Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Back-up Lighting, Just In Case

Photos by Salt Water New England

13 comments:

  1. Speaking of which, with all of the power outages we've been having in New England and the upcoming ice storm anniversary, I'm curious about what others use for back-up heat. We have a portable generator that can run the furnace, lights and electronics. I also just ordered some space heaters online.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Averyl, depending on the size of your portable generator, if you have a room with a rug in it, you might want to look into a Rug Buddy pad. We purchased one to fit beneath a large rug in our basement den and it creates the most delicious warmth. I can't recommend it highly enough, although I do not know if it can be used with an extension cord.

      Delete
    2. We heat primarily with a wood-burning stove; a mini-split ductless for additional support when needed. The wood-burning stove, of course, works just as well without electricity--but we really do need to get a generator for the well pump!

      Delete
    3. B Block I had never heard of that! Thanks for that suggestion!

      Delete
    4. After two lengthy power outages, we installed a generator. Our house is also on a well and without power, we were taking showers at friends'.

      We were careful about our power needs. We didn't power the garage door openers, for example. All the essentials are covered: furnace, well pump, stove, microwave, computers (I work from home) and a few lights in the kitchen, living room and bedroom. By thinking through what we could live without and what we really needed, we were able to buy a more reasonably-price generator than what we would have paid for a larger, full house generator.

      It runs off propane, so we have a propane tank.

      The generator turns on automatically (within a minute or less) when the power goes out. It's been great for storms. We frequently lose power for an hour or two in thunder storms, and the convenience of the generator is really terrific.

      We also have a wood stove in the lower level. That's a plus because we can always keep the house warm enough even without power. We had to do that a few years ago when we didn't have a generator.

      Aiken

      Delete
    5. Averyl, like you, we have a stand-by generator that will power the entire house with a few extension. We also have a jotul stove that runs on propane that doesn't need electricity, just the fan won't come on if we didn't have the generator. So, we'd be all set with heat. You need these things if you live in New England, as we do.

      Delete
  2. What a neat use for a plate! Have the odd hand-painted solo beauties inhabiting the back of cupboards - what a cool idea to repurpose and showcase them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really is clever and good looking.

      Delete
  3. Somehow, those two thin candles seems to be a bit paltry for this "cyclone bomb." All I know is "there's a wicked-big stawm comin'."

    Looking out at the snow falling this morning before the light came fully up, I had that surreal feeling that something wicked this way comes.

    Stay warm everyone!

    Aiken

    ReplyDelete
  4. Got down to 38 here in Palm Beach last night. Maybe that low again tonight. Nice no to hear the A/C click on. Stay warm up there!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Does anyone have a source for those candle sconces which display plates? I could really use those!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Imari? Swoon. Hope it's up there tight!

    ReplyDelete