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Hurricane Irma

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

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  1. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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  2. HazyShades

    HazyShades Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2015
    Sandbox, USSA
    Ok, done and it was taken on July 25th probably after a tornado somewhere.
    But I have seen the same thing as a result of Hurricane Andrew several times.
    For about two weeks I drove around South Dade and Monroe Counties distributing food
    with 6 armed guardsmen riding in back of my truck, often with a police escort.
    I've seen stuff that would give you and still gives me goosebumps. Among that stuff I saw several
    instances of 2x4's through trees and at least two of boards through CBS blocks.

    I understand you don't want me spending money needlessly but if I think it's better to be safe than sorry
    it's because I have good cause. A little overkill is a healthy thing. Believe me, I'm quite frugal.
     
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  3. HazyShades

    HazyShades Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2015
    Sandbox, USSA
    Thanks David, I found it.
     
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  4. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    And found (or caused to be found ;) ) that's it's not from a hurricane!
     
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  5. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    Nah. Far be it from me to try to tell someone else how to spend their money.

    Personally, I'm content enough with impact glass windows, but then my house is stucco over frame, meaning the windows might already be more projectile resistant than the walls are. :blink:

    I can accept that because given its location, it would be insane to stay here during a hurricane anyway.
     
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  6. Boobsley

    Boobsley Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 31, 2016
    Indiana
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  7. HazyShades

    HazyShades Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2015
    Sandbox, USSA
    I don't think you'd try to tell me how to spend my money. I think you've read enough of me here and elsewhere
    that you'd know better. But I do respect your opinion and think you would care enough to try to dissuade me from being wasteful of my resources.

    I also think that given your Florida house's location it would be silly if not suicidal to stay there during a 'cane
    even if the house was made of CBS block. If it's made of stucco staying would be worse than silly, insane, or suicidal, it would be outright dumb..but if you chose to stay I would support your dumb decision...LOL.
    Yes, your impact resistance windows are stronger than your stucco walls. I would need a hammer to break your windows but I could kick or punch through stucco and so could a hurricane.
    We've all read the story of the three little pigs.
     
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  8. MattB101

    MattB101 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 9, 2012
    Deerfield Beach, FL
    They can run a gas line through the attic. That's acceptable code wise.
     
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  9. oldbikeguy

    oldbikeguy ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I give up what was it some kind of wind mill?? :unsure:

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  10. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    Well, my stucco holds up to storms a whole lot better that the vinyl and Hardiboard siding many of of the "beach shacks" here have on them. I'll grab some pics of the two houses directly to the north of me later today. Both lost some of their siding during Irma.

    Personally, I would not try to punch or kick through a properly applied 3-layer stucco over mesh/lath finish. I've seen how much fun it is to remove that stuff when we re-did our north wall with new impact-glass windows. Are you sure you're not thinking EFIS rather than real stucco?
     
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  11. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    Maybe down the road. Getting a gas stove will be Way down the list. The next two projects on the list are a screen enclosure for the front entry. We would like to get that done before the cooler weather so we can get a nice cross breeze.

    I do look forward to those weeks we can actually open windows and turn off the air. Hubby still uses AC at night even in the winter months. It might not kick on but if the temp rises enough, he will still be cool. ;)

    Forgot to add the second: irrigation system.
     
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  12. Boobsley

    Boobsley Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 31, 2016
    Indiana
    That is a good question not sure what that thing is. It is in Everglades City. The whole town was 4 feet under water. The house I was mucking out had a workbench in the little ground level room. We were clearing it off so we could remove the panels behind it in the back corner was a coke bottle filled with sea water. We found mud & mold behind the paneling.
    The pick was just showing the water level & tree. It was reining so picks taken out the other side of the car didn’t turn out.
     
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  13. LoriP1702

    LoriP1702 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    My guess is a weather station platform...just a guess though since it seems to have power running to it.
    I posted a few links/pics of EC, my nephew lives in Chokoloskee.
    That whole area took a very hard hit. :(
    Someone on FB said 2/3 of the homes in EC have been tagged "condemed" by the county.
    So sad.


    ETA: The Everglades Nat'l Parks have *some* webcams around, maybe that's what that's for.
     
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  14. MacTechVpr

    MacTechVpr Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 24, 2013
    Hollywood (Beach), FL
    A not so formidable water management canal gate?

    Too bad it lost it's decorations.

    (Or perhaps Mr. Musk's latest experimental Mars launch platform.)

    Good luck. :)
     
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  15. LoriP1702

    LoriP1702 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    :thumbs: Thanks!
     
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  16. Bea-FL

    Bea-FL Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    Florida
    I am usually leary of photos posted on FB because so often they are shares from shares from shares ithout any thought as to their validity. This photo came from someone I normally trust to verify the source.

    How does someone do a reverse image search?
     
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  17. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    If you're using Chrome on a real computer, you can just right-click the image and "Search Google for image".

    A more universal and possibly more comprehensive method is to use TinEye Reverse Image Search
     
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  18. Kenna

    Kenna Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 14, 2014
    Texas, USA
    Me no likey.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
     
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  19. Kenna

    Kenna Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 14, 2014
    Texas, USA
    That will be such a relief. Just knowing it's there does so much!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
     
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  20. HazyShades

    HazyShades Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2015
    Sandbox, USSA
    Yup sure, not exterior insulation. A wonder bar would help but I've been known to be a monster.
    (actually EIFS which has wet and dried slowly can be harder than stucco) I've removed both.
     
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