On 4/16/2016 6:07 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I've had my license (Technician) for less
than a year. Today, I tested and passed
General, which is the middle of the three
available levels. In a couple weeks, I'll
be training for my part, as a volunteer
working at a hamfest. I'll get there early
enough to do some walking around, seeing the
sights. And that will be the first of many
hamfests over the years. But, for the most
part, we all do go to hamfests. As many as
That depends on the brand.
A lot of the cheap 4 stroke engines only have an advertized lifespan
of 300 hours. Some of the cheap chinese 2 strokes are even less..
There are some 2 strokes that will run almost forever - but we are
talking cheap 2 stroke gensets - not something like an echo chainsaw.
A pressure lubricated OHV 4 stroke Honda Clone is good for 1500 hours,
more or less, The high end Honda, Yamaha and Subaru Robin engines,
with proper oil changes etc, are good for 3000 +/-
On 4/15/2016 10:44 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
As I remember (my Dad had a small part in the manufacture
of the disk cameras, and I worked on the assembly line
as a summer hire, one year) the disk was supposed to be
comparable to the Instamatics of the time. Which was not
saying much. I don't remember the size, but that sounds
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On Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:58:36 -0400, Stormin Mormon
I'd like one but I"ve run out of room. Even outside. Plus we've
only had about 8 days without power in 33 years. All were short,
most under 4 hours, except one that was between 3 and 4 days in the
winter, and I was starting to call around looking for a place to stay.
Unfortunately all my friends were without power also. But then the
power came on and so did the furnace.
Oh, I hate it when that happens. Well, maybe
one of your friends has a generator, and you
can wire it up for him?
What did you use for heat, those four days?
My four day power cut, I used burners on the
stove. I know to watch for schines of msentalll
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On Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:56:01 -0400, Stormin Mormon
It was 3 days and a little bit. It just got colder and colder, until
I coudlnt' take it anymore. It wasn't the dead of winter, just
winter, and Baltimore can have 40 or 50 degrees in the daytime, though
I dont' remember details. It was certainly fine the first day, and
cool the second I suppose. I would normally boil water to raise the
humidity, but my stove is electric too unfortunately. I'm sure I
lasted until the 3rd day but I think it was the fourth.
I had a 22 hour power outage less than a month ago, because of ice
bringing down some main wires. It was around 20 deg outside. I have one
of those Mr. Heaters that I use for camping. I got it out of the garage,
and hooked that up to a 20LB propane tank and got heat. I was just going
to drive to town to buy a spare propane tank, when the power came back
on. So I did not have to drive to town on icy roads. The next day I got
another tank anyhow. If I dont need it at home, I'll need ut when I go
On Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:09:00 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
I have a little propane heater, but I think it's really for 49 degree
nights in the woods in a tent, not even for one room when it's 30 out.
I didn't even think of using it. It has frightening warnings about
opening the window so you don't die.
Hmm. one model of your says
Mr. Heater Little Buddy Propane Heater
Item # 411148
Kicks out 3,800 BTU per hour for 5.6 hrs.
That does seem like a lot. I forget what my furnace does.
The bigger one for $129 says
Storage space houses a spare 1-lb. cylinder
Operates from 1-lb. cylinder
Connects to a 20-lb. cylinder
Two heat settings: 6,000 and 12,000 BTU/hr.
Tip over and low oxygen safety shut-off
Is that low oxygen for the flame or for me? And does it really know?
Hmm. I have a 20 pound tank on the grill outside, and a spare on the
The cold can make you miserable. I think it's worth
a small risk of monoxide. The big risk is for smokers
whose systems are already loaded with monoxide from
I think the low oxygen sensor works for both people
and the flame.
Please test the unit on the 20 pounder. I suspect
you will need an adaptor or an adaptor hose. Better
to know that NOW, rather than during the next ice
storm when you're freezing cold.
Propane provided in 20# tanks is about half the
price of buying one pounders.
If memory serves, a pound of propane delivers
In the years I installed furnaces, the smallest
I can remember was probably 60,000 BTU per hour.
My three bedroom mobile home came with 80,000
and I replaced it with a 70,000 BTU per hour
furnace. Heats fine. Recovers from cold rapidly.
On Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:54:24 -0400, Stormin Mormon
My 3 bedroom 2 storey plus finished basement has a 35,000/55,000BTU 2
stage furnace here in Ontario Canada and IT is oversized. (the house
is a draft free and reasonably well insulated 40+ year old brick and
aluminum siding structure)
On 4/14/2016 9:09 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I think it's a seriously good idea to have some
propane on hand. Can't rely on being able to get
to the store. Or that the store will have any
propane when you get there.
Yes, I've used propane heaters. They do a good
job. Even the smaller version that runs on a
one pound bottle does some good. I have a small
heater in the back of my van, which I use when
working in the van. 3,500 BTU an hour does help
I remember about the same, with my four day power
cut. The first day was adventure, the second was
more cold. Third day was miserable.
Hot showers help a lot, to warm me up. Also going
some place in the car lets the vehicle heater warm
me up. When I finally releted and wired my generator
into the furnace, that was the best of all.
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