What kind of generator do you have?

Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: bksaun On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:15 am

Had a bad Ice storm in my area a few years ago, my neighbor bought a Honda 3000, I furnished the gas and we ran both houses,furnaces freezers and refridgerators lights too. The honda didn't even strain and ran just above an idle most of the time.

I think it cost him about $1700.00

BK
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Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:03 am

Matthaus wrote:
Devil5052 wrote:Is there such a thing as a low priced ( under $1,000)


Here is a 1KW Yamaha ultra quiet unit for under $1,000. They are pricy when considering the per KW costs but if you do a search on the internet you should be able to find something to meet your needs.

http://www.yamaha-propane-natural-gas-g ... 1000is.htm


If you want a super quiet, lightweight gasoline powered generator, look at the Honda and Yamaha models. The Eu line of Hondas can be running 3 feet away and you can carry on a normal conversation.


http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/gensup.asp
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: europachris On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:30 am

av8r wrote:If you want a super quiet, lightweight gasoline powered generator, look at the Honda and Yamaha models. The Eu line of Hondas can be running 3 feet away and you can carry on a normal conversation.


I agree. The Honda and Yamaha line of inverter generators are really nice. VERY quiet and fuel efficient (for a gasoline engine). Not cheap, but you get what you pay for. I'd stay away from the Chinese copies - I have heard bad things about their reliability.

I recall I measured my generator at well over 90dB at 3 feet even with the intake and exhaust silencing I added. Not something you want to take to the campground to keep your beer cold!
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Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: sandman On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:51 am

Yanche wrote:First select an engine based on the kind of fuel you normally would have, diesel (home heating oil), natural gas (re-jetted propane), propane or gasoline. There nothing worst than having a power outage, having the generator but not having good or sufficient fuel. The point is to use a fuel you have another use for and don't let it go stale. Noise is a consideration. 1800 RPM generators are less noisy. Generators designed for motor homes are the quietest. I've got a 15 KW whole house 1800 RPM 4-cyl diesel that I run on home heating oil. Bought cheap when the Y2K century change crisis never materialized. Many businesses ordered generators but never installed them. When there wasn't a problem they were returned, causing a glut of new but used generators.

Mine came with an automatic transfer switch that I've not installed. It would cost more than I'm willing to pay in materials and permits to do so. I just back feed my generator into the distribution panel via a removable 100 amp circuit breaker when needed. You need to be cautious but it's a safe method. My diesel has an one kilowatt electric block heater, intended to warm the coolant for instant start. I power it only when severe weather is predicted. Otherwise I depend on the manual start glow plugs.



the only thing you'd need to worry about is your neutral and ground, during one outage i had voltage across these.
something was funky on the street side.

all i doo now is check these with a meter and disconnect them from the main if needed.

as too pre heating your gen a small propane heater is a great back up in the event you weren't able to have the block heater on before the outage.

i have a 30kw 2-71 detroit. it runs at 1200rpm

my 2-71 is pre glow plugs so when it's below 30 it needs to be heated prior to starting.
i use a small propane heater or even better the heat from running the back up gas gen will work and power the house.
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Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:01 pm

I had always planned to buy a generator, outages are frequent here and with the cellar underground stream I knew one day the power would go out when I needed it most. The Nor'easter last April took care of that. The fire dept. pumped out the cellar and stayed until I returned with a generator.
I bought one at Home Depot (retail price--grrrr :x ).
It's a Coleman Powermate PM0645500, 5,500 watts, 120 and 240 volts., with a Yamaha MZ300 engine. I've used it 3 times, so far it's been very good. The next project (as if I don't have enough) is a manual transfer switch.
The generator has been able to power the refrigerator, freezer, pumps, fan on the stove, and some light with no problem. I just have to remember to keep my portable air tank full because the 2 tires on it loose air after several months.
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Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:09 pm

Matthaus wrote:
Devil5052 wrote:[.. Yamaha is a bit small though....looking for something in the 5000kw range..


Try this one, I was looking at these before I figured out i really don't need a whole house unit. I don't think you will find a tri-fuel unit for less than $1,500 for 5KW or more.

http://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com ... 377c9dc773


Exactly what I was looking for but still have to sell the wife.
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Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: bksaun On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:16 pm

Devil5052

SELL THE WIFE! OUTSTANDING MAN, GREAT IDEA ! In time for Christmas,think of the money I will save.....

Do I sell her by the pound or as a whole? I will help load, buyer will need a BIG truck!

BK


No wonder your name is devil.
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Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:35 pm

bksaun wrote:Devil5052

SELL THE WIFE! OUTSTANDING MAN, GREAT IDEA ! In time for Christmas,think of the money I will save.....

Do I sell her by the pound or as a whole? I will help load, buyer will need a BIG truck!

BK


No wonder your name is devil.


You will be in big trouble if your wife ever reads that post! :bop:
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Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:22 pm

I was at work the other day someone asked one of the other guys if they were done with christmas shopping .He said he wasn't getting his wife anything more till she used what he got her last year . They asked what that was . He responded "a cemetary plot" .That was pretty bad .


Wood'nCoal wrote:
bksaun wrote:Devil5052

SELL THE WIFE! OUTSTANDING MAN, GREAT IDEA ! In time for Christmas,think of the money I will save.....

Do I sell her by the pound or as a whole? I will help load, buyer will need a BIG truck!

BK


No wonder your name is devil.


You will be in big trouble if your wife ever reads that post! :bop:
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Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:08 pm

I rubbed my wife's back last night, caressed her arm, tickled her shoulder and ran my hand down her thigh. Then she asked, "why did you stop." That's when I replied, "I found the remote."
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Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:12 pm

traderfjp wrote:I rubbed my wife's back last night, caressed her arm, tickled her shoulder and ran my hand down her thigh. Then she asked, "why did you stop." That's when I replied, "I found the remote."




:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:02 pm

I've got a Generac 15kw propane fired unit. When I first started looking they made a water cooled 15 kw that was 1800rpm which is nice a quiet. Unfortunatley, when I was ready to buy, they had discontinued it and the smallest water cooled unit was 20 KW which was out of my price range. So I've got the air cooled 3600 rpm model which is not nearly as quiet. It works well though. I've got a 200 amp transfer switch and it runs every thing but the hot tub.
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Re: What kind of generator do you have?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:47 pm

coalkirk wrote: it runs every thing but the hot tub.


OMG, well that just won't do.....who could possibly put up with that. :lol:
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