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Old 09-23-2005, 03:45 AM
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Are storm windows any good?

We might stay and ride this thing out because of the traffic.
The house has storm widnows on it,But are they any good? We never needed them yet.
What I'm also afraid of is,My trucks get about 14 MPG and on a full tank and empty bed shes get 266 Miles to a tank,but thats not even to the stateline of Arkansas and EVERY gas station here is bone dry and shut down,That I'll run outta gas in the middle of nowhare......
But thank god the state is sending in tank trucks that hold 1,800 gallons of gas and they are giving away 10 free gallons so people can get out of here.(But they are taking FOREVER to get here!!!)

How much gas does a lawnmower hold?
How about a oklahoma credit card,What do I need?
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Old 09-23-2005, 04:43 AM
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Storm windows wont hold up, we used to have them on our front porch and during one storm (maybe 50 mph hr winds) we lost 4 of them, they blew right in. The windows were older but i still wouldnt trust just storm windows.
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Old 09-23-2005, 04:49 AM
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"Storm" windows as I know them were the windows we put on in the fall to help keep the snow and cold out. Storm shutters are good for high winds and hail and by "high" winds I DO NOT mean hurricanes. If you really intend to stay get to an interior room and pile up as much furniture and as many matresses as possible around you. A tree branch will penetrate concrete in a tornado I can only guess at what a hurricane is capable of. Personally, I would haul my butt outa there!!!
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Old 09-23-2005, 05:37 AM
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Personally, I would haul my butt outa there!!!
We would have but Houston highways have people from a number of counties and galveston all on these certain highways traffic is backed up for miles and miles and miles,People are running out of gas,the state is sending gas in but its taking forever to get here,the heat is even worse,highways are parking lots,medians are bed,Its terrible.
I hope these storm windows hold up though....

Edit: Medians are being used as beds,People are sleeping on them. Saw on the news this morning.

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Old 09-23-2005, 07:11 AM
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I agree with Hippie, get out of there.

I just heard on the news that the traffic has let up some.
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Old 09-23-2005, 07:19 AM
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Storm windows aren't going to be much good when the rest of the house is blown apart by 140+ mph winds for 15 or so hours.

You need to evacuate.
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:25 AM
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We would have but Houston highways have people from a number of counties and galveston all on these certain highways traffic is backed up for miles and miles and miles,People are running out of gas,the state is sending gas in but its taking forever to get here,the heat is even worse,highways are parking lots,medians are bed,Its terrible.
I hope these storm windows hold up though....
Storm windows are good for just that...a storm. I don't believe that anyone makes Hurricane Windows.
Is the highway the only way out of Houston? There are no country roads in Texas? I feel sorry for the people that decide to stay and ride it out.You need to pack your ***** and go...no excuses!
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Good luck Cruise, your all in my prayers.
I don't think storm windows will hold up against that, Myself Id put as many boards as I could on those windows. IMO I don't blame you for staying as you said you could end up in the middle of nowhere and get hit by Rita with only your truck to protect you.
But if it were me, Id be high tailing it outta there.

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Old 09-23-2005, 09:33 AM
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How about a oklahoma credit card,What do I need?
Lol.
Well since I live in Oklahoma I can tell you a little about the Oklahoma Credit Card. it is slowly being phased out by the Oklahoma gas Card.
This is basically just a new method with less waste and doesn't leave that bitter taste in your mouth.
You simply insert the plastic into the tank as before but instead of sucking on the OCC and getting gas in your mouth you blow into the tank and the pressure created will push the fuel out the hose with no chance of tasting or swallowing gas!
I hope this vital information has reached you in time!

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Old 09-23-2005, 03:36 PM
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What I'm also afraid of is,My trucks get about 14 MPG and on a full tank and empty bed shes get 266 Miles to a tank,but thats not even to the stateline of Arkansas and EVERY gas station here is bone dry and shut down,That I'll run outta gas in the middle of nowhare......


I would put a few full 5 gallon gas cans in the bed, that should get you out.
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Old 09-23-2005, 03:39 PM
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This is basically just a new method with less waste and doesn't leave that bitter taste in your mouth.
You simply insert the plastic into the tank as before but instead of sucking on the OCC and getting gas in your mouth you blow into the tank and the pressure created will push the fuel out the hose with no chance of tasting or swallowing gas!
I hope this vital information has reached you in time!


How are you going to blow air into the tank and get pressure, you won't have enough of a seal?
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How are you going to blow air into the tank and get pressure, you won't have enough of a seal?
After you get the hose in the tank you rap a rag around it and pack in around the filler neck as tight as you can. Works for me when I need gas the mower.
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Old 09-23-2005, 04:18 PM
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After you get the hose in the tank you rap a rag around it and pack in around the filler neck as tight as you can. Works for me when I need gas the mower.

Then you blow into the hose? Where does the gas come out?
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Then you blow into the hose? Where does the gas come out?
The hose you use is the same as you would use for a siphon hose. Once you get the tank pressurized then then you just take your mouth off the hose and stick the hose in a gas can and it will flow from the pressure in the tank then remove the rag and it will continue to siphon.
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Old 09-23-2005, 05:00 PM
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According to the news its heading NE towards LA,But like women,these things are very un-predictable.
Thanks for the support guys,I appreciate it.
I hope everyone gets through this without major loss. I just taped the ***** out of the windows with duct tape and put a tarp over the truck.
We'll see what happend s from there.
Talk to you guys later.
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