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Posted By WML13

Storm Generator

I had a generator get missed on draining gasoline, and had the same result. I had to use vinegar and a screen door chain in the fuel tank MULTIPLE times to get the varnish loose and out of the tank....
08-16-20, 04:40 PM
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Posted By pattenp

Yes, the inlet wire is connected the same way...

Yes, the inlet wire is connected the same way with the neutral bonded.
08-10-20, 06:11 PM
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Posted By cartman

I'm in @ratdude's position - tired of the...

I'm in @ratdude's position - tired of the extension cords and with predictions of a worse than usual Atlantic hurricane season, I need to get this done.

Does the breaker power from the generator...
08-07-20, 09:50 PM
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Posted By PJmax

A cord's specs are the total amount of...

A cord's specs are the total amount of conductors. 10-4 is four insulated conductors.
NM-b cable is 10-3 w/ground. Still four wires but the ground is bare.
08-07-20, 07:49 PM
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Posted By PJmax

You want the receptacle in a convenient location....

You want the receptacle in a convenient location.
You want enough service cable to keep your generator away from the house.

Pre-made cords are more cost effective so keep that in mind when...
08-07-20, 04:37 PM
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Posted By pattenp

You need to use SJOOW cord and put twist lock...

You need to use SJOOW cord and put twist lock plug and socket on it for connecting the Gen to the inlet. You may find it's just as cheap to buy a pre-made cord. The location where you need to place...
08-07-20, 02:01 PM
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Posted By pattenp

I don't know why someone suggested 40A. The gen...

I don't know why someone suggested 40A. The gen 120/240 outlet is protected by a 30A breaker so that's the max amps it can supply. Use a 30A double pole breaker in the main panel. I like the inlets...
08-07-20, 01:14 PM
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Posted By pattenp

The gen 120/240 outlet is 30A, so use 10/3...

The gen 120/240 outlet is 30A, so use 10/3 w/ground NM-b from panel to a 30A power inlet.
08-07-20, 12:23 PM
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Posted By pattenp

It has a UL sticker big as day on it.

It has a UL sticker big as day on it.
08-07-20, 12:00 PM
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Posted By pattenp

This appears to be what you need... ...

This appears to be what you need...
https://www.geninterlock.com/product/siemens-murray-ite-gould-factory-generator-interlock-kit-transfer-switch-100a-panels/
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Posted By beelzebob

It's obvious the engine was operating when this...

It's obvious the engine was operating when this happened. Did the augers hit something that didn't move?
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Posted By Hal_S

The terms you're looking for are "interference...

The terms you're looking for are "interference engine" and "valve float".

My guess- valve spring broke, piston bent valve, valve crushed spark plug.
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Posted By Rough Rooster

Remove head and check for debris floating around....

Remove head and check for debris floating around. Determine what it is and repair accordingly. Could be a screw from the carb, a valve seat, or valve head, possibly a piece of the piston. You won't...
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Can you see a mark on the top of the piston?

Can you see a mark on the top of the piston?
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