Power went off due to the ice storm, for me it only lasted a day but for my neighbor with the greenhouse operation it's still off. There's a high voltage line that feeds a transformer on his property. A tree has fallen on the high voltage line and killed his power, they say they don't know how long to fix, at least a week. ???
Today we dragged out his 6500 watt Diesel generator and got it going.
He bought this thing brand new 4 or 5 yrs ago and I bet it doesn't even have 10hrs on it, never needed to used it.
It sat in the barn all this time, found it had 1/2 tank of fuel, no battery in it and was missing one of the terminals on the battery cables.
So I took the battery out of his Wheel Horse lawn tractor along with 1 of it's battery cables, installed them in the Diesel generator.
Turned the key, it cranked 6 or 7 times and fired right up.
Told him to buy some fuel and run it till the Hydro comes back on.
He couldn't believe how easy it was to get going.
His son is an electrician, wired up the generator to the house so he has the Furnace, Well pump and lights.
Guys as happy as can be
Edited by DH1, December 27, 2013 - 05:06 PM.