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 Posted: Sat Sep 9th, 2017 02:31 am
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Jeff Rusnak
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To all our AFCA family members in the path of Hurricane Irma in Florida,Georgia,& Carolinias.You are all in our thoughts and prayers.Be safe and evacuate !! Your lives are more important than material things !! Homes,cars,fans etc... Can be replaced lives can not !! 

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 Posted: Sat Sep 9th, 2017 04:34 am
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Don Tener
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I am all boarded up and ready. Now I just have to hope the house doesn't blow away!

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 Posted: Sat Sep 9th, 2017 04:39 am
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Tom Morel
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Please stay safe everyone. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers here.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 9th, 2017 05:16 am
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Charlie Forster
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stay safe and store some food and water.

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Yes, stay safe everyone! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have several family members that live down there in addition to the members of our fan family! 

God bless! 

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 Posted: Sat Sep 9th, 2017 11:42 am
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We have room in our home if anyone is in need. Stay safe!............

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Joan and I are thinking about all of our fan club members that are experiencing the incredible hurricane.Please know that all of us are hoping that everyone affected will weather this storm. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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Christopher Harding
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Prayers and thoughts to all affected by the storms...hope everyone can and will remain safe.

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Lucas Beshara
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Absolutely. Stay safe in the south fellow members!

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 Posted: Sun Sep 10th, 2017 02:00 am
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Don Tener
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Well I have prepared as best as I can. I live on the highest ground in St Pete but it is a wood house so I don't know if it will still be standing. All I can do at this point is hope.

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good luck don

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 Posted: Sun Sep 10th, 2017 05:04 pm
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Lane Shirey
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Also keep Robin Cook/ Edwin Jarvis and the Taussigs in your thoughts. They are in the path of Irma. 

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Jeff Rusnak
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Yes please keep everyone in our prayers and thoughts.Lots of AFCA members in Florida.My wife's girlfriends parents live in Sarasota and decided to ride the hurricane out as of Friday and refused to leave.Her girlfriend is besides herself with worry !! Hopefully everyone will be alright !! 

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Don Tener
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Lane Shirey wrote: Also keep Robin Cook/ Edwin Jarvis and the Taussigs in your thoughts. They are in the path of Irma. Add Randy Halbert in that to. He Emaild me he is ready for it So I hope he and his family are ok. At this time it has moved slightly east which is better for me but not for others. I boarded up with privacy fence (It was the only thing I could find) I filled anything I could with water (you need to flush the toilet as well as drink) I think I will be good. I expect to loose power later so good luck to all.




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 Posted: Sun Sep 10th, 2017 11:23 pm
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Don Tener
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This is just the beginning. My Diehl fan is still on the patio working great! ( I am putting it away soon)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCSQoNt-Olc&feature=youtu.be

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Good luck Don. Hope you and everyone stay well and dry.

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The Taussig's power went out about 7:00pm Sunday, but they were okay at that point.

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Well I am extremely lucky at this point. It looks like it is not going to be bad here. I still have power but the whole neighborhood directly across the street to the north has no power. Also one block south is completely out of power. It is like just one thin strip of homes have power and I am lucky enough to be in it. I think if I don't loose power in the next hour I will not loose it at all WOO HOO!

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I'm ok as well the house all windows all have hurricane shutters
Packed some fan into plastic coats wrapped them keep water out
We are very lucky thank god that the shear went up .....

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Don and others
Rain water will be fine for the toilet. if you can catch it and save the good water for your self

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Don Tener
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Charlie Forster wrote: Don and others
Rain water will be fine for the toilet. if you can catch it and save the good water for your self
Yes you are correct. Before it hit I filled anything I could with water just for that very reason.  I had no damage and I still have all services. Much better off than a lot of people. 6.5 million with no power and I lot right next to me. I got very lucky.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 11th, 2017 05:51 pm
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I drove through my neighborhood and there was a lot of tree damage. We met a couple that was just standing outside. There grill blew away and had no way to cook food so we gave them are grill. It is going to be rough for a lot of people all over. This is the time to help each other any way you can.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 11th, 2017 06:27 pm
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I have two 30 gal  sprayer tanks in the basement for Y2K and they are still there.
 If the water is stale  just pour it back and forth between two containers.
 These 1 and 2 gal water bottles you buy at the store only last a couple of years and then they crack and leak.
We don't have hurricanes here but I am the last one on a rickety old power line and if it goes down they are in no hurry to fix it so I stay prepared .
Good Job Don helping the neighbor out.!!

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Being part of a tropical storm warning and living in north Georgia is strange. Even the weatherman said he hadn't seen it before. Felt the effects of the storm, though -- lots of wind and rain -- but obviously to a much lesser extent than people affected in Florida who endured the real stuff. 

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Blessed ln  South  Alabama. A little rain and 30 mph wind gust, but mostly a nasty day. Irma is soon to cross 
from Georgia into Central Alabama, but it did suck most of the water out of Mobile Bay.

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Taussig's are okay with no house damage. Not sure when they will get power back. As of Noon today, about 40% of Sarasota County had power and 60% did not. It seems many people in Sarasota and Tampa Bay areas got "lucky" compared to how bad it could have been..... but still some mess to clean-up.

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Thanks for the update David.

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I'm lucky here too in NC. We're no stranger to the occasional seasonal storm but fortunately this one passed us by.

Unfortunately, Christie and I had to postpone our wedding this past weekend. Her entire family lives in South Florida and there was no way they could logistically be here so I'm out about $12,000 worth of deposits but I haven't lost anything. Her parents haven't had power since around 8am Sunday but otherwise all is good.

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Well, I finally got cell service back here in Mount Dora, FL after Irma went right through town. I thought I'd left all the hurricane nonsense behind when I moved away from South Florida. I guess not... We made it through fine, but lots of tree damage. No power throughout the entire county. Right about now all my friends who think I'm crazy for restoring old fans are wishing they had one! Hopefully, running on the generator won't hurt it. Just don't tell Kim Frank I'm running an Emerson. It's the only 16" 6 blade fan I have and it pushes some serious air!The first picture is from about 10:20 pm the night of the storm. The little black dot right in the middle of the bright red band was Mount Dora! 

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Still haven't figured out how to put two pictures in one post... here's the Emerson hard at work.

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Good to hear you and Susan are okay. I guess after suffering the wrath of Irma, the indignity of having to use an Emerson for comfort is bearable. The good news is that after it quits working after a couple of hours of use, there are a bunch of them at Marinas all over Florida....hanging on the sides of boats....

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Larry
 running on the generator shouldnt heart  the fan but you may want to see what
 voltage the gen is putting out  if it is to hi  slow the gen down some.
If that is a problem then  put a veri ac for the fan and set it at 110 or 115 .
I have a Emy 2650 that has ran on my brothers solar system for 3 yrs now with no trouble and he has a 79646 ap-g that has ran on that system  for several yrs.
Rememberer us living out here in the sticks didn't get commercial power until the  mid 1930s. so then the fans run off Delco plants or what ever you had.

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Check the Cycles of the generator , This is more important than the voltage.
if the cycles is off some  adjust the generator speed  to get it as close as you can to 60cycles.
 I have a Emey 29646 that I got at a auction in a row of junk  the speed coil was gone .but they had it wired direct and it ran.
. We use to go to the antique tractor and gas engine shows and always took that fan and a little  old generator to run it and it did for years with no trouble.
 The fan now is restored with a Tom Newcity speed coil . and other parts I picked up and now it is in the front room.
Its also nice top have some extra T. P. in these emergencies..

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