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Posted July 26, 2012 - 08:45 PM

More storms coming later, so powering the computer down & unplugging stuff. See you guys tomorrow.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 09:05 PM

Hope you have a safe night.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 03:20 AM

Dang, Daniel. That lightning is after you! Hope you, at least, got more rain!

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 09:47 AM

More lightning damage! AC was out, but I have it rigged to run...the circuit board got fried. 22" main computer monitor fried(was working when I powered down, but won't come back on) daughter's TV fried, antennae booster fried. The wind tore off the remaining TV antennae rods, and I don't know what else yet. I am on my decal cutting computer right now, but it's slow. TV repairman came & land phone, TV, and DSL all running. $1,000 deductible will be met though.
Nothing but trouble here no matter how hard we try! Drought takes it's toll on the corn, then both days we chop to try & salvage what crop we have, it comes over 2 1/2" rain on the silage pile EACH afternoon we chop, further degrading the silage! Tuesday got 2 1/2", and we got 2 3/4" last night. Couldn't buy/beg/pray & get rain when we needed it, and now it comes to mess up what we have! Sometimes gets too much to stand, but I have no choice but to trudge on.
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 09:48 AM

Oh, took out my son's computer also. I'm sure there's more burned up, so gotta go see what I find.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 10:04 AM

WooHoo....my little TV in the kitchen has "PC" input, so I now know my main computer is fine (on it now). So I did lose the monitor, but the month or so new PC is AOK!

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 10:26 AM

Sorry to hear all the problems, Daniel! Seems every time something good happens, something else goes wrong. Hope things look better soon.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 10:37 AM

That sucks! The ightning strike must have been close to your house. Daniel, you should talk to an electrician about a whole house surge suppressor. They connect at the electrical panel where they can do the most good. Given the amount of lightning you get, maybe these things won't work for you but up here my brother, who is an electrical ontractor, installs them all the time. They cost much less than a 1000$ deductable.
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 10:40 AM

Sorry to hear about all the problems Daniel. When it rain it pours and in your case that apply's in more then one sense. I would like to suggest you put your computer on a UPS (Battery backup) It will allow you to save anything your are working on if the power fails, I think it smooths out the power curve to give the computer a better power supply, they come with an insurance that it will protect your equipment plus it is a convent way to unplug all your equipment with just one plug.

Also you might want to think about replacing the quick disconnect on the A/C with a breaker.
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 10:44 AM

I've got a whole house suppressor in my electrical panel. Actually, I did have 2 of them, but one of them got fried even a year or so back! Not sure how the lightning came in, as the suppressor wasn't kicked. May have come back through the ground/common.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 03:31 PM

Man, that was a lot of damage. I'm wondering if the lightning could have come in on your phone line. I know several years ago our house was struck and the lightning came in through the phone line. Took out all our phones, the alarm system, and the computer, all of which were connected to the phone line. I solved part of the problem by switching to wireless routers, that way my computers aren't connected to the phone line any longer

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 03:41 PM

It did come through the phone line for sure, at least some of it. The modules on the phone box on the side of the house were all burned out.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 02:30 PM

Starting Tuesday night, we've had 3 rounds of storms, Tuesday, Thursday, and last night. Between the 3, we totaled 6 1/2" of rain! Crabgrass has come back with a vengeance! My garden is full of weeds, as farm work has taken pretty much all my time. Garden is almost over anyway. Just some watermelon, cantaloupe, and sweet peppers left. Pasture IS returning to green! We can lay off feeding hay now.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 02:56 PM

Wow! That's a bunch of rain! I'm glad the pasture is coming back, I'll bet the cows are happy too!

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 03:31 PM

Wow! That's a bunch of rain! I'm glad the pasture is coming back, I'll bet the cows are happy too!


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