*Its Time To Invest In A Generator*

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*Are The Power Companies Getting Too Much Power?*

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  1. chesswarsnow
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    1. But here in Texas the powers that be, *Oncor* have installed a *smart meter* at my home, same as my neighbors, and this *smart meter* can *smart*, they can control if I get power or not, with *roving blackouts*, which is just another way they will be able to piss down my back and say, *its raining*, which is just bullshit!:evil:
    2. So it looks like the best defense, is to make plans for a *back up*.:clap2:
    3. Get a generator that works off natural gas, and when them bastards shut my power off, then *my generator* will automactically kick in running off natural gas.:clap2:
    4. Its something worth looking into, so when the *tree huggers* *AL Gore Types* want to teach the people a lesson in my hood, with a *roving blackout*, my machine, kicks in and keeps my stuff powered up.
    5. I see no other way to do it!:evil:
    6. Link:Standby Generator Buyer's Guide - How to Pick the Perfect Home Standby Generator – How to Advice from the Product Experts at Electric Generators Direct



    "Just a few years ago, the thought of owning an emergency standby generator seemed preposterous.

    Now, living without electricity is all too common.

    Many homeowners simply cannot afford to ride out another power outage. Instead, they are installing home standby generators in record numbers to protect their families and investments."




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    To anyone considering this, PLEASE get a professional to do the installation. If you don't, you could wind up backfeeding the lines coming into your house and killing linemen working on lines they think are de-energized.
     
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    1. Yes, always a good idea to hire a pro to do this set up.:clap2:
    2. I would never atempt it myself.



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    Great idea if one can afford them.
    Here in southern La. many/most people have generators...although most are the portable 5-8k watts...
    We're used to hurricanes and loss of power.
     
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    It's not a bad idea. I used to have a problem up here with occasional outages with heavy snowstorms. My solution was to install a wood stove, which is now my primary heat source. My oil furnace requires electricity to work We still use it in the morning and to keep the house above freezing while we're gone.

    We don't need air conditioning here
     
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    Smart meters so they can turn off your power, welcome to Alternative, Green, Clean, Renewable Energy.

    So Obama's, the Democrat's, the Republican's, all gave us a great energy plan in which you get less power and its all controlled by the State, in a national emergency they can now shut down the internet and our power, which means they most likely have plans to turn off your water as well.

    More Government control with the input of Liberal's, I can not wait to compromise on the next issue.
     
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    They did that smart meter thing in FL years ago.
    You had to agree to it though and in exchange you got a cheaper power rate.

    It is mandatory in Texas the freedom state?
     
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    The whole idea of rolling blackouts is to avoid a general blackout. It's to decrease the total load on the power grid during peak times. It's needed because of increasing population, and the use of air conditioning in hot places. Otherwise, power plants would need to expand their capacity in order to meet the demands of peak usage.
     
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    1. Its a crime what they do, I met the meter guy the first time he came to change my meter, and I told him not to remove my old meter, which he didn't.
    2. But they may have well come in the middle of the night, but they came during the day, I was in the shower, they rang the door bell but we didn't answer the door, so they whipped around to the side of my house and kidnapped my old meter, and threw on thier new shiny meter.
    3. I have no recourse, the bastards are following the Utility Commision, set up by themselves to screw us over.
    4. And Texans are so slow to do anything, they expect to get a fair shake, they get ripped off all the time.
    5. Anyway, its a cruel world we live in, but its all we got.:evil:
    6. We here in the DFW area are having our natural gas tapped, by drilling, I have a lot of land leased to them, and hope some day it will pay enough so I can retire comfortable.
    7. Which I guess will offset my anger what they are doing to me now, we will see though.:evil:
    8. And no they didn't offer a discount in the rates either!:evil:



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    1. The standard liberal *Al Gore* statement.
    2. Its all good, they say, and its to benefit us all.
    3. I call *bullshit!*.:evil:


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