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It started with a loud bang and silent darkness

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  1. twp

    twp Administrator Staff Member

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    This morning, 12:00midnight, we had another power outage in Reno, NV. It lasted about 90 to 100 minutes. No cause listed, yet, on the outage website.

    More power line rot leaking over from California?:rolleyes:
     
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    That's because of the gov/snowflake rot. :rolleyes:
     
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    Good article. I wish I had the ability to heat this apartment with wood, but it would be a one-time-only, involving the burning down of the structure...:p Counter productive.

    Currently, our weather is nice fall temperatures and only getting down to freezing (32F) at night. If the outage were to run to a period of days, we'd be outside at the barbecue pit, standing in line with the other residents to cook a meal. I wouldn't want them to know that we have other ways of cooking in our Prepper equipment (OPSEC). Our refrigerator/freezer will hold frozen for at least 4 days, based on testing, after which I'd be cooking as much as possible and keeping our cooked foods stashed outdoors in the colder temperatures.
     
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  5. WolfBrother

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    The night mine happened we had a - for that day - a new record low temperature. Some of the homes along the street are total electric and they added load for heat could have contributed. Then again - aging non-updated infrastructure.
     
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    The same thing happened a couple of years ago (4-5?) when we were in a deep cold snap and everyone was pushing their electricity use to the max. A local power coupling box blew (loud bang!). It was fixed in short order.

    It could (does) also happen in summer when air conditioners kick in. We only have built-in heat in the apartment, no air conditioning/cooling, so we put a floor fan in the window to circulate slightly cooler air.
     
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