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  • Alaska GX
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    Three cords of wood split and stacked, 15 gals of stabilized gasoline for the generator, moose, salmon and hailbut in the frezzer.....now if the GX was all wheel drive I could get to the store for more beer.

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  • CraziFuzzy
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    Oh, I definitely see a reason to have a backup generator... I'm just saying.. i don't see it as a winter related issue (not that I've SEEN a winter in quite some time). I'm pretty sure there is more risk of losing power in socal from either the Autumn Santa Ana winds, or the summer grid overloading.

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  • Lakewood90712
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    Originally posted by CraziFuzzy View Post
    ummm.. you feel you need a generator for 'winter' in lakewood?

    FUZZY ,A few years back on a rainy X-Mass day in Lakewoood, something got wet in a So-Cal Edison underground vault , and we had an outage for about a day.
    The Grandkids could not run the model train set , no nintendo games, was unable to run the Phill to re-fuel the GX to go to the store for more Beer , had to cook on the BBQ and the furnace requires power . We even had to wear sweaters inside

    On a serious note , It was intended as a general reminder for those who live in places with real " oh crap, it's day two without power and the pipes are going to freeze and burst" kind of winter storms.

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  • CraziFuzzy
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    ummm.. you feel you need a generator for 'winter' in lakewood?

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  • Winter is coming, Check your Generator and Emergency Supplies

    I dug out the Tri-Fuel generator from the garage today. Always ran it on Gasoline or Propane in the past. After 6 years, finally put in a N.G. BBQ quick connector on the patio, and hooked the generator to N.G. . Works Great , and no exhaust odor ! .

    Time to change smoke detector and CO detector batteries too.
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