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    11-07-2019, 01:30
    Come on, this is serious. You should at least use bailing wire or 100 mile per hour tape, not zip ties and duct tape. Think of the children.
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    11-06-2019, 23:21
    Yup, I agree with that. The load doesn't care how much power the generator is producing, the load only cares about how much power it is receiving. ...
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    11-06-2019, 20:40
    Actually, that's the opposite of what I said, or what I intended to say. I said if the 12V isn't properly designed to deal with the possibility of...
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    11-06-2019, 16:26
    Anything properly designed to go into a 12/24v system on the 12V side of things should have some type of diode or other reverse polarity protection...
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    11-05-2019, 20:09
    I agree with having voltage drop, but it's not possible to drop the frequency over a wire distance no matter how much resistance there is. It will...
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    11-05-2019, 16:25
    My 1123 had armor, not sure what type, but the holes were there to mount the soft door hinges. So far I've ignored the holes, they haven't been an...
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    11-05-2019, 11:45
    The impression I got is that he pulled the utility meter, disconnected the lines out of it, and connected them to the gen. Should be more than large...
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    11-04-2019, 19:03
    Coug replied to a thread Actual Rating for MEP-804B in Generators
    15kw generator will produce 15000 watts of power no matter the configuration, it will do 15kw total at single phase 120, 15kw split phase 120/240, or...
    17 replies | 283 view(s)
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    11-04-2019, 18:59
    If it's not loading down the generator, then I'd say it's likely that the bottleneck here is your charge controller only asking for 5500 watts of...
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    11-04-2019, 18:55
    mine came with the winch plate. I used one existing hole, and drilled one 1/4" hole for the other side. If I had your style front, I'd use zip...
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    11-02-2019, 18:04
    I got tired of the floor mat/insulation stuff falling down on the passenger side footwell, so put a couple of 1/2 inch bolts and washers left over...
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    11-02-2019, 00:16
    Coug replied to a thread Where do you draw the line $$$ in HMMWV
    Soaking it in penetrating oil is about all you can do. I don't know if that shaft is tempered or not, so I'd be hesitant to use a lot of heat on it....
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    11-01-2019, 18:43
    Coug replied to a thread Towing MEP 803a in Generators
    Does your state do trip permits? I know here you pay for a 3 day permit to haul or drive pretty much anything you want as long as it's reasonably...
    17 replies | 434 view(s)
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    10-31-2019, 21:47
    Coug replied to a thread Where do you draw the line $$$ in HMMWV
    on normal keys that won't come out of shafts I normally use a cold chisel at one end and tap it for a bit, trying to get it to move. If I've tapped...
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    10-31-2019, 17:10
    if it's showing either nothing (all the way to the left) or charging properly, might be a bad connection somewhere. I don't really trust the stock...
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    10-30-2019, 20:28
    Coug replied to a thread It was one of those days... in HMMWV
    I know that there's a bill being worked on again over on this side of the mountains by one of the local guys who is in the PNW Steel Soldiers...
    8 replies | 316 view(s)
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    10-30-2019, 17:30
    Coug replied to a thread M1102 Trailer Value? in Trailers
    an M1101 from 2010 just went for $1800 with bows and tarp at auction local to me, so I'd expect it to hit the civilian market here at around $3k. It...
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    10-30-2019, 12:27
    Coug replied to a thread It was one of those days... in HMMWV
    I've been told that as well, but somehow my M1123 made it through with just that slight snag. The big thing I think is that it came from the...
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    10-30-2019, 00:26
    Coug started a thread It was one of those days... in HMMWV
    ...where everything seems to go just right. So today was a pretty good day. Backstory: I bought a truck at the start of April, picked it up...
    8 replies | 316 view(s)
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    10-29-2019, 18:37
    Coug replied to a thread Size of Generator needed in Generators
    old style slave cable before adopting the Nato standardized one. They make adapters to go from it to the Nato one and back.
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    10-29-2019, 18:36
    yup. the rims are the limit for you. 12 bolt and 24 bolt evenly spaced rims are 50psi, the 24 bolt rims where they are paired bolts are 65psi,...
    37 replies | 1470 view(s)
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    10-29-2019, 11:04
    I think it's just that water has a higher level of heat transfer than the ethylene glycol does. I'm not going to claim it's better to use higher...
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    10-29-2019, 11:00
    While it may work to run a tire without the bead lock on one of these, the sealing surfaces are different angles/design than your standard tire...
    37 replies | 1470 view(s)
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    10-29-2019, 00:10
    Coug replied to a thread MEP 804b MPU source? in Generators
    I hate doing the poking around trying to find the bad connection when working on customer units, because most of the time I never find anything I can...
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    10-28-2019, 12:22
    Coug replied to a thread MEP 016c connection help in Generators
    Glad to hear it worked out for you.
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    10-27-2019, 02:36
    Coug replied to a thread MEP 016c connection help in Generators
    and yeah, just the necessities being a well pump and fridge/lights shouldn't be an issue. I do my house with an MEP-802A, so just under twice the...
    10 replies | 238 view(s)
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    10-27-2019, 02:30
    Coug replied to a thread MEP 016c connection help in Generators
    Yes, when you add the jumper then L0 becomes your neutral, and would have to be connected to the house neutral in order to do 120V loads. Once you...
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    10-27-2019, 02:18
    Coug replied to a thread MEP 016c connection help in Generators
    I changed my post to different information as what I found out completely changed everything that's needed to be known. Looks like you responded...
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    10-27-2019, 01:53
    Coug replied to a thread MEP 016c connection help in Generators
    It took me a little while to find, but near the very end of TM 5-6115-271-14 it shows switch position "C" which is the 240V 1 phase uses L1 and L2 to...
    10 replies | 238 view(s)
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