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Old 08-21-2007, 08:02 PM
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I was wondering if anyone has had a standby generator installed and what size would be needed to run the central air in the event of a power outage.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:12 PM
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Can't say anything about a generator, but we have been here 6 months without a power outage. The last 24 years we lived in Tampa. Very, very few outages there also, I do remember one Dec 1983. It wasn't actually an outage, but a rolling blackout. It was Christmas and we had a devil of a time cooking our turkey.
I'd be interested if those who have lived here longer have lost their electricity. If so, was it very long?
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I HAVE BEEN HERE FOUR YEARS AND HAVEN'T HAD A POWER OUTAGE YET....EVERYTHING IS UNDERGROUND...........
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We bought almost three years ago and haven't heard of any outages, like Fumar points out utilities are underground. Then again my neighbor does have a pretty big (size of a refrigerator) stand by generator at her house, I hope I stay on her good side.
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We had one and needed it in Virginia. We have been here two years and while we talked about it, we don't see the need. No long blackouts here in two years even with the tornado and hurricanes.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:52 AM
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I was wondering if anyone has had a standby generator installed and what size would be needed to run the central air in the event of a power outage.
Had Belle electric GIVE AN ESTIMATE ON SIZE AND COST

Two types .. Portable 18,000 watt that plugs into your Breaker box $3300 installed..will run everything but AC

Stationary... 30000 watt will run everything, auto start $7,000 installed Check out Home Depot at Lowes
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I've been in my house since Feb '05 and think the power's gone down for maybe three minutes in maybe three instances! Not from storms, but some malfunction elsewhere. Yes, everything's underground!
The power company (Sumter Electric Coop or SECO) in Sumter County does NOT guarantee full-time service for those who may need it, (that is, perhaps someone in your household requires oxygen or other life-support machinery), so you might want to consider a generator, if it is needed.
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