What does your pond look like ... Today?


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Mr. P has done a good bit of homework and really wants to get it. I thought reading the bid might dissuade him this morning, but nope....her wants it. Installation would be in Sept / Oct time frame. $$$$$$$$$


We're thinking of the whole house generator that auto switches to natural gas.
There's a new version that works off a tesla car battery basicly it will run. Average house a few days not sure but sounds intriguing set that up with solar and your off the grid sorta spee
Mr. P has done a good bit of homework and really wants to get it. I thought reading the bid might dissuade him this morning, but nope....her wants it. Installation would be in Sept / Oct time frame. $$$$$$$$$


We're thinking of the whole house generator that auto switches to natural gas.
Neighbor did his last year 8,000
 
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I recently bought a 20KW Cummins whole house generator. I will have it hooked up soon. It uses natural gas. I did a lot of research before purchasing this model and brand. We get a lot of blackouts in Southern California, especially last summer. This unit will auto maintain, auto start and switch power. It will more than run my whole house and spa. It is just outside our bedroom and will run at a very quiet 65DB.


Cummins RS20AC 20KW Dual Natural gas and propane with 200amp auto switch​

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If you are not that committed, this is what we have been using for the last few years. It is a very quiet 4500 watt gas or propane generator. I have only used propane since it can sit forever and not go bad. It also runs quieter on propane at less watts. It starts right up with a button every time and if you shut the door you can not hear it from inside. It is even quieter than the cummins. The only downside is you have to drag it in place, connect a propane tank then run cords thru the house. It will not run the 240V AC/Heater or SPA but pretty much everything else.

This model is a Westinghouse but I believe Cummins now makes it.

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Ahhh. All the plants are so gorgeous. I don't have the right set up for plants but I wish I did. So pretty everyone!!
 

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Went out and yanked bog and pond plants, everything growing way fast. The bog dropped by 1.5 inches as soon as I got all the obstructions removed ie plants. The little pond dropped by two inches after I got the flow better ie to the small waterfall. Found a weeping issue due to the plants backing up the water. Been losing a bit more water than evaporation would allow for.

No snake even with tromping around in the ponds and bog. Clothes turned brown with mud slinging around.

Thrilled though did see a tiny frog, tail slowly disappearing, that managed to survive the snake massacre.
 
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I recently bought a 20KW Cummins whole house generator. I will have it hooked up soon. It uses natural gas. I did a lot of research before purchasing this model and brand. We get a lot of blackouts in Southern California, especially last summer. This unit will auto maintain, auto start and switch power. It will more than run my whole house and spa. It is just outside our bedroom and will run at a very quiet 65DB.


Cummins RS20AC 20KW Dual Natural gas and propane with 200amp auto switch​

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The one hubby is looking at is a 24KW Generac. I think he said it runs at 67 DB. We never used to have so many power outages, but have many more severe storms in recent years. We live in an area with lots of trees and unfortunately many fall in these storms and cause power outages.
 
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The one hubby is looking at is a 24KW Generac. I think he said it runs at 67 DB. We never used to have so many power outages, but have many more severe storms in recent years. We live in an area with lots of trees and unfortunately many fall in these storms and cause power outages.
Go figure your state has been working on the grid for a decade in a major way. I Imagine your rates have skyrocketed
 
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Go figure your state has been working on the grid for a decade in a major way. I Imagine your rates have skyrocketed
Are you saying Ohio has been working on their power grid? Yes our rates have gone up. Our county had an agreement with a supplier but it was recently canceled as they were losing money on the deal.
 
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i was in ohio about 8 years ago working on the grid. And i was not alone they were re-doing the entire state. From what i understand they are still doing so
 

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We had a big storm a couple days ago and a tornado touched down within a few miles of us. We were without power for over 48 hours and it was hot and humid - ugh ! Turned the hose jet on high every four hours to agitate pond's surface and add Prime. Also churned the pond with an empty bucket. Not fun in the middle of the night by the flash light on your phone :(

I told hubby if koi didn't survive, I was done...no more pond! We had a power outage some years back, but koi were small and didn't need as much O2. Power was restored this afternoon and all koi survived . Ironically this morning was our long awaited appointment for an estimate for a whole house generator!
As a storm chaser, I'd give anything to have been there. I have an unhealthy obsession with violent weather. Wind, hail, tornadoes, derechos, lightning, etc. Glad y'all are safe though!

One thing that might help in the future is one of those solar or battery powered air pumps like those used for livewells or stocktanks as an emergency aerator. Glad this had a happy ending. Koi are like family.
 
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Kinda depressing. It’s mid-July and my pond is bare of aquatic plants. Due to some personal circumstances, I wasn’t able to purchase plants when they were available at a local nursery. :(
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