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Hurricane Irma

Discussion in 'Florida Vapors Club' started by classwife, Sep 5, 2017.

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  1. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
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    Andrew's track (1992):

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    Katrina's track (2005):

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    Maria's track so far (2017):

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  2. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    Well, we ordered a Generac generator today.
    Shop Generac Guardian 22,000-Watt (LP)/19,500-Watt (NG) Standby Generator at Lowes.com

    It will do the whole house. The tank will be buried (250 gal).

    There is a waiting list on installing. We are looking at 12 weeks. Could be sooner but more than likely not. The disabled and those in medical need are first in line as they should be.

    Financing it through Lowes. It covers everything that needs to be done. From the pad to put it on, to the burying of the tank, to the electrical work and whatever. The only thing not covered in the cost is the first fill. They cannot predict what the cost of propane will be at that time.

    Hopefully that means we will never need it ;) If we do, we will be set.

    Doesn't much help for the rest of this season but we will figure out something if needed.
     
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  3. Bea-FL

    Bea-FL Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    Florida
    That is such a generous thing to do :wub:
     
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  4. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    huge hug.gif.GIF
     
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  5. HazyShades

    HazyShades Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2015
    Sandbox, USSA
    *Very Nice* Robin. DH will sleep like a baby bear.
    I normally don't ask stuff like this but...I saw how much it costs at Lowe's.
    How much are they going to hit you up for to install it including pad and buried gas tank?
    I ask because something as such is on my list... I'm looking to move and want my next home to have impact windows (that I don't have to install...surely you remember me and the windows), accordion shutters, and Generac or similar..But I don't want to get in debt for it so I need to include those in my cash home buying budget.
     
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  6. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Why do you need/want both impact windows and shutters?
     
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  7. HazyShades

    HazyShades Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2015
    Sandbox, USSA
    Paranoia strikes deep.
    I've broken an impact resistant window with a hammer. I'm a strong old dude but..If I can break an impact window
    and a hurricane can drive a 2by4 through a tree or a block wall it can drive whatever through an impact window
     
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  8. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    $11,259.49 we did three year financing with no penalty to make higher payments or to pay it off early. 3.9% interest rate. That's through Lowes financing.

    That includes the electric panel, transfer switch, electrician... everything but the first fill.
     
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  9. HazyShades

    HazyShades Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2015
    Sandbox, USSA
    Cool. Forgive me for delving into your finances.. 3.9% is more than fair for Lowe's.
    I don't want any more payments though.. 11 grand is doable. Thank you, Robin :)
     
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  10. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    No problem! ;)

    After spending so much getting this new place up and running, we are just now getting our savings back sorta. LOL

    Don't want to drain them and the interest rate was very reasonable.
     
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  11. HazyShades

    HazyShades Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2015
    Sandbox, USSA
    I understand your position with a newly built spread. That interest rate is more than reasonable
     
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  12. Bea-FL

    Bea-FL Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    Florida
    It will be such a relief to have that all set up, won't it?:)
     
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  13. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    @Robino1 : Since you're gonna have an LP tank, now you gotta get yourself a nice gas cooktop too. ;)
     
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  14. Bea-FL

    Bea-FL Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    Florida
    Speaking of generators...if anyone here has a medical condition that requires medication delivery by electricity (such as COPD or drip pump, etc) you might inquire about deducting it come tax time.

    An acquaintance of mine who is elderly and has COPD was able to do that. I don't know if he was able to deduct the entire purchase or only part of it.
     
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  15. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't think a hurricane can actually do that. I think that requires a tornado, and yes, hurricanes do spawn tornadoes, but if a tornado hits your house, it's likely done for anyway.
     
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  16. oldbikeguy

    oldbikeguy ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Gas range is the only way to go IMHO + 1 on that :D
     
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  17. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    Absolutely!

    I can only think of what a nightmare it would be to run a gas line to the kitchen. Kitchen is on the opposite side of the house. We sit on a slab.

    I do prefer gas stoves though...
     
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  18. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Same deal here. We went up inside the wall on the side of the house where the tank is. Across the ceiling in the trusses. Down the wall on the other side of the house where the kitchen is. Of course the fact that we were remodeling the first floor and had most of the drywall out anyway made this relatively straightforward. :blush:
     
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  19. HazyShades

    HazyShades Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2015
    Sandbox, USSA
    I disagree. If you scroll back you'll see a pic of a 2by4 through a palm. After Andrew I saw several instances of 2 by 4's through trees and even block walls, due to the hurricane not tornadoes.
    Even a tornado would have a hard time lifting a concrete poured roof... though I'm not very worried about those. But having been raised in Miama and lived here most of my life I do know what a 'cane can do
     
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  20. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yes. You should do a reverse image search on that pic. ;)
     
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