Yesterday, while Gaylord was being hit by a tornado, we prepared our homestead for possible 70 mph wind and hail the size of ping pong balls.The damaging storm was over Traverse City and moving closer to us as I worked on the solar panels.In order to reduce the risk of hail damage to your solar panels the best thing you can do is put them in a vertical position. It was hard with the wind blowing so I could not get the totally vertical but I did what I could.Next I put extra cross bracing between the solar panel frames and the upright 4x4 posts to stop them from swaying in the wind. I did this with all our solar panels.On the gates we have four 2x4s as supports between the gates and we put piles of cement blocks at the bottom to stop them from swinging and possibly ripping off the hinges.I forgot to mention that we also have ropes tied to anything that is not moving to secure all the fence posts. The tractor, trailers and even Michelle's play house are used to secure the fence from blowing over.Fortunately we did not get the bad storms that hit all around us though.Thanks for watching. Please Subscribe & follow my daily videos.Troyhttp://www.thedoityourselfworld.comhttp://www.theoffgridproject.comThe Do It Yourself World and The Off Grid Project are trademarks under The Do It Yourself World LLC-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHECK OUT OUR OTHER CHANNELS:Off Grid Homesteading With Melanie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFRwlShDuXP5WXdtXV15rAQThe Do It Yourself World Electronics: https://www.diytube.video/channel/2/TR Tech Tactical & Survival: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChPdsvwahC2wh8lvWs6ud4g-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join our Patreon account for special videos and footage, prizes, gifts and more: https://www.patreon.com/TheDoItYourselfWorldJoin DIY Tube Video Community and get paid for just about everything you do on there.http://www.diytube.video-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Note: Copying this video, in part or in full, is a violation of copyright unless the user has express permission from the owner. Violation of this copyright will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law.If you make a purchase of a product through a link that I provide I may earn a small commission on that purchase. Thank you.I do not get paid to endorse products although I may, at times, review a product given to me for free. I am not paid for my reviews. If I purchase a product myself for review I will disclose that in the video. - Homesteading - 40752The Do It Yourself World

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How We Prepared For Possible 70mph Wind And Hail At The Homestead

How We Prepared For Possible 70mph Wind And Hail At The Homestead

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Yesterday, while Gaylord was being hit by a tornado, we prepared our homestead for possible 70 mph wind and hail the size of ping pong balls.

The damaging storm was over Traverse City and moving closer to us as I worked on the solar panels.

In order to reduce the risk of hail damage to your solar panels the best thing you can do is put them in a vertical position. It was hard with the wind blowing so I could not get the totally vertical but I did what I could.

Next I put extra cross bracing between the solar panel frames and the upright 4x4 posts to stop them from swaying in the wind. I did this with all our solar panels.

On the gates we have four 2x4s as supports between the gates and we put piles of cement blocks at the bottom to stop them from swinging and possibly ripping off the hinges.

I forgot to mention that we also have ropes tied to anything that is not moving to secure all the fence posts. The tractor, trailers and even Michelle's play house are used to secure the fence from blowing over.

Fortunately we did not get the bad storms that hit all around us though.

Thanks for watching. Please Subscribe & follow my daily videos.

Troy
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http://www.theoffgridproject.com

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