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Old 03-14-2003, 09:18 PM   #1
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Cool Pictures of my fuel can and EU2000 Honda

These are not very good pics. but thought I would post them and see what happens. I will post the others in my photo album.
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Sweet! Pictures are clear enough to show what's needed.

Thanks for taking and posting them!
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I like it!

Was the original fuel tank cap modified, or was a different one purchased?
I was seriously considering going the propane conversion route, but this is starting to make more sense.
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This is great information! Thanks for the post.
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Old 03-15-2003, 08:05 AM   #5
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Good tip. I like your fuel tank expansion tip. I think I will do this to my emergency Honda generator that I have hooked up to my house. After having 3 steel tanks rust out on the inside tops and leaving a big rust ring on the floor of my boat, I have gone to the plasic tanks. They also let you visually see how much fuel remains in the tank.

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Cool

I bought a second cap so I could use the original unless I needed the extra fuel. It was around $14 at a Honda dealer. Honda mowers and power washers have a gas cap that looks very similar and I bought one of these to give it a try but the threads are a little different and it didn't fit quite right. (I did use it on the plastic jug though) Would have been about $10 less. I think the valve stem I used was 3/8" od and the steel line was 1/4". I used O-rings to seal the top and bottom of the cap to get a good seal.
The outboard plastic can is a good idea also and I may end up going to it. I just had this outboard can sitting around. I also felt it might take a little more rough treatment in the back of my pickup and wouldn't have to worry about knocking a hole in it. Also, when you use the plastic 5 gallon jugs, and go to a higher altitude, the fumes expand and leak out of it. I learned that the hard way by carrying one inside my van one time. It will run you out. However, I don't think a plastic outboard can would vent like that.
I think this is a much better route than the Propane. I can use the Honda any where I want without having to carry propane.
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Whoa! That looks great. That is the smallest generator I have ever seen?

What do they cost?

How did you get the sucktion to work. If it wasn't 2 cycle, I might just get a long hose and shove it in my gas tank for the car.

I gotta look into this....

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Silvertwinkie- I purchased mine from Mayberrys.com. They advertise them for about $859 but they matched Alamia's price of $845 and free shipping. Around xmas time they had a 6 month same as cash deal going. Check with them. Very nice people to work with. This is a 2000 watt gen. I am not sure if it will run my 11,000btu a/c when it gets hot or not so I may add another one. They can be parrelled to get 4000 watts. Do a search on the Trailer Life forum and find Bob Howe's instructions on making your own cables for around $30 instead of paying Honda $225. It is a 4 cycle engine. If you get a good seal on the cap, after about 45 minutes, it will begin to slowly draw fuel from the other can just using suction. I tried a primer bulb like on the outboard can but it worked better without it. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can give you more info on my set up.
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Way, way cool!

Thanks for the info. Just found a new thing I have to add to the
"gotta have" list.

I would be interested in finding out if 2 would power the A/C unit on top. I've heard nasty things about going with less than the 30a connection.

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I would be interested in finding out if 2 would power the A/C unit on top. I've heard nasty things about going with less than the 30a connection.
LOTS of folks use them for that and other things simultaneously. Keep in mind the two together can provide 33.3A surge... more than your main breaker... and 26.6A continuous... more than the 20A breaker that feeds your AC.
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Yes, but wouldn't the 15a "cheater" plug cause problems?

If not, great, I'm sold!

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I run my AC and refrigerator in the driveway with a cheater plug in a 20A outlet in the garage with no problems.

But you aren't going to do that with two EU2000's paralleled.

You're gonna have to buy about $250 worth of cables or build your own for less than $50, that has a 30A RV outlet from Lowe's Building Supply.

Someone's mentioned Bob Howe's paralleling setup. I know it's not likely to come out, but if one plug gets knocked out of the generator, the prongs will be hot from the other generator and could electrocute someone or something.

That's why I'm trying to use shrouded banana plugs like the expensive cables do.
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Maurice,

I agree with what you say about the dual gens and the custom hookup. However, folks on this forum specifically posted that using the A/C on a 20a circuit, using a "cheater" could eventually burn out the compressor, the fan motor or both on the A/C unit.

If you've been doing it an it works, that's cool, I just have been getting mixed feedback. Yours being the only one that suggests and/or does it.

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RoadKingMoe- Itake a look at this link and see if this is the banana plugs you ordered if you don't mind. I posted the above about Bob because I don't know Pulltoy's name. These plugs seemed to be what Bob had in mind when he mentioned looking for some. This is the way I will probably go if I have to buy another 2000. Thanks for your time.
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