Panels in the Winter

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Re: Panels in the Winter

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raysun wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:49 pm The big motors don't need E-Free. Their parts can take the E.

Small motors, a different story.
True. But a convenient way to haul/store fuel. It sucks to have a jug leak with a $350+ load of feed. It has happened.
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Re: Panels in the Winter

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Country living!
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Re: Panels in the Winter

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Back in the day, an acquaintance had an auxiliary tank installed in his truck - for cross-border transport of...

Well, one could be rigged up for its intended purpose and haul fuel.
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Re: Panels in the Winter

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raysun wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:56 pm Back in the day, an acquaintance had an auxiliary tank installed in his truck - for cross-border transport of...

Well, one could be rigged up for its intended purpose and haul fuel.
We have a 100g tank for dyed diesel plus a 55g drum for backup. But I will never again try to bulk store gasoline of any grade. It was an expensive mistake I made once. If I did bulk storage in that range I'd do propane and conversions. Don't need to worry about the pickups. It's the on site working equipment.

I'm just glad we don't deal with power lines. The PUD has been really busy this season and called in linemen from wherever they can get them. From the original post, panels in the winter are what they are and better days are coming!
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Re: Panels in the Winter

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I added this today:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HB94HXG?ps ... ct_details

Cool add on for our genset. It moves the exhaust where ever you want. Through the side, roof, etc. The exhaust manifold to the generator is stainless and beautifully welded. From there is silicon flexible hose of however long you want. I only had one problem and that was stuff the came in a soft package so the exhaust gasket for the EU7000 was broken. Oh darn.

I've pulled both the screens off the generator exhaust never to screw with that stuff again. And its much more quiet. I'd give 'em 5 stars without getting paid.
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Re: Panels in the Winter

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I have been looking for such an exhaust extension.

Please keep us updated.
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Re: Panels in the Winter

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raysun wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:19 pm I have been looking for such an exhaust extension.

Please keep us updated.
The kit I ordered had 8' of silicon hose. If you were going out through a wall or up through the roof you'd only need a few feet of the heat proof hose. The silicone hose is expensive. I wasn't sure but could use the excess hose elsewhere. Materials are 1st class. The kit is well worth it.
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Re: Panels in the Winter

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I'd need 8' to route under my connex.
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Re: Panels in the Winter

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raysun wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:54 pm I'd need 8' to route under my connex.
My exhaust modification is in temporary mode right now. I replaced the factory exhaust outlet/screens with the aftermarket part and attached the 8' silicone hose. I have the hose routed outside the "hut" and pointed away from the house - the hut is 15' away from the kitchen window. Its pretty amazing. I can barely hear the genset running under load from inside. When I had removed the spark arrestor cone a few weeks ago it was surprising how much louder the exhaust noise was. Now its quieter than factory. With the 8' of hose the exhaust heat is luke warm. My plan is to sink a metal pail into the ground when it thaws and route the hose into it with the lid ventilated and some type of cover to keep rain, etc. out. The noise reduction is cool but it also eliminates the periodic clogged spark arrestor service too. Yes, I did learn that running the EU7000 on ECO continuously does clog the spark arrestor faster. That is a non problem now.

The only problem in the short term would be a really stupid mouse trying to walk up the tube. But there are some things not even a mouse will do... But they never cease to amaze me.
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Re: Panels in the Winter

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You can pretty much bet a mouse will move in...especially if it is warm after a run...
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Re: Panels in the Winter

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The 'kit' arrived with the exhaust gasket broken. The guy was right on top of it. This is a quality product, not a asian knock off. I love it when someone has a quality product and comes to market with their solution.

GenExhaust.com
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