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Nothing as technical as that Mick, having isolated the consumer unit I have a lead with a 13a plug on each end to connect it to the mains in the garage. This is only the second time we have needed it in probably 7 or 8 years.

Its not much over 2kw, single cylinder diesel electric start, this is only the second time I have used it in anger and its run for about 10 hours on less than a gallon of diesel. I bought it some time ago for about £150 and it was well secondhand then.

It runs the lights, fridge and freezer, TV, and boiler and computer with no problem and the water pump although it struggles a bit when it starts, I even tried it on a 1kw convector heater and it coped.

Chinese of course, you can still buy them new for under £600. Very noisy though. Power came back at about 6.30pm from about 7.00 this morning.

We have our own well Neil.

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Re: Snow good!

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Here is how the storm is being reported by the Australian national broadcaster:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-28/ ... /100656710

No wonder a number of you have reported damage!
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Unexpectedly this morning...
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Off out in a bit to give the Grip Control some stick :-D
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Thanks for the Australian report, better than ours I think. We were without electricity for more than 12 hours. Then it went off again about midnight but not for very long.

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Armidillo wrote:
28 Nov 2021, 02:57
Here is how the storm is being reported by the Australian national broadcaster:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-28/ ... /100656710

No wonder a number of you have reported damage!
Almost identical to the Beeb and Northern Echo reports.
Ice and snow here but not much really. -0.1⁰C here during the night, 2.2⁰ and rising now.
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RichardW wrote:
28 Nov 2021, 09:39
Unexpectedly this morning...

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Off out in a bit to give the Grip Control some stick :-D
I hope you don't have Bridgestones on if you do Richard - useless in snow ice on anything other than a flat road! :-D . Just had all my (still newish) Bridgestone tyres removed and replaced with Cross Climate+. Ready for anything now.
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...and from November the previous entry here on Gibbo's nicely-titled thread to today March 31st, and the Winter months passed with not a decent sledgingsworth of snow, we have a final flurry just before April comes in.

It will be gone as quickly as it came so an early bit of shutter clickage from me.
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Same here, plenty yesterday too but short lived.
Tons of it during the night, mostly hail that woke me up a few times.
Since taking those it came down again while I was making coffee, all gone again now.
Will give the planned gardening a miss again today, it is 4° out there again. It was 34°C on Tuesday in direct sunlight in the garden, 22° in the shade.
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No sign of anything white in Hertfordshire, and currently 6°C outside. May have to stick with indoor jobs today. :)
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I have my washing machine in bits, should keep me in for a while.
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myglaren wrote:
31 Mar 2022, 09:33
I have my washing machine in bits, should keep me in for a while.
Be careful it doesn't soften you up too much Steve! :-D
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Bright sunshine here but very cold in the wind. Snowy showers just a little further north around the MIdlands I'm told.