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Island Mike    Posted 12-27-2018 at 15:14:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Power was off for about a week after a severe wind. Had the 2000 watt Yamaha running. Got me dreaming about something big, like a Gardner diesel running a big generator. Then I realized I own a 70 hp Nissan diesel engine. I should be able to run that at low revs and make enough power to run heaters, and all kind of stuff on 120 volts. And maybe 240 volts to run the well pump. Where do I start, to get the basic info for this idea?

    Island Mike

    Dean    Posted 12-28-2018 at 08:54:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Unless you are well skilled in power distribution, mechanics, etc., you will be far better off simply buying a back-up gen set.

    Dean

    John in MIch    Posted 12-27-2018 at 16:55:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Whatever you connect, you have to disconnect from the utility company. One friend has a gas powered welder that he uses as a generator when needed. He manually disconnects from DTE (our elect supplier) and goes to his barn and backfeeds to the house.

    Another friend has a PTO driven generator. He goes to a field box to disconnect from DTE and then starts his tractor PTO generator.

    Island Mike    Posted 12-27-2018 at 21:08:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I would wyre the generator output separately from the fixed wyring.

    Island Mike

    John in Mich    Posted 12-28-2018 at 21:25:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • For any appliance you would have to unplug from utility and plug into separate wiring. Seems rather awkward to me. To each their own.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 12-27-2018 at 16:52:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I took the easy road and called Generac.

    http://gens.generac.com/GeneracCorporate/media/Library/content/all-products/generators/home-generators/guardian-series/16kW-7037/Generac-Home-Generator_Guardian-16kW_200SE_7037_hero.png?width=768&height=480&ext=.png

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