My EF2800i from WiseGuy Sales
should be here sometime this week. I didn't buy the completed conversion from US Carb as it would have been $500 more expensive. They sell the conversion kits for ~$200.
Anybody have an EF2800i that runs on propane? I have a few questions about the conversion. I'm wondering how clean the conversion is as far as having to cut away shrouds, etc. Does the regulator that comes with the kit mount to something or just hang free?
The kits are for low pressure propane and/or natural gas. I thought that means propane after the regulator on the TT which is I believe ~10 inches of water? That doesn't make sense if you want to hook up directly to a propane cylinder? How much pressure comes directly from the tank? Looks like the kit has a separate regulator and there is some amount of adjustment here. Natural gas I understand is only ~3" of water and less energy per liter as well.
US Carb offers two types of conversion, the Tri-Fuel option lets you keep the capability to run on gasoline and doesn't require permenant modification to the carburatior. I'm leaning heavily in this direction even though I don't anticipate running on gasoline. Is there much difference in efficiency and/or power between the Tri-Fuel and the Bi-Fuel conversion?
Any used someone other than US Carb as a source of the conversion kits? I'd prefer to buy this locally and leverage their expertise. What about the hour meter and tach? I figure the first ten hours will be easy to log and after that I'll be servicing on a time interval since it'll likely see less than 50 hours use anually (unless of course we have a monster power outage).