Posted by vaughn on June 13, 2010, 10:13 pm
It is amazing how close we have dome to arriving at many of the same
conclusions. Like you. I live in hurricane country and also have plan to
sacrifice my big AC in favor of a room AC unit that can be driven by a
correspondingly smaller generator. I also have done the math on the potential
fuel cost of a long power failure, and have figured out the need for less fuel
consumption. Like you, I avoid liquid fuels. My "big" generator runs from
either natural gas or stored propane. I have a gasoline Honda EU2000 as a
"second backup" and as an economical generator to use when power demand is low.
Posted by RamRod Sword of Baal on June 15, 2010, 7:09 pm
It has cost me a fair bit of money to come to these conclusions.
The idea of a gen set to run everything is great in theory, but once one has
actually done it one can see the flaws.