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Subaru
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reply to Coma

Re: Generator Time!!!

Nice just make sure the exhaust has no leaks



Anonuser

join:2003-01-03
Milwaukee, WI
reply to SwedishRider

Ive done the same with my shed at my old house. It's perfectly fine as long as, subaru said, their are no leaks.



Jackarino
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reply to Zorack

I got a UST



Subaru
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reply to Anonuser

said by Anonuser:

Ive done the same with my shed at my old house. It's perfectly fine as long as, subaru said, their are no leaks.

You know my supervisor at my job said they were running a generator but they had it in the basement and I think they ran a cord up in the house in a little hole.. I'm not sure what they did about exhaust gases but basement?? I was trying to figure that one out..
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fifty nine

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Sussex, NJ
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reply to Subaru

said by Subaru:

I would of thought that was diesel looks pretty nice.

Looks similar to the Honda EU6500 (which I have). The controls are practically the same.

If it operates in a similar manner you have a winner.

On Eco-throttle I can basically go 14-15 hours on a tank of gas (4 gallons).


alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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said by fifty nine:

On Eco-throttle I can basically go 14-15 hours on a tank of gas (4 gallons).

All inverter generators tend to be very economical on fuel when running well below their capacity.
They don't have to stay at a minimum RPM (3600) to maintain 60hz.

14-15 hours on 4 gallons .... for what load? My generator (non inverter) can do 12 hours on 4 hallons with a 1500W load.


Coma
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reply to leibold

said by leibold:

said by Coma:

I put it my shop where there is a 240V outlet and back feed to the main panel with an interlock. Planning on plumbing the exhaust outside so I can run it in any weather.

Even with the exhaust connected outside this is still dangerous. Ensure plenty of ventilation to prevent the buildup of harmful fumes in your shop.


I have worked as a mechanic for more then 30 years in shops and in the field, this shit doesn't scare me and besides I have a Carbon monoxide detector available.



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said by Coma:

I have a Carbon monoxide detector available.

A reasonable precaution under the circumstances. Play safe
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fifty nine

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reply to alkizmo

said by alkizmo:

said by fifty nine:

On Eco-throttle I can basically go 14-15 hours on a tank of gas (4 gallons).

All inverter generators tend to be very economical on fuel when running well below their capacity.
They don't have to stay at a minimum RPM (3600) to maintain 60hz.

14-15 hours on 4 gallons .... for what load? My generator (non inverter) can do 12 hours on 4 hallons with a 1500W load.

About 1-1.5kw load. That's mostly what my whole house draws except when using heavier loads like laundry, the dishwasher and central air (which I can't use with the generator).

The other nice benefit is the lack of noise. I don't even hear the generator running when I'm inside.


Daarken
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reply to Coma

Carbon Monoxide detectors only last up to 3 to 4 years, 5 years max. before failure.
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Subaru
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reply to alkizmo

said by alkizmo:

said by fifty nine:

On Eco-throttle I can basically go 14-15 hours on a tank of gas (4 gallons).

All inverter generators tend to be very economical on fuel when running well below their capacity.
They don't have to stay at a minimum RPM (3600) to maintain 60hz.

14-15 hours on 4 gallons .... for what load? My generator (non inverter) can do 12 hours on 4 hallons with a 1500W load.

I'm shocked interver generators have not been cloned yet, can't be that hard?
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sk1939
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Hard enough I guess, or at least not cost effective enough to justify the R&D/Production costs.



alkizmo

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reply to Subaru

said by Subaru:

I'm shocked interver generators have not been cloned yet, can't be that hard?

Who says they havent?
»www.championpowerequipment.com/p···verters/

Champion generators are clones AFAIK (no name brand engines made in China).

I didn't search any deeper for other clone brands, but I'm pretty sure clones exist.


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
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reply to Subaru

said by Subaru:

said by alkizmo:

said by fifty nine:

On Eco-throttle I can basically go 14-15 hours on a tank of gas (4 gallons).

All inverter generators tend to be very economical on fuel when running well below their capacity.
They don't have to stay at a minimum RPM (3600) to maintain 60hz.

14-15 hours on 4 gallons .... for what load? My generator (non inverter) can do 12 hours on 4 hallons with a 1500W load.

I'm shocked interver generators have not been cloned yet, can't be that hard?

They have. There are quite a few of them. Champion and Generac now make inverter generators.

But truth be told it isn't going to fit the target market. Inverter generators aren't cheap. Chinese generator mfgs priority is cheap above everything else. Typically their buyers are those desperate for a generator before a disaster hits...


