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walked around, at night, in a neighborhood without power?

The noise from generators is deafening!

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Originally Posted by aubv View Post
walked around, at night, in neighborhood with out power?

The noise from generators is deafening!
Lived that life with 5 gal jug showers for 6 months after hurricane Michael.

No prob.
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Originally Posted by aubv View Post
walked around, at night, in neighborhood with out power?

The noise from generators is deafening!
yes and yes it is
after Irma
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Im not walking around my neighborhood at night especially without power.
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Yeah it's weird.
And you can see the stars in the sky better!

Just came back from a few hours at our marina with some dock friends having drinks. Totally pitch black out there on the docks. Except for the transformers popping and catching fire down towards Essex...a few streets really went up tonight.
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Sorry, I am comfortable though.
Get a generator and you won't hear the quiet?

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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
Sorry, I am comfortable though.
Get a generator and you won't hear the quiet?

I have power without using one of my quiet generators. (Honda EU2000/2200) Loaned one to a friend in another town and he commented 3 times about how quiet it is. Funny when I was looking at generators, he got interested but never bought one. Suddenly he is interested again..

Others(~900 houses) in another part of town don’t have power. Some areas aren’t expecting power until the 14th....living in that area with that constant noise is going to be exhausting..,
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Oh yeah very common during gulf coast hurricane season. But oddly enough it's been quiet in 2020. The way this year has gone I would have thought we'd have a typhoon by now.
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Noise is just as loud during the day, but you don't notice it as much because of the other background noises.

Our world is relatively polluted with noise.
It must have been great to live before the internal combustion engine. When nights were dark and things were quiet always.

I sat on a deer stand on my hunting lease one morning and realized that I could hear the semi trucks going down the road that was several miles away through the woods.

I hike a lot in mountains and you have to get about five miles away and a couple of thousand feet above roads before you don't hear road noises.
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Yeah, like 3 days ago.
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Originally Posted by mbb View Post
Noise is just as loud during the day, but you don't notice it as much because of the other background noises.

Our world is relatively polluted with noise.
It must have been great to live before the internal combustion engine. When nights were dark and things were quiet always.

I sat on a deer stand on my hunting lease one morning and realized that I could hear the semi trucks going down the road that was several miles away through the woods.

I hike a lot in mountains and you have to get about five miles away and a couple of thousand feet above roads before you don't hear road noises.
I’m aware and agree, except for the part where you allude to living without electricity...
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Originally Posted by aubv View Post
I have power without using one of my quiet generators. (Honda EU2000/2200) Loaned one to a friend in another town and he commented 3 times about how quiet it is. Funny when I was looking at generators, he got interested but never bought one. Suddenly he is interested ..,

My wife’s friend borrowed my eu2000 a month Or so ago when she lost power for 5 days. 2yo and a useless husband so no problem. We don’t ever loose power and I have a few other larger Honda EU’s if we ever did. When I finally get it back I tell my wife no way will she plan ahead and buy a generator to have for emergencies.

Tuesday’s storm I told my wife get ready for X to call again and ask to borrow the generator. Yep that night we get the call she is without power and needs to borrow it. They just moved into a $700k home and she has a nice six figure job. Nothing to do with not affording one, just no thought of buying one in preparation for future possible power outages. Unbelievable how some people think.
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
My wife’s friend borrowed my eu2000 a month Or so ago when she lost power for 5 days. 2yo and a useless husband so no problem. We don’t ever loose power and I have a few other larger Honda EU’s if we ever did. When I finally get it back I tell my wife no way will she plan ahead and buy a generator to have for emergencies.

Tuesday’s storm I told my wife get ready for X to call again and ask to borrow the generator. Yep that night we get the call she is without power and needs to borrow it. They just moved into a $700k home and she has a nice six figure job. Nothing to do with not affording one, just no thought of buying one in preparation for future possible power outages. Unbelievable how some people think.


Why not help her thought process and either say something, or tell her you already lent the generator out to another friend who never thinks ahead either! IMHO, folks who say nothing when words can educate are as culpable as those who are as clueless!
Don't hate the messenger!
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Why not help her thought process and either say something, or tell her you already lent the generator out to another friend who never thinks ahead either! IMHO, folks who say nothing when words can educate are as culpable as those who are as clueless!
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We live in a forested area were hit by a strong storm 10 days about two weeks ago. Lots of power out. We were running on our whole house generator for 2 days. Several on our street did a group buy to get generators so we all were happy. Now "that guy" in our neighborhood is bugging the township board to limit their use because he found them too noisy. He did not get in on the group purchase, go figure.
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Originally Posted by mbb View Post
Noise is just as loud during the day, but you don't notice it as much because of the other background noises.

Our world is relatively polluted with noise.
It must have been great to live before the internal combustion engine. When nights were dark and things were quiet always.

I sat on a deer stand on my hunting lease one morning and realized that I could hear the semi trucks going down the road that was several miles away through the woods.

I hike a lot in mountains and you have to get about five miles away and a couple of thousand feet above roads before you don't hear road noises.
100% spot on!!!
When I lived in SoCal and was a golf nut I could never escape the " noise " except the one 1 time I played Malibu country club right before moving back after nearly 10 years living there....lol!!!
Also no trees out there to interrupt the spread of noise...you need a 360 barrier...like the canyon I was in...

Life without cars....I'd love to have experienced that
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
My wife’s friend borrowed my eu2000 a month Or so ago when she lost power for 5 days. 2yo and a useless husband so no problem. We don’t ever loose power and I have a few other larger Honda EU’s if we ever did. When I finally get it back I tell my wife no way will she plan ahead and buy a generator to have for emergencies.

Tuesday’s storm I told my wife get ready for X to call again and ask to borrow the generator. Yep that night we get the call she is without power and needs to borrow it. They just moved into a $700k home and she has a nice six figure job. Nothing to do with not affording one, just no thought of buying one in preparation for future possible power outages. Unbelievable how some people think.
Her preparation plan is making certain you still have a generator she can borrow.
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Originally Posted by chrisbtr View Post
Oh yeah very common during gulf coast hurricane season. But oddly enough it's been quiet in 2020. The way this year has gone I would have thought we'd have a typhoon by now.
It's on you now....just sayin'
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Her preparation H plan is making certain you still have a generator she can borrow.
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I often walk my neighborhood at night but not due to power outages... just like looking in my neighbors windows.

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