mdmf007 wrote:Gyre -
If you have any concrete available you can bolt it to the concrete with concrete anchors, then weld the nuts in place - grinding the welds off to remove the genny when done.
would be cheaper than the chain you speak of at 7-10 bucks a foot.
SilverOrange wrote:Gyre, I wish I could remember where I got that chain from, but it was a few years ago. I remember that I had to order it by length because they didn't want to cut it for me. It required cutting with a torch or grinder. I know I couldn't find it at the big box stores, and maybe that's why. Unfortunatly there's a lot of variables in heat treating like what the base metal and carbon content is and the method of heat treating. I'm no metallurgist but I believe case hardening could be a different process than heat treating is.
mdmf007 wrote:The locks like I pointed out and in your picture post are easily defeated with bolt cutters. The cutters dont cut the lock - they simply mangle the shit out of it until the bolt is out of the frame entirely.
gyre wrote:The fencing in the area is pretty inadequate now.
I did think about a cage, but on the steps, it would be difficult.
As long as I am home, the generator acts as an alarm if it is unplugged.
If I am not at home, I don't think anyone would respond fast enough to help.
Storms have taken out power lines all over the city.
We haven't attached the I-beam because my friend's shop still has no 3-phase power.
In my case, the utility company wants me to pay $1300 for an old paid off bill.
They claim they "forgot" to charge me for over a year for electricity.
As is standard practice with them, they accused me of stealing the electricity.
During the same period, they reviewed the account and meter and declared everything to be fine.
They also tried to withdraw (steal) the money from an account they no longer had access to and then claimed I wrote them bad checks.
This is not the first time I have had problems with them.
They have stalled and lied to me for months as I have tried to resolve this.
Without an attorney, you have no chance with them.
Legal Services is going to use me as a test case to see if they have changed their hearings to provide due process.
Always a joke in the past.
There were recent scandals and they claimed they became more reasonable.
The attorneys say they are getting worse.
They assert the "right" to "adjust" bills 3 years after they make a mistake.
And they do this by cutting off power and demanding full payment.
Then they want a huge deposit for your ruined credit.
They were caught letting politicians owe tens of thousands without paying, while cutting off people over minor amounts.
It is routine for them to lie and falsify their records, even over minor things.
wedeliver wrote:did you think of sticking something like a dog kennel chain link fence around the genny. If it is accessable, the carborator can be stolen, the gas can be siphoned. they could steal the spark plug. OMG we are not safe... (whats going on with the power company? was the meter running fast or something?)
did ja read about those alarms... I use the reporter here and it is really reliable and notifies me when we have visitors.
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