Ice storm Topped my trees

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  1. jeff swisher

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    We got the freezing rain today and my little $10,000 house I was fixing up to become a rental got the electrical wires pulled from the weatherhead when a neighbors tree branch fell onto it.

    No power. I was doing sheet rock work and out go the lights.
    Decided to head home and found my trees in the backyard are being topped by mother nature.

    Fine by me I was wanting to totally remove them.
    I hate silver maple trees.
    Hopefully the ice takes out more limbs from those.
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    Didn't loose power here, yet!

    But I have like 35 pecan trees and 100+ other types, in my backyard that are looking a little strained. Hopefully I'm not having to go clean up branches tomorrow.
     
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    Ice storms are the worst
     
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    Well, that did not take long to make me eat my words. Power out at 10:45am, every tree is losing limbs and so much for pecans this year :(

    On the plus side, I will have lots of pecan wood for the smoker ;)
     
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    Man all those pecans.
    Hopefully you get power back or have some other means of power for the fridge and freezers.
    I can stay warm without power but i worry about all that food.

    I have resorted to ice chests when power has been out for weeks.
    I now have inverters that will power my stuff.
     
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    Sad part is I have been delaying installing a plug on my power panel so I can plug in my generator, guess what I will be doing as soon as I can feel my fingers ;)
     
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    Weather Channel showed Edmund, Ok. around 6pm eastern Ice was real bad.
     
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    We got hammered here today. Looks like tornado damage throughout the town.

    Ditto on the plug to the power panel, was looking at them last week. We ran a million extension cords in through the pet doors to the generator while we were out of power this morning and afternoon.
     
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    I use an Inverter ( 2000 continuous watts) and have an extension cord with male ends on each end.
    I plug into the inverter and turn off all the breakers.
    I then plug the ether male end into an outlet in the house and everything on that outlet is now "charged" with electricity.

    My son ran it for 2 weeks after the last tornado that hit Moore Ok.
    His outlet powered the fridge and living room outlets so he had his fish tank and video games going and the gas furnace was also on that plug.
    Old houses.

    Good luck to all you out there dealing with this weather.
     
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    How do you power that inverter? At full bore that's about 170 amps at 12 volts. That hits an alternator hard.
     

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