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Old 02-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #20
motoretro OP
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I agree that multi-fuel looks like the way to go. Even with a fuel stabilizer, I could not believe the coating of yellowish residue on everything. My only concern w/ propane is the associated power loss. At this point I'm going to empty both carb and tank on Generator after using and keep a 2 gallon container on hand and recycle into family vehicles every 4 weeks to maintain a reasonably fresh supply of fuel. Most of our power outages are 2-3 hours so the 2 gallons will suffice. Anything longer and I'll siphon out of my truck.
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Originally Posted by jeep44 View Post
I've put a kit on my generator that allows me to use either gasoline, natural gas,or propane. I got it from the same place that is linked early in this thread. Aside from always having a clean carb, my thinking was that whenever a power outage hits, you are usually stuck with just the gasoline you have on hand, but the natural gas supply is almost never disrupted. My son found out about how useless a gasoline generator is during Hurricane Sandy-long,long lines to get a single can of expensive, cash-only gasoline. Now he has a tri-fuel generator like mine.
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