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Yamaha EF6200P propane tank requirement

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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.
   John T.

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

   Thanks,  Clare.  
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 ?
   John T.

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.
   John T.

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