Time to check your generators. Specifically, check the fuel line for cracking.

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Mambo Dave, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. Buzztail

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    Just a universal 7g from Amazon. They are shipped under a bunch of different names. I had to do some tweaking once it arrived, but it all worked out in the end. The “fuel gauge” is chit, and the cap is stamped metal that had some sharp edges.
    I’ll take some pics when I’m back at the house of what all I had to do if you’d like.

    My 15+ year old original plastic one had started to leak, so I had to replace it anyway. Might as well up the capacity
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  2. Flashdog

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    Agreed!!!! I can't sleep in silence. Fans, white noise machines, and yes. The hum of a generator.
    13 years as a boat engineer. Silence at sea, that's a horrible noise.
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  3. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Would like to see some sort of load sensing add on for the noise maker 5k, anyone have a lead? Vacuum operated perhaps, poor mans cruise control for genny?
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  4. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider Supporter

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    Yeah, I have a white noise machine. It is normally set on rain, mostly drowns out any outside noise.

    I went and bought a genny yesterday, probably bigger that what I need at 5500w. Filled a tub with water for drinking, and the neighbor has a pool if we need to flush toilets...
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  5. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider Supporter

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    This is a 4500 starting/3650 running watts, Champion China generator. Started right up. Says the fuel line is to be replaced every 3 years. Valve clearance checks every 100 hours.

    Not bad for $320 Got this thing at Camping World, they still have a lot of them in Ocala.
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  6. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better Supporter

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    Luckily I can see the whole length of fuel line on my Coleman 6250. It's pretty old but intact - for now. I always have Tygon fuel hose on hand for every piece of motorized equipment. Oil change this week sometime. And if another storm appears headed this way the fuel line will get replaced beforehand. Or at the end of the hurricane season if no more storms.
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  7. Madhouse

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    Anybody else converted their generators to use either propane or natural gas to go along with gasoline(dual fuel)??

    I did this about 7 years ago to my big (????watt) briggs powered genny.

    Easy to install pieces/parts from these good people:
    https://www.uscarburetion.com/

    Bought a 100 pound propane tank and with the bunch of fish cooker tanks good to go.

    After the power goes bye-bye, I can produce amps until its easier to get moar gasoline.

    Once read that propane doesn’t have as many BTU’s as gasoline so it won’t run as many hours gallon to gallon compared to gasoline.
    Also, there is some discussion as to running hotter(valve seat wise?) compared to gasoline.

    I bust mine off each season with gasoline followed up by a bit of propane.
    Really like my set-up.
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  8. Buzztail

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    I’ve done a couple using their stuff. Easy as pie:deal
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    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumper™

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    Get these ready TT is right around the corner.
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  10. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    I’m gonna hafta put a bigger hitch on my Honda to pull this beastie with me. It’s real quiet.:D
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    Keep yer dickbeaters off!
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  11. Buzztail

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    I got you covered Inept, but I can only spare a couple hundred gallons of diesel.
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    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Much appreciated, a couple hundred gallons oughta get me through most of the weekend:nod
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    :nod
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  14. sanjoh

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    What's a little diesel amongst friends.:freaky
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  16. Philip Kuntz

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    You think he's lyin', he ain't lyin'!:lol3
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    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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