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#105551 - 09/13/07 05:28 PM Re: Propane Storage....let's hear everyones ideas. [Re: DeathtoToasters]
DeathtoToasters Offline
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ahh found the site...well the issue is I have no where to put something that big. Not even a chance....so I am kind of back to the same issues.

http://kwicindustries.net/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=45&products_id=78

How about this unit looks good...I can fit that on my side yard....

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#105558 - 09/13/07 06:51 PM Re: Propane Storage....let's hear everyones ideas. [Re: DeathtoToasters]
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Here is the link to Affordable Power,

http://stores.ebay.com/AFFORDABLE-POWER

Word of warning these are used generators that have not been rebuilt. Tested, serviced, and painted is what the website says.

And as rabagley suggests don't by a cheap gas generator. I would recommend a Yamaha or Honda, real Honda, not just a generator that has a honda motor on it. If you want to step up from there go for one of the engine driven welder/generators. The most well known being a Lincoln or Miller.

http://www.mylincolnelectric.com/Catalog/equipmentseries.asp?browse=101|400|

http://www.millerwelds.com/products/enginedriven/

If you know how to weld you could even make a little extra money with one of these. The welder generators have a higher resale value, and are also available in diesel.

If you want to see what generators in your area hold up the best go to a couple of tool rental companies and see what brands they rent, if it holds up to rental use and abuse it will last you a very long time. Tool rental companies are a spare parts source too, and if you have the same brand you will have greater options of where to get something when you really need it.

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#105571 - 09/13/07 07:43 PM Re: Propane Storage....let's hear everyones ideas. [Re: RayW]
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Loc: Southern California
Any comments on that unit I linked to above?

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#105582 - 09/13/07 08:26 PM Re: Propane Storage....let's hear everyones ideas. [Re: DeathtoToasters]
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I've seen those same gensets on craigslist in seattle for a whole lot cheaper. And for that price you could get a generac from costco with a transfer switch and have several hundred $$'s left over.

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#105584 - 09/13/07 08:34 PM Re: Propane Storage....let's hear everyones ideas. [Re: weldon]
DeathtoToasters Offline
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Loc: Southern California
what is a generac? Is that a brand?
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#105594 - 09/13/07 11:03 PM Re: Propane Storage....let's hear everyones ideas. [Re: ]
rabagley Offline
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Registered: 09/05/07
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That chinese-built 1800rpm diesel generator actually looks pretty nice. They're about 90 minutes drive from me, so probably two hours for you. That means the opportunity to go down and take a long look before you buy.

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#105598 - 09/13/07 11:25 PM Re: Propane Storage....let's hear everyones ideas. [Re: ]
DeathtoToasters Offline
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Loc: Southern California
Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
Generac is a generator company. They make my 15,000 watt and my old propane 15,000 watt at my old house.



Is this the guardian one you purchased?

Do you regret getting this versus a diesel?
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#105600 - 09/13/07 11:42 PM Re: Propane Storage....let's hear everyones ideas. [Re: ]
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Generac makes a number of generators including whole house generators which are usually propane or NG. Seem to be good quality and last a while. I left them out of my opinion just because i have not used one, take Izzy's advice on that.

As far as the china generators i don't know what to tell you, i have not used one, and i don't know anyone with one. If there is a place close enough that you can stop by for a visit and check it out, might be worth a trip.

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#105610 - 09/14/07 02:07 AM Re: Propane Storage....let's hear everyones ideas. [Re: ]
DeathtoToasters Offline
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
The one I had in my old house was their 15,000 watt emergency home stand by generator that ran off propane. Generac Guardian product line. In the end it all ran me like 10,000 but never failed me once and it allowed me to legally store more fuel in LPG form than diesel.


So do you wish you would have gotten a diesel instead? Are you worried about a short lifespan with your gasoline version?

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#105617 - 09/14/07 03:12 AM Re: Propane Storage....let's hear everyones ideas. [Re: ]
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Do you have a link to the palce where you bought yours?
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