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    Meanwhile, T -24 hrs and counting... I hope this doesn't get scrubbed for weather again. Then again, I "get the willies" when starting my generator when my feet are wet standing in a puddle of water...LOL
    GEN #1 House Gen PU-751/M: 1986 MEP-002a/M116A2 w/Aux Tank & OEM cover
    GEN #2 Spare Gen PU-751/M: 1991 MEP-002a/M116A2 w/Aux Tank & OEM cover
    GEN #3 Shop/Barn Gen NF-2 Enclosure: 19XX MEP-002a w/Aux Tank
    GEN #4 Spare Gen PU-751/M: 1991 MEP-002a/M116A2 (a work in process)

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    Started the gen up.
    Started immediately and faster than ever before.
    The hz gage and volt gage seemed to be a little more stable ?????? why?
    The hz gage when the gen was first started at 59 and varied to 59.3
    The amp gage started charging at +10 the fell to +1.5 after 1 min. This is I believe because of the rebuilt starter.
    The hz gage drifted higher as the gen warmed up still only varying .3 hz Cannot hear that the rpm was varying.
    From 7 to 10 mins of the gen running the hz climbed to 60 varying to 60.3
    After 10 mins the gen did not seem to climb in hz
    Volts seemed to be only vary a couple of volts the whole time the gen was running.
    Did not put the DMM to compare the readings.
    Kris
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    Whoa, we had a successful launch! Congratulations!!! Now all systems are a go for throttle up load test!
    GEN #1 House Gen PU-751/M: 1986 MEP-002a/M116A2 w/Aux Tank & OEM cover
    GEN #2 Spare Gen PU-751/M: 1991 MEP-002a/M116A2 w/Aux Tank & OEM cover
    GEN #3 Shop/Barn Gen NF-2 Enclosure: 19XX MEP-002a w/Aux Tank
    GEN #4 Spare Gen PU-751/M: 1991 MEP-002a/M116A2 (a work in process)

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    BTW the sun finally came out and in the front of the gen was dry so there was no puddles
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    Quote Originally Posted by KLChurch View Post
    BTW the sun finally came out and in the front of the gen was dry so there was no puddles
    Kris
    In Oregon we don't always have the luxury of waiting for dry conditions in winter. I must admit though that I put a nice size remnant of 3/4" rubber horse stall mat in front of both generators control panel to get me somewhat "less grounded". Call me superstitious or a nervous Nellie but I just feel better standing on rubber when hitting the start switch in a downpour with standing water on ground.
    GEN #1 House Gen PU-751/M: 1986 MEP-002a/M116A2 w/Aux Tank & OEM cover
    GEN #2 Spare Gen PU-751/M: 1991 MEP-002a/M116A2 w/Aux Tank & OEM cover
    GEN #3 Shop/Barn Gen NF-2 Enclosure: 19XX MEP-002a w/Aux Tank
    GEN #4 Spare Gen PU-751/M: 1991 MEP-002a/M116A2 (a work in process)

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    Chainbreaker,
    Don't know your real name but your safety should be shouted fiercely like you have been doing. I have been very afraid of the power of these units.
    This started way before I even knew about gens when I was 14 years old.
    Like I said before I started being a machinist at that age. I was sent in the attic of my uncles machine shop to run some new machine 440 vac wires that others already been up there like spaghetti and hot.
    So I was up there being shocked and could not get away from the wires because of the confined space. every time I jumped I would land back into the live wires. So I learned the shake rattle and roll without a partner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KLChurch View Post
    Started the gen up.
    Started immediately and faster than ever before.
    The hz gage and volt gage seemed to be a little more stable ?????? why?
    The hz gage when the gen was first started at 59 and varied to 59.3
    The amp gage started charging at +10 the fell to +1.5 after 1 min. This is I believe because of the rebuilt starter.
    The hz gage drifted higher as the gen warmed up still only varying .3 hz Cannot hear that the rpm was varying.
    From 7 to 10 mins of the gen running the hz climbed to 60 varying to 60.3
    After 10 mins the gen did not seem to climb in hz
    Volts seemed to be only vary a couple of volts the whole time the gen was running.
    Did not put the DMM to compare the readings.
    Kris


    Everything's looking good. You have a good set. Well done, one and all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainbreaker View Post
    In Oregon we don't always have the luxury of waiting for dry conditions in winter. I must admit though that I put a nice size remnant of 3/4" rubber horse stall mat in front of both generators control panel to get me somewhat "less grounded". Call me superstitious or a nervous Nellie but I just feel better standing on rubber when hitting the start switch in a downpour with standing water on ground.

    Having been hooked up to the juice twice on my life where I could not get off it, and more shocking adventures then I can count, the term "Safety First" should be tattooed on my hands and forehead. He who shows little respect for these machines, gets what he earns. The military kills 2-3 soldiers a year, do to crappy grounding. And that's unfair. Cant blame the military for it all. We had mucho safety training. Grounding was at the top of the list, and at least once a quarter I gave classes on it. All the safety in the world will do you no good, if you ignore it. That's why its important to know your machine. What can bite? Whats safe? Is it grounded. Do you check it once a year? In the Military, its part of the PMCS. Every time you start the set, you are supposed to look at it. Is it loose? Who looks at it once its tightened? I know I didn't every time. But often. I worked on these things in pouring rain. Never worried about it as long as it was the front doors opened to work on it. The two rear door? The right side is also not a problem. Now the left rear door, was something I kept closed, when its wet. Yes sir. Closed. Bad Ju, Ju there. Never go there when its running and you are alone. You dont need to fear this machine. Just respect it.

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    So I guess I will connect the single phase transformer to test the load test. I will try to find a dryer or oven at the appliance junk yard.
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