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@Furd I have no idea how I could have missed your...

@Furd I have no idea how I could have missed your reply notification. Thank you for your reply.
That's good to know. NG is the logical way for me to go though.

In our area, that is available...
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Don't get too excited. Here is the lay of the...

Don't get too excited. Here is the lay of the land. The Tonco and their clones have a show-stopping problem that I ran into.

Tonco Natural Gas Requirements:
2.0 Kilopascal = 8.03729 WC
2.6...
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I learned a couple things: 1. I can see why...

I learned a couple things:
1. I can see why Honda sued Lifan for making their generators look too much like Honda's. (It didn't help that they made them with the same tooling they supplied Honda...
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I noticed that from a parts standpoint, the HF...

I noticed that from a parts standpoint, the HF and Champion seem to be cut from the same tree. I also didn't realize until now that they cloned more than the engine, they also cloned the alternator....
08-08-17, 11:11 AM
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The chances of it it being used that way are...

The chances of it it being used that way are unlikely, but I would want it to be OK to do that with if needed.

Not like that. It will be connected to my panel though a breaker and lockout just as...
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You are correct it appears. I learned the AVR is...

You are correct it appears. I learned the AVR is the crescent shaped thing inside of my generator head when I went hunting for the neutral bond. While an AVR could limit output, and some do, this...
08-08-17, 07:25 AM
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Last night I bought a GFCI to use elsewhere to...

Last night I bought a GFCI to use elsewhere to check out the size of the plate opening to see if I could use a regular GFCI outlet. A standard duplex touches the top, bottom, and sides of the GFCI...
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Do you have any idea where that typically might...

Do you have any idea where that typically might be located? I see inside of the control panel there is an AVR. It could use the voltage on each leg, cycles, and field current it is sending to the...
08-07-17, 08:46 AM
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Interesting! I had heard unconfirmed rumors that...

Interesting! I had heard unconfirmed rumors that such a thing exists, and would make sense that they did, but this is the first time I've seen one. I'm also seeing now that GFCI adapters also that...
08-06-17, 03:57 PM
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Add GFCI to Generator Circuit w/o changing outlets

Is there something I can buy that will allow me to add GFCI to generator outlets without replacing the outlets? My thoughts are something that has you drill a couple holes for the buttons like you...
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From the time I wrote that I found I had the...

From the time I wrote that I found I had the wrong one, they already shipped the new one and sent me a label to return the other one.

There are also clones on Amazon for about $10.00, but they...
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I went to put on the carburetor so I could report...

I went to put on the carburetor so I could report back how everything went. I got the wrong carb. Mine has a choke lever, so I figured it was a manual choke. I studied how auto chokes worked and...
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I looked at the Generac XT8000 series. It has...

I looked at the Generac XT8000 series. It has the same engine, generator, muffler and mounting bracket as the Predator 7K, but the Predator has a heat shield around it to keep you from getting...
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Of course the truck is running flat out when its...

Of course the truck is running flat out when its tested as are the air cooled small engine tests which were generator engines.

I would guess the Yamaha's are pretty good from what I read, and the...
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It's not information, it's a carburetor. I have...

It's not information, it's a carburetor. I have the original Tonco instead of the clone because of the better diaphragm setup.

No thanks. I like mine way better. It looks and fits just like the...
08-03-17, 11:23 AM
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Thank you for helping me come to a consensus on...

Thank you for helping me come to a consensus on this.
08-03-17, 10:43 AM
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Maybe the easiest and best way to handle this is...

Maybe the easiest and best way to handle this is to swap the generator I just picked up for one with GFCI, and install a SPST switch with "House Connect" and "Extension Cords". The truth is, 90%+ of...
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I don't have any experience with them, Kart...

I don't have any experience with them, Kart racing or otherwise, just from reading. You know way more about this than me. LOL!

Where I live, in the suburbs, I need a generator about 4 hours...
08-02-17, 08:42 PM
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Per floating, one guy mentioned if you drop your...

Per floating, one guy mentioned if you drop your drill in a puddle there is no protection.
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Background: I had a 1960's Homelite 8HP Briggs,...

Background: I had a 1960's Homelite 8HP Briggs, 4K running, 4.4K surge. It ran pretty good. Then I saw a deal on a Predator/Chicago Electric/Harbor Freight 5.5K on a Craig's List moving sale that...
08-02-17, 03:57 AM
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With both the panel and generator bonded, perhaps...

With both the panel and generator bonded, perhaps to the same ground rod, I would think that wouldn't be any different than if the equipment grounding wire were left connected?

If the breaker in...
08-02-17, 03:54 AM
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Thank you for correcting me on that. I would...

Thank you for correcting me on that.

I would think that wouldn't work unless the generator frame were also not earth grounded, and touching the generator would cause the GFCI to trip?

Thanks!
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So something like a slow-blow breaker, and when...

So something like a slow-blow breaker, and when it trips the engine basically freewheels for awhile? or does it drop a leg if just one leg gets overloaded? Does it reset automatically?

Thanks!
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How do generators prevent overloading?

I had a Homelite 4400 with 8HP Briggs. When I put too much of a load on, it would bog down to nothing. I notice the Harbor Freight Chicago Electric Predator generators have the same engine from...
08-01-17, 01:54 PM
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That would not be a good situation. There would...

That would not be a good situation. There would still only be one way back to neutral, which means GFCI would not trip. I'm glad I posted my thoughts.

Yes, because it was long and all over the...
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