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Still no power

Still no power
« on: February 16, 2021, 05:30:55 PM »
I canít believe how the storms down here shut things down. Power has been off for a couple days.
S.Texans donít like driving on the ice!
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Re: Still no power
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 05:48:03 PM »
Water is dripping now! It had stopped yesterday.
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Re: Still no power
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 06:03:38 PM »
Oh man that sucks!  What are you using as a heat source? 

Re: Still no power
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2021, 06:30:11 PM »
Sleeping bag and a few blankets. Got my buddy heater going. But turning it off before I go to sleep.
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Re: Still no power
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2021, 06:31:49 PM »
Itís 32 so not horrible last night was pretty chilly. Think it got down to 17. Thought I left this in Indiana.
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Re: Still no power
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2021, 06:44:27 PM »
Man, glad you figured out how to stay warm.  I know this is second nature for you, but wonder how are Texans brothers are doing.  I also feel for the elders who may not have a way to stay warm. 

Re: Still no power
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 08:46:12 PM »
Itís interesting...we kind of watch in wonder with Texas struggling with this weather. Here in Wyoming, Iíve seen -40F for days, but of course...weíre prepared for that kind of weather. There are at least 3 very large oil refineries across the country that have shut down due to cold temperatures, but we continue to produce (still cold...however!).

This isnít any cut on Texas (I like the state), but they might want to consider a minimum amount of winterization efforts on power plants and refineries just to sustain operations to at least 0F.
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Re: Still no power
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2021, 08:15:51 AM »
Itís interesting...we kind of watch in wonder with Texas struggling with this weather. Here in Wyoming, Iíve seen -40F for days, but of course...weíre prepared for that kind of weather. There are at least 3 very large oil refineries across the country that have shut down due to cold temperatures, but we continue to produce (still cold...however!).

This isnít any cut on Texas (I like the state), but they might want to consider a minimum amount of winterization efforts on power plants and refineries just to sustain operations to at least 0F.


Some winters I work in the around Fort McMurray in the oilsands, and the only thing that ever shut them down was the massive bush fires a few years ago. One night in 2019, I was on night shift, at Suncor Forthills, and it was -51C before the windchill, and nothing shut down, everything kept working

Rob


Re: Still no power
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2021, 03:52:24 PM »
Power is back on!  Big water leak.
Chris Kiefner

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Re: Still no power
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2021, 04:39:31 PM »
Power is back on!  Big water leak.

What happened to cause a water leak? Frozen pipes? A balmy 10* F today here.
Doug

Re: Still no power
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2021, 05:45:05 PM »
Power is back on!  Big water leak.

What happened to cause a water leak? Frozen pipes? A balmy 10* F today here.

Must of froze. I had them dripping and sink doors open. Who knows when a plumber can show up.
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Re: Still no power
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2021, 06:58:50 PM »
Power is back on!  Big water leak.

What happened to cause a water leak? Frozen pipes? A balmy 10* F today here.

Must of froze. I had them dripping and sink doors open. Who knows when a plumber can show up.

Get a couple Shark bites and some poly pipe to fill the busted part.
My wife does it all the time. just get the right ones.
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Re: Still no power
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2021, 05:30:39 AM »
Went in early to shower in the sink at work.
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Re: Still no power
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2021, 05:45:46 AM »
Is there a Truck stop close by you? Most have showers for $5 including a towel. Looks like the crazy cold spell is over!!!
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Re: Still no power
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2021, 06:35:34 AM »
Power is back on!  Big water leak.

What happened to cause a water leak? Frozen pipes? A balmy 10* F today here.

Must of froze. I had them dripping and sink doors open. Who knows when a plumber can show up.

Get a couple Shark bites and some poly pipe to fill the busted part.
My wife does it all the time. just get the right ones.

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Mike