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Old 02-06-2014, 05:15 PM   #11
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Did you put stacks on it to get the exhaust out of your garage?
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:14 PM   #12
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Yes. That's what's what I did.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:11 PM   #13
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darn it! i thought the stacks were a performance addition!
in all seriousness, if you are going to buy a generator, esp one you plan to keep and possibly power your fridge or a space heater in addition to your tank, go diesel. not only does diesel fuel not settle like gasoline, but diesel generators tend to hold their output ratings better than gasoline. (prob due to much lower and more linear torque curve in the motor)
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Finding diesel *portable* gennies is harder than it sounds. Not many places carry them, and those that do are $$$.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:07 PM   #15
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My gas 3500 watt generated, starts every time with one pull, by the time you depend the money on a large inverter, and run your car for 4-8 hours, consider the gas your car will burn and the engine wear, its cheaper and more convenient to have a stand by generator. My 3500 watt powers 90% of my house. I also installed a transfer switch so, plug it in outside and throw a few breakers inside and power to the most of my house. I use stabilize in the fuel and fire it up every few months
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That's the preferred way to go, but many don't get their act together to do it right. It is also fairly costly. But losing a tank full of fish and coral is worse. My biggest danger is I am not home when the power fails. Would like to have one of those auto start systems that runs on natural gas but again, lots of bucks. It's on my Xmas list.
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Its more the cost of having them installed, the price of the units is double and then 50% more for installation, so they end up being 3-4 times the cost of a stand by. But it sure would be nice
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Something the wife and I have agreed on is a whole home generator that runs on natural gas. We had rolling blackouts a few years ago and got tired of them. I have a honda 2500 that does pretty good, but taking it out of the 5th wheel and setting everything up plus bringing it up the driveway is a pain. Works but def gonna do the whole home gen in the next year. Just gotta figure out how to run the important stuff only when power goes out.
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My inverter is 500W and battery is 300 CCA and it runs my 38 gallon with light heater and return pump for about 6 hours. If the battery would die just take it out and recharge it with your vehicle.
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Some of these larger tanks may not get that long of a charge because of the pull, but I'm curious if you were to maybe stack them...
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