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$15 bucks. on Amazon - click here for the link....

$15 bucks. on Amazon - click here for the link. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0787Y3TYC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


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Posted By Ratdude

I usually use my 20:1 dirtbike mix in everything....

I usually use my 20:1 dirtbike mix in everything.

Been doing it for years without any repercussions.

:coffee:
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Posted By Ratdude

Throw a new carb on that thing, I'd bet you...

Throw a new carb on that thing, I'd bet you dollars-to-donuts it's less than $20 bucks on Amazon.

:Happy:
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Posted By Ratdude

The carb for that machine is like $10 bucks now,...

The carb for that machine is like $10 bucks now, delivered to your house in 2 days. If not for curiosity's sake, I usually don't even bother taking them apart anymore, just get a new one.
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Posted By Ratdude

cartman > pretty sure that clone engine has a...

cartman > pretty sure that clone engine has a 10mm drain bolt on the carb bowl. And I *think* that once you've pulled the fuel line, the gas tank comes off with just a few screws. Take it off and...
08-19-20, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Ratdude

Thumbs up Originally, I planned to run the romex thru the...

Originally, I planned to run the romex thru the wall, directly into the inlet box. And although I couldn't find any code on minimum height requirements, I felt the box was too low. So, I ran to Homer...
08-19-20, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Ratdude

Thanks cartman -- I went ahead and did it without...

Thanks cartman -- I went ahead and did it without pulling the meter. It was easy - I just work myself up sometimes trying to make sure I'm safe. Pics below.

Hey, while I got you hear - is there a...
08-19-20, 07:23 AM
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Posted By Ratdude

***BUMP*** No love for the Ratdude. I...

***BUMP***

No love for the Ratdude.

I guess I asked too many questions.

:Crying:
08-18-20, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Ratdude

NM, I raised the inlet up to around 22 inches...

NM, I raised the inlet up to around 22 inches just because. Tomorrow, I'll do the very last step and that is to add the breaker and wire it to the panel. Even with the MAIN breaker off, those 2 110's...
08-17-20, 09:06 AM
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Posted By Ratdude

Thanks SO much pattenp - your assistance has been...

Thanks SO much pattenp - your assistance has been immeasurable.

Is there a min height required by code for the inlet box?

Without adding some conduit to raise it higher, mine would end up...
08-16-20, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Ratdude

All supplies have been delivered! :Happy:Very...

All supplies have been delivered! :Happy:Very excited!

Question: This main panel has neutral and ground (white and bare) all attached to the same bus.

Is that okay to do when I wire in the...
08-11-20, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Ratdude

Purchased everything today - Amazon had the best...

Purchased everything today - Amazon had the best prices. I spent, with tax, a few bucks over $200. Less than I originally anticipated. So far, so good.

- Siemens ECSBPK02 Generator Standby Power...
08-10-20, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Ratdude

I'm going thru the same process and what you...

I'm going thru the same process and what you pictured was the same cord (SJOOW) the pro's here suggested I use to go from the generator to the inlet (receptacle).

Since you already have the ends...
08-10-20, 06:30 AM
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Posted By Ratdude

Did that, thanks. I have a very good...

Did that, thanks.

I have a very good understanding and a strict adherence to regulated safety precautions and text-book installation procedures - that's never been my issue. I have a...
08-08-20, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Ratdude

I believe I do, I consider myself quite capable...

I believe I do, I consider myself quite capable -- I have worked successfully with non-metallict romex many, many times before but alas, I am NO expert, not even close. Really just an eager...
08-08-20, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Ratdude

doughess > I ain't no expert and I surely ain't...

doughess > I ain't no expert and I surely ain't very smart but ummmmm, that doesn't sound very legal or safe.

Is it?

:eek::confused::eek:
08-08-20, 06:27 AM
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Posted By Ratdude

So PJmax , needless-to-say, 10/3 romex and a 10/4...

So PJmax , needless-to-say, 10/3 romex and a 10/4 extension cord IS, in fact, what I need, correct?

They DO in fact work properly together, right?

:Ask Me:
08-07-20, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Ratdude

Thanks again pattenp - thanks PJmax I'm...

Thanks again pattenp - thanks PJmax

I'm making up my materials list- gonna be around $300! Dang, that's a lot! But with my luck, once I buy everything and get it installed, I'm pretty much...
08-07-20, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Ratdude

Thanks SO much pattenp - much appreciated!!...

Thanks SO much pattenp - much appreciated!! :beers:

Yeah, you're right - 40amp breaker doesn't make any sense? I'm going with just what you suggested.

The only item left is the cable from the...
08-07-20, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Ratdude

Got it! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: And with...

Got it! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

And with a dual pole breaker, that'll "lite up" the entire service, both buses, right?

Someone said to use a 40A dual-pole, 10 amps higher - why would they...
08-07-20, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Ratdude

Thank you sir!! What size cable should I run...

Thank you sir!!

What size cable should I run from the panel to the receptacle?

And while I got you here, which receptacle do I need?

This is my generator specs and a pic:
Running Watts -...
08-07-20, 09:25 AM
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Posted By Ratdude

Oh yeah, the breaker for the generator will go...

Oh yeah, the breaker for the generator will go just under the MAIN, top 2 slots on the right, and it will be a 30 or 40 amp, dual pole. I'll move those 2 red-switched breakers down, there's plenty...
08-07-20, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Ratdude

Interlock for Generator

Why are these damned thing SO expensive? A couple of pieces of sheet metal and some screws? They don't even give you the breaker or the receptacle? Some "kit."
:wall:

And it's not the little UL...
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Posted By Ratdude

Good call, Hal_S - the oil smells like gasoline...

Good call, Hal_S - the oil smells like gasoline so during storage, the float probably stuck and let a sh*t-ton of gas flow into the crankcase thereby reducing the oil's lubricating properties and...
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Posted By Ratdude

Yep, OHV valve related. Pulled off the OHV...

Yep, OHV valve related.

Pulled off the OHV cover and right away noticed the valve spring just laying there. The valve was nowhere to be found, so the whole thing is probably down in the cylinder,...
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