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Old 12-21-2007, 06:51 PM   #1
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Emergency Generators

I know we did the survival gear thread a while ago, but with the recent storms in the mid west, the wife and I were discussing possibly needing to get a generator for the house. Does anyone on here have one now or have experience with them previously?

I'm wondering if I can get one that is designed to be installed in my detached garage, and if it can be set up to run on natural gas or on gasoline, if the gas supply gets interrupted?

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And the most important safety, I never put my booger hook on the bang switch unless I'm ready to fire.
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:24 PM   #2
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I believe the fuel source is either one or the other, due to the carberator changes necessary.

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Old 12-21-2007, 09:33 PM   #3
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Yep...Pretty much need to pick one fuel source.
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:24 AM   #4
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I'm wondering if I can get one that is designed to be installed in my detached garage, and if it can be set up to run on natural gas or on gasoline, if the gas supply gets interrupted?

Yeah running from the garage wouldn't be a problem, there should be several with that design (pretty common in a MFG Facilities due to noise). I really can't think of any that can be switched from Natural or propane to Gas or diesel, its normally one or the other. But most of the one's I've delt with are designed to run large buildings in the event of an outage, not much in the way of private homes. I can think of a company like Oron (Its been a few years, but thy are basically Cummins) and Briggs make home versions. Not sure if that helps you or not.
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You could get one that runs off a nuclear reactor that is basically a REALLY fancy word for a steam engine that our Fine Navy ships are using.
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:22 AM   #6
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If you get one that runs off of propane you could just keep a couple extra 20lb tanks around the house. That way if your gas supply did get interupted you could use an adapter to hookup the 20lb tanks to run it in spurts for bare bones needs untill the gas lines were corrected.
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:58 PM   #7
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Northern Hydraulics sells dual fuel units. The reliability of these are really crappy and only come in a portable (wheeled) type unit. The best is an propane fired "stand-by" unit and the best brand is the Cummins you can buy at Costco. I installed hundreds of the Generac units and for the money they are a good deal.
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Just be sure to stay in the good graces of the little woman. If you have to sleep in the garage, it won't be good with that generator running in a closed space.
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Safety Considerations from the United State's Consumer Product Safety Commission
To avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning:

Never use a generator indoors or in attached garages.



Only operate the generator outdoors in a well-ventilated, dry area, away from air intakes to the home, and protected from direct exposure to rain and snow, preferably under a canopy, open shed, or carport.

To avoid electrocution:

Plug individual appliances into the generator using heavy duty, outdoor rated cords with a wire gauge adequate for the appliance load.


Observe the generator manufacturer's instructions for safe operation.


Do not plug the generator into a wall outlet.


If connecting the generator into the house wiring is necessary, have a qualified electrician hook up the standby electrical system, or have the local utility install a linking device if available. For more on installing such devices, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission Web site.
Never store gasoline in the home. Gasoline, kerosene and other flammable liquids should be stored outside of living areas in properly labeled, non-glass safety containers. They should also not be stored in a garage if a fuel-burning appliance is in the garage. The vapor from gasoline can travel invisibly along the ground and be ignited by pilot lights or arcs caused by activating electric switches.
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they sell conversion kits ffor all generators. they allow you to use gasoline or natural gas. google carberator fuel conversion kits.
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Get a diesel, that way if fuel supplies are interrupted you can go rob a trucker for your energy needs.
Seriously, in a fuel shortage/crisis, diesel will be the most likely available. every large truck, service truck, train, jet, home heating oil tank, greasy spoon deep fry tank and so on will have something you can run in your genny.
Just be sure to treat any fuel you keep on hand with a stabilizer.
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:44 AM   #12
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You could get one that runs off a nuclear reactor that is basically a REALLY fancy word for a steam engine that our Fine Navy ships are using.
Yeah, thanks for that helpful input there, shipwreck! I'll run right over to Navy-Depot and pick one up!

I'm sure there is no Homeland Security issues with buying the enriched uranium within sight of the Canadian border, right?

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