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Farmer Dan    Posted 01-17-2019 at 08:45:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • New generator
  • Guys installed my whole house generator. Its been running since about 3pm yesterday to do a 24 hour break in for the engine. Not very noisy at all and I have not noticed any problems or concerns with power in the house or garage. It is running on natural gas. I slept fine last night but I wonder if it kept the neighbors awake?

    steveVa    Posted 01-17-2019 at 23:06:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I wonder, do they change the oil after the 24 hour run. On my generators I run them first for just a few hours and then change the oil. Then I run like 4 hours, then a full tank to see how long it will run. Then I change oil again.
    Running on natural gas should be real clean.
    Automatic switch in should be real nice too.
    Also nice that you do not need to worry about running out of gas. Now that you have that the power grid will not go down for a long time. Lol.

    Dean    Posted 01-18-2019 at 09:06:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Mine did.

    After installing my 20 KW Kohler whole house back-up genset, a huge oak tree about 1/4 mile from my house uprooted, snapping off a 60' pole and pulling the cross arms from the poles on either side. The poles support a 32KV T line and the local service line beneath. The whole area was down for about 23 hours.

    I was the only house around with power. After determining what the problem was and when power would be restored, I shut my genset down when I retired for the evening.

    Dean

    Dean    Posted 01-17-2019 at 12:06:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • 24 hour break in?

    Never heard of such a thing for a whole house back-up generator.

    What brand? Air cooled?

    Dean

    Farmer Dan    Posted 01-17-2019 at 12:12:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Generac, 16kw, air cooled.

    Dean    Posted 01-17-2019 at 12:18:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Probably a good idea.

    Dean

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