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Old 10-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #15
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My Onan, back before Gen-turi. 2 hours then the CO detector detected and became very annoying.

My ONAN post-Gen-turi install, 25 hours, twice, (That's all the longer I needed it)

The Big Block Chevy V-8 with Genrac Transmission at work (And proper exhaust extension) 2 days as I recall.. Might have been longer.

a proper generator can run so long as it has fuel, And some of them can have extended tanks that let them run for a week or more .. Provided they are in good condition.

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Old 10-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #16
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I have run mine 9 days with turning it off to check the oil. $300.00 of fuel
Gotta do what ya gotta do My recommended oil change for my gen set by Onan Cummings is 250 hours

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Old 10-29-2012, 05:28 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by ejm4 View Post
When we tailgate at college football games in the late summer our Onan has ran for over 48 hours straight.

But you should get one of these... Auto transfer switch, connected directly to natural gas.

My wife and I were watching CCN and they reported that there were going to be disruptions in the gas lines due to the high water and storm surge. I've thought about installing a generator like that but around here it could be an earth quake (WA state) and that would break the lines anyway. Would have to use propane and the tank would need to be really huge for any length of time.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:44 PM   #18
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I have a propane unit similar to the one posted above and it is connected to a 500 gallon propane tank. We live off grid and it is a back up to our solar system. We never know when the neighbors have power interruptions because we are off the power grid and we always have power. Not for everybody but works well for us.
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As for running the generator, you need to watch a few things....
1. exhaust does not enter any living areas.
2.I like to shut down and check the oil every 24 hours.
3.Watch the generator run hours and plan to do an oil/filter change as required per the manual.
4.You typically do not need to run it 24/7. Run it for electric to power the things you need, like electric frig, microwave, keep the batteries up. If you are running an electric frig, you only need to run a few hours a day and keep the door closed as much as possible.

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Well we made it through with no problems. We didn't lose power or get any water in the basement. All is good for us. Some other not as lucky.
We'll be ready for the next one.

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