> I'm thinking of getting rid of that 9500 watt portable and installing a
> permanent 15 to 20 KW natural gas fired unit. First thing they'd do would
> shut off the gas and they'd not even have to worry about transfer
> That old 9500 has had over 100 hours of use in the last 5 years.
I have an 8 KW unit that is permanently installed and runs on natural gas.
It isn't obvious when you first look at them but they will not work with the
standard gas meter/regulator which only supplies 2 column inches of
pressure. The generators typcially require 12 column inches, so I had the
local gas company swap out the existing meter for a larger unit and then
supplied my own regulators for 2 and 12 col. inches. The gas company didn't
charge for the meter swap but it cost a few hundred dollars to have a local
furnace company put in and hook up the new regulators.
There was no requirement for signs, although it sounds like a good idea. If
I had to do it all over again, the only change I would make would be the
selection of a 15-20KW unit that uses a 4-cylinder engine and runs as 1800
RPM rather than 3600 RPM. My unit is pretty quiet, but the larger engine &
muffler are even quieter (not to mention the extra power).
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