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Old 10-29-2012, 09:31 AM   #11
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Doing my last min water changes now. The storm that hit over this summer in July left me with out power for 7 days. I don't expect this to be any better. Diffrence this time I need the generator to pump the sump pump for the HOUSE so can't run my tanks with it.

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #12
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Battery powered air pump and power inverter. I've the longest I lost power was when I had a tank (freshwater) at home in Charlotte, NC while I was in college in Raleigh, NC (hurricane Hugo). I think the house was down for a week and I didn't lose anything. My parents were watching the tank and I had them pour water into the pitcher and then back into the tank every so often. Since I've lived in Virginia, we lost power for 3 days during hurricane Isabelle (no losses in a VERY lightly stocked tank). Then just for a couple hours in the house we moved into in 2005 during storms.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:45 AM   #13
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What I'm worried about this go round is the temp. It was 100+ degrees in my house over the summer. My tanks downstairs stayed around 75 degrees. It's dropping into the 40's at night. You can only add so much got water. And even then you run risks of shocking them.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:55 AM   #14
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What I'm worried about this go round is the temp. It was 100+ degrees in my house over the summer. My tanks downstairs stayed around 75 degrees. It's dropping into the 40's at night. You can only add so much got water. And even then you run risks of shocking them.
Im in the same boat with temp some one on here told me to wrap tanks in foil and blankets. Makes like installations
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:15 AM   #15
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Shocker 2 winters ago I was with out power for 5 days... What I did was buy 4 cases of boot Warner's from SAM's club. I would pop about 10 of them wrap them in wash cloth and put into a ziplock. They would stay smoking hot for about 4 hours. So by the time they would burn out I would give the hot water heater time to heat up again.(it's gas).
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Shocker 2 winters ago I was with out power for 5 days... What I did was buy 4 cases of boot Warner's from SAM's club. I would pop about 10 of them wrap them in wash cloth and put into a ziplock. They would stay smoking hot for about 4 hours. So by the time they would burn out I would give the hot water heater time to heat up again.(it's gas).
That's a great idea!!
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My sister ad her husband attached their return pump line to a car battery
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