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Old 08-27-2013, 07:48 AM   #13091
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I don't know if I'd say it's normal throughout the country, but on the east and gulf coasts, where hurricanes and nor'easters are common, many people have generators.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:09 AM   #13092
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I don't know if I'd say it's normal throughout the country, but on the east and gulf coasts, where hurricanes and nor'easters are common, many people have generators.
They are normal in the high country, too. When the snow knocks out your power, a generator can keep the necessaries running.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:11 AM   #13093
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I live in a suburb of Montreal and I would get a generator if I had space for one.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:14 AM   #13094
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now, can we hear from west coast generator owners. no, huh?
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:35 AM   #13095
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I just got back with me new FS unit. It's all unboxed, the tape taken off of any loose parts and ready to suck. I know as soon as I go down to the freezer to bring up the bacon I'll want to cook some, so I'm waiting a little bit.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:38 AM   #13096
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I have lived in Eastern MA. for my life to date. I think there were two times the loss of power was a major issue. Some folks around here have generators but most do not.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:48 AM   #13097
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After Isabel blew through here, most of my friends went out and bought generators. There ain't been very many times they have needed them since, however. There was the guy who runs a hardware store in the next town down the road who was prosecuted for price gouging on generators. I am glad that I didn't get all caught up in the rush for a generator. I don't feel that a generator is a necessity, but I can see where it might come in handy from time to time.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:58 AM   #13098
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That's the beauty of owning one, Hoot.
Once you have bought one you will never need to use it.


Being that I am on well water and don't have running water if I don't have power, it's a necessity for me.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:06 AM   #13099
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That's the beauty of owning one, Hoot.
Once you have bought one you will never need to use it.


Being that I am on well water and don't have running water if I don't have power, it's a necessity for me.
No hand pump?
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:36 AM   #13100
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Kind of an up and at 'em kind of morning. Had breakfast with my sweetheart and I'm about to head outside to have Bella supervise the watering of the plants. Once that's done I'm going to the "big city" to do the weekly marketing. The town's not too large, about 13,000 but when the college students arrive, which was last week, the number increases.

It's a lovely morning and not too hot and humid, which is a rarity for Kentucky in August. I think I'll just enjoy it. We'll be back to hot and humid soon enough.
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