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Old 12-10-2015, 01:49 PM   #1
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Ethanol gas used in Honda Eu2000i

What is the safest way to carry gas for my twin Honda generators. I have a topper on the truck bed tow vehicle with Windows that can open for venting
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Old 12-10-2015, 02:08 PM   #2
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Regular gas cans will work. Just secure them. Don't over think this.
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Old 12-10-2015, 02:28 PM   #3
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I hope your not using E85 Honda recommends 89 octane or better in mine .
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I only run nonethanol gas in mine.
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Old 12-10-2015, 05:01 PM   #6
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I only run nonethanol gas in mine.
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We use LPG and only carry 1.5gal for emergencies...stored right behind the other 'sploding stuff..



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Not to hijack the thread, but I would use non-ethanol or at least use a gas stabilizer in the Honda generator.
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Old 12-10-2015, 05:22 PM   #8
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Why not just convert it to run on Propane and you won't have to deal with gasoline. I bought a kit from USCarb.net and did it myself. You don't lose the ability to run on gasoline and have the best of both worlds. Dave
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I like the propane conversion idea but it is harder to find propane and then they charge you about $5 a gallon for it. I would not run Ethanol in your generator because it is hard to get it out before storage. The stuff absorbs water and promotes corrosion. If you ran it every week, you could get by with it. Ethanol and stuff that sits a lot between uses is a death sentence.

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I really do not see LP gas as an ideal fuel - such a hassle to refuel the tank, cost, then there is the issue of less BTU's per pound/gallon.

Most marinas supply non-ethanol gas.

Almost all general aviation airports will dispense fuel into an approved container.

My solution was to purchase a marine type dual fuel set up for the Honda's.

I have no fuel leakage nor vapor issues with the polypropylene tank carried in the bed of the pickup.
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I guess I am confused. I find the average about $2.25 to 2.50 a gallon for propane and it is available at most service stations and many rv parks. It may be not quite as efficient but your generator will last longer and it is cleaner burning. Second if you have a power outage at your main home you could use it off your gas supply to run your electric furnace. The conversion kit I have is gasoline/propane/and natural gas.
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I like the propane conversion idea but it is harder to find propane and then they charge you about $5 a gallon for it.
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I guess I am confused. I find the average about $2.25 to 2.50 a gallon for propane and it is available at most service stations and many rv parks.
The current price in my home zip code is $3.99 per gallon for propane. Convenience stores (what's a service station? Haven't seen one of those in decades) here don't carry propane, and in my part of the New Orleans metro area, there are only THREE places to buy bulk propane— U-haul, the Ice House, and the KoA Kampground. Where my kid brother lives, the price per gallon is $3.49 and many service stations do carry propane. But he lives in a small farming/ranching community, and I live in a major metropolitan area 750 miles away.

Propane prices and availability vary by region, so you can both be right, for different parts of the country.
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$2.09/gal in WNY.

2000i, LPG dual use conversion, 8yrs and counting,

Petrol stinks.. But it's nice to have when you need it.

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I use a metal safety can to transport gasoline for my generator. It does not let fuel odor pass through the wall of the container like a plastic gas can does.

Here is the can I use - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage

Is also noted in other posts, I also use alcohol free fuel. In Michigan it is named 100% gasoline recreational fuel. I use it in my boat too.
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