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Old 10-02-2014, 12:09 PM   #29
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Hi, from my experience this is not true. Once in High School auto shop, a kid brought in an old intake manifold that was sitting in the dirt for years. For some reason he put a lit torch to it and flames shot out of every open hole. When I worked at a Lincoln Mercury dealer in the 70's I had to fix a small leak in a Mark IV gas tank. I removed the empty tank, washed it out twice and steam cleaned it twice. Clean as a whistle. Be fore attempting to solder the tiny hole up, I passed the torch passed the filler tube and got a final flame out; Now it was safe to work on / solder with a torch.
30 years ago, a local marine repair business sent a welder try to repair an inside hull of a fuel barge that hadn't been quite completely "de-fumed". Blew windows out of buildings for a mile or two around the dry dock. The window I was looking out of didn't break but one next to it did. Whew! They never found any remains of the welder, but if they had, a wet-dry vacuum could have worked as a coffin.
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:31 PM   #30
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Has anyone seen how long these RV friendly units will run on, say, a 20lb propane tank ?
I see manuf. estimates for gasoline but I've not seen any for propane. Am I correct in my assumption ( and we all know what that gets us) that propane does not have the fuel system fouling issues we all see with today's gasoline ????
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:42 PM   #31
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Just like with any other generator, it varies with the load. My Interstate has a 14.7-gallon built-in propane tank, and a 2.5kW built-in Onan propane-fueled generator. If I ran the generator at 50% load, I could run it for 24 hours, or just over 0.6 gallons per hour.
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:04 PM   #32
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Thanks Pro. That's sorta / kinda what I was looking for.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:45 PM   #33
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I have a portable propane generator that I bought at HD a couple of years ago. Works great.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:12 PM   #34
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How does everyone carry extra gas for these small generators? Kelvin
I purchased a Rotapax fuel container that I take with us when we're bringing the generator along. They are available in multiple sizes - I bought the 1 gallon size.

Fuel Cans : Gas Pack : Gasoline Containers : RotopaX.com
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:22 PM   #35
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Has anyone seen how long these RV friendly units will run on, say, a 20lb propane tank ?

This information doesn't say how loaded the genny is, From the Gennconnex site: "The average runtime on a single 20lb propane tank is 16-20 hours, and for a 30lb tank is 24-28hrs."

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The smaller Honda and Yamaha inverter generators are able to use much less than full load fuel consumption when they are not fully loaded. This is not true for most generators.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:25 PM   #36
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So just as a heads up the yamaha 2000kw does not fit in the 24 gallon action packer. Handle us a few inches too tall. Nice container though...
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+1 for the Rotapax gas containers.
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