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We are running on ours tonight. Lost power about 815, GA power is saying 1130 for restore. Only house on the street with lights on.
I lost power about 2 weeks ago for about 2 hours.

Electricity is something you miss dearly in a very short time. It's one thing to talk about it. It's a totally different thing to experience it.

You were able to power your refrigerator and not lose food. That's a biggie.
 

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I lost power about 2 weeks ago for about 2 hours.

Electricity is something you miss dearly in a very short time. It's one thing to talk about it. It's a totally different thing to experience it.

You were able to power your refrigerator and not lose food. That's a biggie.


Yeah, it came back on around 2 am. Apparently, a tree fell on the lines and took out the area. I ran the genny until 10 pm and then shut it back down for the night. Didn't see any reason to disturb the neighbors and run the thing all night while I was sleeping.

My wife and I are empty-nesters, we could lose all the food in the fridge and be out about 16 dollars. :becky:
 

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This may prob be in an earlier thread, BUT several years ago we lost power for three days. But early in the process I made a long cord from SO and twist lock end. I backfed the panel from the generator. I was the only one with fridge, tv, cable and microwave.
I now in my new to me house have put in a gas range (the beeeeest decision) because it’s 120v. And a 50 amp cord from a double pole breaker to the outside corner of the house where inset an RV box with a 4 prong rec. Made a 50’ cord and Im setup to power the house with 220v from my tried and true (and loud as hell) North Star genset. I won’t ever be caught like that again.
 

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This may prob be in an earlier thread, BUT several years ago we lost power for three days. But early in the process I made a long cord from SO and twist lock end. I backfed the panel from the generator. I was the only one with fridge, tv, cable and microwave.
I now in my new to me house have put in a gas range (the beeeeest decision) because it’s 120v. And a 50 amp cord from a double pole breaker to the outside corner of the house where inset an RV box with a 4 prong rec. Made a 50’ cord and Im setup to power the house with 220v from my tried and true (and loud as hell) North Star genset. I won’t ever be caught like that again.
Be careful not to backfeed the grid.
 
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