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Old 01-29-2009, 12:17 AM   #15
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Nice Job.

Hi, finalcutjoe. Nice job on the install. But I would make one minor change. Install body washers where the regulator is mounted to the plastic housing. I would put the washers on the inside and outside to give it more support. [note ROBERT CROSS used washers on his Honda]
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:29 AM   #16
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That's a much cleaner install than the older version like mine. Nice.
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:34 PM   #17
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yeah.. i agree, still a few details i want to fix-

a little concerned about rated output...

changed the oil, and serviced my 2HP 4GAL compressor...

couldn't get the 2400 to start her up...

revved to 4160(? i think...) for about 5 seconds, then overload light came on...

disappointed
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:43 PM   #18
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finalcutjoe,

USCarb said they mount the regulator on the back side. You mounted the regulator on the left side. I assume either location is ok?
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:43 AM   #19
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mounting location isn't important... only keeping the regulator vertical, and as close to the carburetor as possible... back or side will give you this... but the other reason for mounting on left side is ease of transport... didn't want the reg in the way when I carry it..
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:38 AM   #20
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Joe,

Have you installed a support on the bottom of the regulator? I found I needed one especially with the long supply line. I solved the exterior regulator mount with a second access panel. All hardware gets bagged for transport.

2air turned me on to the Rubbermaid Action Packer, sturdy and seals well for transport. If the Yamaha isn't to tall it may be an option for you. Fits nicely in the Burb.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:01 AM   #21
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Bob, very slick...

to be honest, I never even considered setting up the regulator to be convertible...

so, does the gen wreak when running on LP?
that is, gensets that have been in the back of my burb have always been gasoline types, and so you get that overwhelming gas smell, with a little exhaust aroma on top..

do you get that with an LP unit? (reason for your sealed tub)
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While runnng on LPG there is very little smell at all. I run the unit in a small tent when camping, it reeked exhaust on gas, not so on LPG. I do use the gas option at times so the carb and lines do have the potential for smell. The Honda fuel cap does seal well but there has been some odor at times. Depending on how we're loaded the gen gets stored both in the coach and the Burb, the ActionPacker is sealed well enough the keep the smell contained, plus no chance of tip-over while underway.

If you don't plan on using the gas option you shouldn't have a problem. We do a lot of dock'n and gas is still easier than LPG to get, so I still want the option of both. Last time out the LPG ran out after dark and it was nice to be able to just switch over and start right up.
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I keep a quarter tank of gasoline in my Yamaha and do not get any odor when traveling with it inside the Safari.
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OK, fine tuned a few things...
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Has anyone bought a multi fuel generator from Generator Sales? GeneratorSales.com

If you did how did the unit operate and were there any problems?

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Has anyone bought a multi fuel generator from Generator Sales? GeneratorSales.com

If you did how did the unit operate and were there any problems?

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looks OK to me.. but I'm not crazy about that rear panel install.. the 2400 is about 70lbs, and you want to be able to grab it by the two handles, and heft it up against yourself-- take your legs and stomach completely out of the equation, and use your back and shoulders
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I have lifted and used a 2400 last summer at the Vintage Trailer Jam in Saratoga, NY, thanks to the Yamaha factory representative. It was not a problem. I have to lift my 45lbs dog into the backseat of my Ford F 350. At least the Yamaha has handles. I read the nightmare stories about USCarburator. I really don't care where the install is, I just want it to work.
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Mark,

Looks almost exactly like the US Carb version. If there C/S is up to snuff don't see any draw back. I did notice while watching the various videos they don't secure the bottom of the regulator, and on the Honda 2000 the side panel does not mount flush at the bottom edge. Probably because of the supply line inside the cover. The step down regulator that mounts on the bottle doesn't appear to be included. Other than that looks good to go.

Let us know how it works out for you.

I really think you'll like the conversion, great up-grade for any generator.
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