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    Gun Wizard
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    10 days a year - yeah.. That's probably where it would be a real consideration... If you have municipal gas service - it probably makes good sense.... If you are on a gas bottle out back - maybe diesel has the advantage as if your generator runs the tank out - you have no heat or hot water till the truck shows up...

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    Just switched over to natural gas and part of the reason we're considering it. Waiting on the ground to freeze so they can come get the old tank without rutting up the yard or perhaps just move it over to the polebarn until we get a line run over there. On propane you need a decent sized tank to run a generator and your house in the winter when it's cold. Otherwise the tank cools too much and the vapor pressure drops enough that it won't run. Before NG was an option I was really looking at a MEP803A diesel generator or a similar commercial unit. To me, the main added bonus of the NG unit would be the easy auto start.
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    I have harbor freight generators. Th oldest (8 years) is a 3600 watt. Never failed. Go cut the gas on. Choke. It'll crank the third pull guaranteed . Second is a 9000 Watt that I made a 30 ft. suicide cord that plugs my generator into my stove outlet(50 amps) that I back feed my house when the power goes out. It'll run everything but the heat pump.
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