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RE: Need battery operated CPAP for camping
(04-14-2012 01:34 PM)greatunclebill Wrote:  if you're an electrician you won't like this. i've seen many people do this. have a generator in a vented area outside of the house so there are no C0 problems. use a double male heavy wire extension cord to run from the generator to an electrical outlet.

I'm not an electrician, and I've seen many people do it. It's illegal, but like they say, whose gonna catch you during a storm?

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(04-14-2012 06:28 PM)JumpStart Wrote:  I forget the name of the type of a/c I have in the garage room, but it is not a window unit. The condenser sits next to my house condensers, and the unit hangs inside on the wall in my garage room.

Those are much quieter than the window units, but they are a permanent installation. A lot of people around here just pop a window unit into their bedroom window and plug it into a generator.

Quote:Just noticed you are also from Houston, Sleepster. Speaking of hurricanes, keep your fingers crossed for the coming season!

I always do! After Rita in 2005 and Ike in 2008 we are finally getting back to that normal expectation that maybe we won't get one this year.

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Rita, the forgotten storm. Did more damage than Katrina but without the televised drama of New Orleans.

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(04-14-2012 08:58 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  
(04-14-2012 01:34 PM)greatunclebill Wrote:  if you're an electrician you won't like this. i've seen many people do this. have a generator in a vented area outside of the house so there are no C0 problems. use a double male heavy wire extension cord to run from the generator to an electrical outlet.

I'm not an electrician, and I've seen many people do it. It's illegal, but like they say, whose gonna catch you during a storm?
it's illegal to plug something in, in your own home? never heard that before. i don't doubt ya, just never heard of it.
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(04-14-2012 11:28 PM)greatunclebill Wrote:  it's illegal to plug something in, in your own home? never heard that before. i don't doubt ya, just never heard of it.

I think the reasoning behind this is because if someone would inadvertently switch the house Main breaker switch back on while the generator is still attached and running, it could send high voltage back through the electrical lines and electrocute the electrical line workers who might be working on and handling downed power lines after the storm.

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(04-14-2012 11:28 PM)greatunclebill Wrote:  it's illegal to plug something in, in your own home? never heard that before. i don't doubt ya, just never heard of it.

It's called back-feeding. It's dangerous, and hence it's illegal.

It's illegal to plug other things in, too, like small pets, or even full-grown people. Rolleyes

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RE: Need battery operated CPAP for camping
Its also illegal for hardware stores to sell you a male-to-male electrical cord too....so don't bother asking them about it.

You'll just have to make you're own.

There was an article in the paper about it.... after the icepocalyse...when people were going two states away to find generators, and such. Most of my co-workers were without power for a week or more. I was only without power for about 18 hours....guess its good that I have underground service and I live 3 blocks from the hospital.

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Yeah, I live 60 miles away from the coast, above the Lake Houston dam, at an elevation of about 70 feet. After Hurricane Ike in 2008 we were without electricity for about 10 days. My friend lives in Texas City, only a few feet above sea level and a couple miles from the coast, but his apartment is directly across the street from a substation. He was without power for about 18 hours, too.

The eye of the storm pretty much passed right over both our homes.

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Why dont you go for biolite camp stove...
It help you to charge your cellphones and also help you cook something...Bigwink
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Okay
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