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« on: August 12, 2017, 07:08:53 PM »

 I just started, for the first time, my Champion generator. I followed all the steps, added oil, added fuel, turned the lever on the fuel cap on, turned the fuel valve on the generator on, pulled the choke lever out and flipped the engine switch on. First pull on the starter cord and she fired right up. I let it run for a couple of minutes to warm up and pushed the choke lever back in, let it run for a couple of minutes more and plugged in a high speed fan. Generators tone may have changed just ever so slightly. I let it run for a couple of minutes and switched over to economy mode at which time the noise level is easily cut in half, not much more, if any at all, than my 8500 btu window AC. 53dc I believe it is. I'm one happy camper, it gives me a new sense of independence. I'm lucky and thankful. Part of both comes from being a part of Dirttime and being able to gather the information and knowledge that abounds here. Nothing but the best.

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 10:02:00 PM »

If you can dig in your yard, get a couple dozen or so sandbags.  If you are in an extended power outage, fill them up and build a wall around your generator.  Leave about a 1 foot space between the generator and the walls.  This will funnel the noise upwards, so your generator will be quieter and have less of a signature.  And it will be harder to locate by sound.

We don't have to tell you to cut the lights out after dark, do we?
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 02:20:04 PM »

 No, as to the lights after dark. I am planning to add concertina wire to the perimeter of the property, motion detection flood lights and two mini guns. The problem is recruiting a dependable five or six man fire control team. There is a Naval Flight Training Station down in Corpus but I'm not sure how those boys would feel about ground combat. I've heard tell that what they like to do is  drive the cabs to get you Marines to the fight. Bless 'em though, they need you Marines, somebody's gotta take care of 'em.

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I can be just as angry at the jihadists for wanting to kill me, as they are angry with me for being an American.

Yo soy un Indio Americano

 Vayo con dios mi amigos en la fe

 Someday, the highest peak on the tallest mountain on earth, may be nothing more than a grain of sand on the beach.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 05:18:06 PM »

Generators are a primary target after a major event.  Most are light enough that two people can pick one up and run off with it.  They will show up with a set of bolt cutters, so just locking it to a chain won't help much.  And you can't run the sucker inside your house without some major modifications to draft the exhaust fumes outside.

All you want to do is become less of a target.  Low profile and all that.  Disguise the sound signature.

And having a couple rolls of concertina isn't actually all that bad an idea.  Although I prefer a tanglefoot, they take a little longer but are way more difficult to get through.

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 05:23:24 PM »

 I will go google up tanglefoot, that's a new one on me. Thank's.

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Yo soy un Indio Americano

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 04:10:26 AM »


And having a couple rolls of concertina isn't actually all that bad an idea.  Although I prefer a tanglefoot,..........


That'll stop 'em, slow 'em down anyway  Wink Cheesy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_%26_Woodhouse#Tanglefoot
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 04:16:39 AM »

http://caiman.ua/en/products/engineering/mzp

"Caiman Production Group manufactures tanglefoot of high-quality wire and delivers it of any volumes requested by the customer. The construction of bob wire is rather complicated that is why it is entirely impossible to fulfil installation works by amateurs; bob wire will be entangled without further possibility to be untwined, there’s a risk of injuries during the installation. That is why we strongly recommend applying for services of our specialists who will fulfil professional assembling of rabbit wire promptly and qualitatively on any territory or object."
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 04:25:09 AM »


I am planning to add concertina wire to the perimeter of the property, motion detection flood lights and two mini guns.


what?...........no claymores Huh? Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 04:29:13 AM »


They will show up with a set of bolt cutters, so just locking it to a chain won't help much.  


Depends what sort of chain & lock you use (and ...of course, their bolt cutters) Wink

Unattended valuables are always vulnerable ........... in the end you need to be alert, aware & respond  Cool
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 08:01:28 AM »


I am planning to add concertina wire to the perimeter of the property, motion detection flood lights and two mini guns.


what?...........no claymores Huh? Wink Cheesy

 Oversight on my part.

Rooster
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I can be just as angry at the jihadists for wanting to kill me, as they are angry with me for being an American.

Yo soy un Indio Americano

 Vayo con dios mi amigos en la fe

 Someday, the highest peak on the tallest mountain on earth, may be nothing more than a grain of sand on the beach.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 08:05:29 AM »


Oversight on my part.


Best to locate them away from the house
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 08:20:13 AM »


The problem is recruiting a dependable five or six man fire control team.


Not sure you'll have time now Rooster,....... but some would breed their own Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2017, 03:21:56 PM »

 I'm making a plan. My back door exists from my bedroom onto a small 10x12 deck with a railing. That's where I'm going to run the generator. I'm thinking one roll of concertina (I'm sold on the concertina) at deck level and another along the railing plus  chaining the generator to the deck.  My roof line overhangs about half the deck the for cover and is lighted. Most thieves are the grab and run variety and although I know they exist, it would take a really determined thief to be willing to cut through two levels of concertina wire, there's going to be a noise factor dragging concertina around on a wooden deck then have to cut through a lock or chain to get their hands on my generator. I have chain link fencing on one side and the back of my house and a privacy fence on the other side. The outside entrance into the back yard is a chain link gate and bolted. Anything is possible, but I just don't think that the common thief is going to go to that much trouble to get to the generator and if they do, there's always the 12 ga. coach gun. Plus, generator or not, I made a deal with myself years ago, somebody shows up on my back deck after dark, I have a front door you know, they had better be able to talk fast or run because they are close to getting shot. We have a Castle Law in Texas.

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I can be just as angry at the jihadists for wanting to kill me, as they are angry with me for being an American.

Yo soy un Indio Americano

 Vayo con dios mi amigos en la fe

 Someday, the highest peak on the tallest mountain on earth, may be nothing more than a grain of sand on the beach.
Rooster
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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2017, 12:42:45 PM »

 I just started the Champion generator for the first time since Harvey. There are four prep steps that you have to take to start it: turn on the valve at the gas cap, turn on a second gas valve on the body of the generator, turn the rocker switch to on, choke the machine and pull the cord. After three months of sitting, she started on the first pull. I'm kind of elated to have, what looks like, a dependable source of alternate energy. I've got about seven gallons of gasoline in my Jerry cans that I'm going to transfer into my jeep and then refill the cans.

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I can be just as angry at the jihadists for wanting to kill me, as they are angry with me for being an American.

Yo soy un Indio Americano

 Vayo con dios mi amigos en la fe

 Someday, the highest peak on the tallest mountain on earth, may be nothing more than a grain of sand on the beach.
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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2017, 11:40:35 PM »

I just started the Champion generator for the first time since Harvey. There are four prep steps that you have to take to start it: turn on the valve at the gas cap, turn on a second gas valve on the body of the generator, turn the rocker switch to on, choke the machine and pull the cord. After three months of sitting, she started on the first pull. I'm kind of elated to have, what looks like, a dependable source of alternate energy. I've got about seven gallons of gasoline in my Jerry cans that I'm going to transfer into my jeep and then refill the cans.

Rooster

don't want to let your generator sit for more than a month IME.

crank it up once a month. i would run mine for about ten minutes. never gave me an issue. gave my gen away a while back to someone who need it - i'm switching over to solar and wind.

vec

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