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#1 n9949y

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:02 PM

6-10 inches in and around Eugene. Neighbors tried to break out. Wound up with both their cars stuck.

Google maps in my iphone XR show most streets and avenues  around  home red or orange. Time to

watch McQueen's Le Mans

 

Since PPS bldg is located on a slope probably one of those very rare times when we cancel a 

Wednesday race

 

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#2 James Wendel

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:30 PM

Hey, Todd.... I have almost a foot of snow down in Winston.  I was hoping to make it up for this week's race at Pelican.  I love me some GTS action.  But we need some warm rain to make that happen (but not enough to cause flooding).  I am sure that Tom will let me know if the race is canceled.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:13 PM

Tom and I were talking about  access Wednesday. Here's the latest National Weather Service Area Forecast Discussion from the Portland office:

 

"Models fairly consistent that will see dry conditions over the region
on Tue. Though not completely, as moisture to the south may buckle
back to the north a tad, and bring some scattered snow showers to the
Cascades by late afternoon. Main upper low will dig offshore from
Oregon Tue into Wed. This will act to tug on that moisture over
southern Oregon, and pull the mid/upper flow bit more south to
southwesterly. So, that flow will be conducive to pulling a
increasing chance of snow showers back west of the Cascades a tad
more, possibly into the Willamette Valley later Tue night and Wed.
Though not certain in the potential, at least precipitation would be
light enough that any snowfall away from the Cascades will be light.

This unsettled pattern continues into Thu, but will spread chance of
showers back to the west more, encompassing all of the area. And,
with snow levels still at or below 1000 feet, minor snow
accumulations are possible."

 

Incidentally An early morning FAA NOTAM KEUG  (Notice To Airmen) indicated runways, taxi ways and ramps at Eugene Airport were covered in almost a foot of snow, effectively closing the airport. In all my years of flying and observing never remembered this much local snow closing KEUG.


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:40 PM

Hey Todd and James
We have had at least a foot and a half of snow. Got out yesterday for some supplies. No power here an none likely for a few days to a week or more.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:41 PM

Geez, Rich... I had not thought about your place.  Did you get out with the Isuzu?  Or is your tow rig a 4x4?

 

Do you have backup power and a non-electric heat source?  I was just able to get out to the store this afternoon.  I had to shovel about 60 feet of driveway to get up to the street with my one-wheel-drive (open diff) pickup.  I have had multiple momentary power outages here, but no extended problems.

 

On slotcar related news... Pelican Park's race was cancelled tonight due to deep snow and downed tree limbs.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 08:46 AM

James,

I managed to get out between the two snowstorms to get 15 gallons of gas for my small generator. I was able to run the freezer, refrigerator and a small space heater. The heater did not keep the place warm. When the house was built we had a supplemental electrical panel installed to hook up to a generator. In the 15 years we have been here it had never been used. When I went to hook it up, I found that the plug was not compatible to anything I had ever seen. Too bad because the panel would have powered the propane fireplace. Finally, yesterday afternoon, I got an electrician out to make a custom panel hookup. It worked like a champ. The house had gotten pretty uncomfortable with temps dipping into the 40s. Susan and I sat by the fireplace all afternoon enjoying the warmth. We were prepared to tough it out for the long term. About 8 PM, the power company surprised us and voila, the ordeal was over.
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Posted 02 March 2019 - 02:47 PM

Now that we're in the melt in the day and road freeze at night cycle am glad that in Oregon salt isn't ladled on street and road surfaces as it's done back East. When I was commercially flying from a Connecticut base, 1985-86, made every effort 2-3 times a week in the winter to power wash my car's underside to rid it of any salt residue. When I returned to the San Francisco Bay area, 1987, could not see any salt corrosion on the Toyota.


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 04:15 PM

I'd sooner be alive with a rusty car.
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Posted 03 March 2019 - 12:22 PM

The car washes in this are have jets that spray the chassis and underbody. i can go to the Delta-Sonic near me and for a

fin get it done. Takes about two minutes. Just the same, most car manufacturers now use galvanized steel sheet for body

parts, and I haven't had a car rust out in ages. And they really salt the streets in this area. Mostly I get tired of the car after

about five years and get something new. I had a '04 Mustang that I drove for nine years, no rust when I sold it. 



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Posted 03 March 2019 - 05:44 PM

Most auto  rust in the midwest and east is not from salt on the underbody, it's from spot welds holding panels together.   The spot weld burns the paint off and those areas don't ventilate good, so they are prone to hold moisture and rust.         This could be fixed with plastic rivets and spacers to hold the panels slightly apart to replace the pinch welds, but  what company wants a car that never rusts?


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Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:18 PM

Here's a life savor. If you have a forced air furnace natural \ propane gas.

This line to generator manual transfer switch will replace your off-on furnace switch.

When your power goes out plug extension cord into gen set and other end into the generator manual transfer switch. Start the generator then flip the transfer switch to generator, your furnace will run as normal.  When power come back on flip the transfer switch to line, put you gen set back in storage.  

 

For use with generators up to 1850 running watts.

 This switch is Listed by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

 

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