Looks like I missed the coffee again. Almost time to start Sunday's pot...
LsFarm wrote:Next I go in and fire up the coffee pot.. and you should have heard the generator when the coffepot heater kicked on !! I don't know what the wattage is for this thing, but It's significant.
I had a similar experience with a Crockpot...it put the generator right on its knees! Our latest coffeepot has a well insulated carafe, so once the coffee is brewed there is no electrical load; the coffee stays hot for hours.
LsFarm wrote:it's a fine mesh cylinder/filter in a sediment bowl.. and it's full of slimy crud, the filter is solid.. I peel the 1/8" thick layer or snot off the screen, blow it out with brake clean and air. and replace.. the engine starts and runs. but not much better.. HMM I thought this tractor had only one filter.. so off comes the engine shroud, and there it is, another, larger sediment bowl, this one with a pleated paper filter.. it really doesn't look that bad, but when I start spraying it down with brake-kleen, I see I'm washing off a layer of crud..
Do you have a bulk diesel tank for your equipment? Full-flow filter on the bulk tank? You may have a microbial problem in the tank, or perhaps the fuel is just breaking down and the filters plugged with "asphaltene" compounds. This is a real problem with today's crap fuel (especially if it sits around for a few months). Fleetguard (Cummins) has introduced their own additive to help combat the issue, and of course there are other fuel stabilizers that help. Some quick reading:http://fuelschool.blogspot.com/2009/02/ ... lters.htmlhttp://deliveryskipper.com/tech/fuel/index.html