Running the Generator - pre power outage

keep-in warm Posted By keep-in warm, Feb 8, 2013 at 4:58 PM

  1. keep-in warm

    keep-in warm
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    Feb 17, 2009
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    I dont have a UPC / APC or the newest board on a 2009 Harman XXV to address smoke in the house (
    yet). I do have the Honda 2000i / propane conversion ready to go. I can run 16-17 hours off a 20 pounder and very tempted to just fire it up to ensure a stress free overnight with the stove not worrying about smoke backup and trudging through the snow in the middle of the night. :confused:

    Anyone else in a similar situation?
     
  2. Woody1911a1

    Woody1911a1
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    me i'm drinking beer and thinking about cooking dinner . not going to waste my genny gas . get everything set up so if your smoke alarm wakes you , you can react .

    that is unless your drunk like me and will worry about it in the morning :)
     
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  3. keep-in warm

    keep-in warm
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    well, ya....i started early too. :p
     
  4. moey

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    Well thats about 2 gallons of propane or ~$6 you probably could turn on whatever heat you have and run it for less for that timeframe.
     
  5. imacman

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    Probably not. Most people with gennys always start them a day or 2 before a big storm comes that you already knew about.

    Hope you got it started.
     
  6. Mike D

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    Got more gas last night and fired it up then... no need to hook up the stove to the genny - I know how it will work thanks to hurricane Sandy. Good luck.
     

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