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#94 - My Backup Generators & GenTent

I just realized yesterday that I posted a message on Facebook about the generators that I have purchased, but I never did a blog posting about them, and why I chose them. I decided to go ahead and get it now while we have been talking about generators before we move onto a different topic. As a backup to the solar power and battery bank that I am installing for my radio equipment I decided to add on a few generators as well. I needed both portable generators for use out in the field as well as semi-stationary generators for here at the house. I have been looking at various generators for about a year, trying to decide exactly what I wanted to get. Each brand and model had various options and

#93 - Breaking In A New Generator

Now that you have a new generator, there are some specific steps that you need to do before you ever start it up for the first time to ensure that your generator will reliably last for years. These break-in steps are the same, no matter if you have a small 2000 watt inverter generator or a larger 10,000 watt open frame whole-house generator. Take my advice, don't just do the minimal steps outlined in your user manual to get your generator ready. Take the extra time to perform all of these steps and you will be able to get many more years out of the life of your generator. Before you even start breaking in your generator, you need to get some supplies. You will need engine oil for the break i

#92 - Gasoline Storage Tips

Gasoline storage is an issue that has changed quite a bit in the past few years, and it is something that is important to go over so that everyone understands the changes and what we need to do about those changes to safely s tore gasoline for emergencies. You may not have realized it, but the gasoline you are purchasing today is not the same as the gasoline that you may have purchased even 10 years ago. THe gasoline now has ethanol added to it, which is something that you need to be really concerned with when storing gasoline. Gasoline with ethanol added into it breaks down extremely quickly and can become basically unusable for most engines within even a month of purchasing it. There is a

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