Southeast Texas?

texasking

Promoted Users
If it ever got that cold here, we wouldn't have power for a year. Maybe your power people need to call our power people and explain how to keep the electricity on below freezing:) As of today, 1.4 million customers, households not people, in the 9 county Houston area still without power and many of those without water, or water they have to boil. People freezing to death or dying from carbon monoxide poisoning trying to stay warm because of incompetence at the state level.
 
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Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
Thank crash, guys. I like this thread
But then a couple of nasty political posts that are not allowed.
I had a couple of complaints, so crash said I froze it until I could review it.

99 % of the people may agree with the posts deleted, but this forum does not allow it.
Thanks for your understanding.
Barry
 

crashtech

Combo Man
Hopefully we can think of the SPI forum as a little oasis away from politics. We're coming here because of our interest in SPI products, refinishing, and related topics, and our mutual respect is built around the quality of the knowledge we bring on that subject. Most of us would like to stay focused on what SPI is meant to do, which is produce top quality finishes worthy of the best vehicles. Anything divisive can only end up hurting the main mission of this board. I hope everyone can understand and respect that.
 

Brad J.

Oldtimer
Is your shop floor heated with radiant hot water system in the slab?
Yes. Most of the winter when it's in the 20-30's you hardly know it's warmer. When it's -17 like yesterday morning it's toasty warm because it has to run more to keep everything heated. Watertemp in the floor is around 100 degrees but the floor is never that hot. I just took an infrared and it said 78 degrees floor temp with the thermostat set on 70 degrees.

I liked it so much I ran tubes in the floor joists of the house before I finished the basement. I wouldn't go back to forced air.
 

texasking

Promoted Users
Definitely on the downhill side of this mess. Five days of below freezing weather at my house. Still have snow left in my yard from Sunday night. Never remember it lasting this long. Today got up in the 40's, another hard freeze tonight, then it's over. The big problem now is water. Broken pipes everywhere, and no fittings or pipe to fix it all. Plumbers are doing very well, right now :)
 

RosharonRooster

Promoted Users
Had a couple leaks in the shop. Pvc easy fix. My dad who is 83 has a busted pipe in attic and its cast iron from 1965. Of course its way in the corner the hardest possible area to get to. Overall my family made out much better that others but we live 40 mins south of the big city. Closer to the coast. Back to block sanding and 2k tomorrow supposed to be in the low 60s..."low 60s" just how I like my cars!!!
 

texasking

Promoted Users
We were quite lucky in North Texas. Power on/off in one hour cycles for four days so no broken pipes. Low temperature of -4. We have a good water supply. Others fared much worse.

Don
Why the power companies didn't do that down here is a mystery. Millions of homes with no power for 3-4 days, while others (like me) never lost power. I still had a pipe bust in the garage that fed only an outdoor faucet, but feel very blessed, seeing what my neighbors are going through.
 
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RosharonRooster

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Why the power companies didn't do that down here is a mystery. Millions of homes with no power for 3-4 days, while others (like me) never lost power. I still had a pipe bust in the garage that fed only an outdoor faucet, but feel very blessed seeing what my neighbors are going through.
Alot of questions and no so much answers. Everyone pointing fingers at each other. Much like insurance companies and wind storm insurance. It's not right. You got people on tv grand standing and hot doggin while some people are in 45 degree living rooms who have paid their bills on time for 50 years in the same house. Like my dad. The customers should put Centerpoint on notice. When the bill comes. Put them on a "rolling payment plan"
 

dhutton01

Promoted Users
Why the power companies didn't do that down here is a mystery. Millions of homes with no power for 3-4 days, while others (like me) never lost power. I still had a pipe bust in the garage that fed only an outdoor faucet, but feel very blessed seeing what my neighbors are going through.
We have a small county wide electric coop that seems to have their act together. Over in Fort Worth and Dallas etc they did not fare so well with folks going without power for 3-4 days.

I’m also seeing reports of folks getting huge electric bills because they had signed up with power resellers who didn’t have fixed rates. When the spot price of electricity shot up to $9000 from $50 their goose was cooked. Some are looking at $17000 electric bills. How does someone pay a $17000 electric bill?

Don
 

RosharonRooster

Promoted Users
We have a small county wide electric coop that seems to have their act together. Over in Fort Worth and Dallas etc they did not fare so well with folks going without power for 3-4 days.

I’m also seeing reports of folks getting huge electric bills because they had signed up with power resellers who didn’t have fixed rates. When the spot price of electricity shot up to $9000 from $50 their goose was cooked. Some are looking at $17000 electric bills. How does someone pay a $17000 electric bill?

Don
My wife said something about that earlier. We are on fixed rates. I wish someone would come ask me for that amount for electricity. I'd laugh so hard id get a hernia
 
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