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Old 03-11-2016, 01:07 PM   #1
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I am sure the question has been discussed before but does anybody have experience with generators powered by propane? I do not like the idea of a can of gas sloshing around or aging if I do not use it regularly.

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Old 03-11-2016, 01:43 PM   #2
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I do not like the idea of a can of gas sloshing around or aging if I do not use it regularly.
Make a point of using it regularly. Even with a propane generator you should still "exercise" it at least once a month for about half an hour. If you don't run it that often, moving parts do not stay lubricated properly, and you will experienced increased wear and harder starting when you do eventually run it. Generators can suffer from neglect even if they don't have "stale" gasoline in them.

So if you don't have a reason to use your generator— any generator— at least that often, you should make up excuse to use it. Use it to run an air compressor to air up your tires, whatever, as long as you don't just let it sit for months on end.

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YEP...... the ? has been asked MANY times.....

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This is what happens when you get a propane leak.
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search "propane generator airforums" on your favorite search engine (not on this site's search function), and you should find lots and lots of threads to read . . . people are generally very "pleased" after making the switch to propane

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Old 03-12-2016, 11:48 AM   #6
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Thank you everybody, even R CARL for trying to scare me a bit but I have a propane sensor with a solenoid valve, works like a charm. I used to have a sail boat and now I have a Land Yacht! Treat them the same.
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I'm about to buy a Yamaha and plan to get the tri fuel option but mostly run from LP on the AS.

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