New England Ice storm Pics and discussion
Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:48 AM
Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:13 PM
What? That's like a quarantine.
Yeah, we had some bad ice storms here in missouri a few years ago. Knocked out power for us for a while. The thing I remember most was the sound. That's right. Not the sound of the rain that then froze onto the trees. It was the ice itself that was making the sound. As the wind blew, the caoting of ice on tree branches was cracking in a million places at once. If you step outside, you could hear it, I could even hear it in my room. It wasn't like snow falling, just think of a small stick of ice cracking, or when ice cubes crack when you put them in a drink, and just make that sound repeat itself infinitely randomly at once. That's what it was like. Very creepy, since that was practacaly the only sound.
If we loose power, we can still use the stove and we still have hot water (gas heater). Unfortunately our gas boiler, which heats water that goes in radiators (so it uses no blowers), is electroncally controlled. The system uses a solenoid valve for turning the gas on/off to the burners. The solenoid draws power when it's open, so if the power goes, so does heat. The system also uses an electronic thermostat and flue opener, and a water topoff that also uses a solenoid. It runs of off 24 VAC, so it's not as simple as connecting two 12v propulsion batteries (eg golf cart battery) in series.
Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:22 PM
In my town in MA we just lost power and had a few downed powerlines. In fact, a negihboring town declared a state of emergency because people would not have heat for their homes for several days. My town was fortunate enough to still have power, I only suffered a brief brown-out.
Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:05 PM
Posted 13 December 2008 - 04:42 PM
As of now im at my grandparents house in Lynn, MA. Looks like im going to be here for awhile
Just remembered my 2 cases of paint are going to be destroyed.....
Atleast i got some cool pics
Posted 13 December 2008 - 04:56 PM
Posted 13 December 2008 - 06:36 PM
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