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Old 09-01-2011, 03:08 PM   #15
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:07 PM   #16
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The external tank works with the 3000 Handi. I've used it. But, it should not be set too high above the genny - somewhere within the plane of the genny's top.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:57 AM   #17
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I have a EU3000i HANDI but not an EU1000i or EU2000i. Is the gas cap the same for these models?
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:23 PM   #18
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Were you able to find resolution for this problem. Although I've never had to get up in the middle of the night, I would like a longer run time.

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Hello, the only configuration of external tank that will work with the Handi is when the external tank is elevated above the Handi so the fuel is fed by gravity. The Handi does not contain a fuel pump therefore the external tank unless it is elevated will not work. Academically speaking, the Handi was a great concept generator except for an important feature that was left out, an extended run time. Perhaps the next generation Handi inverter generator from Honda will contain greater fuel capacity.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:02 AM   #19
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I scored a used HONDA EU3000I HANDI generator today of Craigslist for an awesome price! Need an update on what people are using for the EXTENDED FUEL SOLUTION on these generators? Not worried about warranty as I bought it used, more like a demo unit in awesome shape but want to have the extended run time with bigger fuel solution...

I have the Honda EU3000I but its a beast to load by myself.....
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Seems a major on line Generator seller sells the extended run tanks for the Honda 2,000 watt pair with never a mention of a warranty issue. That sounds like bovine byproducts to me.

I empty the generator on board fuel under heavy load. Refill in a minute and restart. No cool down time. The warranty is now void?

In a power outage situation with adequate gasoline on hand, the unit could be running 24 x 7.
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At one time I owned a 3000i Handi, but sold it for a couple of reasons - weight and limited storage capability while traveling. I had purchased a six gallon external fuel tank from Honda Portable Generator, EZ Flow Extended Fuel System, Dallas, Fort Worth. As others have mentioned, it worked with the 3000i as long as the external tank is set more or less on the same plane as the genny.

As an aside, I ended up with two 2000i's which is the best solution for me. Good luck and congrats on your purchase.
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At one time I owned a 3000i Handi, but sold it for a couple of reasons - weight and limited storage capability while traveling. I had purchased a six gallon external fuel tank from Honda Portable Generator, EZ Flow Extended Fuel System, Dallas, Fort Worth. As others have mentioned, it worked with the 3000i as long as the external tank is set more or less on the same plane as the genny.

As an aside, I ended up with two 2000i's which is the best solution for me. Good luck and congrats on your purchase.
Just checking in to see if this is still the best option for extending the fuel supply for a EU3000I (Handi). The 80 lL unit with wheels and extendable handle.


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The Honda 3000 handi apparently does not have the built in diaphram fuel pump in the carb and therefore no vacuum is created to draw in fuel from a tank located lower than the generator.
The Honda EU3000i Handi is a gravity-feed fuel system, and does NOT have a fuel pump.

A couple of other Honda models (EU2000i, EU1000i) do indeed have diaphragm/vacuum type fuel pump. I'm not aware of any aftermarket external tank systems that do work on generators without a fuel pump.
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I have read that the extended run tanks work without a fuel pump if you elevate the external tank above the level of the internal fuel tank.


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There are several videos on youtube about making an external tank work with a generator with no fuel pump.
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Looking on the net, it seems like a simple enough system as long as you set it up and use gravity to feed the tank. Gosh I might even have a spare outboard motor tank kicking around. The trick will be to find a gas tank top that will fit the generator. anyone got any ideas?
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Although my Hondas have fuel pumps, I made my extended run tanks by using an outboard tank I had, a new outboard fuel line with primer bulb, a line tee, additional fuel line, a fuel filter, outboard connectors and the aluminum caps sold for this purpose. Less than half the cost of the commercial system, as I recall.


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Although my Hondas have fuel pumps, I made my extended run tanks by using an outboard tank I had, a new outboard fuel line with primer bulb, a line tee, additional fuel line, a fuel filter, outboard connectors and the aluminum caps sold for this purpose. Less than half the cost of the commercial system, as I recall.


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Hi Rich:

you don't happen to has a photo of the rig you built do you? also would you remember where you got the alum gas cap?

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