Anonuser

join:2003-01-03
Milwaukee, WI
reply to SwedishRider

The EQ Generator I posted pictures of is a Honda Clone, only in a 2 stroke format, the next size up from the one I have, which is approx 2000 watt, is a honda clone as well, in a 4 stroke format.

Just about every no-name 4 stroke and 2 stroke generator, has been cloned from some sort of Honda. Honda's the best, and you pay the price, a clone can be good, not the best, but for 1/6th the price, my clones (and the cloned scooters I sell as well), are GREAT.
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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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reply to fifty nine

said by fifty nine:

Typically their buyers are those desperate for a generator before a disaster hits...

Hey now there! I bought a Champion 3000W last year.
I'm not desperate, I'm just cheap

A well maintained clone from a non-no-brand manufacturer can do the job nicely, it just won't get as many run time hours. The issue is whether you'd ever get to the max run time on a clone, and what is the cost to replace it for another clone vs. brand name.


Subaru
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reply to fifty nine

Generac is cheap? I would not of thought of them like that..

most of them have 0.5 gal fuel tanks at least from what I saw maybe the max of 1 gallon. I'm not sure which market they go for.. like the Generac 800W what point is that? why not just do 1,000W

Last Honda generator I ran I don't think it was a inverter, maybe 5-6 years ago it ran out of fuel with loads attached and had to get fuel, wish I could remember the model.
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dennismurphy
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reply to alkizmo

said by alkizmo:

Hey now there! I bought a Champion 3000W last year.
I'm not desperate, I'm just cheap

Have you checked whether it's one of the recalled units?

»www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-575···re-risk/


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
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reply to SwedishRider

Police arrest a man for "gas hoarding"

»www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/loca···.html?dr

Actually he was arrested for improper transport of gasoline.



alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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reply to dennismurphy

said by dennismurphy:

Have you checked whether it's one of the recalled units?

Yeah, but my unit isn't part of the recall.
Thanks for being vigilent.

sk1939
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reply to fifty nine

said by fifty nine:


Go ahead, hit a bump while smoking, it will be a load of fun.


alkizmo

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Pierrefonds, QC
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said by sk1939:

Go ahead, hit a bump while smoking, it will be a load of fun.

BUT THE BUCKETS SAY "ALL-PURPOSE"!!!!!


Subaru
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reply to fifty nine

said by fifty nine:

Police arrest a man for "gas hoarding"

»www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/loca···.html?dr

Actually he was arrested for improper transport of gasoline.


I got a PM from Jack_In_VA telling me he used whatever was best available... and a few other stuff he says which still does not change the fact he is not transporting it in the correct manner.

Glad they caught him.
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Coma
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reply to Daarken

said by Daarken:

Carbon Monoxide detectors only last up to 3 to 4 years, 5 years max. before failure.


Thanks for the heads up, I'll test it first and if it's defective just purchase another.

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nyrrule27

join:2007-12-06
Howell, NJ
reply to SwedishRider

i know this has been answered somewhere in all these generator posts but to hook up a boiler to a generator. correct me if im wrong but if i disconnect the wires from the emergency switch and cut the end off an extention cord is that the safe and correct way to get power to the boiler



alkizmo

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Pierrefonds, QC
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said by nyrrule27:

if i disconnect the wires from the emergency switch and cut the end off an extention cord is that the safe and correct way to get power to the boiler

Extension cord? Don't use christmas lights extension cords (You know what I mean).
Safe? Not really
Correct? Certainly not
Will it work? Yes


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Should do what I was going to do in my other thread before my friend got power.. it was for something in a pinch.



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reply to Coma

Manufacturer claim on mine is 10 years but I have read a number of reports of carbon monoxide detectors failing prematurely (or even being DOA).
Beware that no CO detector that I'm aware off tests the actual sensor when you push the test button (it tests everything else). Some CO detectors can be tested with harmless test sprays because their sensor is sensitive to multiple chemicals (with the downside of possible false alerts) but it is important to match the correct test spray to the specific model of CO detector. Better CO detectors that are only sensitive to CO must be tested with a CO spray using a tent applicator (or a bag) to maintain a low CO concentration around the sensor for a sufficiently long time (several minutes) to trigger the alert.
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Coma
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I have a couple of internal combustion engines around here that I am sure would suffice for testing purposes.

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Subaru
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reply to SwedishRider

Finally got power back at my apartment