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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2015 - 07:47 PM

Had no electric power for about two hours today. Today was one of the nicest days we have had all winter. Sunny, no wind, temperature up above freezing point for a change. In all the blizzards and storms we had , never lost power. Seems strange, and I know, I should not be complaining. Just weird. Noel.
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Posted March 24, 2015 - 07:50 PM

If you mean at work, they were doing something to the lines in past the 1911 jail around the noon hour. That is the same road isn't it.


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 07:57 PM

No, this is at home, between 6:30 and 9:00 this evening. St. Peter's road was getting those Elm trees cut down this morning. Noel

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Posted March 24, 2015 - 09:41 PM

they were just checking to see if you would notice, lol


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 05:10 AM

It was time to put in new 'Energizer's'!


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 06:43 AM

That happens here all the time, it could be the worst weather and the power never goes out. But the first perfect, sunny, non windy day the power goes off. It went out for around 4 hours about a month ago.

It sure messes up lunch/dinner plans since we use a electric stove!


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 07:32 AM

How about auto vs power pole accidents?



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Posted March 25, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Maybe snow removal equipment getting into the lines or taking down a pole? At least you got power back pretty quick. We've been lucky here the last few years as well. Back in 2003 when Hurricane Jaun came right up Halifax Harbour we lost our power for 5 days. For the next few years after that it seemd like every time there was a big wind storm we'd be in darkness for a couple of days. I guess they eventually got all the weak spots fixed!

  So far in the last week or so they have trucked over 15000 tandem loads of snow out of Halifax. Big operation, big cost to taxpayers!


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 12:34 AM

Ya know you gotta pay that bill every once in a while now!


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 09:49 AM

We had exactly the same thing happen about a week ago.  Beautiful day everything going well, I went up to a storage shed and came back out and found the lights out in the shop.  Checked with the wife in the house and she said we had lost power.  It was out for a little over and hour.  Guess Kenny was right, needed new energizers. :smilewink:


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 10:26 PM

We have this tree cutting company going around trimming right of ways called JAFLO. They knocked a large tree down and took out power to quite a few people. Luckily I was not in that group. The guy who went fishing with us was and he was quite upset

During the last big snow storm we were without power for 7 days. I only had to stay for 4 of them. Pain in the rear. Wood stove. No tv. Luckily I had Internet.

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 05:27 AM

The only time I've lost power for a significant amount of time was back in 2006 when I lived at my grandparents. We got hammered with a lot of snow in October. My grandparents have a briggs automatic backup generator now.
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Posted March 27, 2015 - 05:42 AM

We have a few every year for about 15 minutes each time. No reason known....to the public. Enough said :(
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Posted March 28, 2015 - 06:03 AM

In the 12 years I have been living here, I think it was only twice that we lost  power for more than an hour or so. Such a pain, you only realize how dependant we are to the grid. I was talking to a guy who does computer programming for the grid controls. He has been working on it or five years now. And he doesn't know when it wil stop.


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 08:10 PM

Just as I was giving some thanks on this tread , the power flickered. Weird, Noel.
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