Hurricane Sandy

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Drucifer, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I had one, damn thing never started. I believe the difference is the blowers have rotating blades much like a push mower and the throwers have more of a rotating pad that doesn't jam up like the blowers do in wet snow. Not nearly as good in deep snow as a blower.

    I think Breezy point is damn near destroyed. I know the folks on Long Island are up in arms about their power company. As are the folks in South Jersey. It's so hard to get a grid up and working after a shutdown. Especially with trees down on the streets, wires laying everywhere and GET THIS: Apparently South Jersey has run out of utility poles! Heard that on 101.5 yesterday.

  2. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    People just don't understand the logistics of getting men, equipment and inventory into areas where the roads are blocked and lines are down.

    And when you multiply that by every street in MANY square miles, the time to restore just drags on. Plus you have to feed and house the influx of workers in an area that has no restaurants or motels open. . . so they drive to other areas on the few hours they get to sleep.
  3. Matt9876

    Matt9876 Hall Of Fame

    Oct 11, 2007
    A local electrician has family in one of the heavily affected areas, he is on the road now with a truck load of gas,gas cans,generators,wire supply,tools and his skills.

    He is going to show many with a gas furnace how to power the units electrical system from the generator to heat the home properly.

    I wished him the best of luck!
  4. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
    I work in a motorcycle shop and in our online store we have 5 gallon gas cans. Typically sell one or two to racers and off road riders. Today we cleaned out our stock and our local distributors stock, all being shipped to the hurricane area
  5. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I've always thought gas and oil furnaces ought to come with a transfer switch and a receptacle for a generator. Transfer switches are nothing new.

    Your friend should have headed for NYC, they're buying gas cans for $65 for a five gallon can. Story in the Daily News yesterday about a guy who spent 30 hours on line waiting for a tanker truck that never came. People were walking the line selling DVDs, gas cans and just about anything someone stuck in a line might buy.

  6. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Lakeland Electric Worker Attacked in New York

  7. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    LIPA Customers Left Without Power for Weeks Sent Normal Electric Bills


    The storm that keeps on giving.
  8. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    And they'll probably ask for a price increase to pay for repairs. That's what happened here after Ike.
  9. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Yup, that's what they'll do. When I lived in Connecticut my electric bill was "adjusted" to cover the cost of storm damage that occurred in Maine.
  10. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Aug 6, 2010
    I do hope they call them and explain that THEY HAVE HAD NO POWER FOR WEEKS and an adjustment is needed on thier bill!
  11. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    After Sandy, A Bumpy Transition from Copper to Fiber Phone Lines

  12. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    People are just not aware these days that the phone companies have been backing away through the courts, silently as possible, from the Public Service Commissions of their respective states.

    They really have only small claims courts or the dept of Agriculture to complain to any more.

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