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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 26, 2013 - 09:03 PM

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

 

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Edited by DH1, December 27, 2013 - 05:06 PM.

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Posted December 26, 2013 - 09:06 PM

I bought a diesel gen/welder (6700 watts continuous) for a backup here back in 2008.

 

I've welded with it 3 times. :(


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Posted December 26, 2013 - 09:35 PM

Good job.  I got one wired in here and it payed off about 3 weeks ago. One of the few people in the neighborhood with one.


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Posted December 26, 2013 - 10:03 PM

One of the few people in the neighborhood with one.

 

And everyone in the neighborhood is your friend now, I take it?

 

Ben W.


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Posted December 27, 2013 - 05:54 AM

I'm shopping for one now, as is my BIL.  He has been without power for a total of 3 weeks this year...and he moved into his house in August.  :(   We were without it twice, once for 3 days.



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Posted December 27, 2013 - 06:28 AM

I have an old generator my grandfather bought years ago. Has a 10 go Kohler on it. Not sure what the rating is. I've ran fridge tv and some lights off it one time back in 2009. Seemed to work well drank fuel though

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Posted December 27, 2013 - 11:01 AM

Three of the GT's that have been converted to diesel engines have good sized alternators on them. Purchased  a large inverter and hook that up to the GT's battery and then have 110 volts. Just never liked the idea of a generator setting and doing nothing. 



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Posted December 27, 2013 - 02:12 PM

I seen a pto driven generator over at rural king the other day. Didnt check it out heavy but it looked good

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Posted December 27, 2013 - 03:32 PM

And everyone in the neighborhood is your friend now, I take it?

 

Ben W.

Not  yet. It must have been getting pretty chilly around the hood, but no one broke down and stopped in. 


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Posted December 27, 2013 - 04:58 PM

Picture of it.

 

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Added pic above too.


Edited by DH1, December 27, 2013 - 05:05 PM.

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Posted December 27, 2013 - 05:03 PM

Doug, you are a good neighbor.  I hope the power comes on soon for him.  






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