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Old 01-31-2004, 07:59 AM   #1
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Can you change a generator from LP to gas????????

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Can you change a generator from LP to gas????????

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I've seen conversion kits but they may be just to go from gas to propane.

My hunch is that it can be done if you change the carburetor.

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The basic difference is carburation, like Hitchiker says. You might need to change spark plugs (to get the proper heat range) and timing, but I see that kits to convert the other way do not provide new plugs.

Some gen sets run on liquid propane and others use it in gas form. From what I understand, the liquid type uses a fairly standard carburetor to vaporize the liquid fuel and mix with air, but I don't know any details.

Last I knew, propane generators were typically made form the same block and such as the gas model anyway, so it should be a fairly straight-forward conversion. If you could get the manufacturer to tell you what is different, it might save a lot of headaches trying to figure it out on your own.

There are numerous sopurces for gas-to-propane conversion kits online (try a search on 'generator propane conversion'). You might study them to get an idea what has to be reverse engineered to go back to gas.

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I don't know if you'd find a kit available but it should be a simple task. All you need is the carb, the proper fuel pump, and some hose and filters.

However, if this is an LP genset on a diesel pusher you won't have a fuel tank available. If you have a gasser you'll need to make sure you can get a second pickup tube into the tank. If you tee the fuel lines together the generator will probably starve and die out when you are using the gas engine.

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Old 02-01-2004, 05:57 AM   #6
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Thanks Guys. Its on a 1999 Adventurer DP. I have room for about a 10 to 15 gal. tank next to the generator. The reason for doing this is the amount of propane it uses.
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Hi...just read the thread...I have a Ford E350 (class C) chassis with a 6.9 diesel....and a Onan 4kw GAS generator........its a great match,,,I wish I had a diesel generator but the gas is a great 2nd choice.....I wouldn't want propane to power the gen set since I have a fixed tank under the chassis (for propane) and no easy way to haul propane back and forth...it's eaisier to use a 5 gal plastic gas can to re-fill the gas tank for the gen set every second day or so.....it burns about 5 gals/day if run 8-10 hours straight at full blast powering the a/c....

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hi, im David Ashton of Biloxi MS,.I was wondering if you can help me with a problem? while at Talladega this year my generator (EM650- 120v), started running an output of 210v burned up my inverter at the same time. I was wondering if it most likely the diode pack or condenser that would cause this? I think going any deeper than that wouldn't justify fixing. any help would be gratful, thanx, David
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David welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Sorry to hear of the overvoltage problem on the generator. You may have lost a commond bond on the center tap of the windings. I am not sure without having it present to troubleshoot. Maybe one of our other members has experienced this and can be of better help. Good luck and let us know what the fix is.
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