Lesson learned: Something you might not know is wrong with your generator, and how to fix it

2021.10.26 01:22 DiezDedos Lesson learned: Something you might not know is wrong with your generator, and how to fix it

TL;DR at the bottom for those stuck in a disaster without power
I'm in one of the areas of N America that is experiencing record rainfall, and all the complications that come with it. I had prepared for power outages by keeping my equipment charged, and periodically running my generator for a few minutes to warm it up and make sure a family of mice hadn't established residence in the airbox or something. Therefore, when the power went out yesterday evening, I fired up the generator, happy I was still going to be able to bake my chicken pot pie. Once I was back inside, I was disappointed to find out there still wasn't any power in the house. I trudged back through the rain to make sure the extension cord was plugged in. The cord was firmly affixed, so I checked all the breakers, no issue. I tried a mixture of other extension cords, different electrical sockets, all to no avail. After awhile I got sick of fiddling around in the pouring rain as the genset dutifully turned gas into noise and fumes, all to make no power. I made the pot pie in the barbecue (which actually went pretty well), and went to bed. The next morning, I started the generator again and verified with my multimeter that every outlet was producing 0.0 volts, while happily burning up gas at $4.50/gallon. Time for research. Googling "generator runs but makes no power" revealed the culprit: a loss of "residual magnetism" or "remanence". I'm not an expert on magnetism, but for the purposes of generators, it's what you need to make a little bit of power on startup, so that you can make more power once you connect your appliances. Little did I know that every time I periodically ran my generator under no load, I was eliminating that magnetism. Thankfully there's an easy way to remagnetize it and produce power again. You'll need a car battery, jumper cables, and a couple bits of electrical wire. Essentially what you're doing is introducing a backflow of electricity into your generator which remagnetizes it to where it will produce usable power.

  1. start your generator. plug in a corded lamp or something to see when the generator starts putting out power
  2. attach one end of the jumper cables to your car battery, and the two bits of wire to the other end
  3. carefully insert the bare wires into one of the generator's electrical outlets, connecting the positive terminal of the battery to the positive plug, negative to negative. (positive is the smaller hole on the right in the US). Be warned, once the generator remagnetizes, it will start putting full electrical power through the wires. Make sure you are not touching any bare metal
  4. once your lamp or other indicating appliance lights up, immediately pull the wires out from the generator's electrical socket
I hope this helps you fine folks. Generators naturally lose their residual magnetism over time when they aren't run periodically. You can preserve it by running the generator under load and turning off the generator before unplugging the load. I personally leave a cheap incandescent lamp plugged into mine now. I can verify the generator is working and producing usable power, and leaving it turned on makes sure i never run the generator with no load
TL;DR
Is your generator running but not producing any power? It might have lost it's residual magnetism. You can fix it with a car battery, jumper cables, and a little bit of electrical wire
  1. start your generator. plug a lamp into one of the outlets if your generator has multiple outlets
  2. attach one end of the jumper cables to your car battery, and the two bits of wire to the other end
  3. carefully insert the bare wires into one of the generator's electrical outlets, connecting the positive terminal of the battery (the red one) to the positive plug, negative to negative. (positive is the smaller hole on the right in the US). Be warned, once the generator remagnetizes, it will start putting full electrical power through the wires. Make sure you are not touching any bare metal
  4. once your lamp lights up, immediately pull the wires out from the generator's electrical socket
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2021.10.26 01:22 Rubitrino Me (24M) and My Coworker (25M) and How to/Should I Ask Them Out

