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Posted by josephkk on November 1, 2011, 4:33 am
On Sun, 30 Oct 2011 19:24:18 GMT, nico@puntnl.niks (Nico Coesel) wrote:

Don't know about you but i can hardly drive 80 mph all the time.  I
average something more like 30 mph, not much freeway driving.  Even with
freeways much of my driving is during "rush hour" and often not above 40
mph average.


Posted by T. Keating on October 29, 2011, 4:35 pm
On Fri, 28 Oct 2011 08:15:01 -0700 (PDT), linnix

That's nothing.. I had a friend two blocks over.. newly installed
Generac standby.  (propane)..  throw a rod after operating for a just
few hours during Hurricane Wilma.   It took them 8 days to get a
replacement motor.   (their power was out for ~16 days)..  

Meanwhile, My 2200 RPM 2.5Kw Diesel.. ran for 10(5 in am, 5 in pm)
hours a day for 13 days, no problem, finally used up most of my 6 year
old diesel fuel(~18 gallons).

Posted by linnix on October 28, 2011, 3:37 pm
or American

Sound like the same problem with my WI made GenXXX standby generator.
I haven't open it up yet, The rotor lock up, perhaps by the starter.

Where are the Germans and Japaneses?

Posted by Spehro Pefhany on October 28, 2011, 5:58 pm
 On Fri, 28 Oct 2011 08:37:50 -0700 (PDT), linnix

Honda is pretty good, but you're going to pay more. A good Honda 4000W
generator is maybe $,200 vs. Harbor Fright's $39 for 3500W and $99
for 5,500W. "Sportsman" has a 4000W one for $29.

Posted by linnix on October 28, 2011, 6:57 pm
 On Oct 28, 10:58am, Spehro Pefhany

But i want to run on NG.  I paid $700 for the Generac 8KW.  Are there
conversion kits for NG?

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