awww... Enjoy the hot shower..
Grr. That sucks, IG. I hope they get that repaired soon.
Yeah, be careful with kid-power. As the child gets older, they lose their hyperactivity and invariably get lazy. Also, hyperactive six-year-old's have a tendency to fall asleep on the spot once they run out of hyper-energy. Do you have a steady supply of hyperactive children or do you plan to find alternatives?
My three-year-old tends to get grumpy long before getting tired....
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Are you going to buy a house generator or just a small one? Honda portable generators are fantastic but expensive. They can be used for electronic equipment. You have to make sure they have enough power to run a hot water heater.
Had one in Florida. Got lucky didn't have to use it too much. Mostly to keep the refrigerator running, and if needed to run an air conditioner at night.
We have 100 Amp service so a 12 KW generator would in fact power the whole house, but that takes it way out of my price range.
Think I'm going with an 8kw so it'll cover my sumps. Plus, it's an auto on, so I won't need to worry when I'm out of town. But yes, expensive. But food is over-rated, anyway.
i've seen some which look a little like a fridge, there to power your house & and replace your heating.
I guess I'll work on site prep while we wait for everyone to restock.
in germany it 'd probably be problematic because of taxation.
at least by putting it into your car you're committing a tax crime.
afaik the only difference is the color, which is made by aditiva.
don't know whether one should put it into a modern TDI though ;-)
There's really no difference between home heating oil and diesel, but due to tax structuring, heating oil is cheaper. It's a crime to use heating oil in cars, and to deter it, a red dye is added.
I've heard of schemes where people try to remove the dye, but I haven't heard of those schemes being too successful.
I once, at about 3AM, accidentally filled my 1985 diesel Volvo with kerosene. It ran fine, and I don't even recall much color from the tailpipe.
With the new clean diesels that are designed to run on ultra-low-sulfur fuel, using heating oil could be dangerous to the catalytic converter. I'm not sure how fast the heating oil industry is converting to ULS or whether the spec is the same as in ULSD. Kerosene probably isn't converting at all.
I am sure it is more expensive but I remember something about a generator that will run on several types of fuel. I don't think diesel is one. I think natural gas, gasoline or propane.
Gasoline engines can be modified to run on natural gas or propane. Around here, the gas company has a fleet of cars modified in this way.
Damned Verizon. Even when I keep electric, I lose internet. <grmbl>
We didn't see any wires down but our neighbors with FiOS were out too. This is the first time in 2.5 years that we've had a problem, so it's a pretty decent track record -- our neighbors with cable have probably had half a dozen outages in that time. When we called they said that our service would be restored at 5:02am. That sounds rather precise so there's probably something that happens at that time (daily re-bork of the head end or something?) ... anyway they lied to us; we got our service back at 4:39am :)