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    Question What about that generator?

    When our country went through the ice storms a couple of years ago, generators could not be had for miles. Do you have one should there be an ice storm, an emergency where you would not have electricity.

    We have one along with some gas so it would run our furnace along with a couple of appliances should we need it. In our part of the country, especially in the winter time, we'd at leat have heat.

    How about you, have you ever thought of having one or do you have one?

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    We have a generator that would run the pellet/corn stove or furnace. So, we would at least have heat, also.


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    We really should have one in the event of a hurricane. When we were faced with a hurricane possibly hitting our county in 1999, dh's employer loaned out all the ones the company had to the employees so we had one then. This is definitely something to save $ for.

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    I have a suggestion for anyone wanting a good generator. Look at pawn shops. My db runs a pawn shop/trading post and we bought a brand new one from him for $150. We keep it and some gas on hand for emergencies.

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    Ladies dh and I have recently been talking about this. He was told that we have to hook it up to our circuit breaker box in order to be able to have heat and WATER and was also told an electrician would charge around $800-$1200 just to hook it up!
    Does this sound right?

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    We like being self sufficiant & have one. We put it to the test last March with an ice storm & we were pleased except for whatever reason it was not enough to keep the freezer going. Reading the books etc. It should have been enough to cycle it now & then, oh well. Luckily the power was only out for 24 hrs. Nice to have loud but dependable back-up!




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    I often thought of getting one because without electric, we have no water. We have a coal stove so we would have heat. The only problem would be the cost. Never could seem to have that much money on hand to be able to get one.

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    right now we are renting. we aren't living where we really want to settle down. once we have a house of our own, i would like to get one as dh likes the north and there is a lot of snow and ice in the winters. with us renting and the landlord being the way he is, a generator just isn't practical for us right now.

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