can power one furnace at a time.. plus some
lights and other critical things.
investment for your community.
enough power to be a shelter for the neighborhood
and or your members, besides protecting your
valuable investment your building.
MREs or shelf stable stuff that can be rotated out
for the needy before they get too old.
One of these days, I'll check the amp draw of the
furnace. Maybe someone out there has a 230/1
generator I can use if there is a cut. It would
take some custom temporary wiring, but that's
OK. I have done that. I can imagine them open
the doors as shelter.
I'd also like to see water and food stored. The
church policy prohibits food storage in the
meeting houses. Water, not sure.
Some where (probably in the confidential book) are some
guidelines as to use of LDS buildings as shelters.
You're right, that humans put out heat. I used to remember,
there is an average figure of BTU per hour per average
person. That's cooling load in summer, reduced heating
load in winter.
On 10/31/2013 4:24 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
And then invite Senator Foghorn to bloviate? Could
be better than nothing. Bring sugar for the kids, and
have them run around the halls. I can suggest that.
Bring hot food from home. Chili cook off, and bean
supper. About 8 PM have someone light a match. We'd be
in geo synch orbit for a few weeks. Call it a Chili
Blast Off, and sell tickets.
many years ago I worked at a company, the new owner decided to elminate heat in most of the building to save money. he ordered the sprinkler system turned off and drained. plumbers worked for days blowing down the system. it was freezing weather.
a month later the fire marshall paid a visit and ordered the building evacuated and condemed unless the sprnkler system was turned back on
so the heating system was reactivated, and they turned the water to the sprinklers back on.
a major flood occured, many areas had low spots in the lines, so the plumbers spent 2 weeks replacing frozen broke sprinkler lines, and then converting to a dry sprinkler system.
rumors said they could of heated the warehouse all winter for the cost of the plumbers.
the plumbers smiled all the way to the bank.
before another winter the business closed, the building sold to the state for a highway project, and the building was demolished......
Better to install a generator to provide emergency heat, than blow out the lines.
the building can be used in a emergency as a neighborhood shelter
On Sun, 3 Nov 2013 07:15:08 -0800 (PST), CanopyCo wrote:
Stormin' is all about getting some attention. His "issues" are mostly
not real. Any facts he is given are discarded - just massage him some
Stormin' comes off as if this is the first time someone ever thought
of this - and it's all created by some political point he wants to
drive home - and he alone has to save his church.
How many churches and other large buildings have lost power in cold
weather? A lot. First, if the architects were are all competent, they
included the necessary access points. Second, there has to be a big
body of experience in many churches to tap. Instead he comes to a
survival group and a HOME repair group to pose his question. There is
expertise here, I'm sure, but not focused on big buildings.
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