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Old 02-02-2011, 07:33 PM
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Stupid question from me:

Does this impact those who have gas heaters? Would your heat still work in a brown out?
Or if you have an old house with a floor furnace that has a gas pilot light, I don't think you're impacted by lack of electricity. The kind that'll give you waffle feet if you walk on it barefooted!!
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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We were without power for 8 and 1/2 hours today. Nice "rolling brownout". *eyeroll*
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:26 PM
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You probably had some other problems. Tree limb, transformer, etc.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:30 PM
 
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Stupid question from me:

Does this impact those who have gas heaters? Would your heat still work in a brown out?
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Or if you have an old house with a floor furnace that has a gas pilot light, I don't think you're impacted by lack of electricity. The kind that'll give you waffle feet if you walk on it barefooted!!
Also, the natural gas "panel" wall-mounted heaters that don't have a blower should also work during a power outage.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Pretty freaky. I don't think we had anything in 78258, but I was asleep the entire day, haha, so maybe that's why I missed out on it.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Rolling brownouts my ass! We lost power in our part of Wildhorse for over seven hours this afternoon, and it just came back a few minutes ago. It's 59 in the house right now, ten degrees cooler than usual and damn chilly!

My wife called CPS and they told her that it was taking so long because it was cold outside. Well, no kidding, because it's cold inside as well! I drove by the CPS trucks a few times over the so-called brownout and didn't see anyone, much less anyone working.

They also told her we needed to turn off as many appliances as possible. Well, both heaters are running and I've moved the thermometer up to 70. CPS can kiss my ass!

Cheers! M2
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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The thing is, last winter was rather brutal for America and Europe and looks like this winter has been, as well.

What if this becomes a regular thing? A huge Arctic blast or two every season even for San Antonio. How are we to handle it in the upcoming years?

Didn't we have a 16-degree night last season? I vaguely remember one such night last year, I think.

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Old 02-02-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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78254 and no brownouts or blackouts...

Wish we had some snow around the holidays....

I'm sick of seeing Santa in his shorts....
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:33 PM
 
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The thing is, last winter was rather brutal for America and Europe and looks like this winter has been, as well.

What if this becomes a regular thing? A huge Arctic blast or two every season even for San Antonio. How are we to handle it in the upcoming years?

Didn't we have a 16-degree night last season? I vaguely remember one such night last year, I think.
Last winter was the 8th coldest winter in San Antonio since records have been recorded and I'm sure it was much colder in North Texas. We had several mornings last year below 25 degrees. I think the difference is that we went from one extreme to another in a short period of time and the sub-freezing temperatures are lasting all day for a few days. Usually, we warm up to the 40s or 50s after really cold mornings.

Edit: After reading the article previously posted, I see that all of this was triggered by two pipes breaking.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:22 AM
 
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CPS didn't have a choice. ERCOT required CPS to do this. I blame ERCOT.
Let's say that I'm going to be nice and don't blame ERCOT....
have they said anything at all about what they plan to do to keep this from happening next time?
Or they are going to go with the 3rd World mentality of "It won't get this cold again"
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