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We live in the southern part of the U.S. and are going to buy a stand-by generator to supply emergency electrical power to our home. Our outages occur mostly in the summer when the
temperatures are 90-100 degrees and the humidity is 95%. Loss of power lasts a few hours 5-6 times a year. Major outages average 4-5 days once a year. We are trying to decide if we should buy a liquid or an air cooled generator. Local suppliers are split about 50:50 with their opinions. What do you suggest?
I found solar lights at Walmart that were pretty much the same size as the top of a canning jar. I bought a box of a dozen clear generic canning jars at Walmart. And I bought bags of flat florist gems at the dollar store.
I removed the cylinder with the ground spike from the solar light and put a thin line of clear silicone caulk around the outside of the jar ring then put the light on top. After the caulk dried attach flat florist gems around the jar ring and around the little edge at the bottom of the clear shade of the solar light. Then I threw in about 50 florist gems inside the jar for stability outside along my wall. I wanted to use red gems but they didn't have any. Next trip to the Dollar Store :)