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Windows 7: Advice Needed for UPS setup

30 Jul 2015   #21
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If I get a backup generator (a huge if since they are so expensive and paying for a motel room during an extended outage and replacing groceries afterwards costs a lot less even after several outages), it would be natural gas powered and would auto start after a minute or two.


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30 Jul 2015   #22
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Yes a generator is impossible in your case GokAy. Fortunately my generator is well away from the house so it's noise is not a problem.
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30 Jul 2015   #23
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I am living in an apartment by the way, they would probably kick me out if I start a generator in the house .
I can just see your apartment with a big, honkin' generator setting in the living room puffing fumes into the room. It could double as a dining room table and fumigator and drown out loud music from the neighbors.
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30 Jul 2015   #24
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

No natural gas here Lady F, so it has to be petrol or a more expensive diesel one so I opted for the petrol. But as it not needed all that often it's petrol consumption is within acceptable limits, but I have to be sure I have sufficient petrol on hand. I live about 10 miles out of town & when there is a major power outage in the area the local petrol station pumps wont work either.
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30 Jul 2015   #25
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
No natural gas here Lady F, so it has to be petrol or a more expensive diesel one so I opted for the petrol. But as it not needed all that often it's petrol consumption is within acceptable limits, but I have to be sure I have sufficient petrol on hand. I live about 10 miles out of town & when there is a major power outage in the area the local petrol station pumps wont work either.
I'm fortunate to have natural gas available where I live. I wouldn't want to have to deal with lugging petrol or diesel around (I'm old, handicapped, and lazy) plus one can store petrol and diesel for only a short while without adding a stabilizer without the fuel going bad, gumming up the works when one tries to use it. Even stabilizers can extend the life of fuel only so long.
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30 Jul 2015   #26
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I am not that young either, getting to 74 last birthday & I admit lifting 4 gallon drums activates the damned arthritis. But having the security of a back up generator is nice & I don't end up with rotten food in the fridge or freezer & can carry on very much as usual during a power failure.

We often have unexplained power outages & also suffer from storm interruptions as well, especially in the summer.
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30 Jul 2015   #27
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm only 66 (one more six and I would be in a real fix) and my back wouldn't appreciate me lifting even only a 5 U.S. gallon can (roughly the equivalent of 4 Imperial gallons) even though it's only roughly 45-50 lb. Old age sucks, doesn't it?
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30 Jul 2015   #28
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Yes it certainly does & there is no doubt in the old saying that youth is wasted on the young. Just imagine how wonderful it would be from old to young & would we paint the town red.
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30 Jul 2015   #29
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Yes it certainly does & there is no doubt in the old saying that youth is wasted on the young. Just imagine how wonderful it would be from old to young & would we paint the town red.
Paint it? More like drench it. And I wouldn't stop at red, either!
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30 Jul 2015   #30
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I agree.

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