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Old 07-05-2010, 11:53 AM   #15
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run times...

altitude and load will affect run times, significantly.

eco or not, load=more fuel consumed and altitude=less output and a rich mix.

4-8 hours is typical.

the LONG THREADS on these generators have many many user reports on these things...

run times, maintenance, fuel stability, protection, transport, security and so on...

most of the genset issues are WELL covered and nicely documented.

it also helps to really read the H' owners manual, then read it again.

for example IF you expect to be >5000 ft most of the time there is the issue of ADJUSTING the carb for that...

also covered in some of the longer genset threads...

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Old 07-25-2010, 10:53 AM   #16
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I believe it's Wise that's now selling an alum billet cap for the Honda's - it has a 1/4 NP tapped in the center...

I ordered one and made up my own extended run system using 1/4 inch fuel hose, two quick disconnects (and fuel tank & hose) from West Marine - the Chrysler types were the cheapest - and a 1/4 inch NP brass street elbow for the new alum cap...

This setup works great, and when packing up to go, I can unhook the fuel line from the cap - unscrew the cap from the genny - reattach the hose to the cap, holding it up in the air higher than the tank to drain any fuel back into the tank...

Then I again unhook the line from the cap and screw it back onto the genny - the quick disconnects have internal shut offs so there is no leakage from the cap or the fuel line - in fact, I can remove the line from the tank quick disconnect as well for storage without any fuel leakage problems...neat!

After getting all my parts together, I even went to my local rubber hose shop and had them crimp brass ferrules over the barb fittings on the hose ends so I could avoid those clumsy worm-drive hose clamps - made the system like a 'factory' installation...coooool

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Old 07-27-2010, 08:22 PM   #17
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Pics?

Mexray -

Setup sounds quite nice. Could you share some pics?
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:39 PM   #18
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I need to create an extended run tank setup for my Honda 3000Handi, and I stumbled across this link a while back. Sounds similar to what some of you have done, though if I could find a premade billet fuel filler cap, that would be preferable to drilling through a plastic one I think.

Extended run fuel tank for Homda inverter generators.

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...Could you share some pics?
the billet caps are here, along with the other basic parts for sharing fuel tanks...

the caps are cool and not much more than the oem resin caps...

or go for the ready made "kit" with all the bits except the tank (using the resin caps).

Extended Run Fueal Tanks IPI Duration Power

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I need to create an extended run tank setup for my Honda 3000Handi, and I stumbled across this link a while back. Sounds similar to what some of you have done, though if I could find a premade billet fuel filler cap, that would be preferable to drilling through a plastic one I think.

Extended run fuel tank for Homda inverter generators.

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And here's another set of DIY instructions:

How to add an aux fuel tank to a generator | eHow.com
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