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Posted by vaughn on January 9, 2011, 6:38 pm
 


Best bet, since it's a 3-fuel unit connect it to NG and keep an emergency supply
of propane.  The stuff lasts forever.  Unfortunately, the engine may need a
slight mixture adjustment to switch between natural gas and probane, mine does.

In three hurricanes, we haven't lost our natural gas supply yet, but losing it
is certainly possible.  Finding gasonline or propane to buy after a natural
disaster is somewhere between difficult and impossible, so being hooked to the
NG system is a wonderful advantage if your system continues to operate.

Vaughn



Posted by Ron Rosenfeld on January 9, 2011, 8:14 pm
 


supply

We don't have NG, but we do have an inground 250 gal (actually 320, but they
can't fill it full) propane tank which will last us about a week with normal
usage.

If he's going to use the unit he linked to, I'd wonder if the gas company (and
local inspectors) would allow a permanent connection for a portable unit.

Posted by Pete C. on January 9, 2011, 8:34 pm
 
Ron Rosenfeld wrote:

supply

does.

can't fill it full) propane tank which will last us about a week with normal
usage.


local inspectors) would allow a permanent connection for a portable unit.

Nat. gas quick connects are fairly common for outdoor gas grills, and
very common for restaurant kitchen equipment. I don't see where there
would be an issue with an outdoor quick connect backed by a shutoff
valve.

Posted by Ron Rosenfeld on January 10, 2011, 1:51 am
 

That's good to know.   We don't have much in the way of NG lines in this part of
the woods.

Posted by Jim on January 9, 2011, 10:20 pm
 


wrote:


consider a tank of propane with sufficient supply (maybe 5-7 days?).

Ron;

Thank you for the constructive answer, I will pass it to him.  He has
gas feed already, never have lost NG yet in any hurricane.  I think
RPM is important too, and I told him there were too many unanswered
questions in their ad.  He intends to call them tomorrow for
clarification.




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