Recent content by rickf

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    "Braking resistor" used as a load bank?

    Reading through that Gino site the last page has the best info and some calculations. Not going to copy and paste, you can just read it from there.
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    "Braking resistor" used as a load bank?

    You can probably find most of what you need to know here. This statement here in one of the charts is what would worry me in your application. "The typical field of application for cast iron resistors of the GEW series are short, high-energy impulse loads."...
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    803a not warming up

    Did you test the new thermostat before installing? It certainly sounds like a bad stat that is staying open or opening far too early.
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    Consequences of Failed Interlock – When the Grid Feeds Your (out-of-sync) Generator

    Dammit John, You let the magic smoke out, now it will never work until we gather that all up and stuff it back in!!
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    First Lesson About Operating My Generator In Cold Weather

    I hope you left that cover open! pouring hot water on something in freezing weather just guarantees it is going to freeze tighter and much faster soon after you do that. Best thing to do is get it open and then spray it with WD40 to get rid of the water and after that lube the hinges with spray...
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    240V 3ph on MEP-806B. Is it safe?

    I have been following this but since I am not an electrician I have not commented on it but I did notice one thing that caught my eye on the seeders spec sheet, voltage MAX 240. That means it is set up for a MAXIMUM of 240 volts, not set up specifically for only 240 volts. Any electrical...
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    240V 3ph on MEP-806B. Is it safe?

    If you are thinking that you can hook this too your house directly then you cannot unless your house is wired for 3 phase which is highly unlikely. I am not an electrician but I know you cannot connect three phase to single phase.
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    MEP 002a Not producing Electricity, I am looking for someone who is familiar with the 002a to work on it.

    Ah, I know you have some equipment so I thought you may have taken it with you.
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    MEP 002a Not producing Electricity, I am looking for someone who is familiar with the 002a to work on it.

    You drug a loader all the way to SC to pick them up?! Hey Mike, long time no see, glad to see you are doing well.
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    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    I am intrigued with the automotive batteries, I am assuming you get these from wrecks or replacements? Where do you source them? And rough cost?
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    MEP-002A just shuts off

    Could it be a critter nest in the air box causing an overheat condition and shutting down on overheat?
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    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    AND, If you use everything all at the same time. What are the chances of using the induction plate, the convection microwave (on convection at that) AND the instant pot all at the same time? Is the water pump 220 volt? If so it won't be bad and it will be a surge and that is not an issue. If it...
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    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    No, I didn't win, I suffer from constant headaches and I lost most of my hearing. The only win was I didn't die.
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    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    I have been on BOTH ends!!! In Vietnam there were a couple of times where they called in "danger close" with 155's. This is something I was not ready for and never, ever want to go through again!!!! Usually it was smaller stuff that they brought in that close. We were already pretty well dug in...
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    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    I have been to Alaska a couple times in the summer, this goes back to before the AlCan highway was paved! I drove a truck up there and I never had so many flat tires in my life and on that road you change your own. That was when I found out about Alaska's state bird, The huge freakin...
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