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    Availability of TQG's

    I think that even in cold areas the heat pumps may do, and pay for themselves on the shoulder season, Jan,Feb,March they will struggle. Found this article on solar tube heating in Canada. Quite a bulk tank is required.
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    Availability of TQG's

    The maine generator posted earlier for 8k $ 12kw is available without the emissions stuff. I am going to take another look at the power requirements and maybe some 802s from LITD might get the job done. Just in case it gets missed, my 0.02: Heat: Wood > other fossil fuels Cooking and hot...
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    Availability of TQG's

    Or here is another solution OLD STEAM POWERED MACHINE SHOP 77 LOOKING BACK edit - that steam man is a legend. I wish he was my neighbor and I could apprentice my son there. Reminds me a bit of joel salatin in his awsome lunacy. I mean, if you lived next to that guy, you would still be wise...
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    Availability of TQG's

    I've switched to canned engineered fuel for small engines, I have been successful running small two stroke motors dry and using 87 octane for a couple years now, knock on wood. I am also switching where I can to electric 60v tools. Exactly as you say, I have a small roto tiller with a...
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    Availability of TQG's

    This is a fair point. If one has an enclosure already, and you use the fuel kit to siphone from 50 gallon barrel they offer, that looks like a good option for a known solution. Wild to see the amp ratings compared to what we know the meps can produce vs rated for. We are a bit spoiled and I...
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    Availability of TQG's

    Thank you sir..! edit , I looked them up: "These dependable diesel generators use Perkins engines to provide environmentally-friendly, Tier 4 Final-emissions rated operation " I had not factored for that. I guess it makes sense that any commercial diesel will have these handicaps now a days.
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    Availability of TQG's

    Corn is for eating or feeding animals that you want to eat. That ethanol subsidy should end yesterday given the coming expected needs.
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    Availability of TQG's

    What do you think about running normal pump gas on small engines when you have work to do, and then running them dry for storage, or switching them to a canned fuel to clean out last hour of work? Edit - I see Diesel addict above has said same thing, run it empty.
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    Availability of TQG's

    ^this is what I would expect most to do. Yes, store as much as possible, I think propane is better for cooking with and maybe heating water with. I would think that anyone who runs more than one piece road equipment would have at least 500 gallons of storage, and once you start buying fuel...
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    Availability of TQG's

    what would civ options be for 12kw or smaller 120/240 commercial diesel generator? Interested in options people have direct experience with. Around here people sure love to pay to have propane or nat gas briggs and stratton whole home generators installed. As you all know, these are standby...
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    803 Pre-heat run-away

    pc that paint adds at least a horsepower! nice work on running down the problem and having the spares on hand...! Regarding the pre-heat. I have an 803a that has given me quite a few problems on coming up to 180F and holding temp, but I have never had problems starting it. I haven't been in...
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    803a not warming up

    I had one opportunity at 1 degree F to run, started and ran nicely without issue, warmed up to 175F or so. Wind was about 40mph and I kept rad exhaust 90% covered and did not run the arctic diesel coolant heater. I also changed the oil and picked up about 5psi oil pressure cold and 3psi hot...
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    MEP803 thermostat replacement and proper coolant

    Remember to boil your t-stat before you install it, make sure it opens as should. I've just had huge temp problems, and so far it seemed to be fuel related ,but I am still in progress to confirm that.
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    803a not warming up

    I have that same issue opening the instrument cover at those temps, there are worse noises (like rabbits being eaten in the woods) but that one is up there. So 24 minutes to get to 180F by gauge reading? Machine sounds good!
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    803a not warming up

    I would start with lower loads. Then work up, with assumption that less loading with have a cooler running generator. I.e. 25% , 50% and 100% and the respective coolant temperatures compared to ambient. Curious to see what temp change you see by blocking top of rad fan with plywood. At this...
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