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Old 03-20-2017, 08:57 AM   #1
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Propane conversion for H or Y 2000

Has anyone converted their Honda or Yamaha 2000 to propane or better, dual fuel? Looks like US Carb doesn't have/do a kit for that small of generator.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:10 AM   #2
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Has anyone converted their Honda or Yamaha 2000 to propane or better, dual fuel? Looks like US Carb doesn't have/do a kit for that small of generator.

I converted mine to propane. Documented the process here along with links to lots of the different makers of conversion kits:

http://www.introductiontoeverything....un-on-propane/
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Nice job. Do you have a bbq Lp port on the front of your AS? If so can it be used to connect to generator?
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I plan to use the kit from this company to convert my honda 2000's to propane. I know other companies offer tri-fuel options but I like how clean this looks on the generator when done.

http://www.genconnexdirect.net/honda...opane_kits.htm
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Has anyone converted their Honda or Yamaha 2000 to propane or better, dual fuel? Looks like US Carb doesn't have/do a kit for that small of generator.
Here is the kit I used:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
My Honda is now Tri Fuel capable, though I run it exclusively on LP. Clean, quiet power with no messy gas cans or gummy carbs.
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I kinda wanted dual fuel, but really like the clean look of the connex propane conversion kit. I'm leaning this way now.
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Nice job. Do you have a bbq Lp port on the front of your AS? If so can it be used to connect to generator?
I do have the port. I'm currently engaged in working through the various fittings and hoses I need to connect the two, and I'll document it when I get it worked out. I'm also converting my Weber Q grill at the same time.

The generator kit I used has a 3/8 male quick connect connection on it. I think the trailer is 1/4 inch but I have not confirmed yet. I am waiting for a bunch of fittings to come in so I can try them out and find the exact one that fits. (Seriously: I've ordered like $200 of fittings from Home Depot and Amazon and I'm going to nail this down!
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I kinda wanted dual fuel, but really like the clean look of the connex propane conversion kit. I'm leaning this way now.
Cleaner look for sure, but $150 more and you lose dual or tri fuel capability. Even though I never use gasoline my thought was that in an emergency (hurricane, power outage, etc) where LP was not available I could use gasoline or even tie in to my home's natural gas line...
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I kinda wanted dual fuel, but really like the clean look of the connex propane conversion kit. I'm leaning this way now.
The lack of the clutter of a gas can, etc. was part of the reason I went with the propane kit. In keeping with that value of a clean install without extra pieces and parts, the Genconnex kit really stood out. I figure if I'm out of propane I probably have bigger problems...

BTW... the Genconnex kit IS reversible in about an hour... so I saved the parts in case of some sort of Mad Max scenario where there's no propane out there.
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I do have the port. I'm currently engaged in working through the various fittings and hoses I need to connect the two, and I'll document it when I get it worked out. I'm also converting my Weber Q grill at the same time.



The generator kit I used has a 3/8 male quick connect connection on it. I think the trailer is 1/4 inch but I have not confirmed yet. I am waiting for a bunch of fittings to come in so I can try them out and find the exact one that fits. (Seriously: I've ordered like $200 of fittings from Home Depot and Amazon and I'm going to nail this down!


Let me know, that's the way I'd like to hook up the gen
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Let me know, that's the way I'd like to hook up the gen
I'm waiting for the last couple fittings to arrive tomorrow, so I should have some guidance by the end of the week.

Others have already done it, so I won't be breaking any new ground, but I figured I could write it down for folks...
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Not to hijack the thread but I completed the Weber conversion and posted the video on my youtube channel - parts listed as well:

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Not to hijack the thread but I completed the Weber conversion and posted the video on my youtube channel - parts listed as well:

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Yep, that is exactly what I want to do with my grill including creating a quick connect for the regulator.

The one detail I need to work out though is that the generator connection is 3/8 inch, but the rest of the quick connects are 1/4 inch, so I need to step things down or up at some point. I'm hoping to be able to carry just one hose that I can use for both the generator and the grill and I am simply assuming that I will not be using both at the same time!
Contact the company that I bought from (shown in video) and explain what you want and they will make it for you. They were really easy to deal with. You can probably just get an adapter made that will be just what you are looking for.
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