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Re: Storm Warning -Freezing rain

Postby helicopilot » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:01 am

Thank you Denob for the insightful points.

I suppose another often forgotten point to add to a pre-storm list would be to get all the laundry done! Better start with drawers full/empty hampers!
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Re: Storm Warning -Freezing rain

Postby edibleforestguy » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:17 pm

Denob wrote:Lessons?
You will NEVER have enough water stored up...no matter how much you have.
Drinking, cooking, and dish washing are not the issue...toilet flushing is the problem.
It takes 2 X 2 liter bottles of water to flush the toilet...and that's a minimal flush. Larger...um...sums of material, will take a third bottle into the tank to get it all down.
We are 6 in the house right now so 12 - 18 2 liter bottles per day just for solid waste removal.
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Une fois le courrant est interrompu, meilleure pratique est d'arrêter la toilette pour les solides. On met un sac d'épicerie sur le siège de la toilette et après, on le mets avec des poubelles, idéalement avec un peu de litière de chats.

Pour l'eau, il y toujours assez a boire ... commencant avec 200l dans le chauffe d'eau.
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Re: Storm Warning -Freezing rain

Postby helicopilot » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:05 am

edibleforestguy wrote:
Denob wrote:Lessons?
You will NEVER have enough water stored up...no matter how much you have.
Drinking, cooking, and dish washing are not the issue...toilet flushing is the problem.
It takes 2 X 2 liter bottles of water to flush the toilet...and that's a minimal flush. Larger...um...sums of material, will take a third bottle into the tank to get it all down.
We are 6 in the house right now so 12 - 18 2 liter bottles per day just for solid waste removal.
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Une fois le courrant est interrompu, meilleure pratique est d'arrêter la toilette pour les solides. On met un sac d'épicerie sur le siège de la toilette et après, on le mets avec des poubelles, idéalement avec un peu de litière de chats.

Pour l'eau, il y toujours assez a boire ... commencant avec 200l dans le chauffe d'eau.


Je pense que je commencerais bien a faire fondre de la neige/glace et ramasser de l'eau de pluie avant de convaincre Mme HP de sortir les sac plastiques Walmart pour la toilette...
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Re: Storm Warning -Freezing rain

Postby farmgal » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:35 pm

well, if what they say and show arrives today, its going to be coming in like a lion, they say that I can get up to two more feet of snow on the farm but right now, its cold an sunny..
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Re: Storm Warning -Freezing rain

Postby Adagio » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:46 pm

Same here. Cold and sunny. Yesterday was weird. I thought for sure we were going to get hit last night. It snowed like the dickens for a short while and then stopped. I guess we won't be as lucky tonight. Still I'm ready for it when it comes.
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Re: Storm Warning -Freezing rain

Postby Denob » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:47 pm

helicopilot wrote:
edibleforestguy wrote:
Denob wrote:Lessons?
You will NEVER have enough water stored up...no matter how much you have.
Drinking, cooking, and dish washing are not the issue...toilet flushing is the problem.
It takes 2 X 2 liter bottles of water to flush the toilet...and that's a minimal flush. Larger...um...sums of material, will take a third bottle into the tank to get it all down.
We are 6 in the house right now so 12 - 18 2 liter bottles per day just for solid waste removal.
.


Une fois le courrant est interrompu, meilleure pratique est d'arrêter la toilette pour les solides. On met un sac d'épicerie sur le siège de la toilette et après, on le mets avec des poubelles, idéalement avec un peu de litière de chats.

Pour l'eau, il y toujours assez a boire ... commencant avec 200l dans le chauffe d'eau.


Je pense que je commencerais bien a faire fondre de la neige/glace et ramasser de l'eau de pluie avant de convaincre Mme HP de sortir les sac plastiques Walmart pour la toilette...


Soyez sur de fermer le courrant pour le chaufe eau...si le courrant revient et votre chauffe eau n'est pas pleine, les element vont bruler en quelle que secondes.
En plus, le chauffe eau se vide par le font...ou il y a beaucoup de residu....filtrer cet eau avant de boire!

Helicopilot a bien raison...les sacs d'epicerie ne sont pas tellement pratique...on a un chaudiere de 5 gallons et plein de sacs de vidanges qui les convient si necessaire, mais pour une panne de 2 ou 3 jours...la neige va fondre!
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Re: Storm Warning -Freezing rain

Postby Denob » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:50 pm

Adagio wrote:Same here. Cold and sunny. Yesterday was weird. I thought for sure we were going to get hit last night. It snowed like the dickens for a short while and then stopped. I guess we won't be as lucky tonight. Still I'm ready for it when it comes.


Lots of wind last night, but not much snow. I'm surprised that we didn't lose power again. However, with the snow that's on the way, branches and trees weakened from the freezing rain may give way...time to get a few chores done!
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Re: Storm Warning -Freezing rain

Postby farmgal » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:09 am

we got a solid 16 inches on the farm but the wind had fun drifting and I have lots of three foot plus drifts, I also have very stiff, icy crunchy snow, the hounds are slipping and slide but walking on top, that means its got a reasonable hold weight crust on it. hope you all are doing ok, short power outage is all we got to date
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Re: Storm Warning -Freezing rain

Postby RusticRV64 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:10 am

Same, intermittent power outages 3 or 4 times this winter, couple hours. Have generator.:) Gas, oil. Well insulated building.
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Re: Storm Warning -Freezing rain

Postby Matreshka » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:01 pm

Freezing rain and ice storms are the main thing we prep for, experienced too many outages in the past few years, twice wasn't even safe to leave the house for a couple of days. Feels amazing to have everything we need.
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