Generator Conversion Kits To Propane And Natural Gas - US Carburetion




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kevin d: Thank you for demonstrating both LPG and Petro at the end of the video. Excellent demo, I would agree that some forward thinking before installation is needed.

Louie Lamoore: How long (hours) can you run that generator with that tank (assuming it is full)?

Douglas Gant: can you tell me how many hours you have run on your generator with the kit so far? have you noticed any problems, burning oil? thanks.

Gerald Thomas: That is so cool! I didn't know that you could do that. Very interesting.

Jimmy Ray: Tank size is important because propane is a compressed liquid. The generator does not burn liquid. There has to be sufficient surface area of liquid in the tank so the liquid can boil into vapor at fast enough of a rate to supply the engine. A small tank at low temps may not be able to boil fast enough. That's why large tanks are laying horizontal to get a large liquid surface area. This is why propane is an excellent refrigerant. 

Brad Boyington: I got the kit from us carb and the extension bolts don't fit on the carb they much smaller did u have any trouble with the wrong bolts. I had the rigid 6800 mx 360 yamaha from home depot

399Scott: Thanks - I'm not sure and I would ask them - very easy installation and works really well - have'nt had a chance to use for real powering the house yet....although the winter is coming..

399Scott: true, it's an adapter - and everything comes with the kit (regulator, (thingy) - adapter, hoses, etc) to have this run on LP & NG...Since making the video I was able to hook up to NG requiring a 3/4" line - NOT INCLUDED was a 6' hose and the quick release (2 sets) is expensive (about $250) but WELL worth the investment..I also had an interlock system put into my circuit panel instead of a transfer switch...Everything works really well together - Good luck!

velocitytech1: Thanks for the reply. I think you will find an actual 7000-to-7100 Running/Continuous Watts. I have found that most GENs that say they are "10,000-Surge/8000-Running-Watts, are actually 9,000-Surge and 7000-Running Watts. I dis-like that so many of these Generator Companies can get away with these mis-leading figures!

dawn gacina: Scott, got mine from CarbTurbo Com, which seems like a small, yet extremely attentive and service-oriented outfit in Minnesota. Very nice ppl, and I'm in no way affiliated with them or even know them.

Hardwarenutz: Remember you will lose 10% of your rated hp and therefore watts using propane, and lose another 10% using natural gas. (Using natural gas you will lose 20% of your rated watts compared with using gasoline). Example: If your generator is rated at 5000 Surge Watts/4000 Rated Watts using gasoline. Using Natural Gas you will have 4000 Surge Watts/3200 Rated Watts.

smittymoo: My understanding is you loose about 25% from Gasoline to natural gas/propane but still worth it.

399Scott: there's a few companies out there with the same product - just the one I came across - As for the website its the worst - I'm assuming hes overwhelmed to say the least - I've had more than 11,000 hits in just 3 weeks after the storm....

OLDSMOBILE462CI: the reason you had to pull it 12 times is you did not purge the line

Hi-Tech RedNeck: I'm curious how you wasted 2500 on a LPG conversion set-up? If you've never got it working. Do you wanna sel your kit?

icehell0: brilliant , ok 2 question , will this converter work on bio gas and 2nd how long will it run on a 200 pound propane tank ?

silverbankruptcy: I also found that starting these Generators on Natural Gas Requires a Lot of Engine Rotations. Maybe you could prime it with some Gasoline. Best to Use an Electric Start Generator. I have my conversion to Natural Gas Here: Search For v=3GE_qqRMWN8

Scott Hale: Above Ground - it basically comes down to a 20 min job that no one will do under a couple hundred dollars or "you want it-you pay for it"...As for the air filter: when I put the adapter on the air filters original mounting to the frame doesnt reach - I just let it hang and vibrate - so much that it snapped the screws off the block holding the carb....

Scott Hale: Thanks - its a 3/4 inside diameter - I was looking all over and gave up - Purchased this from US Carb - expensive but I didnt want to take a chance with natural gas....I used it for 3 days w/ Hurrican Sandy Just one issue - Make sure you air filter is secured and not hanging (Like I did) - The carb bolts snapped off from the vibration of the motor - had to re-thread - got it fixed but PIA

B Adams: Excellent video. Thanks for sharing. I also have a Rigid 8000. You have saved me from having to do a lot of research. I will be definitely be converting my generator now that I have seen your step-by-step process.

399Scott: I have the 8000 w/ subaru engine didnt have any issues with the extension bolts - I'd call US Carb they should be able to get new ones for you OR go to a local lawnmower repair shop - they should have them...

dawn gacina: Hi, 1st off, nice video and thx for posting it. You said that NG would've been an expensive proposition...what exactly would've made it so? If you have no NG line to your property then yes, I'd agree it would be too expensive to run that just for a generator. But if you do, why propane over NG? Thx again.

Hi-Tech RedNeck: Yeah, I could just see a video of. Poof, Uh-oh propane leak. LMAO

Larry Bamm: Excellent video! Thank you. I have been planning this project for a while. I cracked up at your comment about not testing for leaks with a match! :) You have to remind some people. I have a Powerhorse 7000. I think tri-fuel is the right kit, even though I will only use propane and gasoline.

