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You know, a lot of heat + third world electric connections = power outage every 2 days guaranteed.

So, what can I do when my entire work (software developer) plus my woodworking project require... power tools?.

Organize, categorize and store wood...



I've got a long way to go, but it's a start!, luckily the power came back a few mins ago.
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computer wise..
a major level APC UPS...
Sistema de energía ininterrumpible (UPS)|APC
redundantly/mirror auto save your work every 30 - 60 seconds...
or continuously...

power tools... back up generator w/ auto switching...
Generac Home Backup Power | Home & Portable Generator | Generac Power Systems

no back ups...
make sure everything is turned off/unplugged before the power comes back on to avoid surge damage/corruption..

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Yeah, I could buy one of those I guess. Still I save all my sensitive work regularly.
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The Honda EU 2000 is a good option for running computers when needed. At softball tournaments, I ran 8 laptops (hooked to external monitors), a printer and a big warehouse type fan.

The generator is quiet, and gets good gas mileage!

Mine can be connected to a second one to give 4000 watts for a bigger load. I modified a plastic boat 6 gallon gas can so I could hook up to it. Never run out of gas that way during the tournament.

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You know, a lot of heat + third world electric connections = power outage every 2 days guaranteed.

So, what can I do when my entire work (software developer) plus my woodworking project require... power tools?.

Organize, categorize and store wood...



I've got a long way to go, but it's a start!, luckily the power came back a few mins ago.
Guess you get out the handsaws and handplanes, You have a Brace and bit to drill holes? You can also use this down time to sharpen your tools, planes,chisels, HS saw blades, dump the shop vac canister, sweep and clean up the shop area, stuff like that.

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Several decades ago, New York City had a blackout due to two generators going down. Power usage was figured at one generator down. Nine months later the hospital delivery rooms saw the result of the blackout.

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But it's already such a neat pile.

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An anecdote...

During the 2000 Olympics, to which, I was told, IBM supplied all the computers, there was an outage (blackout) at one of the venues..Mild panic ensured until some one realised that they were using lap tops which could power on under their own batteries.....
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Several decades ago, New York City had a blackout due to two generators going down. Power usage was figured at one generator down. Nine months later the hospital delivery rooms saw the result of the blackout.
What happened?.
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But it's already such a neat pile.
I know right??
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