nonprofits,local leaders & Grt.New Haven business sharing information
No power, no water at your house?
A. If you have a water tank you have upwards of 50 gallons of potable water in your basement.
1. Turn of the pilot so the water heater does not burn out.
2. Open a facet at the highest level of your home so air can get into the system
3. Take water from your water tank through the faucet at the bottom of the tank, once you drain it do not for get to shut the Faucet off.
4. Remember, no hot water until you start the water heater up again.
B. Auto parts stores sell DC to AC converters for your vehicle. Purchase the best one available, it will come with instructions. You should be able to run a well pump with the generated electricity or keep a few lights on. WILL not sever as a generator for the house. PLEASE BE MINDFUL of where the EXHAUST of the vehicle is going.
Sample of this item: http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-PV150-Portable-Inverter/dp/B0000AI...
FIRST BE SAFE.