Kieran Mullen: What are the name of those other companies? US Carbs site is terrible and confusing.

Joseph Gerber: Scott, thanks for the video. I have the same gen and want to convert it, so this is really helpful. One question, just use mine for like 150 hours for Sandy outages, and my generator burns like 1/2 qt of oil a day. Does yours as well? Have taken really good care of it so this was surprising. I switched from 10w30 to SAE30, which slowed it down a bit, but still burning oil. Thanks

jtsct: Very informative. What's the difference between the regulator on the tank and the one mounted to the gen? Do you need both?

399Scott: 8,000 running 10,000 surge - Haven't tested it to see if that what I'm actually getting. Also I'm not sure if you lose any power using propane or natural gas - It does run smoother on those 2 sources though...

399Scott: That's what it's running it on in the video..

velocitytech1: 399Scott, Thanks for posting this video, very detailed and informative! A word of caution to ALL.... ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT YOUR GEN IS PUTTING OUT WHAT IT STATES! It's easy to do, just need a Volt Meter. If it is not, demand a refund and purchase one that will do what it advertises. Thanks!

silverbankruptcy: Does anyone know what the the difference is Between the Type C Kit and their Type 4 Kit that costs $100 more?

cabinfevrr: Hey thanks for posting this. I have a 6500 watt unit that I have for emergencies, and also take to the cabin once in a while (twice in the past 2 years) if i plan on running some power tools. It often sits for months, and the fuel goes crappy, even with stabilizer. I've contacted my propane guy and he will put in a quick disconnect on the tanks i have for my house - in an emergency it could run for weeks if both the 420lb tanks are full. I think I will order that kit, as I can still use gasoline

velocitytech1: 399Scott, Propane will give you more H.P. than NG will. Propane is the best way to go in our book! Propane cost 30% less than regular Gas on average as well! You can use NG of course, but you will suffer fgrom H.P. loss...which is no big deal if you are not asking a lot from the GEN.... If I'm not mistaken, NG cost even less than Propane. LOTS OF NEW NG POCKETS BEING FOUND IN THE U.S. DAILY!

399Scott: runs cleaner and smoother but I believe you lose power - I really don't see any loss but...The most power being regular gas, propane then Natural Gas - It cost about $200 for the kit - the quick connects and hose is about another $250

Scott Hale: I have my meter inside my house - still very high to take a 3' piece of pipe and poke it through the foundation of the house....

Michael Smith: I think you mentioned you have 20' of flex hose between the house gas line and your generator. That's about the same as mine will be. How do you bleed the air out of that 20' of flex hose? I've watched quite a few of these videos and that subject doesn't come up. I know when I turn my gas logs off for the winter it takes a couple of minutes to clear the air out of the line and that's a really short run since I have a cutoff valve under the lags themselves. Just curious...

399Scott: CarbTurbo Com - That's an understatement.....

399Scott: @cabinfevrr No problem - That's one thing i didn't do is get the quick disconnect - Worth the investment - Ran smooooth on propane - I figured I can get around 40+ hours on 100# tanks of propane. And, I did try all 3 fuels and worked fine without changing anything.... Good luck!

paul montolla: Dont mount it to the generator! Put your low pressure regulator than put the card regulator. After that make the modifications to the carb on the generator but just leave a male quick connect on the carb and a quick connect on the propane tank. This keeps the regulators at the propane tank and it dosent cause any damage to the generator.

399Scott: That I couldnt answer - I'm assuming yes.

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eastrockaway11518: Well done, thanks for the video

brkr7799: It sounds like your supply line might be too small. What size line did you run and how far is your generator from your NG meter?

Abnermoon: Is the propane more efficient? How much was the kit?

dawn gacina: Scott, kept checkin my "inbox" wondering why u never replied to what was an interesting dialogue but i see here u did- i think i get it now, you needed to go 3' from your outside meter to your gen hookup? makes sense now...regarding the air filter box, mine's just the opposite--mine "floats" totally independent of the frame...as the engine vibrates, the carb and air box need to be able to "wiggle & shake" free from the frame itself....your setup I'm unfamiliar with.

399Scott: Propane itself lasts for years - How long propane will last in any generator depends on how large of an engine - temp outside and how big of a propane tank you have....not sure if that helped

399Scott: I cut the hose to short the first time and it crimped - I called US Carb and they just shipped me a new one.....

Scott Hale: That's exactly why..but, since the video I did invest for a NG line - 3 ft pipe from the main line to the outside cost almost $700 plus all inspections (I had another quote over $1100)....The reason was because of freezing with Propane - this worked out to be a great decision during Sandy and all the lines at the pump...I was lucky power was out for only 3 day most week out for 10-12 days....

Scott Hale: thanks - sorry did see this post - to my understanding its about an hour per pound - Don't hold me to that - all depending on the temp, this is why I decided to go Nat gas - I was worried about nat gas freezing up on the smaller BBQ tanks -Check out the US Carb website for more details

dawn gacina: ..wait, maybe I'm confused and misunderstood u.....$700 to break off 3 ft from your main outside [under the ground], or to go 3' from your existing NG pipe in your house to then reach outside?

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