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Posted by The Ghost in The Machine on January 11, 2011, 3:06 am
 

IT'S JUST A GLORIFIED GAS BURNER...AND AN EMERGENCY SHOULDN'T LAST
THAT LONG OR ITS A DISASTER.

PATECUM

Posted by David Lesher on January 10, 2011, 9:15 pm
 


OK; I am biased by having gas here, or I'd be shivering far more than I am.
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Posted by Josepi on January 10, 2011, 9:24 pm
 Yeah! Our gas runs about one third of the price of electricity. This really
takes the wind out of the sails for the "earth-source heat-pump" sales
industry, usually running about 3:1 COP, and much more cost and complexity.
Why would anybody bother that has NG?



OK; I am biased by having gas here, or I'd be shivering far more than I am.





A host is a host from coast to coast.................wb8foz@nrk.com
& no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX
Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433
is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433



Posted by Jim on January 9, 2011, 10:14 pm
 On Sun, 9 Jan 2011 11:34:44 -0500, "Ralph Mowery"


Fuel consumption under different loads and different fuels given on
that same page, scroll down and you will see..

Posted by Ron Rosenfeld on January 9, 2011, 6:06 pm
 

Cons:  Generac
    Portable unit
    Air cooled
    Engine speed not stated
    Possibly oversized (significantly increases fuel consumption)
    Unclear whether it can be wired for a remote starter.

Recommend:
    Assess real electric requirements so as not to oversize unit
    Dedicated fixed unit
    Water cooled
    1800 RPM
    Budget for transfer switch with auto-exercise function

I have had good luck with Katolight.  Winco and Kohler are also decent brands.
ASCO makes a decent automatic transfer switch with exercise function.

If NG will be reliable during a hurricane, that would be good.  If not, consider
a tank of propane with sufficient supply (maybe 5-7 days?).




    

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