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lane hog

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Posted: 10/10/19 04:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I love my Honda twins. I don't use them nearly as often in the past six or seven years, and they sit dry for most of the year unused. When I need one or both, all I do is fill the gas tank, pull once or twice, and they fire up.

The trick to any generator being reliable is not to store them wet... I always run the tank dry until it kills itself, or use a fuel shutoff valve to the carb.



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lane hog wrote:

The trick to any generator being reliable is not to store them wet... I always run the tank dry until it kills itself, or use a fuel shutoff valve to the carb.

Pure gasoline, or my preferred liquid, AvGas, and you don't worry about it [emoticon]

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Or for reasonable periods of time, cut off the gas valve, run until the gas in the carburetor is used up and it stalls. Add StaBil to the fuel in the tank.


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I use my Honda 2000 once or twice a year. Does what I need. I follow the manuals instruction for storage; full gas tank with stabil, drain the carb, and it's good for up to a year. Pull a few times to get gas through the carb & she starts.

Also used it when my house lost power for 3 1/2 days. Ran extension cords to power fridge, sat tv, computer, lights, and my neighbors fridge and a light. I used an extended tank to run it for over a day before refueling. I'm thinking of having a transfer switch installed or getting the furnace powerline altered to have a plug end so I could use an extension cord for it.

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I just purchased a duromax 2200 Generator from lowes for under 600.00
https://www.duromaxpower.com/products/du........gital-inverter-hybrid-portable-generator
Dual Fuel built in.. Only have run it on propane so far but it seems quiet and runs really well.

I have not tried to see if it will fire up the A/c Unit on my TT but I am happy with the purchase...

https://www.lowes.com/pd/DuroMax-2200-Wa........l-Inverter-Portable-Generator/1000939848


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OkieGene wrote:

For those of you who are ham radio operators, and thus ARRL members, you can get a really good deal on Honda generators.

Mayberry's runs an ad in QST for this, and we get a great deal from them. You can't get the best price unless you tell them you read their ad in QST and you're a ham radio operator.

https://www.mayberrys.com/

I didn't renew my ARRL membership. What's the discount Mayberry gives for ARRL members?

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