GENERATOR-No One Else Has One Around Me

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    AuntBee
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    Well, I don’t know.if I feel guilty so much as mulish. The power went out here for whatever reason, and my faithful gennie kicked right in. (Yay!). So here I sit, lights, heat, TV, and all that good stuff. Being nosy, I peeked out my window to see how my neighbors were faring. No one else has a generator, which I suspected…but I didn’t see ANY light..no flashlights, lanterns, just pitch black houses. So I find myself feeling like I should do something neighborly, except this is not a neighborly kind of place…but, I mean, not even flashlights? Fortunately this happened kind of late in the day, so maybe everybody will just go to bed…

    Anyway, I never thought I’d feel guilty over being prepared when others around me clearly are not.

    Aunt Bee

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    ReadyMom
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    Bumping for visibility and hoping others will update conversation.

    #64335

    TRex2
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    In most areas, I would be more concerned about theft than feeling guilty.

    A silencer box and blackout curtains (or other careful strategy to keep others from finding out about your generator) would be a good idea.

    That said, it might also be advisable to convince the others to get generators of their own.

    #64462

    dmwalsh568
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    If it was winter I’d be inviting my westerly neighbor over to keep warm, since she lives alone. But my neighbor to the east has a portable generator he hooks up in every storm, so I suspect he and his wife would be all right.
    I have a planting area between the generator and the road I live on, but when it’s running…no way to hide that noise. Although its relatively quiet for a generator, it’s still as loud as a lawn mower. So OpSec is mostly a lost battle for me, although the generator will only work as long as natural gas keeps flowing, so when that dies I have to fallback to my more easily hidden options….

    #64469

    TRex2
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    If it were one of the little portable ones, I would suggest how to build a silencer box.

    Basically, it is a box built inside of a dog house, with sand poured between the inner and outer walls, although there are a lot more details…

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