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Old 05-17-2006, 05:58 PM   #29
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Ok that answers my question it sounds like you can make it through the night without refueling..... I imagining camping in the high desert of Arizona in the late fall and early spring and I don't want to have to get out of bed in the middle of the night fueling up a generator with nothing but boxers and flip-flops on because the AC stopped running.. hum my friends would start calling me Cuzin' Eddie
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:08 PM   #30
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Tanks for the replies on the eco throttle. I tried running eco throttle the other day with the AC, when the compressor kicks on, it does not ramp up fast enough, and everything cuts out. I am happy with the unit, I was concerned that I would not be able to make it through the night with out refueling, but it does not look like that will be an issue. Thanks again.
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:48 PM   #31
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Now that I think about it, I refueled every 8-9 hours. I never ran the generator out of gas. Sometimes there seemed to be quite a bit in the tank, other times, almost out. Probably depended on how much we opened the fridge door. I remember hearing the Honda ramp up when the fridge compressor came on and the TV would reset and we would have to turn it back on in Eco mode. So during the evening when watching TV, I would turn Eco mode off. Maybe I'll get a UPS for the TV this year!
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:36 PM   #32
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Thumbs up Yamaha 2400is

I also wanted Yamaha with the propane conversion. Gave up and bought the standard gas version. After 5 hours break-in routine with varying load, I crossed my fingers and switched on the a/c---smooth, not even a detectable hiccup. It's very quiet and no exaust smell. It has fuel shut-off switch so you can run all the remaining gas out of the carburettor. This should evade the sticky carb. problem.
My concernes about carrying gas prompted me to buy a Eagle "safety" gas can. It seals very well; no fumes. It also comes with a special funnel for easy no-spill pouring. The price on a 5 gal. Eagle can varied from $95 at my local hardware store, to $34 at Home Depot. You know where I bought mine :-).
It,s heavy (70 lbs., I'm 70 yrs.), but I can lift it into back of truck o.k. I sit it on a mechanics creeper so i can roll it to where I want it in the truck and lash it down (I have a hard tonneau cover which makes it difficult for me to move things around in the bed).
I like it. It gets the job done. It's cheaper than 2 smaller units, and less fuss.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:06 PM   #33
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Yes - US Carburetor. I cannot get an answer from them at all. Perhaps they will answer potential customers, but won't answer the folks who have placed orders.

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Old 05-18-2006, 02:22 PM   #34
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[quote=2airishuman]vajeep and others

that's interesting you'd paired them and used eco mode...
i just went my the instructions and never even tried this...

works ok for you? they don't continuously surge and compete?
that's what i was told would happen....

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Before I posted I got out my Honda Owners manual. I could find no Information about what to do or not do in parallel. I have a 1976 a/c unit so I am not sure of the draw. The Honda parallel kit is really cool... It makes the units run exactly at the same rpm. They run like one motor together... Sort of like you have to hear them to understand.
I do also use high test fuel.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:40 PM   #35
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The picture of the parallel hookup, does the u-ground plugs plug into one of the 120v outlets on the Honda?? So both hondas feed into the 30amp plug right?
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:46 PM   #36
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Yes - US Carburetor. I cannot get an answer from them at all. Perhaps they will answer potential customers, but won't answer the folks who have placed orders.

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Pat,
Which one did you purchase and what were the factors you used in making your decision?
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First - it had to be a quality unit, so Honda or Yamaha. Second - I only wanted one unit, not two - and Yamaha's size seems adequate for me. Third - I wanted propane for lots of reasons, not least of which is since I'm diesel, I did not want to fool with gas.

I lust for the dang thing. Next time you write them, ask for me what my status is....

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Oh - it was the EF2400is.
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Next I would ask how's it performing? I forgot, you're still waiting. My purchase decision is relying heavily on your review. I too, tow with a diesel and don't want to lug around a gasoline can, especially since I'm all enclosed with the Excursion. I don't even like taking the can to be filled up for the mower. What it boils down for me is the weight of the 3000 seems like a bear, I don't want two $$$, but I need the assurance that it will run my 17 year old AC. Thanks for your reply's and if I contact US Carb before yours arrives, I'll pulse them about your order. I hope it comes soon as it seems you've been waiting patiently!
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:48 PM   #40
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Oh - it was the EF2400is.
I had one of these last year (gas) and it got me thru the aftermath of hurricane Wilma quite nicely running a 10,000 BTU portable room air and a few other circuits in the house like lights and fans. My wife ran it dry a few times with no damage.

I suspect that they are quite popular now due to the mid-size and low weight, and relatively low cost. I got mine on-line from a company on the West coast. I sold it in Jan. and now have an Onan 7K that I just converted to propane........US Carb did the conversion in fact. Took out the old carb and sent it to them. Got it back propane ready with a new demand regulator in 10 days. I can't imagine why they are not responding to your queries.
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:58 PM   #41
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Nice pics. I'm confused on the wiring for the connector. are you feeding both hots to the single hot terminal, 115 vac , or a 220vac arrangement?? thanks.

Both "hots" to a single terminal...so theoretically I am feeding 40 amps "into" the 30 amp connector.

I defer to others here in the Forums to explain just why the Hondas will "sync up" to one onother...something to do about the basic design....it's like magic - they just do.

As far as I know it is only a very few types (brands, models) of generators which allow you to do this....the Honda i2000's among them.

Recognizing the risk of a "hot" male plug, I made the decision to go with a home made connector...single engine generation would require a 25/20 amp adapter to a 30 amp plug.
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:40 PM   #42
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