I (24M) talk to one of my coworkers (25M) who I have known for about 6 months and only have talked to them for about 3-4 months. I talk to him about once a week since where we work, it is quite busy constantly. I talk to my coworker closer to when our shift ends because that is when I take my break you could say. When I talk to him, I feel like the conversation is always very engaging and we will talk for what seems to be forever. Our conversations usually last about an hour or two without both of us realizing how much time has actually gone by. I genuinely like talking to him as a friend since it is super relatable.
Both him and I are the youngest at our company and being in our mid-20s we are both in that stage of figuring out what our mid-20s life goal is and what we are even doing. We both know what it is, and he is currently pursuing it. I am currently waiting for next year to, hopefully, start it (grad school). I think he is great to talk to. We talk about life, ambitions, dreams, career goals and our conversation goes everywhere. It is always engaging with back and forth questions. I feel as what attracts me to him as how driven and passionate he is. He is very motivated and futuristic and I think that is what I truly think about when looking for a partner (I mean who doesn't?). I don't feel as if I have found too many people that enjoy talking about their goals and ambitions and where they see themselves. Maybe it is because people don't want to talk about that, but as someone who has put themselves out their in the gay dating community, it just does not reflect like that whatsoever. Dating in the gay community almost feels very non-existent because it feels very much like hookup culture followed by "Oh actually, want to do something other than hooking up?" if it goes that far anyway (and that's not to say that there are not diamonds in the pile of dirt, but it constantly feels like there aren't any diamonds). Regardless, I feel that it just feels crazy to meet someone in person who brings that same energy.
There have been so many moments where we talk for quite awhile. I can recount one time where we talked to almost 8 PM on a Friday at the workplace. We get off at 5:30 PM and there we were just sitting at our desks talking for two hours when we could have gone home. Some of our conversations our food related. Him and I have the same ethnic background and so we talk about our upbringing and food a lot since the holidays are coming around. That being said, I bring him homemade food (from the food we talked about) as a friendly gesture. Not like a "I am bringing this to you as a way to ask you out", but as an actual friendly gesture and I view it specifically only as "I am bringing food to a friend".
So what is stopping me from asking him? Well I have a couple things. (1) I do not know if he is in a relationship. We have slightly talked about dating and from the small talks, it seems he is single based on how he described his current dating status. (2) I do not if he swings that way. As I mentioned, we have hardly talked about dating/relationships so I have no idea. I don't want to randomly bring that up either since talking about that in the workplace feels weird. Especially since workplace rumors are forever inevitable. (3) He is my coworker and I don't want to lose him as a friend. He is great. He is cool and I enjoy our relationship. I just don't want things to be awkward between us if I ask him. It is almost like is the risk worth the reward? I, myself, view things in that manner or in a " Do I Need This or Do I Just Want It?". I guess I have just always viewed things like this that sometimes I just don't go for the things that I would actually want or want to do.
But let's say I am past all of the above. How do I ask them out? I think a couple things worry me such as the male stigma. I would not say our friendship is a "bro-like" relationship, it is more like a nice friendship and I think if anyone were to describe us people would say that we are both "friendly people". I guess I hate how society views male to male interaction and I do not know how to phrase the question of asking them out/hanging with them if I do. I think the other stigma that I think about is the workplace one. We don't work on the same team and we hardly interact on projects or anything of the sort. Every now and then we ask questions about our work because we need info, but even that sometimes is rare. I, personally, am okay with dating him even though we work at the same place and I would not be constantly bothering them if I were dating him. And I am not just saying this to say this. I know the love drugs are real (believe me I have been on them before). I am saying this because (1) they need their own space. If we work at the same place, we will constantly see each other and it's healthy to spend time apart. And then the other reason (2) as I mentioned, our workplace is so busy. I only talk to him once a week because we are constantly flooded with work so I do not have the luxury of always interacting with people, so I know that I won't constantly be around them (I know what needs to be done because I have my deadlines and ongoing projects. Both current and future).
All in all, I like them. I truly feel like it is crazy to meet someone in real life that is very much like them (maybe because when you have apps like Grindr, the bar and expectations are just rock bottom). For all I know, it could be that he is a friendly person and enjoys talking to people, but I never see him talk to anyone else in the workplace unless it is about work or if someone goes talk to him about non-work related subjects. He is always at his desk busy and engaged in his work. I know I have so many questions, but I appreciate any advice about if I should even pursue asking them to how to ask them.
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