequate airflow. Stay safe and warm!

    • Potted
      Potted commented
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      Thanks blue,I keep the generator out side on my screened in porch when needed

    #3
    Stay safe and good luck

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      #4
      Yeah, potted, stay safe and warm!!!!! That storm is really wreaking havoc.
      Current grows: White Widow (DP), Jack Herer (GHS), Bad Azz Kush (BF), Blueberry OG (BF)
      400w LED BCNL grow box
      Royal Gorilla (RQS), Amnesia Lemon (BF), LA S.A.G.E. (TH Seeds), Chemdawg (HSO)

      400w MH/HPS BCNL grow box

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        #5
        I couldn’t agree more Potted!!! I’m about 45 minutes south of Boston and my power went out at about 8pm last night. I’ve had the generator running almost 10 hours now with no issues. I invested in the conversion kit so I can run it on natural gas. Anyone looking into an affordable option should check out Harbor Freight’s 8750/7000 watt model, you can normally get it for about $500 and it’ll power a small house. I know HF isn’t exactly known for quality but I’ve had mine for 6 years and have used it for 288+ hours in that time.
        Failure is an opportunity for improvement!!

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        • RosettaStoned
          RosettaStoned commented
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          I need to do this

        #6
        hey Potted guess I lucked out and dodged the bullet on this storm we got rain and lots of it as I put the truck away in barn I saw the trout pond was back lol. Power blinked off then on about 4 times then it was fine all day . I do have a generator but I haven't started it in years so I probably should fire it up and get it back in shape
        new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
        current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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        • Potted
          Potted commented
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          U got it right,blue

        • Sonnyhad
          Sonnyhad commented
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          I'm in about the same shape, need to get the generator running and plan this out since its my first run in rdwc.

        • starramus
          starramus commented
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          "That's what sta-bil is for!"

          I need Sta-bil for my sta-bil it is so old.

        #7
        I'm in southern MA lost my power yesterday @ 2.30pm opened the tent, opened the blinds on two windows to bring in as much light as possible. I'm on 12/12 right now and my lights normally go out at 6pm so at 6 bottoned up the tent and luckily power came on this morning around 4.30am. I didn't get much sleep worrying about my girls. A generator sounds like a good idea.

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          #8
          Update, still using my friend mr.genorator to power all. I just have to remember to fill every 8 hours, I made a gas run today only to find that my local station had no power
          eather s#it not my day. I began surching inland hopeing to find a gas station run with a generator backup found one on the parkway. Let the gouging begin the line was long
          and slow with a limited amount avalble to each car $25.00 worth of reg. I was able to fill 2 5 gal. Cans and if it’s still no power tomorrow I’ll do it all over again. Lol
          The best weed has yet to grown

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          • BlueBudz
            BlueBudz commented
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            Shit that sucks! Hope the power is back soon!

          #9
          Power came back on some time last night? Just in time for the next nor’easter tomorrow night!!!! Not only that but predicting another one Sunday,this is just duckie.
          going to get more gas today,bouth for generator and for snow blower calling for a foot or more here in jersey,
          the supermarket shelves are quite empty now and am running out of Just about everything.....but bud! U would b surprised at what’s in the pantry to eat when one has too!
          Were talking, Hormel chili, chef Boyardee ravioli, Mac& cheese made with powered milk ( what expiration date?) any thing in a can from tuna to beans. This morn I made johnie cakes no bad at all jiffy corn bread mix made like pancakes. Lol
          The best weed has yet to grown

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          • starramus
            starramus commented
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            Wow this is certainly the old one two.

          • Deadhead91
            Deadhead91 commented
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            Better stock up on gas before the power goes out again and you got hunt for a gas station

          • Potted
            Potted commented
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            All ready stocked up on gas,the snow is intensifying over a foot at 2pm its not spouse to end till 8 pm,still holding on to power fingers crossed 🤞I won’t lose it again! As for my grow it wasn’t effected at all,until I got to it, did some heavy defoliation last night a bit to much? When I get started with those snips I just can’t stop,the girls shake and quiver with anticipation, dirty girls.

          #10
          So Potted how did you make out ,I think we dodged a blizzard lol it looks like we only got a foot but I haven't gone out to see . third time I have had to wear my Sorels this year think I've had them for like 35 years damn things wont wear out lol
          new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
          current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

          https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


          https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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            #11
            Got about 15 inches of wet heavy white s#👁t the governor called a state of emergency and shut down everything !, powers still on it came back about 12 hours before the storm started yesterday and is holding on for now. I got my wife looking into airfares to Cobo again this spring we just need a little down time. With my luck it will b my harvest window as usual and that’s👌OK I’m leaning towards a couch lock lately anyway. Lol
            The best weed has yet to grown

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              #12
              costs me $45 each time the plow comes this storm $90 but it wasn't wet and heavy and it was only a foot so I'm happy about that , I have been thinking about a place where someone stuck a plant out in the woods in February. Hey Potted you deserve no need a break you put in a hell of a year go have some fun sit in the sun and worry about your grow lol
              new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
              current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

              https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


              https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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              • Potted
                Potted commented
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                I haven’t gotten to that point yet,I’m still using my 4 by 4 quad with a 4’ blade and shovel of course but after this last storm it sure is tempting to hire someone to to do it for me! Took over 3 hours to clear,it’s a big drive 3 cars wide and can accommodate 9 cars at once

              • oldjarhead100
                oldjarhead100 commented
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                ya f that I have a 4 car garage/barn so theirs everything in front of barn and then the driveway about 50 yards long when I first bought the place I used a type of sled that we used in Maine but that was in my twenties ,I had a plow truck for a lot of years but not lately I only shovel about 30 feet front walkway 10 feet patio 20 feet so I'm happy with the situation now lol just expensive

              #13
              hey Potted we got buried again last night shit wont this ever end lol, it will all be gone in a month
              new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
              current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

              https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


              https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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                #14
                Yea,I got it too, don’t worry springs right around the corner 3/20 ha,ha,ha u never know,it could happen. Cabin fever has got me good. About the only thing I can do is b satisfied with my indoor grow and plan my out door already got my seeds and most of my outside supplies. Just for kicks I started 4 autos the other day 2 Girl Scout Cookies and 2 big buds just to kill time till I can grow outside again. Looken for that free sunshine 🌞 I usually shutdown my inside grow during the summer it just gets to expensive to try and keep the temp right ( to hot ) just got to keep on keepen on. Catch u on the flip side.
                The best weed has yet to grown

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                  #15
                  I try and shut it down sometime during the summer but right now I have my next 2 maybe 3 grows started so when they finish up ill shut down
                  new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
                  current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

                  https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


                  https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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