Location: latitude 47 N.W. montana zone 6A
posted 1 year ago
Hi All; Been 100% off grid since 1983. I use solar and hydro for most of my needs. I have always had a remote start generator of one brand or another to use when we run high draw items. This allows the gen to run everything, plus the built in charger in the inverter recharges the battery's at the same time. I have always coveted the 1800 rpm diesel generators but the cost was to high for me to justify. So I have always just gone with gas 3600 rpm gen sets. For the last ten years or so the quality of gasoline has deteriorated to the point where you need premium / no ethanol / gas to make any small engine run well at all. Sad really gmo corn to ruin our livestock and our fuel supply. I would love to acquire a small steam engine/ boiler and make my power with it... however until that day comes, I chose to convert my current gen set from gas to propane. After researching what was available I decided to go with a product called the "motor snorkel" a tri fuel product. gas/propane/ natural gas. Other products required cutting the roll cage of the generator to allow enough room for the conversion. The motor snorkel did not require cutting anything, it simply replaced the gasket between the air cleaner and carb. Fit rite in ! This makes it simple to remove it from one generator and move it to another. Product allows you to burn any of the three fuels quickly and easily. I had no interest in using gasoline anymore, and of course natural gas is only available in or near a big city. We already use propane for water heating , cooking , refrigeration and on a very small scale for heating..... currently being bulk delivered here for $1.30 gal its much cheaper than gasoline. Best part is the generator never started faster or ran so well !! A real win/win situation! Cost of this kit is not cheap, but the savings will pay for it over time. Being able to move it quickly and easily from this gen set when it dies to its replacement gen set was a big part of my choice. What I got for my $ was the motor snorkel with a large regulator and all the hardware to hook it up. There was a very complete installation booklet that led you thru the install and online or phone help available if needed. For me the install took thirty minutes or less, a real easy install. Little bit of fine tuning on the propane flow control the next morning and I haven't had to make any further adjustments since. Starts rite up below freezing! This is great ! No more wondering how much fuel is left in the tank... no more runs to town to fill 5 gal cans ! Hit the remote button from my easy chair and its running for as long as I need it to. This conversion kit is available online from "US CARBURETION" it was worth every penny to me... it works !