Posted by hubops on September 11, 2015, 11:54 pm
Hi folks ;
Any advice on a couple generators that are at a local auction tomorrow
- - Yamaha EF6200P propane gas generator - -
Could this machine run on a 20 pound BBQ sized propane tank ?
If so - how long at half load or so ?
Any other comments are welcome.
Posted by clare on September 12, 2015, 3:08 am
In warm weather it will run on one tank. In cooler weather a single
20 or even 30 lb tank will ice up. A 20 lb tank will run the same time
as roughly 4 gallons of gasoline.
Posted by hubops on September 12, 2015, 11:21 am
Is it possible / legal to have a propane line
- removable connection - installed
from my 3 large home-sized propane tanks ?
... so I could store the generator in an out-building and move it to
the hook-up location when needed ?
Posted by clare on September 12, 2015, 9:41 pm
Possible and legal but not sure what is required to make it so. I'm
rumming a US Carburetor Low Pressure conversion on mine, primarily set
up for natural gas with a quick disconnect. I plug it into the same
line that feeds my BarBQ. I also have a propane regulator with 2
whips" on it, and US Carbs dual tank splitter, which I have a female
quick connect on so I can plug it onto my natural gas hose and run on
No reason you couldn't put a 1/2 inch quick-connect on a (3/4") line
(after the regulator, of course) and plug into that. Keep your hose as
short as possible - 1/2" propane hose isn't cheap!!. I put a ball
valve ac close to the quick-connect as possible and shut off the ball
valve when not in use - kinda belt and suspenders. I also have a
lockable shut-off back where the BarBQ line leaves the regulator.
Posted by hubops on September 12, 2015, 11:49 pm
Thanks for the info Clare.
After all this - I missed going to the auction sale - duh -
had a few jobs around home that couldn't wait.