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    Slightly OT but your post made me curious...How big are greyhounds?

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    I like the radar pix on bom.gov.au and I like "latest observations" too.

    I also try to pay attention to the CFS website (fires).

    If there are thunderstorms, I go round unplugging everything electrical I care about - so no internet until they're gone. But I can still check the radar pix with my mobile phone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    Slightly OT but your post made me curious...How big are greyhounds?
    They can range in size, currently I have 2 sisters that are about 25kgs, a boy who is about 28kgs, my girl in the pic is about 30kgs, but we have a few monsters in kennels that apparently are up to 42kgs!

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    Eek

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    I've have been obsessed with the BOM radar too. Especially recently, as I have watched storms approaching, got all excited that we might have rain and then watched it just miss us aarrgghh!. We have had some decent rain over Christmas, though, which is the BEST Christmas present. I now have a full pool, a green lawn and a full water tank. Yay.

    More storms due today, finger crossed. Lets hope I'm not moaning about flooding in a few days. You never know with Queensland.

    Hyacinth, we have all our expensive electrical items plugged into surge protectors which means they are safe from storms etc, great idea.
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    Do surge protectors work?

    I've got most of my stuff plugged into surge protectors, but not the phone line - so there is a risk there. Plus Lightning carries an enormous amount of power - more than enough to fry most surge protectors - so a really close strike is going to kill your stuff if it is plugged in (to electricity or phone wire or TV arial). A high quality surge protector will reduce the chance and protect from every day line surges and brown outs and more distant lightning strikes. Ie a closer strike might set your house on fire and you lose your stuff that way.

    I prefer to go around and unplug everything. Except the fridge. If that fries - I'll take my chances with the insurance company.

    Cheap surge protectors are probably a waste of money. The article includes a list of specs you should be looking for with a surge protector.

    PS this article is even more blunt about why I unplug things...
    http://electronics.howstuffworks.com...protector5.htm
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 01-02-2010 at 12:57 PM.

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    OH is well into his IT and technology so I know he spent a fortune on the surge protectors. I imagine they are top of the range. (I actually remember having a go at him for spending so much money on them, probably a good idea given what you say about the cheaper ones, but I won't tell him LOL)
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    have any of you been up in the high country becluse the weather up ther is unproticable one min its sunny and the next its storms just like that legend said that you have to treat it like a wild horse it can never be thrusted

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    The dogs are NOT happy with the storms down here on the peninsula.
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    39 in Perth tomorrow - YUK!

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